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Pencak Silat: Combat or More?

For some, the study of pencak silat is a hobby. It’s something we do for fun, or exercise, or social interaction. It can also be that we may feel the need to protect ourselves or…

Moving Beyond Technique

The study of Pencak Silat, depending on the system, can be a process of personal discovery. It can be an amazing journey to help you discover life. It confuses some people because all they see…

Beauty In Martial Arts

A lot of martial artists don’t understand this. They think the “pencak” is a waste of time. Yet 90% or more have never even been in a fight of any kind. Furthermore, they don’t understand…

Meta-movements

When we describe pencak silat we talk a lot about “meta-movements,” “principals,” “the flower,” “the fruit,” and a lot of different ethereal ideas. Ideas that people outside of our circles, without our training, likely don’t…

Pencak Silat

Silat Pertempuran On a forum I was asked some questions regarding pencak silat Pertempuran. Below are the questions and the answers. Some of this has been posted before but bear with me… Questions: I like…

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