What is Silat Pertempuran?
Dedicated to the spreading of Indonesian martial arts, Pencak Silat Pertempuran (Combat Silat) is focused on teaching the essence of pencak silat Indonesia. We do so in "village style" with a focus on developing deep skills and attributes that are critical to high level pencak silat movement, adaptability, and spontaneity with a focus on Maduran style silat movement.
Additionally, Pencak Silat Pertempuran is a simply structured and easy to learn presentation of those principles, positions, and movements or mechanics that best exemplify the most common and useful aspects of Indonesian pencak silat. Those elements that are taught include: Evasions, Entries, Catches, Joint Locking, Takedowns, Destructions, Eradication, Ground fighting, Weapons, Spiritual and Cultural elements.
In short, Pencak Silat Pertempuran is founded on a combat structure of principles, positions, and mechanics that are enhanced through the addition of personal expression and exploration as well as the mixing of the various aspects of the art to create new expressions of the same material.
To continue, Pencak Silat Pertempuran contains elements and aspects from various systems of pencak silat to include Sumatran, Maduran, Javanese, Malaysian, and Filipino.
The headquarters is located near Orlando Florida but group classes are available in several different locations across the US. In addition, seminars, training camps, instructor intensives and other opportunities for training and learning exist, to include various media types and distance training.
It is my goal to bring pencak silat into greater recognition and reflect well the teachings of those who have shared with me.