is a traditional Bugis and Makassar Pencak Silat from both within and outside
South Sulawesi. The organisation of Gerak Ilham was founded in the
60's by the Grand Master Bapak Joenoes
Machmoed to preserve and promote the
warrior traditions of this part of Indonesia. Bapak
Haji Halil and Bapak
Haji Osman Balo is an advisor to the
Gerak Ilham Organisation Worldwide. Gerak Ilham Organisation also
has it representative in West Java, Singapore, Brunei, South Thailand,
Malaysia and United Kingdom.
United Kingdom branch was established in 1977 by Mr.
Aidinal Alrashid (Deputy and chief
representative of the Grand Master) who is also in charge of Gerak Ilham
activities worldwide. The organisation has its headquarter in London
and a branch in Durham. Gerak Ilham Organisation UK is also the founder
of Pencak Silat Federation of United Kingdom.