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