After a short and sweet month of Ramadhan, the Maitland Youth Movement has initiated the Silat classes on Saturday 10 Sept 2011. Abang Nabeel, silat coach, has initially started the silat training at the venue 2 months prior to Ramadhan. The Maitland area is seen by many as unsafe and is home to many vagrants, drug smugglers and dodgy persons. The youth needs continuous guidance from responsible people in the area, hence the formation of the Muslim youth Movement.
Mr Junaid Anthony, leader of the Maitland Youth Movement, invited the pukulan melaka silat team to demonstrate the art to the youth. Shortly thereafter, classes were started and training took off in order to provide the youth with healthy and positive activities. Unfortunately, many students did not turn up for the training due to transport issues. the other challenge faced is that the venue was not always secure on a weekly basis, which caused a setback for consistent training. This issue has now been sorted so that students can attend weekly training in a safe enviroment.
As the leader of the MYM, Mr Anthony himself has signed up for silat training, along with a few others. PSSPM (persatuan seni silat pukulan melaka) will hopefully continue to grow and assist in making a difference in the community, inshaAllah.
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