Why did he learn
from many guru’s ? In his point of
view, by having a new guru, he will
knowledge. More, one guru can renovate
After feeling that what he had was enough, he
went to Jombang again and established his first martial arts
called EKA KALBU (one heart).
During the time, he met a
Chinese guru that was excellence in
Siauw Liem Sie, one of
Chinese martial arts. His
name is Yap Kie San.
Since he met Yap Kie
San, he learned martial arts
from him for 14 years until he
felt that he had
gotten what he was looking
In 1954, Pak Dirdjo moved
to Surabaya and stay there for good.
He worked for Indonesian Arts and
Culture Department, in martial
arts division. One year after, he
established the new Indonesian martial
arts called PERISAI DIRI on July 2nd,
1955. In complete words, it is stated
Nasional Indonesia PERISAI DIRI
Brotherhood of Indonesian Martial Arts PERISAI DIRI).
On May 9th, 1983,
Pak Dirdjo passed away on his 70
years old. The responsibility of PD
had been trusted to his students that are now
in Pendekar level, which is the highest level in Perisai Diri.
Due to his existences in bringing
Indonesia to be known overseas, the Indonesian
him with an honor title of ‘Pendekar
Purna Utama’ (Greatest martial arts
master) in 1986.
Since it was established,
the technique of Silat Perisai Diri has never been changed,
added or reduced.
With its motto, ‘learn martial
arts without injury’, PERISAI DIRI has been
received in all society and
ages, ranging from students
to professionals and from children
Surprisingly, Perisai Diri
does not only exist in
Indonesia. Since the organization consists of people
with intelligence and
professionalism, PERISAI DIRI has spread out through other countries
Australia, Europe and
America. PD has established
and grow very well in
countries such as Japan (Tokyo), United Kingdom (London),
United State (New York) , Netherlands
(Holland and Utrecht), Switzerland (Zurich), Germany (Berlin)
and Austria (Wina) have also had training
classes of Silat PERISAI DIRI.