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.