Jacobs Martial Arts Academy combines ancient physical fitness and martial arts training methods with cutting edge science and technology to prepare private citizens, military and law enforcement personnel to face any and all challenges of the 21st century!
Personal Training/Private Instruction$50.00 Per Session for 1 Session
$40.00 Per Session for 10 Sessions
$30.00 Per Session for 20 Sessions or More
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$75.00 Per Month for EITHER Unlimited Martial Arts or Unlimited Fitness Classes
$100.00 Per Month for Unlimited of BOTH Martial Arts & Fitness Classes
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ABOUT GURU BESAR JERRY JACOBS
This section is Dedicated to the Founder and Grand master of PCK Silat Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs
"My martial arts development is my own natural journey. Each particular Silat system has its own Founder/Grandmaster who has his own set of beliefs and convictions. The only way I can truly become like the Founder is NOT to follow in his footsteps one hundred percent, but to carve my own path and create new footsteps for my students to follow, so they too, can create their own path someday. In a way, creating my own path has allowed me to understand the path of my teachers. This evolution is essential in becoming a respected “Master” or “Grandmaster” of Pencak Silat!"
-Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs
PCK Silat Seminars
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- Guru Besar (Grandmaster) of Pencak Silat Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi
- Order of the Black Dragon in Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi
- Founder/Chief Instructor of Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi International
- Guru Besar of Pencak Silat Pukulan Cimande Pusaka
- 2008 Black Dragon Award in Pukulan Cimande Pusaka
- USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Pencak Silat Master of the Year 2008
- Honorary Doctorate of Martial Arts Philosophy Ph.D 2008 by UOAMAS
- Guru in Kali-Silat (Filipino Martial Arts) under the World Kali-Silat Society
- USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Kali Man of the Year 2002
- Guru of Tarik Kolot Pusaka Cimande by the PSKCTKEPC
- Owner/Chief Instructor of Studio Raja Naga Martial Arts & Wellness Center
- 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tracy's Kenpo Karate # B-2207-114
- Certified Instructor in Tracy's Kenpo Karate # 1-1597
- NCTMB Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
- ICRT (International Center for Reiki Training) - Certified Reiki Master Teacher
- Certified Advanced Myoskeletal Therapist - Freedom From Pain Institute
- ACE (American Council on Exercise) - Certified Personal Trainer
- NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association) - Certified Group Exercise Instructor
- IKFF (International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation) - Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Appointment as the Representative for the State of Ohio for Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Tuhon Mel Tortal!
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"I have had the priveledge of knowing and training under Guru Besar Jerry for 11 years now. It has been an absolute honor to be a student and brother to such a knowledgeable and respectable man. His skill, to all who have witnessed him in action is truly astonishing. The thing that has always impressed me the most about him is his generosity. He goes so far beyond what is necessary in class to make sure that beginner and teachers alike, understand what is being taught, without any hesitation . I have been lucky enough to become good friends with Guru Besar Jerry outside of training. His generosity inside the training hall , is paled in comparison to that with which he shows outside. I have seen him help so many people and have personally gained more knowledge and recieved more blessings in my life due to this man's teaching and freindship, it would take two lifetimes to repay that which I owe to him. Training with him has been the single most rewarding thing in my entire life and everthing that I do has been enriched and my life more fulfilling due to learning what he teaches and being his friend.
The other side of Guru Besar Jerry, is the side with which I pray I never have the misfortune to encounter. The ferocity that is unleashed when he puts his skill into action is enough to make the toughest fighter cower. His wealth of knowledge of Pencak Silat as well as all of the other styles that he studied before coming to Silat, has made him into a warrior of the highest caliber. I have seen him do some things throughout the years, that he makes look effortless I might add, that make me feel like I have never trained a day in my life, yet he is one of the most humble and approachable people that I have ever known, and his passion to continue to learn is relentless.
His knowledge of Internal Energy and the Meditative and Spiritual aspects of this art has always been facinating to me. I have also been witness to situations where Guru Besar Jerry has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that his skill in these areas is unquestionably masterfull. Anyone who has seen or been effected by his healing or internal energy work can verify that he is truly gifted. The depth of understanding of the philosophy and internal aspects of such a complex art combined with all of the extra research and extra training in related areas is testament to his dedication and unwavering willingness to better himself, and the amazing thing is that this is for the sole purpose of being able to teach and help others! In todays society masters such as this are very rare.
In the many years that I have known and trained with Guru Besar Jerry I have seen his school go from a small group of devoted followers to an international organization with schools in many states and even countries. This art is no doubt facinating and deadly , and all respects to its founders and great masters are always and will always be given , however it is without hesitation that I say that Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs skill, devotion to this art, and passion to give this knowledge to all who come to learn, is an honor to those founding fathers and no one is more qualified in character or skill to lead this organization. It is an honor to be associated with such an honorable and knowledgable teacher."
Guru Penglima Derek Owings
"I would like to send a sincere thank you to my teacher Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs….for if I never would have found him I would not be where I am today. I was looking for something to keep me in shape and 8yrs ago I walked into his place of business…I started out doing kickboxing and then tried everything he was offering from Silat, Kali, Kenpo… I fell in love with martial arts and have never looked back.Being at his school has built up my self esteem and my passion for bettering me by being able to stay physically fit. Guru Besar Jerry knows each student learns at different speeds, styles. For me I learn by repetition…. watching others, practicing both physically and mentally.
I am very honored to know this man as a friend, teacher and the brother I never had. He is a very humble man, knowledgeable, helpful…..yet I know that I would not want to be the person who may start an altercation with him for this man knows how to handle himself with the ferocity of the animal that is inside us all.
KEEP UP THE AWESOME JOB GURU BESAR JERRY …… I will always be with you to help you spread the word of PUKULAN CIMANDE KOMBINASI"
Guru Laura White
Port Huron, MI
"In the martial world there are those who can fight and those who can teach. Guru Jerry Jacobs encompasses both aspects of his craft. I have been a Silat player for quite awhile and Jerry is one of the few I know of who can make his lethality sing. Many talk a good game and look fancy but with Guru Jacobs what you see is what you get, big, fast and nasty...like a COKE machine falling from the sky when he lays hands on you. He is good people and one hell of an ambassador for Silat and martial arts in general."
Amo Guro Mike Blackgrave
SEAMOK Tactical Solutions Simplicity with Intent
"There are many people that practice and represent Pencak Silat from all over the world. Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs is probably one of the elite regarding full representation and combative effectiveness in his system of Pencak Silat. He shows true quality in his character for being humble all of the time, but can move in his attacks at full speed when need to be. My hat's off to a man , who I feel will always benefit and contribute to the Pencak Silat Community around the world."
Guru Eric Kruk
Baringin Sakti Pencak Silat Harimau Minangkabau
"Hello, my name is Duane and i'm 34 years old. I studied martial arts as a teen but in my twenties I didnt train and was in a rut of alcohol and depression. I needed to strengthen my mind and body. I began to train under Guru Besar Jerry and began to become forged in the fire of his will as well as my own. Five years later my trade has brought me to Jacksonville, Detroit and New York. I'm a carpenter and I have 3 children to support in Michigan. Before I left Michigan I had the oppurtunity to train at a gym in Detroit where I sparred many muay thai fighters as well as boxers from the D. My silat footwork, lead hand and kicks were not only effective but impressive but most of all the mental training has helped in all aspects of my life. Whether in the streets, in the ring or at home, silat is a complete and TESTED art. I am now happily married to an Indonesian woman and hope to travel to indonesia one day!"
"Before I met Jerry Jacobs, I was often scared. Scared of getting attacked, scared of what people thought, afraid of failure...Once I began training in Silat, my confidence got a huge boost! I realized that self defense starts in your spirit, and that fighting is definitely mind over matter! I found myself walking different, talking different, and affecting others in ways I never imagined! I found my moods evening out more, and for the first time in my life, I was actually practicing patience! Silat gave me the strength to rid myself of self-doubt, and the so-called "friends" who fueled it! I finally had the courage to go for my dreams. I was actually living, instead of mearly existing!
Guru Jerry is a fantastic teacher, a deadly fighter, and a gentle healer. He is very patient. There are times he needed to show me a move or technique over and over, week after week, and he never critisized or made me feel bad about it! Jerry possesses amazing strength and agility, and once you see how he moves, it makes you want to work hard, and be strong, and move gracefully like he does! Jerry also has a vast knowlege of the human body, and how it works. If you need to tone a certain area, or are having pain somewhere, he usually can tell you what workout or stretch you need in order to improve yourself. Being a massage therapist, and also a Reiki master have both made Jerry a wonderful healer. When in a healing session with him, he will listen to you, about your concerns, and will do all he can to relieve your pain. Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs has had a big part in changing my life for the better. He taught me how to balance myself in mind, body and spirit, and for that I will always be grateful."
Katherine L. Dauphinais
Port Huron, MI
"Dear Jerry. I have been a big fan of yours for ages. In my own personal opinion. I think that you are America's top martial artist. I'm actually amazed that you don't enjoy more success in the martial arts industry and that you are not a household name in America. Because the martial arts that you teach are the genuine article and not some rip-off programme that unfortunately permeates the world of commercial martial arts. In the martial arts world you have always have had the well deserved reputation as an honest man and a genuine mentor. You would not compromise your hard earned reputation getting involved in some scummy little rip-off teaching programme. I am very happy to endorse Jerry and his Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi; to reiterate: he is a honest man and HE IS THE BEST."
Kevin McCormick Saintfield
Co. Down / U.K
"It is very difficult to put into words what Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs has done for me. He is a friend, Philosopher, Healer, Masseuse, Personal Trainer, Reiki Master and an awe-inspiring teacher of Pencak Silat. My life was altered forever once I met him.
It is said that one is most apt to get discouraged at the half way point through a project. This is how I felt about my life due to an injury in my neck. Like a project, I felt discouraged because my life was half over. I was fifty years old with two bulging discs in my neck. Looking for a masseuse, I found Jerry’s ad in the yellow pages. I always heard that Martial Artists know how to work out each muscle in the human body. That is why I called Jerry and this is how we met. His massage helped me more than any doctor had for the last year. After a couple of months I told Jerry I would like to get in shape so I can learn Martial Arts. Jerry informed me that I should join Martial Arts to get in shape. He was right and his philosophy taught me my life isn’t half over and that it starts new every day. Time is irrelevant.
Due to the amount of pain I had, Jerry recommended that my wife and I learn Reiki. We both agreed and once we became attuned to first and second degree Reiki with Jerry I felt we had bonded for life. I use Reiki every day of my life. Whenever I ask Jerry for Reiki healing energy he unselfishly offers it. Just last week he sent me Reiki energy when I was getting a nerve block at the hospital. After Jerry taught me Reiki I learned that it is okay to be spiritual for the first time in my life. “Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
Another way my life has been changed by Jerry was after my wife read his blog she started reading some of his favorite books that he had listed. Carole, my wife encouraged me to read “The Secret”, one of Jerry’s listed favorite books. The thesis of the book is we attract everything into our lives good and bad. This is called “The law of attraction”. After reading the book we realized we could attract success into our lives. Both of us are now going into our second year of college.
I am also going into my second year of Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi. The Art is now a part of my daily life style. I have lost 75 lbs and Jerry is training me weekly in the gym. In the last couple of months I have gained a full inch to my biceps. Jerry said his goal is to add four more inches to them. I sometimes feel this goal at the age of 50 is not possible, but anytime I doubt Jerry it is my mistake. I cannot believe that I am in the best shape of my life at my age. I am anxious to become a Guru in Silat myself in the next five years so I will be qualified to teach this humbling Art. I recommend that anyone who wants to learn Martial Arts, contact Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs."
Senior Student Port Huron, MI
"Mr. Jerry Jacobs is the third man our Brazilian Federation of Kali Silat and Escrima have brought to teach seminars in Brazil. His two day seminar is very complete, he is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of Pencak Silat, and all my students went back to their homes with big smiles on their faces. I found Jerry not only to be an amazing teacher; whose knowledge will enrich our classes from now on, but also a very open and friendly Master. And best of all, I found a new friend. Thanks for everything, can’t wait for your return next year!"
Mestre Paulo Albuquerque
Chairman of the World Kali Silat Society in Latin America
Punong Guro of Kali Silat Brasil (www.kalisilat.com.br)
Founder of Kombato Inc (www.kombato.org)
"Hello Guru Jacobs, Gotta tell ya, I been around the block awhile. Trained for years in Poekoelan Tjimindie Chuan fa with Guru Willy Wetzel out of Vanport Pa. back in the early 60's before anyone even heard of Silat or Kung fu for that matter.
So far in all the DVD's and video clips I've examined, you are by far the most impressive. Found you on youtube and ordered the DVD.
I am often surprised at what people are showing and calling it Silat, or Pukulan or Poekoelan etc. You're like a Tsunami..and I don't say that lightly or blow smoke. I've studied many systems over the years and developed a REALITY BASED system that specializes in weapons disarming....much of the foundation, footwork and strikes are from my Poekoelan background. The adhesion principles come from Ninjitsu with Hatsumi Sensei and our traps and simultaneous strikes are from JKD. Nice to get back to the roots once in a while."
Guru, Tsunami, Jacobs
Chief Instructor/TLM's Fighting Chance Combat Systems
"Master Jerry is one of my very close and good friends and an excellent martial artist! Please check out his very effective martial art PCK Silat."
Prof. Ben Fajardo
Nubreed Wun Hop Kuen Do Kung Fu 8th Degree Black Belt
"I would like to take a moment to honor a true teacher and warrior, I am referring to my teacher Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs of Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi. I started studying with Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs in late 2008, just before he decided to launch his personal system. I have to say that he has had such a big effect on me. I really didn’t realize when I first met him how groundbreaking his system of Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi was. I just knew that it was a system that I wanted to learn. I now live in Malaysia and have practiced the system over in four countries, and still continue to progress with his guidance. I expect to be traveling to see him soon for more training and coaching. The trips to see him and the training are worth every penny and Jerry is a real master in every sense of the word. That’s right, I live in Malaysia and I still will travel back to learn with him. My reason is that I have seen other cimande styles, and many other styles of silat. Many of them lack the reality that Jerry has put into his art, and that is one of his major contributions. The art is important to be able to help you win a REAL violent encounter, and he makes sure you are really prepared for this in a way that only the most experienced fighters can. While so many martial arts practitioners hide what they do, Jerry will willingly show you so that you ca see for yourself what he is doing is VERY REAL. At the same time he is very humble when it comes to talking about the art and what he has done with it. Many have come to slowly realize this and more and more are turning up for seminars because of that very reason.
I have trained in numerous styles of martial arts. Very few teachers can provide this kind of reality that Jerry does. At present, in my personal experience I can count them on one hand and I have witnessed many more than I can count on both hands. He encourages you to develop your own style and expression of the jurus and principles that he teaches, making the style honed to each practitioner. Different body types and skills will always be taken into account, and they should be as you are not only learning an art, but how to go out of your house every day knowing that if you have any kind of conflict that you will be ready for it and take it to the end. These are two great things that he has encompassed in his system that not only make him a great fighter, but a great teacher of great fighters. Other contributions include his wisdom, knowledge of Sundanese history and spirituality, as well as his constant attempts to maintain ties and exchanges with the native motherland and the Sundanese masters and culture. I have seen few try as hard as he does to make sure that all his students and pretty much all who meet him leave with what they’ve asked for and learned about something that they didn’t know that wanted to know about. He is wise, friendly, and approachable, and yet if you see what he can do you are amazed to be talking to the same smiling guy a few minutes later. This great attitude attracts students from all backgrounds as Jerry is not only a great martial artist and a well of knowledge, but a deep person in general which is necessary in both a teacher and friend.
I live in Malaysia, and have seen all kinds of Malaysian silat, which is quite good. I still train and teach Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi every day and know that I have just as deadly a silat style or deadlier than any I’ve seen here. This shows you how pure the art is, and I am a proud practitioner. When I meet other silat teachers I will always pay homage to Jerry and always respect the adat (customs or culture) of other styles, as this is the kind of brotherhood and etiquette that Jerry instills in his students and even his acquaintances. All who train are part of the brotherhood, and that brotherhood has grown so much in the time I’ve been around and it grows more and more every day. In an arena such as that of the America silat arena, historically peppered with politics this seemed impossible. He not only put together so many silat practitioners in the states in his brotherhood but also included those in Indonesia as well. This has been inspirational.
I would recommend studying with Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs in his system of Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi, of which I am a proud practitioner, teacher and student, to anyone anywhere. If you can’t find a school try his distance program, there are so many who have and have benefitted from it. Those who learn have the opportunity to visit him, or have him visit them and still train on their own time with the same reality he leaves them with. He is a magnificent teacher and his art is very REAL, yet stays true to ancient cimande. I have never been turned down from him for any question and he has never been stingy in giving me his time to answer the most random questions about any application, technique, or history. He is dedicated to his students and friends. I am proud to call him my brother as I am proud to call him my teacher. No matter where I go, I intend to still study with and travel to see him. All of this I have to say in honor of Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs."
Guru Muda Brendan Lanza
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