Stick Fighting


Paresan (stick fighting).
Presean or Stick Fighting is a traditional martial art from Sasak Tribe in Lombok that often performs in Gili Trawangan, exactly, it is around Pasar Seni Area. Presean is two fighters, which is called in Sasak as "Perpadu" and a referee as Pakembar. Pepadu equipped with a rattan stick, which is called as "Pakembar" and a shield that made from leather, which is called as "Ende". While performing, this extreme art will be accompanied by Lombok traditional music, which is called "Beleganjur" and a commentator with the loud speaker to make this performance merrier.

Both fighters are the choice from Sasak Tribe for the person who has extra guts and also superfine physic because this art is an extreme sport and very danger, sometime fighter got serious injured and many bleds. Truly, this art is one of the traditional ceremony to ask for rain, reputedly, more bleds will give more rain.


Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara

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