KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- Top Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) exponents
from nine countries will parade their combat skills during the One Fighting
Championship (One FC) - Destiny of Warriors - to be held at Stadium Negara on
According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One FC, Victor Cui, the
inaugural tournament held in the country would see the top 10 MMA exponents show
off their skills in several martial arts disciplines.
"We can see the international fighters champions in several martial arts
field such as silat, judo, karate and taekwondo display their unique skills in
front of the local fans," he told a media briefing on the event here, today.
Kuala Lumpur has been chosen as the fourth venue by One FC to organise
the event after it was successfully held in Singapore in January, Indonesia in
February, before going back to Singapore in March.
"We will go to the Philippines next month and back to Singapore in June,"
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He also urged the local martial arts fans to buy the ticket early since the
response was very encouraging.
"I can''t tell how many tickets we have sold so far but what I can say is
that the sales of tickets is very fast because the support from the local fans
is simply fantastic," he said.
Tickets for the tournament are currently on sale at www.AirAsiaRedTix.com
and priced at RM348 for VIP seating which includes exclusive red carpet
entrance as well as access to the VIP lounge.
Tickets are also available for usual seating and priced at RM108 and RM48
The martial arts fans from around the world can catch the first four matches
live via streaming online at http://www.livesport.tv/onefc which is free of
The six remaining matches are available on pay-per-view from US$9.99 (RM
Malaysia would be represented in the tournament by the world''s Brazilian
jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai Champion, Adam "Shogun" Shahir Kayoom and national
silat champion, AJ "Pyro" Lias Mansor.
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The June Holidays is on our doorstep and once again we invite youth between ages of 7 and 14yrs to take up silat. This time, the objective of the course will be to learn the fundamentals of self defense. Techniques from various silat styles will be used to demonstrate just how easy it is to defend yourself, whether you are big or small, thin or fat, handsome or not. The course will run from the 2nd July until 12 th July between 10:30 am - 12:00pm at the Taronga rd Mosque in Crawford. Registration will take place on Sunday 1st July at the Taronga rd Masjid after Thuhr Solah insha Allah until 3:00pm.
With the spate of crime reaching an alarming level in the Western Cape, a mosque in Retreat has taken up the task of giving power to women in communities by introducing a self defence course. Al Munowar masjid based in Retreat, has created a Silat self defence course for women designed to teach them how to protect themselves.
“We feel like we need to empower women as they are not equipped to defend themselves in a dangerous situation. There are a lot of cases where women tend to conceal their abuse. We want to show them how to defend themselves by giving them the tools and showing them how easy it is if they know how,” explained Silat trainer Faheem Jackson.
Jackson believes women ought to be respected and if their rights are violated, they need to be able to stand up for themselves. The training will be guided by the imam of the masjid, Maulana Irshaad Sedick, who initiated the idea to conduct the course. Silat is the martial arts fighting style originating from Indonesia and Malaysia. Silat was apparently developed by a woman in Indonesia. The course intends to teach women how to deal with aggression, unleash their fighting spirit and also how to control it.
The course will be combining elements of different styles of Silat, showing people how to apply the basic techniques like using by body as a weapon. “We hope to expose the wisdom behind the martial art,” said Jackson. The lessons will be given inside the masjid and although the course is designed for women in mind, men are also invited.
“When we sent the request to the masjid, Maulana Irshaad said he felt like the course should be open to males and females because the males will feel left out. This is why it is open to all but it is going to be designed to show how easy it is for a weaker person to defend themselves against a stronger person,” said Jackson.
He stressed that self-defence has become a necessity and is not a sport anymore. The shocking rate of domestic abuse and rape against women in the Western Cape was clear evidence of this need. “Learning self defence is something communities should take note of as it is important for people to defend themselves against any form of aggression.”
The course will take place on the 29th June, 6th July and 13th July at Masjid Munowar from 19h30 until 22h00 and will cost R100 per person. For more information people call Faheem Jackson on 071 869 8240. VOC (Tashneem Abrahams)
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