A lot of martial artists don’t understand this. They think the “pencak” is a waste of time. Yet 90% or more have never even been in a fight of any kind. Furthermore, they don’t understand the value of developing beauty. In PSP, I hope that eventually people will begin to see the value of developing the pencak side of silat. It is such a good way to develop attributes of body awareness, of finesse, and of fine motor control. To me, there is no silat without pencak.
So ask yourself if the system of martial art you train is effective, simple, and personal? I’d be happy to hear your thoughts.