As the late Founder said,"Silat Seni Gayong is a mother of martial arts". Inclusive in the training hand, leg, grappling , anti grappling etc. Only seeing maybe someone will say, this is Karate, another will say, Aikido or Judo and mentioning most of all the martial art that they have knowledge or seen before. That is the unique things had in Silat Seni Gayong and as for that I confirmed my Founder words is certainly correct. When those commentaries are been taught the art , they confirmed that it is different and it is originally silat.
Let us get back to what the entry should be shared for widen our knowledge in Silat Seni Gayong.I am thinking to elaborate the art of the leg and please don't judge that it is a Korean Art ,which mostly using legs , this is totally Silat Seni Gayong. Maybe we will be thinking and jumping in our mind that we have known these, most might comes from Gayong instructors itself. Seni Kaki it was known and not only using the foot to attack where mostly practitioners knew ,but it is more than that. It can be used for defending our self from an aggressor using weapons such as knife, machete etc. without the use of our hands.
How does this applications works? It can be used in higher and ground position when defending from an attack and according to our position that time. There is formula to understand these, especially on the tools that been applied on us. The flip of a machete from the right hand side, the thrust from a knife downwards, parrying using the leg with body movement without stepping the foot and support the knife with the leg to the exact point. Lifting the body with immediate propellant with agility and speed is a few leg techniques in Silat Seni Gayong. Those foot movement does apply in all aspects of defending movements in the art but most of us don't have the exact knowledge of performing it.
The significant of the leg techniques while defending and attacking, a practitioners who have this excellent and expert knowledge been awarded with the title Kuda Gila or Crazy Horse during the heir days. So what is the actually the art of the leg that will bring you to the title. As per the sharing that the late guru mentioned, an agility, a speed, accuracy and running strong leaving the dust covering the visibility sight. A great and dangerous techniques of the leg which cannot be imagine with the mind. That's the kind of knowledge to be preserved and continued among us the practitioners.
Moving without leaving the position with a strong agilities kicking left and right while defending from all angle. Sometimes with one or two foot, leaping and rolling, side by side, turning like a storm with full scale energy. If it happens been touch by this offensive could detrimental for an aggressor. I summon all the Silat Seni Gayong brothers to seek the true knowledge of these art and be the better warrior of its own kind.
Semoga kita semua diberkati.