Monday, April 11, 2011

Punching In The Seni Concepts And Philosophies

            It has been a while my blog was not updated, a thousand apologies to all the blog followers and readers from me for not updating due to the unexpected circumstances. Where was I left out on sharing my experiences spreading Silat Seni Gayong throughout the world? Let us continued the sharing, I would like to share my knowledge on the art of what we call as “seni” in this ancient art.

           “Seni” or art, it is have contain of meaning and philosophy to bring softly movement or steps with clean and natty arrangements to act or to do carnal movements. In Silat Seni Gayong the concept of “seni” comprises so many things from the movement of the body, the grappling, the touch and everything that related to the art. 

           Art as per definitions is something that can attract a person to observe or view due to its beauty and its presentable look. But in the concept of Silat, art is an act of delivering a movement with highly skills techniques and arrangements that full of meaning in defending a person.

           I would like to elaborate on the art of punching, in Silat Seni Gayong in the concept of “seni” as per Silat Seni Gayong concept and philosophies. The art of punching as we know it is a method of holding the knuckle in a correct manner and delivering a punch to a target. If we notice, that everyone has that normal behaviour without have to learn in delivering a punch.

Cikgu Sazali In Fundamentals Stance Explaining The Position Of Delivering Punching In 'Seni" Concept

          The concept of “seni” in delivering a punch in Silat Seni Gayong is delivering a punch with the energy and power. What does it means by energy and power here in these punching philosophy. The energy and power that generated from the speed of the punch could produce sound like a breeze flowing from the delivering punch. Whether the knuckle was delivered in a short distance or a long distance range, the sound would echo together with the delivering punch. The delivering of the punch of these kinds would be stopped by the body movements of the shoulder which control the power of the delivering punch.

Cikgu Sazali Showing The "Seni " Punching

            In order to have these kinds of “seni” techniques of punching, once have to practise continuously until the grips of the art are precisely mastered. The best method of training to gain the “seni” is using candles when delivering a punch. When using candles it trains us in accuracy, speed and power from the punch. It is not an easy task of making a fire of the candle to be put off. Maybe in many punches you can put off once, but there’s always a result if we tried hard and with patients. When all the hard works and patients worthwhile, in any delivering of punching the candles fire will be put off, that’s means you are ready for the next steps. 

Cikgu Sazali Explaining "Seni" Punching In Sitting Position

Hearing The Echo And Sound Of "Seni" Punching

             The next steps is hearing the sounds that been delivered from the punch and the wind that generated from the speed. This training could be applied in a method as we named it Tumbuk Pintal Tali. In that manner we can feel our body movement in stopping the punching from the shoulder and the breeze that blowing from the speed of the punching and the power and energy generated through it. When someone reaching these levels of techniques, will make you understand and mastering the “seni” of punching in the concept and philosophy of Silat Seni Gayong.All the best in training for all. Cheers.

                           " Belajar Silat Seni Gayong Jangan Belajar Silat Gayong."

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