Padepokan is a Javanese term, meaning a complex of houses on a relatively large area provided for learning and teaching a certain knowledge and skill. A padepokan provided for learning and teaching Pencak Silat is called Padepokan Pencak Silat.
Padepokan Pencak Silat Indonesia (PnPSI) is a padepokan with national and international scale, located on a land area of about 5,2 hectares width in the complex of The Miniature Park of Beautiful Indonesia. The total width of its buildings is about 8.700 meters square and the total width of its open verandas is about 5.000 meters square. This padepokan was officially opened by President Soeharto on April the 20th, 1997.
Padepokan Pencak Silat Indonesia has at least 5 functions, that is :
As a center for information, education, presentation and promotion of various things relating with Pencak Silat.
As a center of various activities relating to the efforts of perpetuating, developing, disseminating and increasing the image of Pencak Silat and its values.
As a means for strengtheing the union and the unity of the Indonesian Pencak Silat community.
As a means for tightening friendship among Pencak Silat communities in various countries.
As a means to socialize the two codes of conduct of Pencak Silat men, that is : “Prasetya Pesilat Indonesia” and “Ikrar Pesilat”.