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,...
Keep in mind, these are only clips and as such they have no particular context provided. Most are slow motion demos of elements found in the curriculum. They are not meant to be a showcase...
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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 Pencak Silat Pertempuran (PSP)

Pencak Silat Pertempuran is a unique approach to developing personal martial skill. PSP–as we refer to it is an organized and systematic approach to learning the foundation skills of pencak silat. However, the system design also provides the individual with options for more organic study within the framework. This is unique because it allows a systematic approach for evaluating growth while also being organic enough to be combative and useful today. The system is literally only limited by it’s proponents capabilities.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran utilizes both contemporary western combat methodologies and traditional Indonesian methodologies. This allows us to strike the balance between needing a system that is methodical and easy to learn and teach but is also adaptable to the needs of culture and organic in it’s individual expression.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran is built on the idea that less is more. Taking a few simple body, hand, and foot movements and applying them over and over in myriad ways, allows a deep expression of the material to take hold from simple defensive methods to the advanced application of weapons.

The instructors of Pencak Silat Pertempuran are focused on teaching the essence of pencak silat generally, making every attempt to do so in a “village style.” What do we mean by “village style?” That our intent is to treat each practitioner and instructor of PSP as part of our village and part of the greater village of pencak silat. In short, you will be treated as brothers and sisters or silaturahim.

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 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.

Combat Positioning System…
...And why you need to learn it. So many martial arts with, so many different answers exist today. Why? Because they don't have the key....
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The Timing Ratio in Pencak Silat Pertempuran
In this vlog I tackle one of THE most important principles of Pencak Silat Pertempuran—The Timing Ratio. It is a principle of our system structure,...
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This word is packed with a lot of meaning within Pencak Silat Pertempuran. In fact, so much so, that you cannot be part of what...
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2nd Annual Silat Sunda Camp
2nd International Training Camp by Guru Roedy Wiranatakusumah and Others. May 14-21, 2017 Be prepared to get comprehensive training in Sundanese jurus-jurus, bunga, buah, and...
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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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Lately, I've been inundated with video after video of martial arts experts, combative experts, and street fighting experts pedaling their systems of self-protection, self-defense, and...
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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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