- Joel Champ is currently a Master-at-Arms in the United States Navy. He does military police work for the Navy.
- Joel is currently ranked 3rd degree Black Belt in Silat Seni Gayong. Joel is the highest ranking student of Gayong in the United States.
- He holds the title of Khalifah Muda (young Califh) and is nicknamed Singa Barat (lion of the West.)
- Joel has trained in Silat Seni Gayong under Cikgu Sheikh Shamsuddin (Sam) for over 13 years. He has traveled to Malaysia and trained with many Cikgu there.
- He was adopted by Cikgu Siti Kalsom in 2005 as her son.
- Joel has written many articles on Silat for Seni Beladiri Magazine and Black Belt Magazine, and has given many seminars on Silat with Cikgu Sam and USGF.
- Recently starred in the upcoming National Geographic show Fight Masters: Silat. (Scheduled to air in Malaysia 31, August, 2009)
New chapter: Gelanggang Battle Owls (Burung Hantu) @Toulouse - BismillahirRohmanirRohim *From Kuala Pahang to Toulouse* This is the only 20 minutes I have tonight (before going to bed!) so that I think I'll try at ...
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