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Programs



Silat Street Fighting:


This program is a no nonsense approach to self defense utilizing the devastatinly effective techniques of Kali and Silat.


-Learn to fight multiple attackers from day 1
-Defend yourself against any weapon
-Counter any lock or hold
-Use any element in your environment as a potential weapon, your keys , a pen, a t-shirt or a book
-Incapacitate any attacker with devastating sriking and breaking techniques
-Be aware of your surroundings and use them to your advantage
-Empty Hand , Stick, Knife, Harimau Ground Fighting
-Defend yourself under any circumstances
-Classes focus on things you can take onto the streets immediately.
-A techniques based class no standing in a line practicing strikes, real combative application




Traditional Indonesian Pencak Silat:


This program consists of traditional Pencak Silat from West Java Indonesia. Learn a warrior art in the tradition of the masters of old


-Sword , Knife , Stick as well as other traditional weapons are taught with real combative  effectiveness
-Multiple Opponents
-Hightened Awareness and Sensitivity in Combat and in your daily life
-Utilizing the ferocious movements of the monkey , tiger , snake , crane and dragon or naga, this  art is facinatingly deadly
-Battle tested in the jungles of Indonesia and on the streets of the U.S.A
-No competitions just flat out real world street ready techniques
-Traditional Healing, Meditation and Tenaga Dallam or internal energy training are also  incorpoated to create the perfect balance of peace and power that differentiates atheletes from  warriors




Traditional Indonesian Meditation:

This program is for those interested in just the Meditation, Healing and Tenaga Dallam or Internal Energy studies. Ancient breathing techniques and Indonesian Yoga, relaxation meditation and healing techniques and Chakra awareness, to help keep yourself and those you love at the highest levels of mental and physical health




Kids Program:


Our kids program is very similar to our adult program and teaches :


-the four animals
-practical self defence
-basic weapons in a safe but still effective manner using practice weapons
-self confidence
-respect
-dicipline
-and above all it's fun.






What will you learn from our classes?


Pencak Silat Training covers all areas of combat including

-Empty Hands
-CombatStriking
-Grappling
-Ground fighting
-Locking
-Trapping
-Multiple Opponents


Weapons training






Pisau (Knife)
Pedang (Sword)
Kerambit (Tiger Claw)
Clurit/Arit (Indonesian Sickle)
Trumbu (Halu Stick)
Kancing Stick (Pocket Stick)
Kujang (Traditional Indonesian Training Weapon)
Cabang (Traditional Indonesian Training Weapon)
Keris (Traditional Indonesian Training Weapon)
..and even how to use your clothes as weapons in Sarong Training!




Internal Training


-Tenaga Dalam (Inner Power)Power Postures (Yoga Like postures)
-Elemental Breathing (using the various Elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air)
-Animal Mannerisms (using the various mannerisms of the Tiger, Monkey, Snake, Crane)
-Bunga (Soft flowing movements which develop calmness of mind and spirit)This type of training will not only provide you with the ability to defend yourself, but will also dramatically increase your Fitness, Speed, Power, Co-ordination, Flexibility, Health, and Vitality. It will also help you to relieve Stress and Relax! This is a Warrior Art that truly links Mind, Body, and Spirit into an ultimate fighting force.






What is PCK International?


Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi International was formed by Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs as an Association for the promotion of the traditional and combative aspects of Pencak Silat Training in all areas including Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. PCK International training is pure and undiluted in traditional techniques and combat effectiveness. We offer Silat training that’s non political and non religious, we live by the code of the Cimande Warrior! We offer one of the most complete Silat training syllabuses available in the world today. We offer a 21st Century approach to teaching, with full support through our weekly classes, student memberships, intensive training seminars, long distance training programs, extensive and expanding instructional DVD collection, online instruction and an expanding network of Representatives.


8 Areas of Pencak Silat Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi




1. Jurus Jurus (Upper Body)
2. Lankah Lankah (Lower Body)
3. Bela Diri (Self Defense)
4. Kembangan (Flower Dance)
5. Sambutan (Sparring/Fighting)
6. Senjata (Weapons)
7. Ilmu Rahasia (Secret Science)
8. Kebatinan (Spirituality)




11 Principals of Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi






1. The principle of penetration (penetrating strikes and taking the opponents space)
2. The principle of continuous flow and camouflage(deception and stealth techniques)
3. The principle of adhesion (sticking blows, sticking to the opponent)
4. The principle of bamboo (the whip and ricochet hitting)
5. The principle of off timing - "Stealing the Awareness" (mental, visual, and auditory)
6. The principle of compacting (the secret of kilap and poison hand)
7. The principle of the thorn (impaling strikes using the elbows and knees)
8. The principle of decoying (which includes indirect vision and indirect hitting)
9. The principle of destruction - "Destroy or Get Out"(Joint, Muscle and Nerve Destruction)
10. The principle of body armor(positioning your body to protect yourself at all times)
11. The principle of trapping(foot trapping and trapping to produce breaks)



Overview


Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi(PCK) is a style of Indonesian Pencak Silat developed and taught by Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs. Pencak Silat is a general term used to describe martial arts that come from the island nation of Indonesia."Pukulan" denotes "hitting" or "striking". "Cimande" is a well known style of Pencak Silat in Western Java. "Kombinasi" can be translated as "combination".Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi is a full-range martial art. It includes the use of several edged and impact weapons, fighting while in a grounded position, grappling and multiple opponents training. The style of fighting is distinguished by free flowing, writhing movements, off-timing, integrated footwork and draw stance strategies. It is also characterized by a close fighting position and fast continuous hitting. The strategy is to close with the opponent such that it is possible to sweep them to the ground in a violent way, then follow this attack with some kind of finishing technique.There is heavy emphasis on attacking the limbs of the opponent, and delivering fast disorienting strikes to the face, followed by more substantial strikes to the head and body.Style ContentThe style is organized around the use of five primary animal techniques- monkey, tiger, snake, crane and dragon.The monkey (Monyet, Kera) portion of the style uses slaps, grabs, punches and elbows, changing position from high to low.The tiger (Pamacan) utilizes a very low stance, and seeks to smash the opponents limbs and drag him down to continue the fight on the ground. The tiger also fights in a full supine (Harimau) position where the practitioner is lying fully on the ground.The snake (Ular) style comes in two varieties, cobra (Sendok) and python (Sawa). The cobra style uses half-fists to deliver fast strikes to the eyes and soft body tissues, and the python attempts to strike then wrap the opponent's limbs and body to break, strangle and throw them.The crane (Blekok) style uses high stances and leaps, together with open hand strikes.And Lastly, the dragon (Raja Naga) is a synthesis of the other four animals, together with a strategy of deployment which emphasizes internal techniques and highly deceptive movements.The movements of the art are also taught according to a secret method which leads to an increase in 'tenaga dalam'(energy)in the body.Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi also has a system of meditation and metaphysical development which includes meditations designed to draw the four elements (water, earth, fire, air) into the body for various combative and spiritual purposes, and the practice of animal spirit possession, in order to aid fighting skill. Mantras and magic circles are used, along with a highly developed system of visualization and breathing.




Main Influences

Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi is based on Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs extensive training over the past 13 years with Pendekar William Sanders in Pukulan Cimande Pusaka and the combination of these sources:Poekelan Tjimande - This is the style of Pencak Silat propagated by Willy Wetzel, a Dutch-Indonesian immigrant to the United States. A handful of schools in the United States teach variations of 'Poekelan' as it is also known. Pendekar Banten (PPPSBBI) - This is an organization of Indonesia Pendekars whose goal is to promote traditional style Pencak Silat. Cimande Tarik Kolot - Cimande Pusaka as taught in the village of Tarik Kolot by Pendekar Mama Sukarmo, who traces a direct lineage to Embah Kahir.Cimande Kombinasi - This is a style created by Mas Jud in the twentieth century, based upon traditional Cimande, Cikalong, the five animal silat styles, and other sources. It is currently taught by Mas Jud's descendants living on Java in the town of Cilisung.Ilmu Surapati - Pendekar Sartono claims inheritance of a lineage of Ilmu (mystical science) which traces its origin to Untung Surapati






History


Cimande "Buhun" or "Wiwitan" The Sundanese people of West Java, Indonesia are considered to be the oldest race of people on Earth. Indeed, the oldest human remains ever found was on the island of Java, now termed "The Java Man". The Sundanese people's original religion that is said to be at least 15,000 years old is called "Buhun". During the reign of the first Sundanese Kings: King Salaka Nagara in the 1st Century to King Pajajaran in the 17th Century, "Buhun" was the religion of the Sundanese people. Buhun is accepting of all other religions and has elements very similar to most. After the spread of Islam and Buddhism, other off-shoots of Buhun formed in West Java, Central Java and even Bali. The King of Central Java originally came from Sunda, thus Kejawen, which also adds elements of Islam and Buddhism, is a newer adaption of the the original Buhun beliefs. The oldest Cimande practiced in West Java is normally referrd to as "Ulin Sunda". Sometimes it may be called "Cimande Buhun". The religion practiced in Cimande Tarik Kolot today is called "Jangjawokan" and is a mixture of "Buhun" and "Islam".


Buhun is based on the "Trinity" called "Tri Tangtu" which is the unity of: GUSTI - God, the creator of the universe (whatever you call the higher power) NISKALA - All spiritual entities in the universe (used as your energy) SEKALA - All physical beings in the universe (humans, animals, trees, etc) The unity of Gusti, Niskala and Sekala are symbolized by the triangle and are encompassed in every Jurus Jurus and Lankah practiced in original and traditional Cimande. There are traditional mantras that are used before the training begins that I will give here freely for those students who are interested in the original "Cimande Buhun" or "Ulin Sunda" ways! *Say this mantra before training to Attract the powers of the universe: TRI TANGTU BAYU SABDA HEDAP *Say this mantra before training to Gain the powers of the universe: TRI TANGTU HURIP KARSA GUSTI HIRUP KERSA ABDI AMPAT KALIMA PANCAR *You may also use this second mantra for meditation to gain powers from the universe for both martial arts and healing. Recite at least 33x at around midnight just before going to bed and after you wake in the morning.


Another belief that is very prominent in Buhun and popular throughout Java and Bali is the belief in the 4 natural elements and the 4 spiritual brothers or sisters that are a part of every single one of us. These are part of the Niskala aspect in Buhun and are part of the Trinity of Tri Tangtu. They are referred to by either: AMPAT KALIMA PANCAR AMPAT LANKAH or MARMARTI KANGKANG KAWAH ADI ARI ARI RASA




This history is the oldest known history in Sunda and does not correlate with the offical history of Cimande and Embah Kahir that is listed below, but it is well known by the Sundanese people and any of the Javanese that practice the Old Style Cimande. More to come...


Embah Kahir and Cimande [Source: Passage from the book, Learning Silat, page 10, by Mr. R Asikin, Bandung, August 1975 and authorized by H. Suhari Sapari, The General Leader of PPSI "The Indonesian Self Defense Association" of West Java, and the IPSI, Ikatan Pencak Silat Indonesia] He was the master of "Cimande", clan. He introduced the "Cimande" fighting system to the West Javanese. He called his clan "Cimande" for the place where he lived had a river called the Cimande River. He lived in a small village called the "Congreg" near the town of Bogor in West Java, around, 1780. Embah Kahir had many students in many places like: Bogor, Jakarta, Banten, Bandung, and else where in West Java. In 1773, he fought against a fighter from Macao in Cianjur, a small town in West Java. It was witnessed by the chief of the district of Cianjur called the Prince of Kornel.His very well known student was "Bapak Sera", who had many students in Depok, Bogor, Jakarta, Tangerang, and Banten. Embah Kahir's five students who spread Cimande in Bandung were: Bapak Endut, Ocod, Otoy, Komar, and Oyot.There were three other students who came from Bogor to Bandung and taught Cimande, namely: Bapak Bidong, Mailin and Bapak Abo. The Myth of Maempo Cimande[Source: Interview with Bapak Rifai, Guru Pencak Silat Cimande Panca Sakti in Jakarta, 1993]Not far from the Mande river shore was a family of a merchant by the name of Kahir who lived in peace and calm. One day his wife went toward the river to run her daily errants such as washing laundry, cleaning food materials and relieving herself. When the wife was washing laundry she saw a school of monkeys across the stream, picking up "kupak" fruit along the river shore. Not too long after that a tiger appeared at the same place. Feeling that the presence of the tiger was very disturbing, the monkeys screamed and made loud noises, as loud as they could. Kahir's wife was alerted and wondered what would happen next. The tiger roared furiously and charged towards the monkeys with its strong paws, but the little monkeys, not showing any fear at all, dodged the tiger and striked back by biting on the tiger's stomach. The tiger struggled and striked back, but his attacks did not prevail over the monkeys. On the other hand the other monkeys, using branch sticks, they tried to divert the tiger's attention and made him even more angry and jumped on them again. But at the same time the monkeys dodged the attack and bit on him again. Ibu Kahir was carefully watching this moments by moments, she comprehended every movements which appeared to be as a fighting technique. As a result, she didn't finish her job in time, she arrived home late and did not prepare lunch yet. Her delay in preparing lunch made Mr. Kahir very upset at her and he didn't want to understand her, though she tried her best to explain. He got so upset and that he tried to slap her on the face. She dodged and escaped the slapping. Her husband got even more upset and lost control over himself. Blow by blow he tried to land on his wife, but none were able to touch her. She always managed to dodge the blows. Panthing and out of breath, Mr. Kahir asked his wife :"where did you learn to play poho?" (poho means to perform "deceiving moves", or "maempo" for short). The wife explained to her husband that her delay was due to her return from the river, after having watching an interesting fight between the tiger and the monkeys. After that Mr. Kahir dilligently asked his wife how those swift moves were done, and his wife showed him some samples. Mr Kahir would recall those fighting moves and it is now known by the name "jurus kelid pamonyet" (dodging monkey style). The monkeys attacking by using branches is known as "jurus pepedangan" (sword move) and striking of the tiger with both of its strong paws is known as "jurus pamacan" (tiger style). Because the tiger's position when charging against the monkeys was with both rear legs in squatting position and the monkeys were using low stance position, thus the basic moves for Cimande is first - jurus kelid (dodging moves), starting from the tiger's sitting position and the next step is standing low (low stance) monkey style. The maempo teknik was continuously developed by Mr. Kahir and the locals called it by the name of maempo Cimande.






The Life of Guru Kahir[Short essay quoted from Gema Pencak Silat Vol 3 no. 1:18-19]Kahir lived in a village of Cogreg, Bogor. He became a feared pendekar around the year 1760 which was when he first introduced to his students the maempo Cimande moves. His students then spread it out to other regions like Batavia, Bekasi, Karawang, Cikampek, Cianjur, Bandung, Garut, Tasikmalaya, Sumedang, Ciamis, Kuningan, and Cirebon.When he was living in Cogreg, Bogor, Kahir used to travel far, leaving his hometown for trading horses. There has been many attempts to rob him, but he was able to overcome them all because of his skills in playing maempo. In Batavia he was able to get acquainted with other silat pendekar(s) from Minangkabau and Cina - masters in the world of silat, and he traded experiences with them. His meeting with other silat pendekar gave him an idea to broaden his horizon by accepting other cultures into his own. When doing business in Cianjur, he met with the 4th city mayor of Cianjur, Raden Adipati Wiratanudatar (1776-1813). He then decided to move to Cianjur and lived in Kamurang vilage. Raden Adipati Wiratanudatar knew that Kahir is skillful in playing maempo and he asked him to teach him and his family, all regional and security officers. In order to prove Kahir's his skills, the mayor challenged him to a fight against a Chinese master of Kuntao Macao in alun-alun (park) Cianjur. Kahir won the fight and made himself more popular among the people in Cianjur region. In 1815 Kahir came back to Bogor, he begat 5 "sons" which are Endut, Ocod, Otang, Komar and Oyot. By his 5 sons was Cimande widely spread throughout the land of Pasundan (Western Java). Meanwhile in Bogor, Cimande was successed by his student, Ace, who died in Tarik Kolot. His descendants have become the elders of pencaksilat Cimande Tarik Kolot Kebon Jeruk Hilir. The beginning of the 19th century was when Cimande reached it's glorious moments in West Java, that Kahir's typical clothing of "sontok" or "pangsi" shorts (very loose/baggy shorts) with "kampret" shirt has become the model uniform of pencak silat until present. In 1825 Kahir died and his fighting art is continuously developing and widely accepted by people of West Java. His training methods was developed by his pupil such as Sera' and Ciwaringin style which along the way made some changes in the moves such as done by Haji Abdul Rosid. However, the changes is not too much different than the basic maempo Cimande moves. Today Cimande has developed and widely spread unto different corners around the world. The problem has been that Kahir did not put his teaching in writings, but oral tradition which is not systematic. In the village of Cimande, maempo Cimande is not in an organized form. From one family to another, the Cimande is passed down from one generation to another in an unorganized manner that it produced many students and branched many schools, legaly as well as illegally, not familiar with one another. At least Cimande has become the basic for other silat moves that later developed and branched out world widely.






The life of Pak Kahir(Courtesy of Eric Chatelier) From a historical novel Pangeran Sundanese Kornelwritten by Raden Memed SastrahadiprawiraThe paragraph below gives a clear description of Abah Kahir (also known as Embah, or Ayah Eyang Kahir) the legendary creator of Pencak Silat Cimande. Of all the styles of Pencak Silat from Indonesia, Cimande is perhaps the most well known, oldest and most influential.There are a number of versions on the life of Abah Kahir dealing with the origins of Cimande, sources of inspiration, and lineage. According to a popular version in the community of Pencak Silat Banten, Abah Kahir was a Badui, an ethnic group inhabiting the mountainous regions of southwestern Banten. According to legend, the Baduis are descendants of the soldiers (Ind.: bala Tentara) of Ratu Pucuk Umum, the last king of the Hindu kingdom of Pajajaran who was at the time the location of the current Bogor.When Ratu Pucuk Umum abdicated before the Muslim armies led by Molan Yusup (Banten regent 1570-1580) in 1579, a concession was granted by the court stating that the king would be spared if they agreed to isolate themselves in this region. The tradition of the martial arts of Pajajaran was preserved and transmitted through the ages.According to this version, Abah Kahir, who was from the Badui region of Cikeusik, was known as an expert in Badui Ulin (Silat Badui). His reputation soon spread beyond the Badui territory and several Pencak Silat exponents dared to test his skill. These challengers all died at the hands of Abah Kahir. The fact that blood had defiled the sacred land of Baduis was considered to be serious misconduct according to traditional laws. Among the Badui such misconduct could not remain unpunished. The elders decided to banish Abah Kahir from the Badui land.To ensure that such incidents would not happen again, Abah Kahir adopted a code of silence during his sojourns regarding the Badui and their martial arts. It is said that this code of silence still exists in the present day.Leaving his native land, Abah Kahir worked as a porter for a Chinese merchant. The merchant was a hard man, who was also a practitioner of Chinese Kuntao. One day Abah Kahir decided to take a rest from his work. The Chinese merchant became furious and ordered him to return to work immediately. The altercation quickly escalated into a fight which resulted in the death of Chinese merchant.As a result of this incident, Abah Kahir was left with the feeling that through his lack of self-control, he had literally killed his livelihood. He vowed that from this moment, he would use his art only to serve humanity. It was shortly after this event that the term maenpo was created to refer to the Pencak Silat of the Sunda region.Abah Kahir blamed himself because of its lack of self-control, he realized he had killed the source of his" livelihood ". He therefore sware that from this moment, he would use his art only to serve humanity. As Wessi pointed out, the Badui "Code of Conduct" has symbolic importance in Sundanese culture as a sort of Moral Compass. Owing to their isolation from the modern world and the minimal influence of Islam in this era, the Badui have maintained traditions that are no longer found elsewhere in West Java and therefore are regarded as more pure, or authentic. In the same vein, the Kingdom of Pajajaran is often mentioned as a symbol of pure Sundanese culture. There is even a belief which holds after his death a Sundanese becomes a "resident of Pajajaran" in the form of a tiger.