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Permias Michigan Invites Bapak Waleed to Train them in Traditional Silat, Part II

Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 5, 2010

Permias Michigan, the Indonesian Student Organization at the University of Michigan, invited Bapak Waleed to come train them as they prepare for their upcoming cultural show. A special training session was set up in Pierpont Commons on the university's North Campus.

Bapak Waleed led the group in the traditional, cultural movements of Silat Tuo, Silat Minang, and Silat Harimau. The students quickly realised that what they were experiencing was much different than what they thought they had been seeing of Silat online and on YouTube. Bapak Waleed gave the students an introduction to the basic movements including the line stepping, hand movements, traditional opening/closing, and the breathing exercises. He would periodically show the group the application of the movements as well.

At the conclusion everyone was very grateful to Bapak Waleed and made the intention to continue to train with him as they prepare for their cultural show.

Read the event recap from the first session here

Click to download the Letter of Recognistion
that was presented to Bapak Waleed from the members of Permias Ann Arbor (PDF) »



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February 5th, 2010 by Staff

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