Every creation in this universe is double or in pair. There is a sky and there is an earth and a man and a woman. In Silat Seni Gayong , do we notice that the movement that we perform are in pairs. This are commonly can be seen on the arrangements of the hand. What significant of the pairs which are created? Do we ever think about it before? A pairs is like a magnet that generates an energy and power if we really know the used of it.
For an example if we are performing a steps of “bunga” or “langkah” , a pair of hand that arranged accordingly will generate the full energy rather than a hand that was simply arranged as like. What are the pairs in Silat SenI Gayong movements? In Silat Seni Gayong a pairs can be seen in the hand movements which are known as “harimau jantan”and“harimau betina”. What “harimau jantan” and “ harimau betina” and the important of it to the movements in Silat Seni Gayong. “Harimau jantan” is a palm movement that face the ground whilst “harimau betina “is a palm facing upwards. The combinations of this pairs create great power and energy whether to do grappling or striking.
The combinations of the pairs don’t stop there, it’s continued as we continue on any movements not exceptional whether the weapons or anything that related to the art. A pair can also be applied using the opponent standing especially in the grappling or locking or striking. The significant of the movements is so great and must be skilled by the practitioners. When a correct pairs is applied the energy within it supporting each other to produce a force strong enough to with hold a grappling or delivering a striking. Without much energy the used of pairs should help for the applications of any techniques.
In order to get a better understanding the training should be apply in practical with the supervision of a qualified and knowledgeable instructor. The concept of a pair is so wide and to understand the whole might be a great knowledge to all Silat Seni Gayong practitioners. Wish all with happy training and cheers.
“Slowly Seeking the Secret Knowledge”