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Pencak Silat is a grouping of martial arts found within the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and the Southern Philippines. The term Pencak Silat is a blanket term for the indigenous martial arts of those areas,...
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About Pencak Silat Pertempuran (PSP)

Pencak Silat Pertempuran is built on the idea that less is more. By focusing on components of Pencak Silat body culture and modifying them for the needs and context of the individual, we allow a deep expression of the material to take hold. Practitioners learn application and expression from simple defensive methods to the advanced application of weapons to include looking at concealed carry.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran is organized and systematic in teaching pencak silat. The system design provides the individual with options for more organic study and expression within the framework and structure. This is unique because it allows a clear method for evaluating growth while also being “alive” enough to be combative and useful today.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran is obviously not a traditional martial arts approach. PSP utilizes both contemporary western combat methodologies and south east asian methodologies where it makes sense. This allows us to strike the balance between needing a system that is methodical and easy to learn but also street effective in meeting the needs of any individual, even those who deal with violence professionally.

The instructors of pencak Silat Pertempuran are focused on teaching the essence of pencak silat and make every attempt to do so in a “village or tribal style.” What do we mean by “village or tribal style?” That our intent is to treat each practitioner and instructor of PSP as part of our family. We are selective about who we let in. Our art is inclusive of members who are into deep study, hard work, some bruises, and enjoying the journey.

In pencak silat Pertempuran we recognize that each individual member of the “village” has particular needs, skills, and needed areas of growth and as part of the “greater village” of pencak silat, in short, you will be treated as brothers and sisters. To expand, every person is treated both as an individual and as part of the larger group. As a result, the instruction each person receives may vary slightly by instructor and be organic enough to connect but adhere to our systematic approach for 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 but that are specifically enhanced through personal expression, exploration, and adaptation to any culture.

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.

Blog Posts

VLOG 8 Prepared and Unprepared Fighting
If you don't like reading here's a VLOG you can refer to.   Prepared = Dueling, squaring off, agreed fighting -- not just weapons use...
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VLOG: 5 Stages of Combat Engagement
Learn the basic 5 stages of relationship engagement in combat. Why does it matter? Because you probably aren't training with an understanding of what your...
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Do you even practice?
People tell me that they want to be good at silat regularly. They tell me that they are serious. The real deal. They are as...
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Training v. Practice
Life hits us all from time to time. It's easy to let that wave of struggle derail our focus and our attention away from the...
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VLOG 3: Adaptability in Pencak Silat Pertempuran
Can you adapt to the violence of a real encounter? Are you prepared for failure? If you said yes, can you show what in your...
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VLOG 4: Silat Range Control
Understanding your range and the necessity to control the range is far more important than a bunch of terminology. Does your system actually train range...
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VLOG Training Context
Aaron Chappell on Silat Pertempuran, the host of the Stepping from Stone to Stone Podcast and student of PSP exploring the context of your training.
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GUEST VLOG Combatives and Pencak Silat Pertempuran
Aaron Chappell the host of Stepping from Stone to Stone and founding member of Vulture Tactical and Bruise Labs, speaks about his journey in Pencak...
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Pencak Silat Pertempuran is a unique, simplified, self-protection framework utilizing aspects of a south east asian martial art known as pencak silat, which has been contextualized to life in the “west.”  We utilize “dirty boxing,” ground fighting, traditional & improvised weapons, including EDC and basic firearms awereness. In addition, PSP will also increase your overall fitness, conditioning, mobility, & flexibility.