We had a chat after training. As normal the behaviour carried where ever I am. A question was thrown to me regarding holding a punch and delivering a punch. In the concept of Kick Boxing and Tae Kwon Do and other martial arts the method is different. Why was it so different ask the student. This is the first martial arts that delivering and grasping the knuckle differently. I asked him what he learned from the previous art. He told me he was told to loosen the knuckle and when delivering immediately hold the fist closely and tightly. Generally he told me the power will be generated and speed from this method.
In Silat Seni Gayong the power are generated from the shoulder when delivering a punch. I explained to him. He looks more eager and from the body language he wanted me to continue on the explanations. All the system and method must related in order to get a speed and power . I continued the conversation. Everyone widen their transmitter to make sure they received the information precisely.
|Gayong Students In Training|
|Grasping The Fist|
|Knowledge Of The Fist|
In Silat Seni Gayong the student are taught to hold a knuckle because with a correct grasp it will prevent from the finger broken. Holding a fist in the concept of Silat Seni Gayong is by grasping it tight and close and making sure that no air would pass or assemble in the holding. I asked everyone there to feel the hold. From the grasping we can feel the heavy and the power inside the holder which can be similar to a hammer. With this kind of hammering when delivering a punch it will create a devastating power and we will feel the weight is on whole of the fist. I asked them to release the knuckle and after you will felt that the weight was gone. I continued my explanations, if the fist was not hold that way when delivering a punch the power will go to the arm not the knuckle. That is holding a fist, but to get a full energy and power it must generated from the shoulder transferred to the knuckle. The energy that flow from the shoulder will generate 100% power when delivering a straight punch. Makes sure the arms are in a parallel and same line with the shoulder. In this manner the wrist and join will be locked and prevent it from dislocate when delivering a punch or when hitting a target. Speed will be generated from footwork’s. Combining this two will get an accurate result. That’s the philosophy of grasping and delivering a punch concept from Silat Seni Gayong. The conversation stops, although there are other techniques of delivering a punching in Silat Seni Gayong.