Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Spirit Of The Legendary Warriors

            Sekapor Sirih, Sawa Berendam is part of the names or terminology of a buah tapak kunci mati or locking techniques. Do we really understand about the buah tapak kunci mati or these locking techniques? Where it does symbolically appeared in Silat Seni Gayong? Let share the story that have been told to me by the great founder about these terminologies. Where it does come from and what does it mean to Silat Seni Gayong. 

           Silat Seni Gayong consists of seven movements that are spiritually and symbolically from the legendary Malay warrior during the Malacca Empire Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat. The spirits of both warriors are symbolically in the movements of the locking or buah tapak kunci mati in Silat Seni Gayong. Where these spirits does comes from? It was told that those spirits are from the letters that spell both the name of the warriors in Malay letter word called Jawi. 

Hang Tuah As Prescribe

            The word spell then were be solved to another fourteen movements of locking techniques or buah tapak kunci mati that are symbolically spell from the name of another three legendary warriors and a comrade of the two warriors in Malay alphabet Jawi. Those three warriors are Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu. The attachments of all the names in Malay alphabet Jawi create the twenty one techniques of buah tapak kunci mati or locking. 

Patah Julang

           Why it is twenty one not more? The number twenty one in the Malay custom are the number for the used by the Malay warriors. An example during the era of the warriors in the custom of the Malay if a person is a warrior he will be served with twenty one numbers of beetle leaf during an event. As for a royalist will be served a number of seven beetle leaf during any event. What, a unique and great etiquette in the Malay custom and tradition application in the social life.

            Seems that Silat Seni gayong is a warrior way the number twenty one applies in the systems and these numbers are taken from the alphabet of the great warriors of Malacca, Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat and their three comrades. The combination of that alphabet in the names is countable from the Malay alphabet Jawi absorbing the spirit, confidence, sound and terror. That number twenty one represents symbolically on the day when the tiger cub is born where the female tiger will teach and lick the cub up to twenty one days and the day symbolically in Silat Seni Gayong is the time where those spirits of the legendary warrior’s movements were taught.

                                                     “Rahsia Tersimpan Di Purbakala”

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