Pelatih Utama (Head Coach) Dr. Hamid Slimi has been practicing Martial Arts since his childhood and has more than one black belt in different styles of Martial Arts (Korean, Japanese, and Indonesian). He is a certified Instructor with a third Dan degree black belt in Pencak Silat and he is the Canadian representative of the Indonesian Pencak Silat Alazhar Seni Bela Diri which was founded in 1970 by late Marhum Muhammad Sufiyono and Djauharul Abidin Bakir.
Dr. Slimi considers himself a student of Martial Arts rather than calling himself an expert. His journey of learning martial arts started with Japanese Judo during his childhood. Then he enrolled in the Korean Hybrid system of Hapkido and loved it and practiced it for many years. Thereafter, he enrolled in different Martial Arts such as the Chinese Wing Chun Kung Fu and Thai Muay Thai. He also practiced Japanese Iaido/Iaijutsu, Jujutsu and Aikido. His interest in Silat started years ago during his university studies as it was introduced to him by Southeast Asian Students from Malaysia and Indonesia. He joined Koentjoro Bela Diri (A Hybrid system made of Tae Kwon Do, Kempo & Silat Harimau) and earned another black belt in this system with a special focus on Silat techniques and Jurus. His decision to focus on learning and teaching Silat only came after he visited many times Malaysia and Indonesia and then stayed in Indonesia for a while. He believes Silat is a complete system and can incorporate all the above mentioned styles of Martial Arts in addition to its values and interesting historical development. After passing all the necessary exams and mastering all the fundamentals of Al-Azhar system and becoming a member of the Renowned Indonesian Pencak Silat Alazhar Seni Bela Diri, he was given the consent and support to open an affiliated Pencak Silat school in Canada and other parts of the world. Dr. Slimi is also the current president of the Canada Pencak Silat Federation which is a member of the International Pencak Silat Federation known as Persilat.
Sensei Guru Khan is a Third Dan Black belt in both Jujutsu and Aikido. He has been practicing these two styles since his early childhood. He also practices and teaches Wing Chun Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do and Pencak Silat techniques. Sensei Khan is very passionate about martial arts and teaches in different clubs around the GTA. His ability to adjust to different systems of fighting styles is phenomenal and it earned him a great respect and admiration by many martial artists who know him and practice with him. Guru Khan is the lead coach of the Silat Jutsu Academy of Martial Arts a member of Canada Pencak Silat Federation.He is currently working on getting his fourth Dan in Aikido and writing about martial arts, their benefits and the many self-defence techniques that could benefit not only martial arts practitioners but also regular people. He is currently working on getting his fourth Dan in Aikido and writing about martial arts, their benefits and the many self-defence techniques that could benefit not only martial arts practitioners but also regular people.
Sensei Guru Didien Koentjoro is a Seven Dan Black Belt Grand Master of Koetjoro Martial Arts which is a hybrid system made of Tae Kwon Do, Kempo & Silat Harimau. He also runs his Koentjoro Bela Diri Martia Arts School in Canada and Indonesia. Guru Didien is a native of Indonesia and was fortunate to grow up practicing different styles of Martial Arts including Pencak Silat Harimau from Sumatra. After many years of learning and practicing Tae Kwon Do, he developed his own system using different techniques from both Silat and Tae Kwon Do in addition to other techniques from Karate and Kempo. Guru Didien Koentjoro is the Master coach of Koentjoro Bela Diri Martial Arts which is a member of Canada Pencak Silat Federation and he is a board member in this federation.
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