These are some of the teachers to whom we owe our greatest debt of gratitude
Qadiri Rifai Tariqa (http://www.qadiri-rifai.org)
Shaykh Taner Ansari (may Allah be pleased with his work) is our spiritual guide in the understanding of the Pusaka Gerakan Suci. This web site is a good place to begin an investigation into the Tariqa (path) of Tassawuf (sufism). Much of what we teach in Gerakan Suci comes through Shaykh Taner.
Pencak Silat Mande Muda
Pendakar Herman Suwanda was Guru Rennie’s first Pencak Silat teacher, from 1980 until 1997. His ability to help Westerners understand the intricicacies of both his family art and Sundanese culture were a blessing. Pendekar Suwanda (May Allah keep his secret) shared unselfishly from his family traditions and was instrumental in helping spread Pencak Silat to the west and helping it to become a household word.
Wallace A. Saunders, Sergeant, 10th U.S. Special Forces; Leftenant, 1st Commando Rhodesia Light Infantry; Major, Alpha Force, Nicaragua
A soldier, a scholar and a political satirist/activist, Guru Rennie’s father taught him the way of the “Gentleman Badass”, and he definitely doesn’t have a web site! He was Guru Rennie’s first instructor in combat Judo and rifle marksmanship at age 12. This set him on the course of martial training and for this Guru Rennie extends his deepest debt of gratitude to him for his constant encouragement, faith and no-nonsense approach to combat.