Balinese Mud Wrestling Game: Mepantigan

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Indonesia, Gianyar Regency, Ubud
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  • 10 hours
  • Ubud
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Balinese people are not only blessed with the art and culture inheritance, the forefathers also hand over "Mepantigan" – Balinese martial arts. Putu Witsen is one of the young Balinese generation 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, Putu or others 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 believe of Hinduism in Bali. Red represents Brahma, the creator, black for Wisnu, the preserver and white represent Ciwa as the destroyer.

arrival at Putu Witsen house compound, located at outskirt of Batubulan village, Putu or others families member will serve you a special welcome drink made by starch rice water Change your clothes with 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 believe 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 introduce 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 the 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 characteristic 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, clean yourself in the river and then scrubbing with rice and saffron combine with various spices. Completed by showering poured out of bamboo pipe. Enjoy your organic and simple Balinese lunch or dinner served in the traditional way with banana leaves and glass made of bamboo, while Balinese ethnic music performance accompanying your meals.

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Mepantigan Bali

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks other than mentioned
  • Items of personal nature ( tipping, souvenir)
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the inclusions
  • 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
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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