This what the Mauritians went through. In performing the initiation, if the student are Muslim they are urge to recite a few versus of the Quran and if they are non Muslim they are pledge to an oath. This traditional ceremony has been passed through generation since during the days of the Malacca Sultanate.
|the initiation ceremony|
After the ceremony the students has been accepted officially and can seek the knowledge of Silat Seni Gayong . In Gayong despite of the early traditional ceremony , they have to go to another similar ceremony before been teach how to handle a weapon. This act were performed when the students are well verse with the bare hand technique that undergone through the early training.