Blog

Mepantigan - Balinese Mud Wrestling

Tour listed by Smailing DMC Bali
About this tour

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

Mepantigan is a form of Balinese martial art, safe and fun, a good choice both for adult and kids. Lunch is included.

ACTIVITY DETAILS

Balinese people are not only blessed with the art and culture inheritance, but the forefathers also handed over "Mepantigan" – Balinese martial arts. Putu Witsen is one of the young Balinese generations who are keen to preserve this tradition and introduce "Mepantigan" to the rest of the world. Upon arrival at Putu Witsen house compound, located near Batubulan village, other family members will serve you a special welcome drink made by starch rice water. Change into Tridatu or Poleng sarongs (Tridatu = red, white and black colors or Poleng = black and white colors). These colors represent Tri Murti, the god trinity concept as one of the very basic beliefs of Hinduism in Bali. Red represents Brahma, the creator, black for Wisnu, the preserver and white represent Ciwa as the destroyer. Located in the middle of rice field along the riverside, accompanied by the referee, you will start to learn some basic technique of Mepantigan and then jump into the muddy field. The referee will perform the preliminary demonstration before you try yourself. Through Mepantigan, the practitioners will not gain only physical fitness, but it will help us to release stress and learn valuable lessons of comradeship and sportsmanship because Mepantigan emphasizes emotional and spiritual intelligence. He also believes that Mepantigan can develop character and avoid violence while cultivating compassion. One game is played in two rounds, punching, biting, kicking or hitting is forbidden. At the end of the game, take a dip in the river to clean off the mud and then enjoy a shower under bamboo “plumbing”. Enjoy an organic and simple Balinese lunch or dinner served in the traditional way with banana leaves and cups made of bamboo, while Balinese traditional music plays in the background.

Note: Price for a child is 101.55 USD

Average Tour duration (minimum booking): 10 hours
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Private air-conditioned transportation with onboard wi-fi- Hotel pick-up and drop off in the following areas: Uluwatu, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Kerobokan, Denpasar, Sanur, Central Ubud- English-speaking guide (other language is subject to surcharge and availability)- Entrance, toll and parking fees- Bottled water and wet tissue- Lunch or dinner- Refreshment and snack
What is NOT included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Food, drinks other than mentioned- Items of personal nature ( tipping, souvenir)- Other services not clearly indicated in the inclusions.
Tour Category:
Hiking
Biking
Water Activities
Historical Tours
Sightseeing
Walking Tours
Local Shopping
Local Food Tours
Wine Tours
Local Art Classes
Local Cooking Classes
Shows & Concerts
Cultural Tours
Adventure Tours
Aerial Experiences
Healing Experiences
Amusement Parks
Photography Tours
Camping
RV Rentals
Other Rentals
Local Language Lessons
Fishing Trips
Concierge
Meet Celebrity Tours
Wedding Experiences
Private Car Tours
Languages Spoken by Host:
English
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Hindi
Portuguese
German
French
Russian
Japanese
Turkish
Greek
Polish
Ukrainian
Tamil
Punjabi
Telugu
Ideal for:
Families
Couples
Singles
Wheelchair Accessible
Special rules or restrictions, if any: Showers facility is available. Please bring towel and extra clothes- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability- Children must be accompanied by an adult- Minimum of 2 paying adults are required (including for child)- Languages other than English will be subject to availability- No refund will be made if guests are not taking certain service(s) included in the package
Public discussion (0)
You must log in to send a new comment.
Reviews(0)