Perlimau Seni as it was called was a custom ceremony in the practise of Silat Seni Gayong. What can be defined as Perlimau Seni is the act of accepting a student of Silat Seni Gayong to the art of seni. What is art of seni? The art of seni is an art of striking, grappling, foot movements and many more in a perfect order. What we had be inform when someone has to perform a Perlimau Seni , they are told that it is a next level of having a right to train with weapons. That remarks is not that accurate, for understanding what perlimau seni all about was.
Training with weapons need a good and a perfect movements and accurate movements in order to avoid from been hurt. Maybe a confused and understanding of this significant of Perlimau Seni been medalling in the students mind.
Perlimau Seni was implemented to making sure that all the students been accepting in the seni level after training in the tapak level which the students are accepted in a ceremony called Perlimau Tapak. In the level of seni it is consists of striking, grappling, foot movements, weapons handling and many more which the students are accepted in a ceremony called Perlimau Seni.
Let me elaborate a bit more. For the male practitioner they are accepted in a tapak level which is surrounding in the level what we called as Tapak Gayong. To make and easy understanding on this terminology, Tapak Gayong can be defined as an act of bersilat. Along the process of training and well versed of Tapak Gayong they are accepted to a next level as what we called Tapak Seni or Seni Gayong. If we recall back the name of the whole systems of Silat Seni Gayong, we are in the words of Silat and Seni at this level, and Gayong for the next level which are to complete the art itself as Silat Seni Gayong.
I hope with this explanations will understand the meaning of the terms. Perlimau Seni is not just for the next level of a right to train with weapons but it is more than that, the scope are more wider and the knowledge in this level are more significant in understanding the whole concept and philosophy of Silat Seni Gayong.
Just for a point to ponder, why a women practitioner was directly accepted in the Perlimau Seni without have to pass the PerlimauTapak. In symbolic, women in Silat Seni Gayong are gifted and already have the capability in seni and the act of seni in women is accurate although they won’t have training in Tapak Gayong. Let us cleared this terminology accurately where Perlimau Seni are wider in the concept of Silat Seni Gayong and it does not only a right to train with a weapon where we usually do and been understood with.
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