Kudos to Sports School for seminar support

Fadhil Yunus

The Brunei Darussalam Pencak Silat Federation (PERSIB) presented souvenirs to Sports School officials as a symbol of appreciation for its support in the New Competition Regulations Online Zoom Seminar at the Sports School in Kampong Pulaie recently.

PERSIB Chief Executive Officer Pengiran Haji Abdul Karim bin Pengiran Haji Metassan presented the souvenir to the Sports School Principal Matt Letham.

PERSIB, the national governing body for pencak silat, joined the international virtual seminar from August 22-23 and October 4.

The first seminar – held for two days – was attended by certified international referees, coaches from teaching bodies and national coaches and match officials who hold national certificates.

International Pencak Silat Federation (PERSILAT) Executive Chairman Benny G Sumarsono discussed the implementation of the new rules in international pencak silat events.

PERSIB Chief Executive Officer Pengiran Haji Abdul Karim bin Pengiran Haji Metassan presents a souvenir to Sports School Principal Matt Letham. PHOTO: PERSIB

“Hopefully, the new rules can be introduced at the national level,” he said.

PERSILAT Secretary General Teddy Suratmadji highlighted that the implementation of the new rules required hard work and strong efforts.

The competitions booklet has been improved since its last update in August 2013 with the focus of elevating the sport both on a global and professional level.

The PERSILAT is also planning to diversify by introducing new competitions such as World Cup, World League, Open World Freestyle Artistic Pencak Silat Championship and the updated version for pencak silat to be played on the beach.

Among the topics highlighted during the seminar were the role of international technical delegates, match officials and coaches, types of violations and prohibitions as well as the appointment of a protest commissioner.

One of the topics briefed during the seminar was on standard first aid. First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury with care provided to prevent condition from worsening and promote recovery.

A technical official on duty, is required to know if the symptoms of the athlete require medical attention.

Senior officers from the Sports School and PERSIB’s executive committee members were also present.