site is one of only a few on the net today that will give the
viewer a look at the indigenous martial arts of Indonesia and
Malaysia in general and West Sumatra specifically. This particular
style is known as Pentjak Silat Raja Sterlak and comes from Malaysia
but is very similar to the traditional Sterlak of Sumatra I am
told. Also, it is not uncommon for other names to be used for
the same art. For instance, the art of Pencak Silat Sterlak can
also be known as Terlak, Tiralak, Tralak, Tarlak, Sitaralak, Stralak,
Starlak and Sterlak. Also, there are many Sterlak derivative styles,
i.e., Raja Sterlak, Terlak Nata and Terlak Empat to name a few.
this site will have a secure area where students will be able
to view photo sequences of techniques as well as download curriculum
and other materials. This will happen as more of the system begins
to be put on-line.
the links at the left for more information on this historical
art and if you have questions/comments please drop an e-mail
In-Fighting Systems Association
Pentjak Silat Raja Sterlak
640 Ceape Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901