Joshua van Asakinda was born 22 September, 1979 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a master's degree from American Military University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied psychology and philosophy. During that time, he began developing a new theory of self-realization, which has inspired a number of books. For many years, he traveled the world; now he looks forward to making his vision a reality. Finally, he is a Buddhist, and First of the Zenshida’i, creator of Cimande Pencak Silat-Serak dari Zenshida'i.