Pak Muslim Haji Nordin, guru utama of Silat Kalimah Amin has passed away today in the afternoon. He will be buried tomorrow morning in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.
I first met Pak Muslim several years ago when I was the editor of SENI BELADIRI magazine. I interviewed him for the cover story and found his life an interesting one. He studied directly under Mahaguru Yahya Said and had an innovative approach to developing Silat Kalimah.
He began his life in Silat Kalimah under Pak Guru Redzuan Long's tutelage, which saw him gaining the affectionate title of Champion Instructor. Later, he continued his studies with guru Redzuan's master, Mahaguru Yahya Said when he moved to Sungai Petani.
As a result of organisational issues, he was forced to reregister the Silat Kalimah state chapter in Negeri Sembilan as Persatuan Seni Silat Kalimah Amin as the principal of that organisation.
Another star is snuffed, taking all his years of knowledge and experience with him. We will miss him. Al Fatihah.