Does PSSI focus on vital points and joint locks?

Student questions regarding PSSI training and usage.

1. Does PSSI focus on vital points and joint locks?

Answer: Sometimes…it depends on the situation and enemy. Sharaf focuses on whatever is required at the moment of a problem. In one situation a knife will do, in another, I have low chances of winning unless i have a gun. Everything depends on the nature of the problem and the situation you are facing. I’ve controlled angry knifemen with joint locks…I wouldn’t try it on a sophisticated fighter who is determined to kill me. All depends on situation and enemy but in Sharaf we learn combat skills which include joint locks and vital point strikes, of course.

2. Do you have a study group in Malaysia? How do i start training?

Answer: I don’t teach public classes habibi, but i do have students in Malaysia of course, and other places. I prefer to personally train people one on one in private classes or small groups. As I’m not in KL now you can start with the distance program bro. When I get back to KL I’ll train you personally inshallah.

3. Should I stop other martial arts training so I don’t get confused?

Answer: Physical training can always help you. It’s not so much the physical combatives that ruin students, it’s the weak mentality. So if you find a good place to train then continue as long as there is no kufr in their aqeedah or stupidity in the training that will get you killed.

4. What about projectile weapons?

Answer: The best is to train with all types of weapons. A gun fight can become a knife fight if it’s close quarters and a knife fight can become a gun fight very quickly also. The more you know the better. In Malaysia it’s almost impossible to get a gun license for training or even hunting so it’s not an option in the country. Other places it is possible and even easy. If you are training in any program always focus on combat shooting , tactics and strategy training of course. Close quarter gunfighting is also important skill. Target shooting and the like doesn’t help much in real street combat scenarios.

5. Does PSSI help me to face bigger attackers or multiple attackers?

Answer: Depends on the enemy and their motives. You have sophisticated and simple enemies. You have enemies supported by cartels or governments or organised crime. You have enemies that are idiots and just looking for money to buy drugs or a new iPhone. If they are sophisticated and have the resources of a cartel or state, you’re almost surely a dead man because you don’t have those resource or preparation level. Even if you defeat the first group, the second or third will kill you. Best is to avoid them altogether and if you have to face them, be prepared to fight, run and hide yourself and your family. If you have tribal support, money and trusted friend networks all the better. Inshallah you never face something like that, it’ very difficult and miserable on the family, especially when you start running out of money, food, and your kids or wife get sick. Nightmare, wallah.

Now if you’re facing unsophisticated street level enemies looking for money or a cheap score of some kind, your chances are better. They are probably less prepared than you, less dedicated to killing you and easier to intimidate if you put up a strong resistance against them. And, if the assault fails, you probably will never need to hear or see them again and neither will your family. Sharaf will teach you to deal with all sorts of maniacs and how to escape problems by hurting or killing them. But as in the above scenario, avoidance is always better than engagement. I want to WIN by ambushing or outsmarting my enemy…I don’t want to FIGHT head on where I have a higher chance of getting critically injured or dying. This is double as important to consider in places where medical help is not easily available, very expensive, or will expose you to capture or abuse by corrupt police or officials.

6. When I’m 80 or 90 can I do Sharaf?

Answer: Inshallah Allah gives you a long life. I’ve never been 90 so I really don’t know bro but many Sahaba trained and fought in battle until old age. As long as you take care of yourself and keep in good shape i guess it will be ok.

In conclusion bro, I hope everyone takes the system, works it hard and passes it on to their children inshallah. It is a pusaka (heirloom) to our children and if the men of this Umma had this knowledge and mentality from young age many crimes against our people would not have been so easily perpetrated.

Quran. Al-Anfal 60

وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُم مَّا اسْتَطَعْتُم مِّن قُوَّةٍ وَمِن رِّبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ وَآخَرِينَ مِن دُونِهِمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَهُمُ اللَّهُ يَعْلَمُهُمْ وَمَا تُنفِقُوا مِن شَيْءٍ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ يُوَفَّ إِلَيْكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تُظْلَمُونَ

And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemies of Allah and your enemies and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.

Lesson: Always be prepared, mentally and physically.

And the words of Allah are enough for any intelligent person.

Fi Amman Allah,

Ustaz Hussein