Cimande Pendekar Bapak Rifai Sahib

2010 World Pencak Silat Championship Pictures/Video

Pictures and videos from the 2010 World Pencak Silat Championship. Kak Abdul-Malik fought against a Malaysian competitor, but unfortunately lost his match.

USA Pencak Silat School Sends Competitor to World Silat Tournament in Jakarta

USA Pencak Silat School Sends Competitor to World Silat Tournament in Jakarta
Indonesian Martial Art competitor prepares for World Competition in Pencak Silat

(Washington, D.C., 11/30/10) – Pencak Silat Al-Azhar USA, an internationally recognized martial arts school specializing in Pencak Silat, is sending a competitor for the first time to the 2010 World Pencak Silat tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia from Dec 12th-17th 2010 representing the United States of America. Pencak Silat competitors from 36 countries will be participating in tournament.

Visit to South Africa

My visit to South Africa was great. I visited only two branches because many of the other students were on school break. Their are an estimate of 300 students (maybe more) that consists of half adults and youths. The students are very excited and grateful that they have an opportunity to learn pencak silat. There are mostly Karate schools in South Africa. Currently, we only have branches in Johannesburg. Next month they will make a push to open up some branches in Cape Town. Next week their will be the 1st ever pencak silat tournament in South Africa.

THE MERIT OF SELF-CONTROL AT THE TIME OF ANGER

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The strong-man is not one who wrestles well but the strong man is one who controls himself when he is in a fit of rage.

Sahis Muslim, Book: 32 Number 6313

Upcoming Belt Test

It's your favorite time of the year, the belt test :-) November will be 6 months from our last belt test. I don't have an exact date, but it will be before Thanksgiving weekend. I will let you know the exact date and location in early October. This upcoming test will be an all day event on Saturday and Sunday.

Requirements:
Only students who have been consistently training for the past 6 months are eligible to take the test.

Ramadan Class Schedule - Embassy Class

Ramadan begins August 11th. Therefore, we will have to alter our schedule a bit.

Tuesday:
Tomorrow August 10th will be the last class until September 7th. We will resume class on September 14th.

Saturday:
Class will resume from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM from August 14 - September 4. We will resume the 11-2pm schedule on September 11th.

Al-Azhar Silat Demo at 2010 Folkslife Festival

On June 24th, 2010 at 12 pm, we have been honored to perform our Silat demo at The Smithsonian Folklife Festival at National Mall, in Washington DC, USA. It is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

ASBD South Africa

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