Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Reality of a Knife Attack - Thing to Ponder



Knife is a blade used in all nations. The used of knife in a daily basics has made it as a familiar weapons to all. The military uses knife as their final weapons of survival, the martial artist learn knife techniques, the common people uses knife for cutting in preparing dishes to eat and the useful of knife is devastating. Knife is a cutting instruments consisting of sharp blade attached to a handle. The blade can be single or double. Despite an instruments of cutting, in the world of self defense it is also used to thrust.

In the global world of martial arts we can see various discussion, video, writing took place talking about the reality of knife attack. The discussion comes with great ponder and some of the comments are stated that what has been taught in martial science in reality or real situation are not applicable. They are two option here maybe yes and maybe no. Yes, when we really learn what we so called as self defense and no when we think we learn self defense but reality wise we are not.

Ok, globally accepted when in a combat situation each personnel that are involved in that situations will get cut especially when engaged with wrestle. Which an situation we would not expect in a struggle for survival.

Knife

Many concept of defending on these kind of an attack they intend to block as much as they can to prevent the knife from thrusting into them. Making an example when we are push to an end of a wall, when the attack made we will try to block and thinking that with blocking we could safe our life. Just make time to ponder, will the knife thrust that will come from any angle that we are not aware off coming with soft driven or hard. Logically when something hard or strong coming towards you and if you try to block it was like engaged with an greater impact , just taking example again in a car accident. Does this method will save our life? Again maybe yes maybe no? We will take our chance off it.

The important to minimize the risk of been hurt should be the solutions of survival or escape from the situation. These method we can find in many teaching of the traditional arts of self defense. Although it will take time to understand but if we really have the knowledge it might minimize our risk of getting cut of dead because of the attack. In traditional way of teaching they are not only taught the techniques of avoiding but also consists of calmness , awareness , judgments , distance ,confidence etc. To build these in our own body as it is ourselves, it will take a longer time devoted to the system that we choose. That is why it is always understood that traditional self defense on any particular is a "way of life". Nail that in mind. When it is a 'way of life', it means a way of survival in many different aspects of life.

There are no short cut in understanding something, the world has been dumping and educate with short cuts or fast feeding. In the way of the traditional martial artist there are no such things, it may take life to understand but it is worth rather than living in a dream world. The least from that we are avoiding engage in any combat because the discipline we had from the training spiritually and that will get us escape from any fighting situations that will arise in advance. Remember that the ancient community used blade more than we do and they understand better than us , thing to ponder.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fahamkah Kita



Bila kita memerhatikan seni beladiri lain selain sebahagian persilatan kita dapati penumpuan lebih kepada kepantasan tangan dalam mengawal serangan dan membuat serangan. Itulah bentuk latihan yang mereka tumpukan agar tindak balas tersebut menjadi cepat bagi apa jua keadaan pembelaan diri.

Konsep Silat Seni Gayong berbeza dalam konteks sedemikian.Silat Seni Gayong menumpukan kepada pergerakan kaki, kepantasan gerakan mengalihkan tapak dalam setiap situasi dan secara langsung penggunaan tangan dilakukan bagi mendapatkan serangan balas seiringan. Kita memang dibimbing kepada kaedah ini tetapi adakah kita dpat melakukan sebaik mungkin akan kaedahnya? Untuk itu pemahaman terhadap Tapak Gayong adalah sangat penting agar apa yang kita laksanakan menepati konsep pengajaran Silat Seni Gayong.

Baik! mari kita menyelami dahulu apa yang dimaksudkan dengan makna tapak.Tapak ialah asas kepada sesuatu langkah tindakan atau perbuatan yang akan kita lakukan seterusnya. Sesuatu yang bertindak ia dikenali sebagai langkah tetapi dalam persediaan melangkah inilah ia disebutkan sebagai tapak.

Gambar Hiasan

Jadi manakah Tapak Gayong yang ada dalam sistem pelajaran Silat Seni Gayong ini? Tapak Gayong ini terlihat pada kaedah menapak ,bekas tapak kaki yang berada dalam bilangan 1,3 dan 5.Dimanakah terletaknya tapak-tapak ini? Tapak-tapak ini terletak pada awal gerakan permulaan dan penantian dalam pelajaran Silat Seni Gayong.Kaedah Tapak Gayong ini sudah menyiap sediakan anak-anak Gayong dengan kaedah pembelaan diri baik dari segi kekuatannya ,keseimbangannya ,jaraknya ,ketepatannya dan  ketangkasannya.

Gambar Hiasan
Sekali dilihat seolah-olah Tapak Gayong ini kepelbagaian tetapi jika dilihat buat kali yang kedua akan didapati asas tapak itu tetap disitu tidak berubah.Yang menyebabkan kelihatan berubah kerana lenggok badan dan langkah perbuatan atas tindakan yang kita lakukan.Walaupun sedemikian pengekalan kepada Tapak Gayong itu tetap menyerlah dalam setiap tindakan melangkahnya maupun duduk dalam diamnya.Jika berlaku sebarang kesilapan yang amat kecil dalam Tapak Gayong ini, penghasilan pada melangkah atau tindakan keseterusnya adalah amat ketara yang memungkinkan tidak akan berlakunya ketepatan atas sesuatu perbuatan . Penguasaan Tapak Gayong ini membolehkan anak-anak Gayong menyiapkan diri dengan apa jua belaan samada tangan kosong ataupun dengan penggunaan senjata.

Latihan kekemasan Tapak Gayong ini kekal dalam keadaan asasnya sehingga benar-benar mahir bagi membolehkan kaedah bermain dalam pelbagai bentuk persenjataan. Pembawaan kemahiran Tapak Gayong ini mempermudahkan anak-anak Gayong dalam memahami kaedah yang seterusnya yang disebut sebagi SENI GAYONG, yang akan dikongsikan dalam penulisan yang akan datang. Tapak Gayong ini berada dalam semua keadaan kedudukan samada kehadapan,kebelakang,kekanan dan kekiri. Lebih mudah dikatakan dalam konteks 8 arah mata angin.

Melangkahnya kita kemana arah pun, apabila bekas menapak itu terletak ternyatalah Tapak Gayong tersebut dalam kaedah bilangannya. Pengusaan kaedah bilangan inilah yang akan mengenalpastikan anak-anak Gayong itu telah benar-benar menguasai yang dikatakan Tapak Gayong itu.

Semoga kita semua diberkati.




Friday, March 25, 2016

Apa Bezanya Teknik Kita Dengan Mereka



Salam sejahtera kepada semua pembaca, terlalu lama tidak bersayembara penulisan.Buat kali ini ingin saya berkongsikan akan sedikit maklumat tentang persamaan tetapi tidak serupa dalam kaedah beladiri yang berlegar dalam masyarakat dunia, khususnya perbincangan akan berlegar dalam ruangan Silat Seni Gayong itu sendiri.

Teringat kisah Laksamana Hang Tuah semasa hayatnya berkelana menjalankan  tugasannya diperantauan. Hasil dari penemuan ini tidak eloklah kita terlalu merasakan bahawa apa yang kita ada yang terbaik.Malah telah ditunjuk ajarkan bahawa hendaklah kita sentiasa berada dalam keadaan yang merendah diri.Itulah ajaran dan panduan diri persilatan nusantara yang tidak mengenal apa aliran sekalipun mahupun pada beladiri lain yang berada dinegara lain.

Cuma dikalangan moyang-moyang kita mungkin ada yang mendokumentasikan semua ini dan mungkin tidak.Berkemungkinan dokumentasi yang dinukilkan moyang-moyang kita telah menjadi bahan rujukan para orang barat yang menjajah pada suatu ketika dahulu sehingga tidak meninggalkan jejak bagi kita.Berkemungkinan juga penulisan-penulisan ini berada diserata perpustakaan yang dijaga rapi oleh mereka dinegara-negara mereka. Ia juga menunjukkan bahawa kita ini manusia adalah selemah-lemahnya makhluk dan pandangan dan kaedah apa jua seakan-akan sama sahaja diantara bangsa dimukabumi ini.Perbezannya adalah ketauhidan dan ketakwaan pada yang Maha Esa yang tidak ada sebarang persamaan padanya.

Apabila melihatkan kepada ini teringat akan kata-kata Almarhum Dato Meor,"Gayong ini bersertakan dengan ayat-ayat Quran". Inilah yang membezakan kita beladiri dinusantara ini kebanyakannya dengan beladiri asing.Bezanya dari segi pegangan keagamaan ,walaupun mereka juga berpegang kepada agama mereka tetapi agama kebanyakan aliran persilatan berpegang kepada Islam, agama yang  telah disempurnakan.

Mengambil kira dalam membela diri kelihatan perbuatannya sama tetapi tidak serupa.Ini mudah kelihatan dalam teknik-teknik pembelaan yang kita lakukan.Disini saya berkongsi satu teknik yang hampir persamaannya dengan teknik yang terdapat dalam Silat Seni Gayong.Perhatikan gambar dibawah dengan penuh tumpuan:

Ilustrasi teknik kuncian yang terdapat dalam manuskrip lama beladiri Eropah


Kelihatan dari gambar tersebut teknik yang dilakukan seolah kelihatan "buah kedua" atau disebut "Kilas Payong". Bagaimana kita mahu membezakan antara keduanya,sedangkan ia memang jelas kelihatan seperti apa yang kita praktikkan.Apabila terjadinya begini teringat pula akan apa yang ada dalam Silat Seni Gayong.Apa yang kita lihat dari photo tersebut bolehlah kita sebutkan sebagai silat sahaja dan tidak ada seninya.Disitu sudah ada perbezaannya,tetapi berapa ramai dari kitakah yang betul-betul memahami dan dapat melakukan kaedah seni ini.Dalam kaedah silat tidak dapat dinafikan memang terlalu ramai sampai melimpah ruah tetapi seni..? Itulah kaedah yang kita kena cari , yang kita kena susur,yang kita kena arkedkan tetapi masih belum dan tanpa  memecahkan dan menzahirkan rahsianya.

Bersamalah kita berfikir sejenak dan keluarlah kita seketika dari kepompong dan marilah kita mengekalkan dan tidak henti-henti mengali khazanah Gayong ini bagi mendapatkan perbezaan dari beladiri yang berlegar didunia ini.Mudah-mudahan apa yang kita cari akan diberkati dan untuk mendapatkan berkatnya itu pula adalah sebahagian perkara yang amat penting sebagaimana amanat yang telah jelas dan nyata dinukilkan oleh Alamarhum Mahaguru kita.Bersama kita menuju kearah tersebut.

Semoga kita semua diberkati.





Friday, September 18, 2015

A Master



Martial Arts is a passion for some and business for others. The development of the art brings people together in a room for sharing no matter what the atmosphere are. We cross over with many method of doing so. In a modern way as we call it , it will be done in a seminar or by video which can be found on the net. While on the traditional method we have to attend a class at the dojo. What make a bit interesting for me when attending a traditional class is when the students making assessments of their master without knowing comparing to the modern method where they only comes to add techniques for their own various purposes.

I have been sharing and has been a guidance on Silat Seni Gayong in various countries from continent to continent. Thru my vast experiences I noticed that some of the students who attending the class looking at you as an instructor and circling in their mind whether you are capable to guide them without you been notified. They are not assessing your skill but they are judging your capability of your fitness or body conditioning and many side of yourself. As for them the body conditioning in martial arts are not the same as what other fitness centre are concentrate on. A fitness on traditional martial arts are more than that. They will judge how you react on your exercise and from there they will make the judgments on your was so called a master.

Gambar Hiasan
The judgments are view on your energetic , your breathing when doing the exercise, your endurance doing with them. For them this are the real master which has been training for many years and should have all that qualities. A master is not from what he write or said, a master is what he can perform perfectly on any ground of his style ,shown and guide a correct way of doing  internally and externally. A master is a person who will be surveillance by their respective students and verified that they are the true one.

Fitness in martial arts are not only the warming up exercise , the tone of muscle, the cardio etc , but it is also include of the style way of performing their form such as punching, kicking etc. A fitness also include the method of techniques, applications etc. Your endurance when your colleague perform a techniques on you. All this are an aspects taken by your students assessing you whether your are really a master in your own art. Being a true master is not an easy task, to be there it take years of devotion to the art. It is not an overnight achievements and there is no short cut when climbing the ladder. A master is not what you ware on your waist , a master is what you really can guide and share perfectly with your students . A master is  a person of well equip with his art and a perfect book for the students to finish their understanding of the art. A master is not a person who act as a master which surrounding on his own world and a day dreamer all his life. A master is a person who will be judge by their respective students in many ways of their life and will be remembered in the heir days for all his deeds for his beloved arts.

Semoga kita semua diberkati.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Silat Seni Gayong Perform at Tong-Tong Festival, Holland 2015



Tong- Tong Fair {Festival} at Den Haag[ The Hague], Holland is a very prestigious event every year since 1959.It was organised by Tong-Tong Foundation to foster Indies Eurasian Culture and to broaden public knowledge of its history. It was started out as Pasar Malam Tong-Tong in the late fifties, was called Pasar Malam Besar in the seventies and changed its name to Tong-Tong Fair in 2009. A theater programmed name as Tong-Tong Festival was introduced in 2005 to accommodate the various culture performance. It is also the annual event with the highest number of paying visitors of the Dutch city of The Hague, having consistently attracted more than 100,000 visitors since 1993.The celebration was for 10days annually from 27 May till 7 June.

Explaining The Concept of Silat Seni Gayong

Sharing Some Simple Gayong Techniques
Silat Seni Gayong was invited for the first time to perform at this event in 2015.Together under an organisation banner Silat Melayu Netherlands which represents all origin of Silat Melayu as a body, Gayong was  be honored to be at the festival. The place was full with culture merchandise ,cuisine, handmade product etc mainly from Indonesia and not to forget our beloved Malaysia.

Senior Audience Trying Out Gayong Technique

Adult Audience Ready for More Gayong Knowledge Sharing

Some of The Audience

The Senior Wearing A Cap On The Right decided To Join The Future Training.
It was started at 15h00 and Silat Seni Gayong will give a bengkel [workshop] about the method of defense, health, safety in training, curriculum etc. It was an 2 hours session explaining and answering , participating from the audience ,all about Silat Seni Gayong. Most of the audience are very keen and interested in defending them self in different situation thru the philosophies of Gayong. Health concern also playing a bigger role especially for the seniors audiences. In conclusion the audiences felt happy with all the sharing and at the end of the bengkel, Silat Seni Gayong was been praised and been thrown a comment that," we never knew about so much knowledge in the art and this is the first time we ever experience it live". Alhamdulillah,AlFatihah to Dato Meor and all Gayong members for the support and barakah.

Silat Seni Gayong Keris Demonstration

Silat Seni Gayong Combat Demonstration
Then at 19h30 Silat Seni Gayong perform the demonstration together with other Silat Melayu on stage live for 45 minutes. The demonstration was end successfully.The memory of performing at Tong-Tong will remain as an another historical development of Silat Seni Gayong to expanding thru out the world and the dream of the founder has been granted. 

Semoga kita semua diberkati.


 
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