De Internationale Pencak Silat Federatie (PERSILAT: Persekutuan Pencak Silat Antarabangsa) is opgericht in Jakarta op 11 maart 1980.

De principes van PERSILAT omvat broederschap, familie geest, eenheid, het respecteren van elkaar en non-discriminatie tegenover nationaliteit of religie.
De PERSILAT heeft als doelstelling om Pencak Silat als aantrekkelijke en interessante sport te promoten over de wereld.

De Persilat is opgericht door de volgende vier landen:


(Ikatan Pencak Silat Indonesia)


(Persekutuan Silat Kebangsaan Malaysia)


(Persekutuan Silat Singapura)


(Persekutuan Silat Kabangsaan Brunei Darussalam)

PERSILAT Constitution
• To discover, maintain, preserve, develop, and promote Pencak Silat and its values throughout the world as a high valued Nusantara cultural heritage which has the aspects of mental spiritual, self-defence, art and sports united in one.

• To build, develop, unite and harmonise various activities among Pencak Silat organization in various countries.

• To make Pencak Silat as a means to build noble character, chivalry, integrity and modesty be responsible to materialized brotherhood, peace, unity and friendship among nations as well as the maintain world peace.

To promote Pencak Silat as a world art and universal sport that can be practiced by every individual regardless of age, race and gender.


Is to establish Pencak Silat as competing/official sporta at major games such as Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.

“We emphasise the spirit of unity, brotherhood and peace via Pencak Silat”.

“We strive to uphold Pencak Silat and make it relevant in the world we live in today”.

“We pledge to preserve the traditional form of Pencak Silat and treat it with respect”.

Core Strategies

We work towards realizing our vision and goals by sticking religiously to the following 2 core strategies.

• Opening up the channels of communication to all Pencak Silat clubs and organizations in the Pencak Silat Fraternity to ensure uniformity in thought and spirit.
• Concientiously upgrading the knowledge and skill of all Pencak Silat practitioners to achieve the same standard across the world

We stand in unity and we win in dignity.