lambang Merpati Putih

The basic form of  Merpati Putih logo is a pentagon shield.

  • The red writing  "Betako" is abbreviation of  "Beladiri Tangan Kosong" (empty handed self-defense)
  • The picture of hand facing and white dove flying
  • The red ribbon with white words "Merpati Putih"  which comes from  "Mersudi Patitising Tindak Pusakaning Titising Hening" .

  •    Mer-sudi : means to find until you get it .
       Pa-titising : means peace insight and outside .
       Ti-ndak : means action .
       Pu-sakane : means heirloom .
       Ti-tising : means the beloved one
       Hening : means silence, clear of thought.

       In general it means 'to find and to seek the right doing in silence"


    From its logo, the dove represents the philosophy that Merpati Putih members must make friends and
    keep peace where ever they are. The hand facing-in symbolizes the greetings from Merpati Putih
    members to welcome all kinds of people. The hand also means that Merpati Putih must be able to reject
    the bad things.

    The pentagon shield represent the basic principles of Indonesia, Panca Sila.

    The red writing of Merpati Putih with background white represents bravery that based on the purity of the soul.


    The Merpati Putih members always wears white shirt and black pants. The white shirt is a place-in shirt which means that the person who wears it are to be worn by a pure and clean spirit when practicing. The black pants symbolizes the firmness of will and heart when carrying out the final purpose which is friendships and peace. The red pentagon over the neck reminds Merpati Putih members to be always brave and loyal in their steps and forwards.

    All Merpati Putih members always known to wear red belt except in beginners level. This is to show that all members are one family. The seniority rank, therefore, represented by the strip at the corner of the belt, which ends at white stripe. This is to show that it starts with white to begin and ends with white stripe as well, in which the white means the cleanness and purity of heart and will.