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Shortly after Ronda Rouseyâ€™s spectacular victory over Cat Zingano, Peter Berg announced that he will be producing a film, called â€œMile 22,â€ featuring Rousey and International Silat Superstar, Iko Uwais. In a March 2nd article, â€œVarietyâ€ quoted Berg as saying, â€œI am a huge fan of what Gareth (Evans) and Iko did on both â€˜Raidâ€™ films, and Iâ€™m very excited at the possibility of working with Ronda and Iko to create a film in the spirit of this new wave of combat cinema emerging from Indonesia.â€ The movie will feature Rousey as a CIA agent, who teams up with an Indonesian police officer to fight extreme government corruption.
The Indonesian fighting style of Pencak Silat lends itself well to the big screen. As a traditional martial art, it is known for exotic and graceful movements, but its vicious and diverse range of techniques, including a heavy emphasis on knife fighting, give it a strong combative element. Silatâ€™s brutal elbow and knee attacks are reminiscent of other Southeast Asian styles, such as Muay Thai. It also includes a strong emphasis on takedowns and destructive joint locks. Perhaps Silatâ€™s most unique and distinctive feature is its penchant for kicks and sweeps launched from a low crouching or kneeling position. These types of skills were on full display in the famous elevator scene in Uwaisâ€™ 2009 feature film, â€œMerantau.â€
Already popular in many parts of Europe, Silat is still relatively rare in the U.S., but â€œBaltimore Martial Arts Academyâ€ is fortunate to have a program, teaching the art of Pencak Silat Mande Muda. Please come join us to learn more about this exciting and fast-growing art.
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