Pencak Silat origins and styles

The origins of Silat can be traced to several regions of SouthEast Asia. There is Malaysian Silat, Silat from Brunei, Indonesian Pencak Silat, etc…  At the PSAOA we focus on Indonesian Silat. The variation of Pencak Silat in Indonesia alone is vast. There are several hundred different styles of Pencak Silat in Indonesia. Indonesia has styles that emphasize low postures such as Silek from Sumatra. There are styles that emphasize taking away (redirecting) your opponents energy such as Cikalong from West Java. There are styles that take some of the best aspects of both West Javan and Sumatran Silek such as Perisai Diri from East Java.  There are even more scientific styles such as Bakti Negara from Bali that focus on all aspects of fighting. Whichever path you choose to follow, we hope that the PSAOA can be a part of your journey as we continue to bring quality instructors from Indonesia here to the United States.

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Silat Seminar with Cecep Rahman (Assassin in The Raid 2)

Cecep Seminar

For the first time ever come train with Indonesian martial arts sensation and movie star Cecep Rahman who plays the “Assassin” in the movie The Raid 2 in theaters now. This 2 day intensive Pencak Silat (Indonesian Martial Arts) training seminar will take place in Orlando, FL on June 21-22, 2014 and again in Tampa on June 28-29, 2014. Each date will be limited to 30 people. Please text/call Nicholas at 813-966-3256 for more information or you can purchase your tickets below via PayPal.

Orlando: June 21 & 22, 2014
Location: St Cloud, FL (physical address will be given upon ticket purchase)
Time: 10am to 5pm (with one hour lunch)

Tampa: June 28 & 29, 2014
Location: Freestyle Muay Thai @ Calta’s 24/7 Fitness
14968 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33613
Time: 10am to 5pm (with one hour lunch)

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The unseen benefits of traveling to Indonesia to learn Pencak Silat

The number of Silat practitioners in the United States is small, but we like to believe that this number is increasing as it becomes more known to the public. An even smaller number, is the number of practitioners that have gone to Indonesia to witness Silat first hand. We understand that financially it can be a burden, but if finances are not a problem then you should not hesitate to plan a trip out there. The people of Indonesia and their kindness have had an everlasting impact on my life that has only fueled my desire to study Silat even more. There is so much culture, history, and tradition in Indonesia that, when brought together with Silat, makes for a better understanding of the art. Although our hopes for the PSAOA are to bring skilled Silat masters from Indonesia to the United States, We strongly encourage every practitioner to travel to Indonesia at least once in their lifetime. We will also be working on possibly setting up a bi-annual camp in Indonesia in the not too distant future. In the meantime, please feel free to contact myself or any Silat instructor in the US if you have questions regarding going to Indonesia. We also encourage you to visit SilatIndonesia.com , which is a website based out of Indonesia run by a very good group of people, that has a lot of information about Silat and even has a forum in English.

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Cecep Rahman US Seminar Dates