What PSP Is – II

What PSP Is – II

As the founder of Pencak Silat Pertempuran I chose to deliberately look at the things I was taught through a different lens. My views were formed through testing and fighting primarily and against many different martial arts stylists, opponents, and sizes. Those experiences taught me a lot. For example, having earned a few different instructors…

What PSP Is

PSP (Pencak Silat Pertempuran) was founded for a few major reasons. Firstly, the politics, pride and ego of most of the martial arts community is not where I wanted to put my energy or fight my battles. My goal was not competition but personal growth and becoming physically adept at protecting myself and my family….

Relaxing In Chaos

My name is Will, I have been a pesilat for a few years now, and like anything you work hard for you always want to improve. I have had struggles in my training as I work slowly towards my Pelatih test. I had done a small amount of martial arts before coming to PSP but…


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 we do without moving towards Silaturahim in all that you do and represent. It just simply cannot be. So what does it mean? We are brothers and sisters. Yep. We…

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 senjata at the beautiful Malabar Tea Plantation. Not to be missed! For more information visit this link or contact Guru Roedy!  

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 is that I’ll be sharing DIRTY BOXING—Combat Silat style with folks. The second reason is that we’ll be in two locations. Day one we’ll be in Orlando area, and day two…


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 reality based fighting…. Many of these videos have some good material in them. Truly. Some valid ideas and points of clarity. That’s fantastic! I’d say that you should look at…

Raven Talk Interview

An interview I did with Raven Talk / Fernan Vargas. It gives some of the background of my martial arts training and in particular why I found a home in Pencak Silat and the purpose and value of developing Pencak Silat Pertempuran. You can listen to the interview here!

Notes for the Street-Offense Workshop

Keys to success in Street Offense: Observation, Readiness, and Action. Each key can be broken up even further. This is a conversation. This is not about absolute solutions. This is not about pencak silat or even the martial arts though it is based on my approach, which is from the martial arts. What to watch…

“My first thought was, who am I to teach?”