An Interview with Indonesian Silat Guru Mas Noeryanto Dhipuro

Guru Noeryanto with students. Original Photo Credit: Shannon Dae “…a Guru must teach the way of fighting and making peace with one’s self…” -Mas Noeryanto Dhipuro I first met Mas Noeryanto Dhipuro in 2013 during our biannual training camp which began in the hills and forests of Bali . We were staying at the home…

THE LANGUANGE OF SILAT

The Language of Silat It is my hope that this resource will encourage silat practitioners to familiarize themselves with the language, terminology and culture associated with their art. About Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia literally translates as “Language of Indonesia” whereas Bahasa Inggris would translate into “Language of England”.  However, when people talk of speaking “Bahasa”…