About Jak

Who is Jak?

Jak was born in a family of Pendekar (warriors) and Srikandi (lady warriors) in 1962 Johor, Malaysia. As the chosen one in the family to walk the path of the pendekar, Jak started learning silat since he was 5 years old under the direct tutelage of his father, the late (allayarham) Pendekar Haji Othman Kassim the first generation of the Harimau Berantai silat clan in Malaysia. They are the descendants of the legendary Javanese pendekar ~ Haji Asraf who is well known as Harimau Berantai or the `chained tiger’. His father set him on a quest of learning and exploring silat and other fighting arts which he passionately continues until today.

Martial arts 

  • Founder of the British Silat Association
  • Founder of Silat Federation of Ireland
  • Founder of Bladetech International ( All Blades Combat System )
  • Founder & Chief Instructor of Jak Othman Kickboxing & Martial Arts Studios
  • Chief Instructor of Harimau Berantai Silat international
  • Chief Instructor of Pancasila Gayong Harimau silat international
  • Chief Instructor of King Tiger Muay Thai Kickboxing International.
  • 2009 Member of the Malaysian Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Filmmaker 

  • Producer & director of more than 500 hours of program broadcast in Malaysia & abroad.
  • Director of award winning and hit TV series MAHAGURU (martial arts series), PENAWAR (alternative medicine series) & CITARASA SEDUNIA GAS PETRONAS (tourism cook show).
  • He was the finalist for 2007/2009 National geographic channel Asia/ Finas pitch, 2009 History Channel Asia /Finas pitch and winner of 2009 Discovery channel Asia / Finas pitch.
  • His `INSIDE SILAT ‘ documentary was nominated for awards in 5 categories and bag 2 awards in the Malaysia documentary film festival in 2009.
  • History Channel Asia /Finas pitch and winner of 2009 Discovery channel Asia / Finas pitch.
  • His `INSIDE SILAT ‘ documentary was nominated for awards in 5 categories and bag 2 awards in the Malaysia documentary film festival in 2009.