Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ambil Tapak

Questioner           :   Siapa nama kamu?
Answerer             :  Nama aku ......
Questioner           :   Apa hajat kamu ?
Answerer             :   Aku memohon izin untuk ........
Representative     :   Aku mewakili .......mengizinkan kamu......terimalah amanatku ini.
Answerer             :  Aku terima dengan berkat syafaat Baginda Rasulullah saw.

The above conversation is a request for performing a tradition and custom event in Silat Seni Gayong. It show the discipline,respect,humble,loyalty,adap and adat in the art. This event are commonly apply when starting an event such as demonstration, a khatam , a coronation etc. It can be summarise as an act of adat istiadat in Silat Seni Gayong asking permission of approval before and after an event.

The said custom discipline is made to a higher shoulder belt holder seeking an approval for an event. It is very important to understand the ranking well in order not to make mistake. A higher shoulder belt is forbidden to seek permission from the lower rank. If this is happening an event of adat of coronation should be conducted again for those who make the mistake. It meant the ranking that they being holding had fallen or forfeited.

The application for permission is not only based on the ranking of the shoulder belt but it is also accountable from the position of the person. A King is the highest position, follow by the late founder, the Imam Khalifah Agong and each rank. If it happen the permission seek through a King, a 7 steps should be taken and both hand are on the head showing respect and the conversation will be a bit different. As an example the conversation should start by the seeker with, “Ampun Tuanku” and follow by introducing himself before a permission to enter asking for the blessing approval.
Ambil Tapak

But this is seldom happen due to a very high protocol incurred. A practitioner of Seni Gayong must have this knowledge because an event can’t be predicted. Normally for seeking a permission of this kind will be done by a higher rank such as Imam Khalifah Agong or Khalifah Besar seeking permission from the King.

If we can notice the seeking of permission are done by the section of the Kegurulatihan. For those on the section of adat administration their job is only to administrate the adat istiadat of Silat Seni Gayong. If they wearing the Waris Beradat or Ketua Beradat shoulder belt they are forbidden to take charge of the event. And the people who are seeking permission are forbidden to seek approval from those shoulder belt holders. If this happen it means that the adat of Silat Seni Gayong has been abused or wrongly conducted. 

There are too many to understand on the adat istiadat of Silat Seni Gayong. It was arranged with full of secret behind the scene and each student of Gayong must seek the knowledge accordingly. Do not simply do things that we don’t have the knowledge because it will mislead and damage the custom. Seek the people who really have the adat istiadat knowledge and learn from them. The preserved of adat istiadat in Silat Seni Gayong is compulsory due to the secret in it.

May we all be bless.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gayong - An Introduction On Healing

All the while we only have been introduced on the art of the martial. It is not completed if we don’t know the art of healing in Silat Seni Gayong. As healing in various methods, curing a blade cut, healing a dislocated joint, many more and sometimes maybe related with some spiritual aspect.

I had an experienced once in a training session a student of mine is possessed and turning himself acting like an animal. With the knowledge, we manage to overcome the situation. Must bear in mind, it is very important to be discipline when to start a training session and closing, should be done focus and reciting of AlIkhlas with full concentration. While doing so, ignore any disturbance until we really had completed the session. It is part of a method to avoid any spiritual in order inside and outside the training compound.

When training goes on, it is normal to get cut while using any sharp blade. If this happen a used of the saliva are common to stop the blood and to sore the cut. This applies on small cut maybe from the slice of a knife. The healing method is inclusive of ease the poison, to stop the blood and eases the pain of the cut.
Gambar Hiasan

As usual Gayong methods are always with the combination of petua and ilmu. On the paragraph above, saliva act as a petua while the ilmu is “bismillah Allah Hu.....” .The saliva was taken from the sky of the mouth and using mother finger. With the ilmu it was apply to the cut section. If the cut is bigger for an example in a war where the wound is greater Gayong method of healing is to expose the body to dew and a special kind of ilmu were apply in the healing. It was told that the person with the wound would recover and return back to the war zone. The way of doing it is reciting the ilmu while stroking to the wound section gently while rubbing the dew.

It is normal to get swelling in any situation, maybe from a strike in training. As a qualified instructor and knowledgeable to refrain the swelling an amal was apply by reciting “bismllah..mumazakallah hu.....”, and rubbing at the section gently.

As we view it every steps of Gayong there is always petua and ilmu. What usually done when performing boiling oil is massaging the oil to the body? Do we ever think that if the boiling oil really burns our hand when we dip into it? It happened once in Ampang during performing the event in the old days. Water was used with a special recite of a doa to recover the blister. It is very important when preparing the boiling oil one must have the full knowledge and a very high adap and discipline of the whole process.

The healing method in Gayong is a part of first aid that was generated from generation and always gets a medical assistance if things did happen. The combination of petua and ilmu of the old method with the modern medication should go in line depending on the case.

I hope with this small sharing will unbuckle our enthusiastic spirit to seek more knowledge of Silat Seni Gayong, not only on the martial side but also on the healing way of it.

May all of us be bless.

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