Category - Pencak Silat

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.