Knowledge and tips ( Ilmu dan petua) in Silat Seni Gayong are various. The most important thing in this section is, how well verse us in the knowledge and tips. In Silat Seni Gayong every each practise are combining of the two, knowledge and tips. Without it, the applications of the practise are like dull or missing some ingredients in it.
I would like to share some example in this manner. When a qualified person performing or preparing the boiling oil he must be equip with the knowledge and tips. He must know when it is the time to dye his hand in the boiling oil or what kind of different conditions happen and things to do when handling this event and at the end it was closed with reciting some prayers which we called as knowledge or ilmu, where else earlier it was terms as tips or petua.
All those kind of combinations is a must in the art of Silat Seni Gayong. In all aspect of the movements in Silat Seni Gayong there are knowledge and tips. Again an example in the art of weapons, a tip of application in making the weapons can be used to an invulnerable is by stabbing to the ground and with reciting some versus as knowledge.
Even if we are making our way to a destination, performing a martial arts demonstration, instructing a class, meeting people and all aspects of life there are always a tips and knowledge. With this entire manner the practitioners of Silat Seni Gayong are well equip with all sort of knowledge in order for them to be a perfect warrior. Those practises are passed from generation and preserved within the community of Silat Seni Gayong as an ancient art of Malay warrior.
Tips are various, some are from what we observe and some are from what we feel. For an example of what we feel are from famous Gayong art of feeling , if there is a bad luck going to happen ,which by sliding them palm to the arms and hear the sound of the friction or in Gayong we terms it as “gersik di pantai”. And all this will follow by reciting some prayer as what we called as “langkah hulubalang”.
Whilst an example of tips that we observe are as such the movements of the silat practitioners in applying their movements generally whether application of some mystical movements will be made or not and if things are considered as a threat a preparations of countering must be made by a tips and knowledge.
In brief, in Silat Seni Gayong there are full of colours of tips and knowledge and every single practitioner must take the opportunity to understand this Malay belief in a preparation of being a true Malay warrior.
“Ilmu Dan Petua Tidak Dapat Dipisahkan”
Langkah laksamana meredah benua,
Mencari penawar serba guna,
Jikalau diamal ilmu dan petua,
Rahsia yang ada tidak berguna ,