Corporate Information

Singapore Silat Federation or also known as Persekutuan Silat Singapura (PERSISI) was formed in 1976 and is registered with the Registry of Societies (UEN Number S76SS0039A). PERSISI has been successfully registered and renewed with Institution of a Public Character (IPC000526) yearly, and received its Charity status under the Charities Act since April 2011. Singapore Silat Federation is also certified with ISO 9001:2008 from Guardian Independence Certification since its first certification in November 2009.

Our members, Silat associations and Silat Clubs, who are affiliated with us are actively conducting Silat lessons in Singapore, island-wide. Singapore Silat Federation is the main governing body for the sport covering large scopes, such as; the management of Silat activities, coaching, talent-scouting, coordinating competitions worldwide, technical officiating (Referee/Jury, and Secretariat services), cultural promotion of the art to educational institutions, corporations, and communities.

  • Singapore Silat Federation is working hand-in-hand with Singapore Sports Council (SSC), Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), People’s Association (PA), International Pencak Silat Federation (PERSILAT), and many more in order to sustain the awareness of the sport locally and internationally.
  • Singapore Silat Federation is one of the founding members for PERSILAT, and one of the countries who are involved directly and actively to ensure the sport is successfully well-organized worldwide.
  • To guarantee the purity of our national athletes and the sport itself, Singapore Silat Federation adopts Anti Doping Singapore (ADS) Anti-Doping Rules, and informs our members on any updates from ADS and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
  • Singapore Silat Federation strongly follows the guidelines from Singapore Sports Council (SSC); and as a result we have produced our own Sports Safety Manual (Silat) as our guidelines.
  • Silat was first included in Singapore Sports School (SSP) back in 2006, and since its first inclusion - 16 (and counting) of our national athletes has graduated from SSP. And every year Silat is given spots by SSP for our national athletes to board and study there!
  • The Silat Centre of Excellence - located at Bedok Sports Complex, is an integral asset to our homegrown Silat athletes who have been continuously contributed medals towards sporting achievement for Singapore.


Pencak Silat, a mainstream and widely participated sport in multi-racial Singapore, and an important contributor of regional and international awards and accolades to Singapore sports.


To be beacon for Pencak Silat in Singapore, promoting it as wholesome sport for ALL and nurturing those with the attributes for "competitive Silat"to realize their maximum potential.

Core Value

At Singapore Silat Federation, we are guided by the six core values of;

  1. Camaraderie: We value the spirit of cohesion and the strength of unity
  2. Sporting Excellence: We strive with our "can do" spirit and dare to dream attitude to bring honour and glory to the nation through the sport of Pencak Silat
  3. Service Excellence: We strive to deliver service that exceeds the expectations of our stakeholders
  4. Passion: We are self-motivate and driven organization putting 100% effort in everything we do
  5. Integrity: We pledged and pride ourselves in upholding our principles, ethics, and high standards

Key thrusts

  1. Collaborate with SSC, PA, and other like-minded organizations to take Pencak Silat to the masses, including educational institutions, corporations, and the expatriate communities, in order to foster interest, promote healthier lifestyle, and greater cultural awareness and appreciation.
  2. Develop R & D capability in order to strengthen our position as the Centre of Excellence and be THE Hub of knowledge and expertise on Pencak Silat
  3. Identify and develop talents to represent Singapore at Pencak Silat competitions regionally and globally
  4. Restore the rich culture of Pencak Silat and promoting it as an art form, and from it, to generate income for the Singapore Silat Federation
  5. Participate in community service and community development for integration, bonding, and mutual help.

Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat is a martial art believed stemming the majority from the Malay Archipelago and Indonesian’s heritage. It translates to “fighting by many techniques of self defense”. It has four main components – mental spirit, art and culture, self defense, and sport. The whole aspect is considered, and all elements are paramount during competition. It can be practiced purely for fitness, for aesthetics or with martial arts focus. The large variety that are deployed in Pencak Silat encapsulate it uniqueness. In the sports context, Silat is categorized into two categories; Match and Artistic. In recent years, Pencak Silat has transcended into many countries outside South East Asia including Holland, Germany, Italy, South Africa, France, Japan, and more. The sport has since become a part of many people’s lives and a vehicle to bring people closer.

Anti-Doping Policy

Singapore Silat Federation is committed in keeping the sport in Singapore free from doping, thereby adopting Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS) Anti-Doping Rules as the PERSISI Anti-Doping Rules. These Anti-Doping Rules are established according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code. All affiliates, members, athletes, board members, staffs, and any other individual, paid or on a volunteer basis, who are under the jurisdiction of PERSISI Anti-Doping Rules and agree to abide by these Anti-Doping Rules.

A copy of the latest ADS Anti-Doping Rules can be downloaded from the ADS Website.

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Singapore Silat Federation first received its ISO 9001:2008 Certification on 25th November 2009. ISO is an International Organization for Standardization; it is international recognized standard for Quality Management System (QMS). It provides our Federation with a framework and set of principles that ensure a common sense approach to the management of our business activities and consistently achieve customer satisfaction.
Our objectives implementing ISO 9001:2008 is to be more presentable and have the professional look that could gain confidence from the public especially from our customers, and basically to have proper documentation and standard operation procedures in alignment with the ISO 9001:2008 requirements. Aspects of Singapore Silat Federation that is ISO 9001:2008 covers are; management of Silat (Malay Martial Art) activities, inclusive of coaching, talent scouting, fundraising and coordination of competition worldwide, and conducting management reviews to ensure that all systems are in place and are operating effectively and efficiently.

Singapore Silat Federation’s Risk Assessment Management (RAM)

Risk management is the process of identifying, evaluating and controlling risks at workplaces. It has been mandated under the Workplace Safety and Health framework by the Ministry of Manpower officially since 1st September 2011, to foster proactive accident prevention culture. As per one of the Singapore Sports Council requirement for the National Sports Association to produce its own Risk Assessment Management Manual, Singapore Silat Federation has come out with a completed its own RAM Manual.

National Pencak Silat Championship (Pesta Sukan Kebangsaan – PSK)

Singapore Silat Federation was first set-up in 1976, and PERSISI started to organize its first National Pencak Silat Championship in 1977. The objectives of organizing the championship is to create opportunities for Silat exponents to compete competitively, talent identification of newcomers into national elite training squad, selecting best athletes to represent Singapore, and most importantly to build camaraderie with all Silat enthusiast from clubs.

Tertiary Silat Championship

Since it first started as a series of friendly matches between the Silat clubs of the various local tertiary institutions, the hosting of Tertiary Silat Championship (TSC) has been rotated among the Universities and Polytechnics.
The hosting of the Championship has given invaluable experience and exposure for the organizers. They acquired experience in organizing a large event and deeper understanding and appreciation for Silat competitions.
Through the TSC, we aim to inculcate camaraderie, friendship and sportsmanship amongst the participating institutions. This competition is a platform for Silat enthusiasts in the local institutions to showcase their skill and knowledge in a safe yet competitive environment. We also hope that this event will promote greater interest in Silat and its various aspects not only to the Malay community but to all races as well.

The main objective of organizing this championship is to;

  • Preserve and inculcate the art of Silat in the match and artistic categories
  • Instill the values of sportsmanship, camaraderie and friendship between competitors from different participating institutions
  • Mould the principles and current rules and regulations in the competitive aspect of Silat
  • Spread the knowledge and beauty of Silat

Singapore Silat Federation will ensure that the championship is organized annually by the tertiary institutions. In any chance that no tertiary institution is willing to come forward and host the event, as the governing body of Pencak Silat in Singapore, Singapore Silat Federation will be coming in and decide to host the annual event, not wanting the event to miss a year.