Sport Silat Sponsorship

The U.S. Sport Silat Association is hosting the first Michigan Open Pencak Silat Tournament in Ann Arbor! This event will raise awareness in the community for Silat – a South East Asian form of martial arts and self-defense. It also takes us one step closer to making Pencak Silat a globally recognized sport. Ultimately, our goal is to see Silat become popular in international events like the Olympics. Our previous events have been hosted in Williamsburg, Virginia (2021) and Loveland, Colorado (2019).

We’re proud to announce that next year’s event (2022) will be held February 18th-20th at The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor. We have representation from seven states with over 50 athletes competing!

Would you join our team or community leaders and make a contribution? The generosity of local companies and businesses make these events possible.

The infographic shows the different levels of support and the benefits associated.

I look forward to providing you with more information! Feel free to contact me by phone or text at (734) 726-4417 or email If you are interested in sponsorship, please fill out the sponsorship form.

Thank you for your time and consideration! With your help, we’re one step closer to our goal of $8,000, and to making Pencak Silat a household name. 

We appreciate your contribution, and will be in touch shortly.


U.S. Sport Association Michigan Representative

Taqqee Khabir

February 18th through the 20th join Close Quarters Combat Academy from for the first-ever Silat Michigan Invitational. This tournament will be open to all styles of martial arts. The tournament will operate under United States Sport Silat Association rules. Non-silat styles can compete in all categories and are encouraged to should their style in free forms.

Competition Categories:

  • Sparring Matches (Tanding) – Fast-paced point sparring scored by strikes landed, evasions, throws, takedowns, and submissions
  • Jurus Tunggal – Standardized solo form performance with three parts empty-hand, machete (golok) and long staff (tongkat panjang)
  • Jurus Ganda – Choreographed paired form displaying attack, defense and counter both empty hand and with weapons.
  • Free Forms – A three minute long solo form with or without a weapon.