Several styles of Silat have influenced our Kali Majapahit system over the years, like Filipino Silat-Kuntao, Balinese Bakti Negara and Seni Silat Titipinang, but the major one comes from Pendekar Wijaya Jeff Espinous’ Pencak Silat Concept.
Pencak Silat Concept or PSC, is a training program of the 3 main branches of Silat : Beladiri (Self defense), Seni (Art) and Bugar (Healing). Throught its 2 founders’ experience, Pendekar Joko Suseno, from Indonesia and Pendekar Jeff Espinous from France, PSC has roots in Pencak Silat Bugti Negara, Tapak Suci, Setia Hati, Cimande and Pukulan Madura.
The influences of Silat on South-Eastern fighting arts can be seen in Silat’s similarity to Krabi-Krabong and Muay Thai in Thailand, Banshay in Myanmar, Kali in the Philippines, etc. In addition to this, South-East Asia has always been an important area for traders from India and China. People from these two lands had long been settled in the region and provided the basis for local culture, including martial arts. Indian martial arts, especially Kalaripayat, and Kuntao from the Hakka community of China, had a tremendous impact on South-East Asian fighting arts.
Pendekar Jeff training Guro Fred in PSC in Indonesia
Guru Khamin, Hanshi Cezar and Guro Fred in Seni Silat posture