Teachers

Raden Panji Setiosoeprapto, also known as Dave Nelson or for acquaintances Oom Dave, was born in 1932 in East Java in the town Asembagus. Oom Dave started at an early age with Pencak Silat. At the age of 6 his uncles taught him the family style Pamor as the tradition prescribes. Besides being taught the family style he and his brother Raden Panji Setiocipto also were taught the Badai style. Oom Dave also learned many other styles. Because Oom Dave is a descendent of an old Indonesian royal family he was according to the family tradition sent to a Buddhist monastery in Nakhon Pathon in the former Siam. In this monastery Oom Dave learned the Siamese fighting-methods, now known as Muay Thai (at that time not known as Muay Thai). Oom Dave also practiced boxing, sumo wrestling and kendo. After his stay in the monastery Oom Dave was appointed the heir of the family style Pamor by his uncle Raden Widikdo and Raden Panji Bentung in 1941.

Having lived in Papua Oom Dave finally moved to the Netherlands where he occasionally taught Pencak Silat starting in 1964.

In 1973 Oom Dave officially started teaching Pencak Silat in Diemen. In 1969 Oom Dave was appointed the title pendekar by the IPSI in Surabaya. In 1993 Oom Dave again was appointed the title pendekar by the Persilat (international Pencak Silat federation).

On July 4, 2020 Oom Dave transferred in a ceremony his position of kepala aliran and pendekar utama of Perguruan Pencak Silat Pamor Badai to his successors Marlon Tsie and Johann Ticoalu. The weekly training sessions at Pamor Badai are led by them.

Marlon Tsie

Marlon is active at Pamor Badai since 1980 and he has been very succesful in pencak silat competitions. Marlon gained several championship titles on national (Dutch) and international (European, World) level. He has been a head instructor since 2004 and since July 4, 2020 oom Dave appointed him and Johann as his heirs and successors by which he became the kepala aliran and teacher of Pencak Silat Pamor Badai. He and Johann are also responsible for the weekly training sessions at Pamor Badai.

Johann Ticoalu

Johann is active at Pamor Badai since 1985. He completed the LMA course (course to become a government certified Martial Arts teacher) in 1993. He has been a head instructor since 2004 and since July 4, 2020 oom Dave appointed him and Marlon as his heirs and successors by which he became the kepala aliran and teacher of Pencak Silat Pamor Badai. He and Marlon are also responsible for the weekly training sessions at Pamor Badai.