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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 things in life that we truly enjoy and grow from. If you’re like me, you have to consciously decide to get yourself back on track.

Be Clear!

YOU could be teaching Combat Silat within two years. Did you know that with a strategy, a little hope, and some sweat you can achieve your goals? The majority of us do not think so out of the box crazy that we cannot achieve what we set our mind to. If you wanted to do…

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 others. Lastly, it may even be a drive we have to generate self-confidence. To me, and hopefully the students and…

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 in martial arts is the destruction. However, it has been my journey that the point of martial arts is about…

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 the value of developing beauty. In PSP, I hope that eventually people will begin to see the value of developing the…

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 relate to well. Sometimes we even hide behind all of the language, uniforms, and flash rather than just working hard….

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 your definitions of what silat should be and how to achieve that. To achieve good silat you must train while…