THE FOUNDERS OF IPSF/PSUSA

The Knust Graichen brothers Andre and  Hans 

 

  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 art 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 that is 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. Understanding what is taught is the focus of our training. 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.


Our First Members

Bapak Guru Besar Rudy Ter Linden, Sigung Bapak Willem de Thouars
Bapak Guru Besar Jim Ingram, Grand Master Guro Ben T Largusa

A brotherhood of Martial Arts 

Sharing one common goal

To promote S.E.A.M.A 

Honorable mention of Professor Mark Harrell

Professor Mark Harrell Founder of Martial Arts International, and HAMA.

He and Dr Andre were great friends more like brothers.  Like Iron sharping Iron  these two worked off one another to Grow and help form there perspective arts.