BA – University of Maryland, Business Administration
MBA – University of Maryland, Marketing & Finance
Lecturer – School of Health Promotion and Human Performance, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 2004-present. Currently on Sabbatical in Sumatra Indonesia, Spring and Fall 2007, based at IPSI, Padang.
Lecturer – Andalus University, Sumatra, Indonesia, 2004
Lecturer – Gor Imam Bonjol, Sumatra, Indonesia, 2004
Lecturer – Yayasan Sumatera Barat, Sumatra, Indonesia, 2004
Lecturer – University of Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia, 2004
Lecturer – Camar Putih, Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, 2007
Critical Care Program Consultant – Jusat Pantung Hospital, Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, 2004
Founder & Chief Instructor, International Silat Federation of America, 1995-present.
PEGN 177-003 “An Introduction to Silat Tuo: Indonesian Spiritual Martial Arts & Dance,” Eastern Michigan University, 2005.
PEGN 177-007 “Tarian Movement Therapy,” Eastern Michigan University, 2004.
Awarded title of Pendakar, or Grand Master of Silat, by Ikatan Pencak Silat Indonesia (IPSI – Indonesia Pencak Silat Federation), the official governing body of the arts of Silat in Indonesia, in recognition of his exemplary skill and knowledge and over 25 years of training and service.
Authorization to teach Pencak Silat Satria Muda, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Chicago
Authorization to teach Silat Tuo Minang and Seni Silat Haqq, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, New York
Certification in Aromatherapy from the American Institute of Unani Medicine
Certification of Natural Healing, Healing Touch International
Black Pioneer Achievement Award, The City of Los Angeles
Hero of the Community Award, The Original Warrior Association
Global Achievement and Service Award, Harvard University Muslim Alumni
Letter of Commendation, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York
“Pendakar” Award, Tradisional Silat Festivale, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
YaleDancers, Invited Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Six-Week Series “Traditional Dances of Sumatra, Indonesia”, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Invited Performance, Challenge of the Martial Arts Masters IV, Las Vegas, NV
Major Productions & Performances
As International Guest Performer
“Silat Tradisional – Gathering of Pendakars”, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
“Secrets of the Heart II”, University of Michigan
Silat Training and Cultural Education Series, six DVD set
As Choreographer/Lead Performer
“Gongs of Truth – Ramayana Performance”, University of Michigan
“Secrets of the Heart, II”, University of Michigan
“World Dance Festival”, Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
“Annual Spring Festival”, Council on Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University