19 August 2009

Finas & National Geographic Produce Documentary On Silat

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- A documentary on Malay martial arts Silat Seni Gayong produced by National Geographic Channels in colloboration with the National Film Development Corporation will be aired on Aug 31 on National Geographic Channel Asia on pay TV station Astro's channel 553.

Finas director-general Mohd Mahyidin Mustakim said the documentary, titled "Fight Masters: Silat", would be aired at 9pm with repeats on Sept 11 and 15, at the same time.

"The airing of this documentary follows in the footsteps of the Becoming A King and Smart Tunnel documentaries aired last year," he said at the launching of "Fight Masters: Silat" by Finas chairman Datuk Wong Kam Hoong, here Tuesday night.

Mohd Mahyidin added that the smart partnership between Finas and National Geographic helped to bring Malaysian culture and arts to the whole world.

The documentary, which took a year to complete, tells the story of United States Navy serviceman Joel Champ who spent 14 years studying the martial arts to obtain the Third Degree Black Belt in it.

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Anonymous said...

We hope that this will promote SILATS (not silat) in Malaysia.

3viL X eIjI said...


im very proud becauce im a Gayong student. I hope those people out there can open their eyes and realize Silat is something that they should learn and protect.