Monday, April 30, 2007

Persaudaraan Setia Hati “Terate” or PSHT

Style Organization

The goal of the Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate is to propagate a system of personal development for the mind and the body. This Pentjak Silat style is one of the largest and most widespread styles in Indonesia.

Style Organization
The goal of the Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate is to propagate a system of personal development for the mind and the body. This Pentjak Silat style is one of the largest and most widespread styles in Indonesia.
The physical and spiritual ‘epicenter” of the Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate is the city of Madiun, in East Java, Indonesia. In this city of 600,000 inhabitants, some 15% of the population is actively involved in the PSHT.

The PSHT currently counts some 1.5 million members in Indonesia spread over 177 “Cabang” (Cities or Districts). The Head Office and the Central Board of PSHT organization is in Madiun located in East part of Java.

Madiun is also home to the central organizing board of the PSHT. The current chairman of the Central Board (Pengurus Pusat) is Mas Tarmadji Boedi Harsono.

The scope of the PSHT is broader than fighting arts alone. The PSHT is also a social-cultural organization, with its own educational programmed. It organizes educational and social-cultural activities for the local community. It maintains good contact with the government and other social-cultural organizations. And members of the PSHT maintain responsible positions in the community.