Silat Bledek is an American martial art based on the Indonesian systems of Pentjak Silat Serak and Pukulan Pentjak Silat Tongkat. Maha Guru Robert Vanatta was encouraged by his instructors, Maha Guru Victor de Thouars and Pendekar Paul de Thouars, to create an expression of Pentjak Silat Serak to teach to the American public. Silat Bledek is that system.

Silat Bledek maintains an honest representation of its source systems while focusing instruction toward developing each practitioner’s practical skills to face the needs and threats of the present.