Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kipas Nandong - The Art Of The Hand

            “ Kipas Nandong is a method of stroke in Silat Seni Gayong. The attacks that carried out in this method are using hand. Before we go further discussing about the art of “ Kipas Nandong”, first we must understand the meaning. “ Kipas “ as it was understood in Malay is a tool for cooling and channelling  a winds. In Malay custom “nandong” is the art of singing which are accompanied by musical instruments. An example of the event is “berbuai anak” (swinging baby in the cradle).During this event while swinging they sing a song that was composed seems to speak in a nice beautiful melodies.

Uniques Hand Method - Kipas Nandong

            In the context of Silat Seni Gayong ,“Kipas Nandong” are an art of striking or hitting using hands in a row. The movement of “Kipas Nandong” in Silat Seni Gayong are according to the speed and accuracy of each attack. The speed that applied in the art is very important because it can cause devastating effects of the attack. Before the techniques were taught each students will be asked to do exercises to strengthen the hand and physically poison when delivering the attack. The level of students to be taught this art is normally chosen from a student who is really understood and mastered the art of Silat Seni Gayong. That’s also depends on the teacher to entrusted this techniques to his students.

The Art Of The Hand - Kipas Nandong

            There are also elements of spiritual practise in this art. A student is taught to recite or work with specific versus to complete its spiritual training. Upon been taught the physical and spiritual training the student are consider of completing the art of “ Kipas Nandong”. Discussing about these art of “Kipas Nandong “there is a story which are believe that the art are been used by the legend warrior of Malacca Hang Tuah. There is a terminology saying “Kipas Nandong dalam Nandong” that carried by this great warrior of Malacca. If we peeled this terminology it brings the meaning physically and spiritually method that contained in this art. This hand techniques knowledge of Silat Seni Gayong not only shared by them, but also shared by some others Malay silat. Methods may differ but in terms of terminology may be the same. Understanding may also differ from one another. No matter what the understanding, in Silat Seni Gayong the art of “Kipas Nandong” remain as one of the highest level in the empty hand techniques and its remains mystery as a unique heritage and dangerous hand method that ever known. “HIDUP SILAT SENI GAYONG”.

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