As the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association (IPSI) aims to bring the sport into the Olympic Games, the Olympic Committee of Indonesia is ready to assist IPSI in achieving its goal.
Member of Executive Committee, Ismail Ning, said that the Committee would help IPSI and the International Pencak Silat Federation (Persilat) to be part of the Olympic movement.
"Not only sending the best Pencak silat trainers around the world, but we also need to show that everybody can learn Pencak silat, regardless of age and gender. And, athletes from all over the world can excel in the sport," said Ismail during the inauguration of IPSI leaderships on Monday.
Prabowo Subianto was re-elected as IPSI chairman during the general assembly in December. Currently, Prabowo is serving as IPSI chairman and the President of Persilat. His program is to bring Pencak silat as the Olympic sport.
Pencak silat has been part of the regional multisports event, SEA Games, since 1987 and was part of the 2018 Asian Games program.