Wirayudha Pencak Silat - "A WARRIOR who lives for WAR!"
The literal translation for Wirayudha is “Wira” means “WARRIOR” and “Yudha” means “WAR”. The philosophy of Wirayudha Pencak Silat means… “A WARRIOR who lives for WAR”
Wirayudha Pencak Silat is a traditional Martial Art from the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. Wirayudha is the family style of Guru Eka Aris Suhartanto (Aris), with techniques passed down from generation to generation. Wirayudha is a well-rounded and complete traditional martial art with its roots grounded in Indonesian history, warfare and tradition. The Wirayudha style of Pencak Silat has been adapted over many years to include traditional and modern day fighting techniques to suit the ‘real life’ fighting situations of today.
Wirayudha was created to combat aggressive opponents through the use of highly technical applications. Wirayudha teaches speed, agility and adaptability with no set Jurus (like Kata in Karate). Basic techniques are mastered through the art form to improve reflexes and develop muscle memory, before teaching the applications of these techniques. Wirayudha is highly versatile and adaptable to suit different types of opponents, different battlefields and many different situations. Basic applications can be applied in many different creative variations, with cross-over between each element of the Wirayudha system.
Wirayudha Pencak Silat combines multiple attacks using all limbs and includes take down techniques, locks and holds rendering the opponent immobile while keeping two feet on the ground. The self-defence aspect includes how to defend against armed opponents, disarming techniques and the use of weapons for life and death situations. The spiritual element of Pencak Silat offers techniques to help balance your mind, body and spirit.