Between 1999 and 2006 Idi continued training and competing in various Sanshou competitions as well as coaching the Kutai Kertanegara Regency Wushu team in 2006 for the East Kalimantan sports week. The team finished as the Grand Champion.In 1998, Idi enlisted into the Indonesian Army, joined the initial 4 months basic training in Rindam 2 Sriwijaya, South Sumatra, which was followed by a 3-month Cavalry training in Bandung. Between deployments, he continued Wushu training in Jakarta under coach Ahmad Rivai and has competed in many Wushu/Sanshou competitions.
In 2007, Idi started training Arnis/Eskrima under Master Glen Gardiner of CMAA Jakarta in preparation for the Cacoy Doce Pares World Championships in Jakarta, finishing 2nd in Single Stick and Kulata divisions, earning 2 silver medals.
In 2009 – 2010 he started training Wing Chun with Sifu Kang Sin Sin and continued training with Master Johny Chan in 2012. Master Johny Chan is the 25th Generations Master of Lowfo Mountain Wing Chun.