Satria Nusantara (SN) is an active, modern and still
developing sport. It combines physical aspects with mental training. The
foundation Satria Nusantara was established in 1985 at Yogyakarta by Dr
Maryanto, who developed the sport based on traditional Indonesian
knowledge and knowledge from other Asian countries. Over 100 Satria
Nusantara branches can now can be found all over the provinces of
Indonesia with members in the age ranging from16 to over 70 years old,
both male and female.
Most of the members are motivated to cure their ailments, varying from
chronic asthma, blood related disease, neural disease, malfunctioning
internal organs and virus related diseases. Others want to improve their
physical fitness or to develop their stealthy power.
In 1989 SN started in Delft, The Netherlands. It has now grown to a club
with three branches in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. The Dutch organization will be the center for spreading the
sport over Europe. As initiative from the Dutch organization a brach has
been established in Prague, Czecho.
Also in Spain a brach has been established by the
Next to being a club which offers alternative curing,
fitness sport, Satria Nusantara is also a club which also addresses other
(recreational, social) activities for the members.
Breathing exercises are practiced already for a long
time. The spreading was limited to small groups of people in Indonesia
from one family or priests within a temple.
Although it is easy in theory, in practice the training of Satria
Nusantara needs supervision, even (or maybe especially) when learning the
basics. This may be the reason why a book which describes the sport in
detail is not available. What you can find in the literature are mostly
descriptions of the effects of the breathing sport.
SN considers 3 components that are combined in training sessions, namely
movement, breathing and concentration and assemble a curriculum containing
8 main stages and many sub-stages. It can be practiced by both female and
male from 16 years old and up (there are members well over 70). Those from
10 to 16 years old of age are allowed to participate in the training in
case of physical problems and after permission by the trainer.
Two main effects result from this sport. First is revitalization of the
common body systems and secondly the development of an energetic bodily
field. The first results in a better physical condition and a better
resistance against diseases. The second results in the forming of stealthy
power (in the Indonesian language: Tenaga dalam (Inner Strength)). The
last is based on the development of bio-electricity.
Both of these effects will be noticeable after the basic training of 12
lessons . After this basic training members can exercise on their own, but
to reach a higher level it is advised to follow the scheduled exercises.
Every year it is possible to enter once or more times a higher level
provided that the members have attended a minimum of training sessions and
perform the exercises well.
The basic training comprises 10 basic movements,
called jurus (pronounce joo-roos), the breathing exercises.
Every training session begins and ends with a sitting (triangle) breathing
exercise in sitting position that also is meant for training the
Depending on the level of the participants the jurus are exercised in
When your doctor says "We have done our best
concerning your ailment, but we can do no more. We suggest you to stay at
home and accept this condition. Start to learn a new life.", it means
that the ailment or the medicine is not yet known. If so you should
consider other healing alternatives. SN Nederland offers you an
alternative for curing your health
problem. The logic behind SN healing is the following:
The breathing technique is based upon breathing from the lower abdomen
(using the diaphragm) and
through the nose. The vital capacity of the lungs is increased,
especially the lower part. Together with this, the muscles of chest
and ribs are well trained.
During the exercise, as the breathing is kept compressed downward, the
amount of oxygen in the lungs becomes less while the metabolism is going
on. We call this situation "metabolism poor of oxygen" (MPO). To
compensate this situation, MPO results in an increase of hemoglobin in the
blood. This is useful not only to absorb enough oxygen from the lungs but
also to absorb food essence from the intestines, and to remove the rests
of metabolism from the internal body. effects that you can feel from this
mechanism are that you don't get tired easily and that your mind will stay
clear for a longer time then before.
If the above mentioned MPO takes place constantly for some time, it may
result in a permanent "vascularization" i.e. a widening of the
blood vessels and an increase in the number of micro branches of the blood
vessel. This vascularization leads to a lower blood pressure, and cleaning
up of the blood vessels (cholesterol, etc. is removed).
The vascularization process takes place also in the hearth muscle so that
the hearth becomes healthier. Furthermore, the vascularization leads to
reduction of the hearth pulse.
An other effect of Vascularization is a better blood transport to the
brain, so that the brain does not get tired easily.
By exercising the basic movements repeatedly the system of muscles will
become longer, lithe and strong.
The stomach breathing helps the stomach muscle to push the rests of the
food in the intestines to the out-let.
By doing efficient breathing, the parasympatic nerve will work better to
create an environment for a clear mind.
Illnesses which are recorded to be cured by Satria
headache, shortness of breath, migraine, rheumatism, asthma, allergies,
stomach pain, colds, high blood pressure, heart weakness, waist pain, body
weakness, low blood pressure, vehicle sickness, cowardliness and mental
depression, malaria, throat inflammation, diabetes myelitis, piles,
hepatitis, menstruation illness.