The Cimande style Leader (Pendekar) for the basic system of our school was Bapak Nunu.
Bapak Johan has learned this 1st Cimande Pencak Silat style here in Holland and became Teacher.
Pencak Silat Mande Muda
is a system which combines techniques from 25 traditional Silat systems
from West Java and other areas of Indonesia. It was developed in
Bandung, West Java by Uyuh Suwanda in 1951 and brought to “the
west” by his son Pendekar Herman Suwanda,
who became the head of the family system in 1987. Pak Herman taught
seminars throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. He continued to spread
the knowledge of Pencak Silat until his unfortunate death in March 2000.
Pendekar Herman Suwanda
Bapak Johan trained with Pendekar Herman Suwanda
and after his lethal accident, Bapak Johan has trained with his sister,
the present Pendekar Guru Besar Ibu Rita Suwanda of Mande Muda
International. Mande means Cimande and Muda means young, so Mande Muda means a young/new style of Cimande. Bapak Johan has received his Teacher (Jagabaya) certificat in this school.