Pencak Silat is a grouping of martial arts found within the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and the Southern Philippines. Pencak silat is a blanket term for the indigenous martial arts of those areas, each...
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This site is has been updated with an online learning course for those who do not have regular access to a teacher, and those who want to continue their education in Combat Silat. The course will...

About PSP

There are many Pencak Silat styles in existence. Each has its own distinguishing characteristics, mannerisms and principles. You could say that each system has its own “flavor.” Our curriculum embodies those distinctions.

Utilizing both soft and hard techniques, the flower and the fruit, this system seeks to find the way to win rather than fight an opponent. Fighting is a form of “clash” and we seek to avoid it if at all possible and exploit the individuals weaknesses instead. Of course, many systems claim to do this in many different ways—we are structured to do this. This is why we are “effective.”

In regards to technique, PSP looks at two main principles to define movement. One: Every kick is a step and every step is a kick. Two: Do the same thing with your hands that you do with a weapon. It’s why we think the curriculum is “simple.” But again, most systems think that what they teach is simple.

Lastly, the system of PSP gives the practitioner, the skills to express themselves by building their own movements and their own techniques, through the combination of the basic structures and movements of the system in response to the situation. This is the “personal” component.

The instructors of Pencak Silat Pertempuran (Combat Silat) are focused on teaching the essence of pencak silat. We make every attempt to do so in “village style” with a focus on developing combative skills and attributes that are critical to high-level pencak silat movement, adaptability, and spontaneity.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran is focused on principles, positions, and movement mechanics that best exemplify the most common aspects of Indonesian pencak silat.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran is founded on the use of meta-movements, principles, positions, and mechanics that are enhanced through personal expression and exploration.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran contains elements and aspects from various systems of pencak silat to include Sumatran, Maduran, Javanese, Malaysian, and Filipino as it makes sense to do so.

What Versus Why In Training is not about the rank that drives, me but a greater understanding of Pencak Silat Pertempuran. I know I have to exemplify the physical...
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Dirty Boxing Seminar!
Hey All! February 25th and 26th I'll be back in Florida. I'm really excited for those dates for two reasons. The first reason I'm excited...
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One-Handed Silat, Training Injured
So you got hurt, how are you going to use it as a training and possibly life boost, rather than a hinderance? Injuries suck, whether...
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Raven Talk Interview
An interview I did with Raven Talk / Fernan Vargas. It gives some of the background of my martial arts training and in particular why...
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Notes for the Street-Offense Workshop
Keys to success in Street Offense: Observation, Readiness, and Action. Each key can be broken up even further. This is a conversation. This is not...
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SEPTEMBER 24th and 25th, 2016 (Details below) (REGISTRATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST)   If you're not familiar with Combat Silat, you will...
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SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT The Florida Seminar weekend is almost upon us! May 28th and 29th! US Tae Kwon Do Hapkido, 905 N Kingsway, Seffner, FL 33584 TOPICS...
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