The Raid exclusive
The Raid exclusive fight montage
Welsh bloke Gareth Evans made the year's most amazing martial arts flick. Check out this exclusive fight montage from The Raid featuring the awesome fighty skills of Indonesian martial art Pencak Silat.
Gareth told Nuts he made the film for just over a million quid but the results are jaw droppingly good! So what is Pencak Silat?
The director explains:
"Silat is indigenous to Indonesia, it's hundreds of years old with over 200 fighting styles for tournament battle and performance that showcase many skills. Each one has different elements... Some are animal based with special moves but my favourite is designed for impact and breaking bones. But there's also a peaceful side to the aggression as practitioners use a special oil to help bone healing. So the idea is that if you're in a tournament fight and tear up your opponent you also help them recover. As a martial art it's very adaptable from one on one fighting at eye level and on the ground or defending yourself with a series of escape maneuvers against a group which you can see in this clip."
The Raid is available on Blu-ray and DVD from September 24th.
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