The competition of newly included Pencak Silat has begun and India’s Naorem Boynao has won the pre quarterfinal / round of 16 comfortably at the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018.
The Manipuri martial artist who has touched several martial arts and won several medals in asian and world championships made India’s winning start beating Sulaimankul Uulu Turatbek of Kyrgystan 5-0 in men’s 50kg – 55kg category to reach to the quarterfinal match. He will be up against Dumaan Dines of the Philipines on tomorrow, 24th August 2018.
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The 28 years old Naorem Boynao is currently serving as a mixed martial arts instructor for Chrysalis High School in Bangalore, India. He won several medals in taekwondo, wushu, muay thai, kuo shu kung fu and pencak silat.
What is Pencak Silat?
Pencak Silat is traditional Indonesian martial arts, which are scattered across the country and even to Malaysia. Pencak silat is assessed from a punch, kick, sweep, and dings. The target that must be addressed is the patron in the body of every fighter who competed. Pencak Silat is displayed first time in Asian Games.
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Pencak Silat is a non-aggressive martial arts form of the Indonesian / Malay islands. Today there are hundreds of different forms of Pencak Silat. Silat employs natural body movements and develops balance and economy of movement in each individual.
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It can be practised purely for sport and fitness, for the aesthetic beauty of the art or for the chance to learn one of the world’s few remaining complete traditional martial arts systems. Silat enhances and strengthens self-awareness, self-discipline, integrity, responsibility, loyalty and cooperation amongst its practitioners.
Pencak Silat was incorporated into the Asian Beach Games in 2008 and the Asian Indoor Games in 2009.
In the meantime, India’s medal medal tally on day 5 is as — 4 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze medals for a total of 18 medals.