Zenshida'i is a Buddho-Taoist philosophy directed towards the cultivation of self-mastery through meditation, austerity, and the martial arts. Joshua van Asakinda is First of the Zenshida'i; he has spent much of his life traveling the world in search of masters, and has developed a new tradition.Zenshida'i martial arts consist of kuntau,bela diri, and pencak silat-serak, each of which is rooted in the Cimande-style of martial arts brought to the United States by Willy Wetzel in the 1950s. Through his study of the Chinese tradition, however- not only in America but in Asia as well-, he has rediscovered a number of secrets that have long since been forgotten. But the journey is not over yet. For today he continues to develop the combat system formally known as Cimande Pencak Silat-Serak dari Zenshida'i, or simply Zenshida'i Silat.
"AWAKENING is the Way of the Deathless; Non-awakening is the way of death. The Awakened do not die; The non-awake live as though already dead."
Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha ~ Dhammapada ~