Pendekar Hussein

Founder of Pencak Silat Sharaf and Total Urban Survival

I started out in martial arts as a kid because I needed it. Gangs, drugs, and violence were common where I Iived and as I got more involved with them I experienced that violence first hand. Martial arts was my savior…or so I thought. But as my experience dealing with gangs grew, so did my distrust of martial arts. I got seriously brutalized by gang members when I tried using many techniques in streetfights against guys who did boxing or just got out of jail. Then I found Pencak Silat (Indonesian/Malaysian Martial Arts). Things started to change.

As I got older I moved to other places and traveled around the world. I also went deeper into the world of Pencak Silat and the professional use of force through defensive tactics, military combatives, paramedicine/tactical medicine, and firearms. It was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. And it helped me tremendously to focus my experience on the street and make it professional and teachable to other people. That life experience I almost died getting is what I bring to you in all my training courses, videos, and presentations. It’s technical combat skills that can be applied to violent situations, as well as Martial Strategy that can be applied to your professional and personal life just as effectively.

For me, Pencak Silat has never been a hobby, rather a way of life as it is traditionally taught in Indonesia until today. And my system of Pencak Silat Sharaf is just one branch of a beautiful, effective, martial tree that has roots extending generations of great Pendekars (masters) long before me. It’s my pleasure and my honor to share that knowledge with others of quality and substance who also want to be part of this great heritage we call Pencak Silat of the Nusantara.

Salam and Hormat. Your brother in Silat,

Pendekar Hussein

System Information

Unlocking the potential of Weaponized Willpower

Pencak Silat Sharaf, as an edged -weapons based system, is one of the most effective close-quarter fighting arts taught today. The system is based on the traditional Indonesian martial systems which were developed uniquely to kill, capture, or control sophisticated and trained opponents…not just run of the mill muggers. That combined with my personal experience on the street, the ambulance, and living all over the world in some tough spots has made Silat Sharaf respected as a serious player among professional martial artists. The system is simple to learn, extremely aggressive, and forward thinking so it adapts to the time and environment. An awesome combination of past and the present.

* Hand to Hand Combat: punches, knees, elbows, kicks, survival of initial surprise attacks

* Edged Weapons: knives and machetes

* Impact Weapons: bats, sticks, poles, tactical batons

* Improvised Weapons: sharpened credit cards, glass, stones, etc

* Groundfighting: locks, traps, armed and unarmed

* Firearms and Projectiles: handguns, shotguns, rifles, throwing knives, bow and arrows, rocks, you name it we throw it.

* Emergency Medical and Rescue Tactics

* Mental Training: developing the mindset required to willingly use violence against adversaries when required

*Martial Strategy: teaches you to outthink your adversaries and unlocks the potential to achieve whatever goals you have in your life through a broad understanding and application of traditional martial principles