From the 27th to 29th of December, the 5th Asian Pencak Silat Championship took place in Yanji, China. A total of 9 countries took part in the event. The team brought back 7 golds, 2 Silvers and 7 Bronze medals and clinching the 1st runner up position. Team Malaysia clinched 4 Gold, 8 Silver, 8 Bronze medals falling into the 2nd runner up position and Team Vietnam clinched 12 Gold, 9 Silver, 3 Bronze medals and emerged as the overall champion. Congrats to all teams and athletes. Details of the championship will be presented below.
Scoring & Secretariat Team
The scoring team has always lent a helping hand in running competitions. As this is the last competition of 2019, the scoring team also managed the secretariat duties ran the whole event. The event run smoothly and was successful thanks to the team! We hope to see them in more competitions in 2020.
Referee-Jury Refresher Course
One day before the start of the championship, a referee-jury refresher course was held. This was to make sure the officials were updated about the newest rules and for them to bring up and doubts that need clarification. This is also for the new officials from China to practice for one last time before officiating actual matches.
On the 23rd of December, the China Pencak Silat Federation held a press conference with Dr Sheik and the officials of the China Pencak Silat Federation to talk about the future of silat in China. While working hand-in-hand with the China Pencak Silat Federation, Dr. Sheik has big plans to advance and spread pencak silat widely in China in the years to come. The press conference ended rather successfully and we hope to see the advancements in China soon!
Opening and Closing Ceremony
As per tradition, the event starts and ends with an opening and closing ceremony. During the keris mandat procession of the opening ceremony, Dr Sheik gave a speech and even did some moves with the keris. Mr Zhen Cheng, organising chairman of the 5th Asian Pencak Silat Championship 2019 also gave a short speech to welcome the teams to Yanji, China. Dr Sheik also gave out certificates to the new officials from China after completing the course they took before the championship.
As per usual, the artistic category was the first event that was contested. The artistic categories contested were: male and female single, male and female double and male and female team. Singapore athletes clinched gold medals from the artistic male team, male single and female single; silver medals from artistic male double and female team; and bronze medals from the artistic female double.
The match category started after the artistic event ended. 4 of our athletes, Nurul Suhaila, Siti Khadijah, Sheik Farhan and Muhd Hazim managed to clinch the gold medal for their respective match categories, some fighting from the preliminary rounds all the way till the finals. 6 of our athletes: Sheik Ferdous, Abdul Raaziq, Adib Farhan, Amirah Sahrin, Muhd Riansyauqi and Syahirah Jeffrey clinched the bronze medals, putting their 100% in their respective match categories. Sheik Farhan was also nominated as the best male athlete of the championship! Congratulations to all the athletes!
Our athletes not only compete and strive in silat events, but also in other sports as well. As part of the cross-training program for the athletes, they are being taught different sports from silat to develop new skills and to also try out new sports - and one of those sports is Vovinam. Vovinam, short for Vo Viet Nam, is a Vietnamese sport. Vovinam involves the use of the hands, elbows, legs, knees and weapons such as swords, knives, chisels, claws, fans. Students also learn how to deal with hand-held weapons, counter-attacks, lock-ups, and levers.
5 of our athletes - Amirah Sahrin, Nurhanishah Shahruddin, Nur Azlyana, Amirul Syafiq and Aniq Asri, took part in the World Vovinam Championships in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 16th - 22nd December. They participated in different categories such as the (male)pair knife form, female Ying Yang Sword Form, (female)dual knife form, female cross from and male cross form. Aside from the artistic categories, they also competed in some match categories.
Two of the athletes, Nurhanishah Shahruddin and Nur Azlyana clinched the bronze medal for the artistic category (female) Dual Knife Form and (something) Match category respectively.
Congrats to both the athletes and to the team as well. Hours of practice were put in the prepare the athletes for their first world vovinam championship. We hope to see more of such developments for our athletes as well!
Our SEA Games Pencak Silat Team has reached Singapore on 6th December, right after the finals match category took place. The team brought back 2 Gold medals, achieving the initial goal set for the team, 1 Silver medal and 2 Bronze medals. The athletes who clinched the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be elaborated below.
The team clinched the first Gold medal in the male artistic Team category. Nujaid Hasif, Hamillatu Arash and Muhd Nazrul have been competing as a team for many competitions, achieving silver and bronze medals. The Games finally made all those months of waiting and training worthwhile as they achieved their first gold medal. The team clinched the second gold medal when Muhd Hazim defeated his Vietnamese opponent with a 4-1 win. Vietnam is known to be a strong competitor and the 18-year old who had just debuted as a SEA Games athlete proved his strength and calibre as an athlete. Congratulations to all 4 athletes!
Muhd Iqbal clinched the silver medal during the male artistic single event. He did perform as well in previous games despite putting in all his effort druing training. The 30th SEA Games however, proved his efforts worthwhile as he made a comeback and placed second in his event category, even with strong competitors.
Muhd Iqbal was the third athlete to present his performance to the panel of juries and scored a total of 461 points before team Philippines came on on top with 470 points. None the less, congratulations to Muhd Iqbal!
Nurul Suhaila came home with a bronze medal after her 5-0 loss with a strong vietnam opponent. Suhaila fought well during her quarters and did her very best to takedown her opponent during the semi-finals.
Atiq Syazwani also came home with bronze medal after her 4-1 loss during the semifinals with Indonesia exponent, Suci Wulandari. The Singapore team athlete was leading with a 5-0 score in the first round and a 4-1 score in the starting of the second. A small action and the deliberation of the judges made a big impact as they ruled a dropping as valid, allowing the Indonesian athlete to catch up. Nonetheless, she put up a great fight and to all the medalists, our greatest congratulations.
The first ever Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts, GAMMA World Championship was held from 18-22 of November. The championship was done in cooperation with the Singapore MMA Federation represented by Dr Sheik Alauddin and also supported by One Championship.
The championship was held as a way to push for the recognition of the mixed martial arts globally. Singapore Silat Federation staff had the honour of assisting the organisers in the event. They were split into different teams - social media team, the officials (judges) team and even helped out in the weigh-in and gloves distribution station.
On 22nd November, our athletes also went down to support the One Championship event that happened at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. We thank the organisers for engaging us in the 1st GAMMA World Championship. We hope to collaborate again in the future!
From 25-27 October, the 8th Singapore Open was held right after the International Wasit-Jury Upgrading Course. The Class 3 participants had their chance to try out on the arena the things they learnt and to test their skills.
Apart from that, this time round, the Singapore Open Championship hosted a total of 37 teams and 62 participating categories. Team Singapore came in first place with a total of 34 golds, 13 silvers and 16 bronze medals. Team PAL B.6.C came in second place with a total of 7 golds, 6 silvers and 8 bronze medals. Team PPLM DKI Jakarta came in third with a total of 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 bronze medals.
Every edition of the Singapore Open championship proves to be a success, this time round even more so with the extended course that was very well received by the participants. We hope for more success stories in the future!
On 19th of October, the Singapore Silat Federation welcomed delegates from different countries such as Vietnam, Brunei, China, Korea, Netherlands, Suriname and India for the International Wasit-Jury Upgrading Course. Our staff from Singapore Silat Federation and most of our local Wasit-Jury also participated in the upgrading course.
The international Wasit-Jury Upgrading Course held in Singapore held various courses which will be listed below.
International Class 3 Referee-jury Course
This course was catered to national wasit-juries from all the participating countries. The course served as a refresher for them and a space for them to raise their confusion about the rules before they participate in any overseas competitions. Other than the theoratical aspect of the course, the participants also had a practical session where they learnt the hand signals that are crucial during matches and also the Tunggal (single) and Regu (team) syllabus. They then become officials during the 8th Singapore Open as a form of test for the understanding during the course.
International Class 2 & Class 1 Referee-jury Course
This course was catered to upgrade those who are already certified as International Class 3 Wasit-Juries. During the course, they had videos from previous competitions that were used as case-studies to judge the referee's actions and decisions. This then helped them to be better juries, council and competition chairman; especially for the Class 1 Wasit-Jury.
During the course, they had a lot of interaction with the lecturers and they also had a chance to voice out their opinions and thoughts.
International Technical Delegate Course
Other than the referee-juries, technical delegates are also important people that are requried to be around during competitions. They are the ones who will step-in in case of any technical difficulties. During the course, they learnt how to manage the wasit-juries and situations that may come as challenging during competition days.
This course is catered to those who are interested to become lecturers. They were taught the best ways to deliver their teachings, if one day there comes a chance for them to teach the game rules to new wasit-juries in the future. The course was conducted by Mr Heikal Yusope.
On the night of the 22nd of October, a welcoming dinner was held to welcome all the wasit-juries and guests to the course. There was also a combined performance done by Gencak Singapura, Artistari Gentari and our Senior Artistic Team.
We had the honour of having Mr. Nazarisham, Advisor-in-shief of Singapore Silat Federation, Bapak Benny, executive Chairman of PERSILAT and Datuk Megat from Secretary-General of PERSAKA join us for the welcoming dinner as well.
Singapore Silat Federation and the SG Bikers group were in talks for a long-term collaboration. On 6th October, the bikers-silat launching ceremony took place alongside the bicentennial appreciation presentation. During the ceremony, the leaders of the different groups were presented with a framed t-shirt that has the bikers-silat logo. There were also performances by our national artistic athletes and cultural performances from different groups. There was also a short demonstration of "Silatrobics".
Other than the performances, there were also booths that showcased the malay heritage and recruitment for instructors, referee-jury and athletes. We thank the Singapore Bikers Group for making time for this celebration of a long-term partnership.
Silat has come a long way. Competitions now not only occur in indoor arenas, but outdoor as well. From 30 September to 4 October the 1st World Beach Pencak Silat Championship was held in Phuket Thailand. A total of 18 teams competed in the competition. Our athletes sacrificed their blood, sweat and tears to overcome the challenges of the competition.
The list of medalists are as follows:
Muhammad Syakir Bin Jeffry - Male Class G (75kg - 80kg)
Sheik Ferdous Bin Sheik Alauddin - Male Class I (85kg - 90kg)
Nur Azlyana Bte Ismail and Nurhanishah Bte Shahruddin - Female Double
Nurzuhairah Bte Mohd Yazid - Artistic Single Female
Adib Farhan Bin Ramli - Male Class E (65kg - 70kg)
Muhammad Syahiran Bin Jeffry - Male Class F (70kg - 75kg)
Abdul Raaziq Bin Abdul Rashid - Male Class H (80kg - 85 kg)
Muhammad Syamil Bin Jeffry - Male Class Open (Over 85kg)
Siti Khadijah Bte Mohd Shahrem - Female Class B (50kg - 55kg)
Nurzianah Bte Mohd Yazid - Female Class C (55kg - 60kg)
Held from the 26th of September to the 30th of September, our Senior athletes ha the opportunity to compete in the 2nd Open Malaysia International Silat Chmapionship 2019. A total of 21 teams, including teams from Japan, Kyrgyztan, Thailand, Pakistan and India took part in the competition. Our scoring team continued their journney from the Philiipines to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to lend a helping hand with the digital scoring system used during the competition. Our athletes put in their best effort during the competition and team Singapore achieved the 1st Runner Up position with a total of 4 Gold medals, 6 Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals. Congratulations team! They are currently headed to Phuket, Thailand for the 1st First World Beach Pencak Silat Championship.
Listed below are the medalists for the championship:
1. Nurzuhairah Binte Mohd Yazid, Nur Azlyana Binte Ismail & Siti Nazurah Binte Mohd Yusoff - Artistic Female Team
2. Muhammad Syakir Bin Jeffry - Match Male G
3. Sheik Ferdous Bin Sheik Alau'ddin - Match Male I
4. Abdul Raaziq Bin Abdul Rashid - Match Male H
1. Muhammad Iqbal Bin Abdul Rahman - Artistic Male Single
2. Nurzuhairah Binte Mohd Yazid - Artistic Female Single
3. Nur Azlyana Binte Ismail & Nurhanishah Binte Shahrudin - Artistic Female Double
4. Artistic Male Double - Nur Hakim Bin Norshamsuddin & Syafiq Syazry Bin Mohd Abdul Majid
5. Muhammad Hazim Bin Mohd Yusli - Match Male B
6. Muhammad Syahiran Bin Jeffry - Match Male F
1. Muhammad Riansyauqi Bin Mistam - Match Male E
2. Danial Hamezi Bin Mohd Nazri - Match Male J
Held from 20 September to 22 September, the 18th Tertiary Silat Competition housed a total of 17 participating teams. Throughout the 3 days of competition, the energy from the teams never stopped. There was constant cheers and support that came from every angle in the hall. The students even involved the officials in their short cheering showcase. It was definitely an exciting event overall! Congratulations to all medals and teams!
The medal tally of the top 5 teams are as follows:
14 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Team (A):
3 Gold, 3 Bronze
Institute of Technical Education Team (A):
2 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze
National University of Singapore Team (A):
1 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze
Singapore Polytechnic Team (A):
1 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze
We start this month off with a grand event happening over in Chungju, Korea. The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships has begun with our athletes fighting hard through the artistic and match categories. A technical meeting and balloting was also held before the competition started to award the new Referee-Jury who went through the upgrading course, discuss and refresh rules of the game and ballot the athletes according to their weight class.
In silat, it is tradition to do an opening and closing ceremony consisting of the "keris mandat" and opening of arenas. It was an honour to have our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Sheik Alau'ddin Yacoob Marican, PBM and the president of the Silat Federation of Korea, Mr Cho Hyungki to do show some of their moves. Our coach, Mr Galuh Yuliar Denata also performed for the opening and closing ceremony.
The following are the list of medalist from the masterships:
Muhammad Iqbal Bin Abdul Rahman - Male Single
Nurzuhairah Mohammad Yazid - Female Single
Nur Azlyana Ismail & Nurhanishah Shahrudin - Female Double
Muhammad Shakir Jeffry - Male Class G (75-80kg)
Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau'ddin - Male Class I (85-90kg)
Muhammad Hazim Mohammad Yusli - Male Class B (50-55kg)
Abdul Razaaq Abdul Rashid - Male Class D (60-65kg)
Danial Hamezi Mohd Nazri - Male Class J (90-95kg)
Words will never be able to describe how much effort they put into training and competing to achieve outstanding results.
To conclude the competition, Thailand came in 3rd with a total of 2 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and 5 Bronze medals. Vietnam came in 2nd with a total of 3 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals, 2 Bronze medals and Singapore came in as the overall champion with and total of 4 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals. Congrats team for always achieving beyond expectations!
National Pencak Silat Championship 2019
We welcome the month of August with our yearly event, the National Pencak Silat Championship. This year the 43rd National Pencak Silat Championship was held in conjuction with Pesta Sukan Kebangsaan and GetActive Singapore. A total of 18 teams and 444 participants took part in the event held at Heartbeat@Bedok.
The three day event was held from 2nd August to 4th August and is one of the biggest national event Singapore Silat Federation organised. We also had the honour of having referees from Indonesia and team Nila to lend us a helping hand.
Following are the medal tally for the top 10 teams:
44 Gold, 20 Silver, 11 Bronze
Perguruan Sendeng Belalang;
16 Gold, 24 Silver, 23 Bronze
Seligi Tunggal Angkatan Singapura;
9 Gold, 13 Silver, 15 Bronze
6 Gold, 4 Silver, 8 Bronze
Perguruan Pencak Sendeng;
4 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze
Silek Harimau Minangkabau;
3 Gold, 6 Silver, 2 Bronze
Seni Silat Gayong Perwanit;
2 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze
Si Rumpun Padi;
2 Gold, 4 Bronze
1 Gold, 9 Silver, 8 Bronze
Setia Hati Esha;
1 Gold, 5 Silver, 14 Bronze
The loud cheers from the crowd and the teams created a lively atmosphere that could only be felt during such championships. Through the support of the crowd and the teams, the athletes fought hard and displayed great sportsmanship. Congratulations to all!
Singapore won seven gold medals at the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship that was hosted at OCBC Arena, Sports Hub from the 13th to 16th December 2018. Top athletes from over 40 countries competed for top honours at the biennial tournament. This is the third time Singapore hosted the Championship. It was held here previously in 1988 and 2004.
For more information on this event you can visit the official website at
TeamSG Silat Junior brought back 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 bronze from the World Junior Pencak Silat Championship 2018 that occured on the 24th till 29th April 2018 in Songkhla, Thailand.Read more
There was 4,888 athletes from 11 countries competing against each other in 39 sports categories from 19 to 30 August on the 29th Sea Games 2017 which was held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Pencak Silat Team Singapore managed to grab a total of four golds, six silvers and four bronzes and the medalist are ;
Sheik Farhan Bin Sheik Alau'ddin [Men's Tanding Class J (90KG to 95KG)]
17th WORLD PENCAK SILAT CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & SENI FESTIVAL
2nd - 9th DECEMBER 2016
From September 24th to October 2nd, the 5th Asian Beach Games took place in Da Nang, Vietnam with 45 nations sending athletes to compete in the games. Athletes competed in aquatics, athletics, basketball, football, handball, rowing and wrestling, as well as non-Olympic sports such as bodybuilding, ju-jitsu, kabaddi, kurash, muay thai, pencak silat, petanque, sambo, sepaktakraw, vovinam and woodball.
Pencak Silat Team Singapore had a tremendous achievements since last performance in 3rd Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia back in 2008 where the team only brought back 2 bronze whereas this time around the team managed to bring back 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 bronze.
Here are the list of medalist;
1. Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani @ Fiona Azlani (Artistic Female Single)
2. Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin (Match Male Class H)
1. Nurhanishah Shahrudin (Match Female Class C)
2. Nurzuhairah Mohd Yazid, Nur Azlyana Ismail & Nurhanishah Shahrudin (Artistic Female Team)
1. Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman (Artistic Male Single)
2. Nurul Shafiqah Mohd Saiful (Match Female Class B)
3. Nurul Suhaila Mohd Saiful (Match Female Class D)
4. Nur Abdul Ghani Kamaruddin (Match Male Class D)
5. Abdul Raaziq Abdul Rashid (Match Male Class F)
6. Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en (Match Male Class G)
The Southeast Asian Games took place in Singapore's National Stadium after a 22-year long hiatus. Awarded the bid by the Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) in November 2011, the 28th SEA Games was held from June 5 - 16, 2015.
36 sports and 402 events featured in the 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015. The sports were aquatics (swimming, synchronised swimming, diving, waterpolo), archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, billiards & snooker, bowling, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, floorball, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, netball, petanque, rowing, rugby 7s, sailing, sepak takraw, shooting, silat, softball, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, dragon boat, triathlon, volleyball, wakeboard & waterski, and wushu.
The Phuket City Municipality stadium or Saphan Hin Stadium is where the 16th World Pencak Silat Championship 2015 took place. It was held from January 7th till the 17th. The World Championship had athletes competing in two categories which are the match and artistic. Fighters from more than 45 countries competed in this championship.Read more