Banjarmasin, E Kalimantan, June 19 (ANTARA) - Indonesia will take part in the Asia-Pacific Silat Competition to be held in Manila on Aug 1-6, it was learned here Thursday.
Silat is the traditional art of self-defense.
"We will join the championship as a warm-up for the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi in December," chairman of the Indonesian Silat Association, Eddy Marzuki Nalapraya, said.
He said he will use the occasion to lobby Arabian countries to realize the wish of some countries to include the sports event in the Asian Games to be held in Qatar in 2006.
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