The Lightning Hand Club is a Philadelphia-based branch of Amerindo Pencak Silat run by Andrew Shinn, a student of Jim Ingram.

Amerindo Silat is a practical system of self defense based on the synthesis of a number of traditional Indonesian and Chinese styles combined through Kepala Aliran Jim Ingram’s life experiences.

This system is perfect for people of any size or physical condition since it relies on timing, angles and leverage, rather than speed or power.  People interested in self-defense, fitness or the artistic side of the martial arts will find Amerindo to have an extremely well designed approach to each of these aspects.