Pendita Jak Othman was one of the world‘s renowned Silat figure from Malaysia .He is often considered as the father of British and Irish Silat; some even consider him a legend. Guru Othman started teaching Silat actively across the UK and Ireland in 1980’s, founded the British Silat Association and returned to do fully book seminars several times over the years. He is one of the fore fathers of world famous kerambit internationally, where he started teaching the weapon art in the UK and Europe during mid 80’s.
Today, he is the founder and Grandmaster to the Harimau Berantai Pencak Silat International, Pancasila Gayong Harimau Silat International, Silat Tomoi Group, Bladetech International, King Tiger Muay Thai Kickboxing International & the Jak Othman Kickboxing & Martial Arts Studio which is based in Selangor, Malaysia. He is a professor and a member of senate to the Asia Pacific Open University ( USA/Malaysia) . He is a member of 2009 Malaysian Martial arts hall of fame; awarded the title Pendita (professor) and Ajarn (Grandmaster) by the Harimau Berantai Pencak Silat and Silat Tomoi organization elders respectively in 2011. He is a world authority in Silat and one of the most sought after Silat and blade expert in the international seminar circuit.