Incorporating a wide range of martial art forms, Mepantigan is a traditional fighting style in Bali in which young men and women, clad in sarongs, do battle on local beaches or, more popularly, in rice fields knee-deep in mud. 1st Open Mepantigan Bali Championship
Despite aggressive body slams and somersaults end in the muck, rules actually do exist. Kicking, punching, leg sweeps, eye-poking, scratching, groin hits, biting ala Mike Tyson, hair pulling, spitting and profanity are all against the rules. A fight is conducted in a 5 x 5 meter arena comprised of two rounds of 5 minute's duration.
Exciting and spirited, a mepantignan match is usually accompanied by a traditional gamelan orchestra.
1st Open Mepantigan Bali Championship
Bali will host the first Mepantigan championship.
August 15, 16 & 17, 2008
Green School at the Kul-Kul Campus
Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Bali, 80352
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