For the second time, 37 year old Abdul Malik Ahmad competed in the Silat World Championships. The 15th silat world tournament was held in November 2012 in Chiang Rai, Thailand (see video at the bottom of page). Abdul Malik is an American muslim and currently a Silat instructor at the ASBD (Azhar Seni Bela Diri - Azhar Moslem Martial Arts) silat school in Virginia, USA.
In 2010, Abdul Malik was the first and only American athlete at the World Silat Championships in Jakarta, where he participated in the Seni Tunggal category (Solo performance), as well as in the Tanding (sparring) category. Although he didnt bring home any medals, Abdul Malik was happy to participate and enjoy the experience. "
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