I still remembered during the visit to Taiping to the Founder of Silat Seni Gayong house, the late Dato Meor Abdul Rahman, while wearing a sarong and singlet showing the art of escaping. The techniques shows are very simple and it is like a compulsory show to a new visited comer to the vicinity. It does not only mean for Silat Seni Gayong practitioners but to any visitors from any gender and races. There’s a martial artist practitioner visited to exchange knowledge was been shown the simple escaping techniques from Silat Seni Gayong perspectives. There are also visitors from all over the world exchanging knowledge particularly in the art of self defences.
Escape as per the definition is to flee from and avoid, to be saved or exempt from, to shun, to obtain security from, as, to escape danger. In the context of Silat Seni Gayong is a techniques used to flee and avoid from being of locked and escape from danger. Sometimes we do not even think of simple escape techniques that can avoid us from danger. Mostly shown escape techniques are when been grab at the hand by someone. As natural what we will do is try to pull the hand of the grappler and try to escape which will not work for escaping. Due to panic and lack of self defence knowledge we will struggle ourselves in order to get released. Which is normally won’t work and end up being a victim of the situation.
With a simple and less energy by pulling our hand up wards assisted by the other hands should be resolved the problems. The techniques just as simple and an effective that never thought off, if are not shown or taught by the expert. There are the common danger that happen in the streets or places without notice and aware. Such normal act that usually used is grabbing from the back, holding the shirts under the chin, holding the hands at the back and many more simple things that we are unable to escape without a correct knowledge. All these simple techniques are taught in Silat Seni Gayong based on the philosophy and concept of escaping. Escaping from any grabbing can start from the fingers, the elbow, the forearm, the body movements and many more which are our natural and nature occurrence. But all these natural resources must be train and alert to the situation in order to be applied normally without panic and fear and confidence.
“Seek The Knowledge”