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Martial arts plan stride into global spotlight

By Agence France-Presse in Jakarta | China Daily | Updated: 2016-11-23 07:13

After securing Asian Games place, government is hoping 'pencak silat' will gain Olympic glory

Some fight with meter-long machetes, others are armed with daggers curved like the claws of big cats, while other combatants rely on only their minds.

This is the world of "pencak silat", or Indonesia's martial arts, which are now battling for greater global recognition. Having secured a place in the Asian Games, the government is now hoping for Olympic glory.

Martial arts plan stride into global spotlight

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