If you are interested in doing martial arts, there are endless types of martial arts in Ogden Utah to choose from. There are nearby studios for jiu-jitsu, aikido, judo, Muay Thai, taekwondo, karate, and more. In fact, you can learn these martial arts just about anywhere in the United States. However, there is only one place in the entire Western Hemisphere where you can learn Merpati Putih, and it is right here in your own backyard.
History of Merpati Putih
The inner power and martial arts system of the Indonesian Royal Family is known as Merpati Putih Pencak Silat, or “MP” for short. Developed nearly half a millennium ago and passed down for generations from father to son, MP was only taught by the king to his heirs, and for more than four centuries, almost no one outside of the Royal Family even saw the martial art.
The Indonesian citizenry was awash with civil unrest in 1963. Hate and violence were boiling over to affect the innocent in the long struggle. At that time, the Royal Family decided they should release the family secret for the benefit of the people.
Merpati Putih taught the people how to be peaceful, spiritually aware, and loving while also helping them to heal and defend themselves. More than a million Indonesians have studied and benefited from MP since its release to the public. And, it is also standard training for SWAT teams, the Indonesian Army Special Forces, Presidential Secret Service, and Commando Paratroopers.
Merpati Putih in the United States
Today, there are only two Westerners who have been trained and granted permission to teach Merpati Putih: Nate and Mike Zeleznick, the founders of MP USA. Since the year 2000, they have taught MP to people of all walks of life. Here is a sampling of some of their programs:
Wealth of Health – The intensity of the more rigorous programs is generally too much for older adults to bear. Thankfully, we have created a program that helps people of all abilities to be able to control and sense the energy in their bodies, get in great shape, improve their flexibility, and learn meditations that work quickly.
Vibravision – Vibravision has been used for decades as an orientation and mobility method to help the visually impaired. Additionally, Kopassus, the Indonesian elite military special forces, train in Vibravision so that they will not require the use of night vision technology. This skill can change how you interact with the natural world.
Youth Martial Arts – Most parents are trying to raise kids who will be responsible, productive members of society. This gets exhausting when you are trying to juggle a job or two. And, it doesn’t help that video games, the Internet, and television are working against you. Merpati Putih will teach your children important values, like confidence, respect, integrity, discipline, leadership, and more.
Women’s Empowerment – Over 30 percent of Utah women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their life. None of us want this to happen to us or someone we love, but why leave it to chance? With our Women’s Empowerment Workshops, we teach women to fight back.
Athletic Adventure – We saved the best for last. The Athletic Adventure Program is our flagship program, and it is designed for those of you who are serious about learning Merpati Putih. It combines top-notch movement artistry, deep mind-body-spirit connection, incredibly adaptable self-defense, extreme athletic fitness, and life-energy awareness and control.
If you are exploring the different types of martial arts in Ogden, Utah, you should strongly consider giving MP USA a chance. We offer you the rare opportunity to experience all that Merpati Putih has to offer. To learn more, contact us today.