There is a very old martial art in Indonesia, even now insignificant, but unjustly. One of the reasons is, that long time this art was held secret. The name of this art is Pencak Silat. Pencak stands more for the beautiful aspect of this art, Silat for the use and effectiveness in fighting. Now, the masters start to open their knowledge to the world. In generously, when you see it first time, itīs one of the most beautifully martial art. The movement look very gentle, sometimes like dancing. Physical control brought to perfection. (Pencak) On the other side, it is one of the most effective martial art. You find techniques and answers against all kinds of attacks, from jumping to ground fight and everything between. (silat) One of the origin areas from Pencak Silat is the land of the Minang Kabau in West Sumatra. And there you can find on of the great legendary masters, his name is Pak Haji Sofian Nadar. He masters many stiles in the tradition of his Home-Region, West Sumatra, but also is famous in his knowledge in modern Pencak Silat! If you are interested to learn in the real tradition, you find the right man! We join him as a group, and were teached very nice from him. But, above that, it was like finding a newfamily! Contact you can find with Adrian, which is actually the first address for making tours in west Sumatra!.