Coat of Arms

The Gerakan Suci Coat of Arms

Like any good crest our Coat Of Arms has many interpretations that show different aspects of our school philosophy. The first level of interpretation has to do with the four parts of our name.

Gerakan Suci (pronounced grawk’ an soo’ chi) Means “Sacred Movement” It is the menegaskan of our art.

Perguruan Pencak Silat is a designation that we are a school of Indonesian/Malaysian martial arts and we do everything in our power to teach in as traditional a manner as possible.

Aliran Satria Naga means “The tradition of the Dragon Knights” it is the membantah of our art.

Pusaka tariqa Qadiri-Rifa’i means “The treasure and Inheritance of the path of Abd’al Qadir Jilani and Ahmed Rifa’i. It is the mendamaikan of our art.

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The bundar (circle) is the Gelanggang, the training floor where the warrior tests his skill. The bundar also represents the Halka, the connected circle of the community with each member standing equally with every other. We start and finish each class in the circle to remind us that we have this connection with each other. It is red and white in deference to the flag of Indonesia which represents the blood of the patriot spilling on a field of purity. The tiga (triangle) represents the three aspects of our art; menegaskan, membantah, mendamaikan. Menegaskan is to affirm. Membantah is to deny. Mendamaikan is to reconcile.
The tiga also represents the three leaves of the tree of conflict, Avoid, Discuss, Attack. We use our intuition and guidance to help us avoid situations. If we are unable to do this we attempt to avert trouble through humble discussion. If we have done everything in our power to avoid a physical confrontation then we greet our adversary with unreserved aggression. It is far better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

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The bundar (circle) is the Gelanggang, the training floor where the warrior tests his skill. The bundar also represents the Halka, the connected circle of the community with each member standing equally with every other. We start and finish each class in the circle to remind us that we have this connection with each other. It is red and white in deference to the flag of Indonesia which represents the blood of the patriot spilling on a field of purity. The tiga (triangle) represents the three aspects of our art; menegaskan, membantah, mendamaikan. Menegaskan is to affirm. Membantah is to deny. Mendamaikan is to reconcile.
The tiga also represents the three leaves of the tree of conflict, Avoid, Discuss, Attack. We use our intuition and guidance to help us avoid situations. If we are unable to do this we attempt to avert trouble through humble discussion. If we have done everything in our power to avoid a physical confrontation then we greet our adversary with unreserved aggression. It is far better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.