Pencak Silat

Where the Head Goes the Body Follows

With the human anatomy as it is and likewise with all other animals, insects, aquatic, fowl and creatures of nature, wherever the head is turned, pulled or somehow directed, the body has to follow, unless of course the head becomes detached.

Regarding THE MARTIAL ART this across the board “LAW” of creation is 100% right on, especially during tactical manipulation of the head while applying a very large percentage of techniques from virtually every style in existence.

The martial art over thousands, if not millions of years has become immeasurably “COMPLICATED” to say the very least. However this universal LAW OF NATURE gives all practitioners a little HEADS UP CLUE as to how to simplify the complexity that has been discovered in all martial art styles since the very beginning.

Here is another little “CLUE” to assist us all in UNCOMPLICATING THE COMPLEXITY of pretty much everything, not just the martial art. Just put your THINKING CAP on and it really shouldn’t take long at all to find another little UNIVERSAL LAW, as way back when “MAN” really was fighting for his survival, the universal law was very “SIMPLE”, at least in a way it was simple, because the only way man had of LEARNING ANYTHING, especially how to survive was NATURE, or basically “EVERYTHING” all around him in his environment.

That’s one of those “DOG EAT DOG” kind of environments as everything was definitely part of NATURES FOOD CHAIN, everything!

About the author

Bruce Ogle

Guru Bruce Ogle began his martial arts journey at the age of 15 by studying Judo with Chuck Valovich in Miami, FL. After receiving his black belt, he moved to Indianapolis, where he continued his judo training.

Several years later, Guru Ogle learned Shorin Ryu Karate from John Denegris, and Kung Fu from Wong Tuk Chun, and opened an Orthodox Shorin Ryu Karate School in Indianapolis.

In the latter part of the 1970s, Guru Bruce began studying Jeet Kune Do and Filippino Kali with Dan Inosanto. In 1982, because of encouragement from Sifu Inosanto and Grandmaster Leo Gaje, Guru Bruce began teaching Filipino martial arts publicly.

Around this time, he was introduced by Dan Inosanto to Pendekar Herman Suwanda, and began learning Mande Muda Pencak Silat. With the permission of Pendekar Suwanda, Guru Bruce added Silat to his school's curriculum, and the Indy Kali-Silat Association International was born.

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About Guru Bruce Ogle

Guru Bruce Ogle began his martial arts journey at the age of 15 by studying Judo with Chuck Valovich in Miami, FL. After receiving his black belt, he moved to Indianapolis, where he continued his judo training.

Several years later, Guru Ogle learned Shorin Ryu Karate from John Denegris, and Kung Fu from Wong Tuk Chun, and opened an Orthodox Shorin Ryu Karate School in Indianapolis.

In the latter part of the 1970s, Guru Bruce began studying Jeet Kune Do and Filippino Kali with Dan Inosanto. In 1982, because of encouragement from Sifu Inosanto and Grandmaster Leo Gaje, Guru Bruce began teaching Filipino martial arts publicly.

Around this time, he was introduced by Dan Inosanto to Pendekar Herman Suwanda, and began learning Mande Muda Pencak Silat. With the permission of Pendekar Suwanda, Guru Bruce added Silat to his school’s curriculum, and the Indy Kali-Silat Association International was born.