The special silat seminar with Professor Jak Othman is just a few days away, so we wanted to remind everyone again of some important information for everyone able to attend. There's still time to register if you're interested in training with Professor Othman, just click here. Even if you can only come for one day, training with someone as skilled and knowledgeable as Professor Othman is an opportunity you don't want to miss.
Equipment to Bring
Some protective equipment is required for the seminar, make sure you bring eye protection, forearm guards, shin guards, and - if male - a cup. You are also strongly recommended to bring a rubber training knife and a training karambit if you have them and, if you attended the previous seminar, a training kepak kecil (small axe). We will have some available to borrow, but it's best to bring your own.
Professor Othman has said he prefers the TP Training Knife from Century, we will have a few of them available for purchase at a discount for seminar participants.They are normally $24, but seminar participants can purchase them for $18 on a first come first served basis while our stock lasts.
There will be small breaks both days to eat. Some deli meats and items for sandwiches will be provided so be prepared to bring a small amount of extra cash to chip in for those or a packed lunch for yourself.
Professor Othman often brings other items for sale, including training equipment, apparel, and live blades, karambits, and axes so it's usually a good idea to bring a little extra cash in case there is anything else you find you want.
Dates and Time
There will be no regular classes Thursday Feb. 18th through Tuesday Feb. 24th. Students who are testing for promotion in Harimau Berantai Silat under Professor Jak Othman have been provided the times for testing on Thursday.
The seminar itself will be on Saturday and Sunday Feb. 20th & 21st. We will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. both days. The Academy will be open at 9 a.m. both days, and it's recommended you allow yourself time to warm up before beginning at 10.
If you have any other questions about the seminar, feel free to contact us at the school at 513-760-5553.