The style Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate (P.S.H.T.)

Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate (PSHT) is one of the largest and most widespread styles of Pencak Silat in Indonesia. The goal of PSHT is to propagate a system of personal development for the mind and the body.
In Indonesia, the PSHT currently counts some one million members (known as ‘warga’) spread over some 200 schools (known as ‘cabangs’).
The physical and organisational ‘epicentre’ of the Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate is the city of Madiun, in East Java, Indonesia. This is the seat of the PSHT central management and organisational board, housed in its own facilities known as the ‘pusdiklat’ on jalan Merak Nambangan Kidul. This large complex is home to the management offices and training facilities as well as dormitories, restaurants and educational facilities.
The current chairman of the central board is Dr. Mas Tarmadji Boedi Harsono.
The scope of the PSHT is broader than fighting arts alone. It is also an effective method of spiritual and mental development. In this sense, PSHT is often a ‘way of life’ for those who practise it.
Striving for harmony in body and mind, the Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate is founded on five basic principles:
1. Persaudaraan (brotherhood or fraternity)
2. Olah Raga (sport)
3. Bela diri (self defence)
4. Seni Budaya (art and culture)
5. Kerokhanian-KE SH-an (spiritual development)
The PSHT is also a social-cultural organisation. It organises educational and social-cultural activities for the local community. It maintains good contact with the government and other social-cultural organisations.