MP USA, Inc. F.A.Q.
Since Merpati Putih is such a unique system of total life improvement, there are many difference between what you may think of as “martial arts” and what MP USA offers. Below are answers to many commonly-asked questions. Please contact us any time to address anything not covered here. We’re always happy to help.
Q: “Isn’t this just another style of Karate?”
A: Absolutely NOT! Many people think of all martial arts as being “karate”. Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Ninjutsu and Pencak Silat all come from different countries. While there may be similarities in movement patterns or fighting styles, each martial art has its unique facets.
Merpati Putih (MP) is one of the largest forms of Pencak Silat; the martial arts originating from Indonesia and Malaysia. Merpati Putih is the martial arts, energy development, meditation and awareness-expansion legacy of the Kings and Royal Heirs of Central Java, Indonesia. Released to the Indonesian public in 1963, and to the rest of the world in 1999, Merpati Putih truly does stand apart from all martial systems that focus solely on the physical benefits of martial arts training. Merpati Putih has five (5) main skills that practitioners may learn in their training journey: Martial Arts movement, Combat, Healing of self and others, Building Inner Power for health and also breaking hard materials, and Vibravision® (know as Ilmu Getaran Merpati Putih [“the Merpati Putih science of vibration]).
Q: “Is it hard?”
A: Anything truly worth doing will be a challenge. Greater effort = Greater reward. That is why the results/benefits of the training go so far beyond anything else available. Depending on the program, it may be the most difficult (and rewarding) training a person will ever undergo. For others, it’s a compliment to their other exercise programs and a way for them to take their other training to new heights. MP USA has the most comprehensive set of Merpati Putih programs found in a single academy, including in it’s home country of Indonesia. Below is an explanation of the different MP USA programs and the aspects that they emphasize:
Q: “How often are classes?”
A: We have classes in the evening, Monday through Friday, between 5pm and 9:30pm. Below are the schedule breakdowns for each program:
Family Martial Arts classes are offered Monday through Thursday between 5pm and 7pm. Beginner and Basic classes are from 5pm – 5:45 pm. All Intermediate and Advanced levels classes are from 6pm – 6:45pm.
Adult Energy Martial Arts (Athletic Adventure Program) runs Monday and Thursday nights from 7pm – 9pm.
Wealth of Health is a weekly class, and is offered on Wednesday from 7pm – 9pm.
Vibravision takes place on Tuesday and Friday nights from 7pm – 9:30pm, and Wealth of Health training is included FREE!
Women’s Ultimate Personal Protection Workshops (WUPPASS) are held twice yearly (April and October) from 3pm to 6:30pm.
Q: Do you offer these classes outside of Utah?
A: Currently, we only teach the Martial Arts and Energy Fitness classes at our headquarters in Ogden, Utah. Vibravision Immersion events may be held off-site for groups of 15 or more. If you have a group of people interested in Vibravision®, please contact us for more information.
Q: “I am interested in physical fitness. Is this for me?”
A: ABSOLUTELY! Each one of MP USA’s programs (aside from the 1-day WUPPASS Workshops) is highly focused on physical, mental, emotional and energetic fitness. While parents and children enjoy the cardio, weight loss, flexibility and strength benefits in our Family Martial Arts Program, the other programs (Adult Energy Martial Arts, Wealth of Health and Vibravision) also add in MP USA’s proprietary and completely unique aspects of breathwork, energy work, meditation and expanded perception that only the Merpati Putih system offers.
Q: “Do you offer classes online?”
A: Yes and No. For our active martial arts students, we offer access to what several martial arts industry leaders have called “the most awesome online martial arts curriculum we’ve ever seen”. Every single strike, block, kick, foot movement and form is at our members’ fingertips at any time, as long as they have access to the internet. This allows our martial arts members to get a private lesson from MP USA’s founders any time, day or night. This service is only available to currently-active students.
For the energy arts, there is not an online learning course or curriculum, and likely never will be. The reasons for this are a) since the energy/meditation aspect of Merpati Putih is proprietary and a Trade Secret, keeping the instruction in person is the safest way for us to offer this training. b) Since the energy work focuses heavily on specific breathing and breath-holding exercises, a degree of risk is involved and we personally ensure that all of our students practice safely.
Q: “How do you ensure respectful behavior without ego?”
A: While it is natural to compare and compete as we work toward our individual goals, there is never an instance where we do not have more to learn. A student’s rank does not put them above any other student. Having more experience obligates a student to share what they’ve learned with other students and to support them as they grow. As we teach others, we hone our own skills and uplift each other. This habit develops very quickly and finds its way into all aspects of a student’s life.
Q: “Do you offer family discounts?”
A: Yes! We do! Depending on how many people in a family train together in the same program, significant discounts are available. You can text “MPUSA” to 26786 or call us at (866) 666-7872, Opt. 1 to discuss the details.