Silat Schools Near and Far

Inti Ombak Black Belt Gathering 2016. Photo courtesy of Joyful Heart Photography

Looking to find a silat teacher near you? Students of Inti Ombak have spread to different corners of the United States, Indonesia and the rest of the world to form branches of their own. Those with public facing presences are listed below.

In honoring the spirit of persaudaraan (fellowship, brotherhood), I have also listed schools representing the extended network of martial arts teachers and friends that have been kind enough to share their knowledge with me and my colleagues.

Note: In browsing the listings below, the word Guru may look odd to western audiences. In Indonesian Guru means “teacher” and does not necessarily imply a title of spiritual or religious leader. Other common titles of respect seen in the pencak silat world include Cikgu, Kang and Abang. Sifu is commonly used in Chinese martial arts while Guro in Filipino martial arts.

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Inner Wave Martial Arts Academy

United States Headquarters for Inner Wave Pencak Silat / Inti Ombak Pencak Silat

Loveland, Colorado

Website

970 818 4266

Pencak Silat Inti Ombak

Guru Daniel Prasetya, system caretaker in Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Jagadiri Indonesia

Guru Tjahjadi Tanudjaja, system caretaker in Fort Collins, CO

Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

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Eaton Traditional Martial Arts

Inti Ombak Pencak Silat

Guru Jake Richter

Eaton, Colorado

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Boulder Silat

Inti Ombak Pencak Silat

Guru Lee Becker

Boulder, Colorado

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MySilat.com

Inti Ombak Pencak Silat

Offering in-person and online classes in both private and group settings.

Guru Charles Brandon Stauft aka. Guru Chaz

Baltimore, Maryland; Long Island, New York

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Green Mountain Inti Ombak Pencak Silat

Guru Markus Kim

Guru Earl Hurlburt

Guru Scott Smith

Middlebury, Vermont

Website

intiombakvt@gmail.com

Kuntao Silat Atlanta

Part of Premier Martial Arts Academy. Offering Inti Ombak Pencak Silat along with Kuntao Silat, Kung Fu ant Tai Chi

Sifu Kireeti

Master Reid

Marietta, Georgia

Website

train@aqisacademy.com 

+ 1 (770) 422-9250

Inti Ombak Montana

Guru Slamet Ross

Missoula, Montana

Website

Minnesota Inti Ombak Pencak Silat

Guru Nicole Wandrie

Guru Thomas Lajesse

Crookston, Minnesota

Website

iwmaa.mn@gmail.com

IOPS Russia

International Development And Research Center of Martial Arts Synthesis founded by Grandmaster Yuriy Lyashenko, Rostov-on-Don

Guru Yaroslav Lyashenko

Russia

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Kaptiran Mandirigma Denver

Offering private classes in Filipino Martial arts and Inti Ombak Pencak Silat

Guru Damon Abraham

Denver, Colorado

Website

Silat in the USA

United States Sport Silat Association (USSSA)

Governing body for Pencak Silat in the United States under the International Pencak Silat Federation (PERSILAT)

United States of America

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United States Gayong Federation

Headed by Cikgu Sheikh Shamsuddin (Cikgu Sam.)

Glen Elyn, Illinois

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Williamsburg Dojo

Guru Chris Robinson of Satria Silat

Williamsburg, Virginia

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Mile High Silat

Pencak Silat Serak

Guru Adam Oliver

Littleton/Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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The Academy of Traditional Asian Fighting Arts

Pencak Silat Serak

Guru Scott Sobel

Baltimore, Maryland

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Iron Fire Martial Arts

Online and group training

Guru Colby Bock of Kuntao Silat de Thouars

Superior, Colorado

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Pencak Silat Dallas

Teaching Indonesian Pencak Silat , Malaysian Silat and Bela Diri in North Texas

Guru Doc Dority of Mande Muda Pencak Silat

Dallas, Texas

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Central Motion Movement Arts

Kang Kai Lewis teaching Pencak Silat Panglipur Galih

Houston, Texas

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Kaptiran Mandirigma

Headquarters for Kaptiran Mandirigma Filipino Martial Arts

Guru Shelley Millspaugh

Loveland, Colorado

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PGB Bangau Putih New York

White Crane Silat

Guru Benny Rahardja

New York City, New York

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Silat Perisai Diri USA

Silat Perisai Diri USA

Guru Yusuf Kurniawan

Mountain View, California

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Pencak Silat Hawaii

Pencak Silat Mande Muda

Guru Bernard Chong

Guru Leo Sues

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Tiga Tactics

Pencak Silat Serak, Kuntao Silat de Thouars, and much, much more

Guru Conrad Bui

Guru Patrick Vuong

Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; Online

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Close Quarters Combat Academy

Satria Fighting Arts

Guru Taqqee Khabir

Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan

Website

Kuntao Combat Arts

Sifu Chris Derbaum

Southwest Florida

Website

Warrior Silat

Silat Bukti Negara

Guru Bart Berner

Guru Jeremy Denney

Columbus, Ohio

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Silat around the World

PERSILAT

International Pencak Silat Federation – The governing body for Sport Silat worldwide

Jakarta, Indonesia

Website

PSFA

Pencak Silat Federation of the Americas – The governing body for Sport Silat in North and South America

North and South America

Website

Pencak Silat Bayu Suci

Guru Noeryanto Dhipuro

Malang, East Java, Indonesia

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Pukulan Patikaman Silat Kuntau Borneo Indonesia

Online, distance and in-person learning

Guru Demank Ahmed El-Benjary

Kualapembuang, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia

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