Abstrak


The indigenous meaning of pencak silat martial art


Oleh :
Suryo Ediyono - 196601201993031001 - Fak. Ilmu Budaya

Abstract: Pencak silat martial art is a media of humanistic education in traditional Javanese culture.Pencak silat is Indonesian cultural preservation effort in the form of mental and physical education inorder to shape athletic people who can also comprehend and implement high moral values. The goalof  martial  art  exercise  is  not  only  to  promote  physical  power  and  technical  skill,  but  also,  moreimportantly,  character  building and  personality  building.    Pencak  silat  is  intended to  shape  humanbeings with high character, self-control capability and ability to apply various good actions that givepositive  benefits  for  themselves  as  well  as  society  development.  The  objective  of  this  study  is  toanalyze  the  process  of  character  building  through  pencak  silat  martial  art  using  historical  factualapproach. This  research  used  hermeneutic  reflective  method  including  description,  analysis,comparison and critical reflection. Pencak silat martial art as media for character building is in linewith the goal of Indonesian nation as spiritual and physical exercise to shape athletic human beingsthat can comprehend and implement high moral values. The characters’ values lie in pencak silat arenobility, loyalty, great heart, wisdom, tolerance, courteousness, honesty, obedience, and optimism.Pencak silat axiology contains educational material to form discipline and good human beings