Silat Martial Arts School of Virginia is an institution dedicated to martial arts through the structure and heritage of Penack Silat, an dynamic art from South-East Asia. We offer mulitple curriculums where students can learn the art of Pencak Silat as well as MMA, etc. In additonal to the traditional aspects of Pencak Silat aspects that includes culture, self-defense, weapons, inner power, and the artistic aspect, we also have a strong foundation in modern Silat (sport Silat (Ohlaraga), Silat MMA, etc. We are an affiliation of USA Pencak Silat Federation.


The Al-Azhar Silat martial arts program has been in existence for close to 40 years and has held classes in the VA area for over 10 years. Al-Azhar Silat is committed to quality instruction in the martial arts and many of its students have received first place in local and national tournaments. In addition to this, our students have excelled not only physically and athletically , but have also achieved highest honors in their academic endeavors. Our students have been accepted to top universities and continue to excel in many areas.


Kak Abdul-Malik Ahmad (the head instructor from the Sterling branch) and Kak Terra Kurnia (the head instructor from the Asburn branch above C3 Cyberclub) are world title holders in forms, weapons, sparring and breaking according to their specialty. We also have Kak Wona Sumantri, Kak Richard Subaran and Kak Rendy Sumantri who head up the Bethesda branch in DC. Although our roots are in Al-Azhar Pencak Silat, instructors have studied multiple styles of Silat and have also augmented their knowledge with other style of martial arts.



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