"Tak sembang tapi tunjuk bukti" , a words circling in my minds, a words that have a very strong meaning. A Malay word which means, not only talking but it proven of what he speaks. I do remember during my training days and still in training until today, I saw the Founder The Late Dato Meor Abdul Rahman, when been ask a questions especially on techniques whether it is an advance or not, he immediately performed it without doubt and hesitate. Things changed nowadays, when we asked an instructors to show just a bit of some techniques they will come up with thousands of reason and the most common is , you are not in that level. Maybe the way of the pedagogy have changed our maybe we are not in that capacity of having that kind of knowledge. There are still many senior instructors having trained by the late founder when asked they will fulfilled our desire, but it is only left a few. What we have most now is more on glamour and feeling proud of something that doesn't exist within their skills.
I heard that a senior instructor of Silat Seni Gayong can still performed push up one hand with his pinkie or little finger. This is amazing and as all the young masters, do judge own self , where does our level stands on. That reminding of a friendly challenged push up between a Silat Seni Gayong instructor and a Martial Arts instructor from other style, which have not to be reveled due to respect. The Martial Artist are neighbors of our Asean countries. It's happened in the 80' in Kuala Lumpur. The match were started with push up 10 fingers and continued until 1 finger. Both of the competitors manage to finish 10 fingers push up, then 3 fingers, then 2 fingers, then finish with 1 finger. That was the first part, then it continued with push with one hand using fingers. On this part the martial artist failed to performed and the Silat Seni Gayong instructor manage to do all the task, push up one finger with one hand. It was a friendly match and both became friend and respected each other. That is Martial Arts all about, a friendship and unity in all angle no matter what style we practice.
From these we hope to scale our self , in what level we really are and as for that I realized why in the old days there are very few personnel ranking in Black Belt and Yellow Belt in Silat Seni Gayong because what they obtained is what they really are made off. And as a hope let us be like them or better for retaining and maintaining the quality of our beloved art Silat Seni Gayong.
Semoga kita diberkati.