South East Asian Indonesian Martial Arts; Pentjak Silat, Pukulan, Kun Tao,
 Kali, Arnis, Escrima, Serah ,Sera, Serak, Tjimande ,Tjikolong, Siatji Hatji, Matjan, Naga


Pentjak Silat USA is a program developed to give the practitioner of Pentjak Silat the core of Silat concepts, theories, principles, training methods and applications. It looks at what is at the heart of the fundamentals of Pentjak Silat and presents that to the practitioner. This allows each practitioner to integrate their own body awareness and movement to the circumstances presented without employing a specific style of movement. We are not a new system or style, rather we present a basic platform from which many of the Silat styles operate.

We have at our core a cross section of styles, each one also a cross section or composite of other styles and so on. The advantage to this kind of curriculum is that there are no restrictions to one method, therefore leaving room for exploration.

 The International Pencak Silat Federation,TM Pentjak Silat USA was established in the United States of America in 1990 for the purpose of unifying and preserving the system, fundamentals as well as the various expressions of the Indonesian martial arts and incorporated as a non-profit corporation (501)(3c) in the state of California in 1993. We welcome you to our Federation and assure you we will do everything we can to provide you with an in-depth education in Pentjak Silat, a system considered by many to be a cultural treasure house for the martial artist. It is our hope that you commit yourself to this study and complete the entire course. We will endeavor to assist you in any way we can, but you must realize that you, are ultimately responsible for yourself. We look forward to a great and rewarding relationship and are excited you have placed your trust in us.


Teaches the following:

                                                                                         Pentjak Silat USA's systems :

  * Ter Linden Style - As taught to him by Bapak Guru Besar Rudy Ter Linden


 *  Pentjak Silat Pukulan Pak Sera(h,k-) As taught to him by  BGB Maurice de  Thouars 

  * Pukulan Sera(h,k)- As taught to him by Bapak Guru Besar  Dolf de Vries

  * Babao Arnis- As taugh to him by Grand Master Narrie Babao 

  * Villabrille-Largusa- As taught by Guro Ben T Largusa to Guro Ron Hellmen to Dr Andre

 * Marksmanship shooting and combat Hand Gun Training- as taught to him by Ben Rosen, Green Beret Special Operations Tactics         

  .......Firerarms expert.Certified by  GUNFIGHTERS Ltd. Instructor founder  Louis M. Chiodo


GURU BESAR HANS TEACHES AT TRITON GYM HERMOSA BEACH CA.                                                                                                                          310-765-0099 call him for appointment.


Guru Besar Hans 

Has been teaching  PERMAINAN SERA(K) in Europe, Holland for the past decades. 

What is silat?
It is a system indigenous to the archipelago of Indonesia. Saying silat is like saying Karate or Kung Fu, there are many systems within each category. The system I teach is upright and what I call urban silat. It may not be conducive to muddy jungles (like haramau) but it is effective where I live. When we train, it is important to assume that the attacker is stronger, possibly armed and has friends (in the system of silat that I train in anyway.) When you have the above criteria in mind, you will realize why we keep upright and mobile. It becomes more of a sport when you practice a technique or drill that break the above rules in training. (That is not a bad thing, it is simply not the way I train my silat). There is nothing that should be considered "fair" when you fight with silat. If you need to use a weapon, then use it. If you need to grab the groin or poke at the eyes then do it.

Silat Serah/Sera/Serak has a heavy emphasis on proper machines for sweeping and striking. The genius of silat is that the open hand system translates very easily to blades (with a little tweaking of course).