Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Instructors in PSP

There are three rank levels in Pencak Silat Pertempuran: Pelatih, Pengajar, and Guru. They are instructor levels only. There is no need for rank at any other time and the people who achieve these rankings will do so because they love the art and would practice it regardless.

Over the course of the past 14 years that I have been teaching Pencak Silat Pertempuran I have only awarded instructor level rank 3 times.
If you get certified as an instructor in PSP, you've earned it and shown that you love it. It typically takes about 4-5 years to reach the first level of instructorship.

The three people who have trained with me consistently and have taken the training seriously enough to reach Pelatih are:

-Bill Dwyer IV
-Sterling Heibeck
-Andrew Ewing

Of the second level of instructorship, Pengajar, only one of the three has attained this honor:

-Bill Dwyer IV

As of this date, 1/30/2013 I have never issued the rank of Guru, though Bill has been with me around nine years and is approaching it!

Let it be known and understood, you EARN your position in PSP.


Pendiri, Pencak Silat Pertempuran

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