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Women and Pencak Silat

Las Mujeres y el Pencak SilatSince the European in Belgium (1989), women have contributed with increasing strength in the develop of Silat in our country. From the champion team filled with ROSANA URRUTIKOETXEA, ZIORTZA OLALDE and JANIRE OLIVEIRA, Ingenieros scored the top in the Asian world championships in Malaysia and Indonesia, under the direction of MERCEDES MARURI and SOFIA VILLANUEVA. Nowadays we live under the consequences of Terenngganu: SUSANA ARCO and INMACULADA AVILA, apart from the ones already named, and RAQUEL CHEZA with her German pupils. Few but of an incredible human and technical quality they are witness of the hard beginnings for women. They practised sports for men in Muslim countries and that makes them achieve the maximum of our respects.