YANGON, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Pencak Silat competitors started preparations for next year's 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games scheduled to be held in Myanmar, according to sports circle Monday.
At present, about 40 athletes are under training by seven coaches including three foreign coaches at Gold Camp in Nay Pyi Taw.
For promoting their qualities, it is planned to take two-month joint training in Indonesia starting from April.
The 4th SEA Pencak Silat Championship will be hosted in June before the SEA Games.
Meanwhile, the Nay Pyi Taw Pencak Silat Invitation Competition will be hosted for the first time in Nay Pyi Taw from March 22 to 26.
A total of 27 members from each country -- Indonesia, Laos and Malaysia are allowed to participate in the competition.