Pencak silat apparently attracted some residents Dallas, United
States, to learn martial arts. Even in Dallas are college Pencak Silat Dallas.
There are 15 people seriously wrestle Dallas which martial art
native to Indonesia. They have studied martial arts for many years.
"They practice regularly since over 10 years ago under the
college martial arts called Pencak Silat Dallas led by Master Ken Doc Dority
and instructor Tim Lee, Michael Carroll and Bill Stutesman," said Consul
General in Houston, Al Basyra Basnur.
In addition, the college regularly invites a teacher home country
each year. "On a regular basis every year arts college is inviting Dada
Gunawan, Indonesian silat teacher, came from Bogor," said Al Basyra.
On two nights ago, the Consulate General Houston entertain members
of Pencak Silat Dallas and Dadang Gunawan. In a chat at the banquet, the
members of Pencak Silat Dallas expressed his admiration for the martial art
"I love the martial arts because Indonesia is a blend of
martial arts and high value and very beneficial to the health and safety of
those who master it", said Doc Dority, chairman of Pencak Silat Dallas.
Meanwhile Edee Diaz, revealing that the arts really support her
work as a security officer in the City of Dallas. "In martial arts, I am
more confident running the day-to-day tasks," he said.
Kimberley Mitchell, the only female fighter in Dallas said that
the arts make him feel more nimble, healthier and higher confidence. "I'd
love to visit Indonesia to determine the country of origin which I learned
martial arts, as well as add kung fu in there," he added.
On that occasion, Consul General Al Busyra express our
appreciation to the fighters are as keen, willing to learn and master the
"Indonesian Silat in the City of Dallas and Fort Worth does
not involve an appreciation of the art, self-confidence and self-defense, and
the structure of the bridge is also a powerful and strategic in order to
strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between Indonesia and the United
States, particularly with the city of Dallas-Fort Worth , "said Al Busyra.
June 15, 2013, Pencak Silat Dallas College personnel will perform
in Indonesia's largest annual bazaar held at the Consulate General Houston.