Tapak Suci of UAD Wins 6 Gold, 4 Silver, and 1 Bronze

Alhamdulillah, good news comes from Tapak Suci (Indonesian martial arts) Team of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) by winning the 6 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals in a National Championship held at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). The event that took place on Thursday-Saturday (3-5 / 5/2018) was to fight over rotating trophies of MPR RI and IPB rector.

The six athletes who won gold medals were Muhammad Arfian Hariz in the male E category, Herdiyana Asmoroningtyas in the female E category, Alfin Mubarroq and Irfan Syahrul Ramdhani in the doubles male armed category, Javid Novean Noorcha in male C category, Zulfikar Faishal Akbari in male F category, and Habib Baharuddin Husain in the empty-handed category.

The four athletes who won silver medals were Dadang Arif Dwi Saputra in the male H category, Alfin Mubarroq in the single armed category, Dewi Setiawati in the female C category, and Dhia Asa Imtinan in the female D category. Meanwhile, Wahyu Safitri Zana R. in the female B category won a bronze medal.

A total of 29 participating universities was a proof of the fierce competition of the event which was held at Graha Widya Wisuda (GWW). In the meantime, we should not underestimate Tapak Suci martial arts, because it can be proven by the number of achievements made in this field that makes Indonesia more known on the international level.

"We should be thankful for whatever we have today. The achievement will make a name for UAD. Once again, I affirm that this is a good start in 2018, do not be too satisfied with what you have today because the next events will be even more difficult. So, practice diligently and insha Allah, UAD will always give you support. Keep the spirit and congratulations for all of you," said Gatot Sugiharto, S.H., M.H. as the coach.

The accompanying team manager, Tito Kurniawan, always advises, "Keep the spirit, guys! You become the champion only when you are on the podium, once you get back down you will be an athlete and have to start practicing again."