Min Farrakhan speaks to Muslims and guests at international training session. Photo Abdul Karriem Muhammad

MILWAUKEE—It was an amazing, jam-packed and incredible 27th annual National Training Conference here as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a brief but power-packed message to martial arts grandmasters, teachers and students.

“Sometimes when you work hard to bring about change in your time of life, it’s so rewarding when you can come among your people and see the effect of knowledge being imparted to us,” said Min. Farrakhan July 30. He thanked the martial arts grandmasters for sharing their gifts, nurtured by knowledge of the purpose of their lives. You submitted to a grandmaster to become a grandmaster, Minister Farrakhan noted.

The biggest fight in life is to accept yourself and submit to God as the master of your life, so you can be yourself and reflect the power and attributes of God, the Minister said.

In addition to martial arts classes and a competition were a youth conference, jumaah prayer service and other sessions, an awards dinner and plenty of activities in what was described as a “mini Saviours’ Day” convention. The conference was held July 28-31 at the Wisconsin Convention Center.


The United Schools of Survival, founded and operated by National Trainer and Student Assistant Supreme Captain of the Nation of Islam, Grandmaster Abdul Azziz Muhammad and his wife Azziza Muhammad, hosted the training conference. It was the first in-person conference in two years. Hundreds of Believers and guests took part. Look for complete coverage next week in The Final Call!