Dr. Guru Muda Charles Brandon Stauft, Ph.D.
I became interested in Inner Wave Pencak Silat through its marriage of practical self defense and spiritual development through discipline and breathing. I have trained under instructors in Filipino and Indonesian martial arts both in the United States and Java including 7 intensive 2-week camps in Indonesia. I currently have an international certification with a 4th degree black belt and title of Guru Muda.
Students of Inner Wave Martial Arts can learn the full curriculum with a standard belt-ranking system or focus on one of the following areas:
Weaponry (Archipelago Sandata): pencak silat includes the study of many weapons including the knife, machete, sickle, staff, sticks, as well as single and double edged swords.
Close Quarters Combat (Bela Diri): focus on blade awareness, consciousness of multiple opponents, and basic fighting skills.
Tama Yoga: ancient Indonesian breathing exercises and meditation to improve fitness, awareness, and personality. Similar to taiji, qi gong, and yoga.
Distance Learning (Online) Classes: online classes are held every Wednesday and Thursday night from 7:30pm-9:00pm EST, Saturdays 9:00am-10:30am and 7:00pm-8:30pm. Contact us to schedule your first class!