Sunday, June 14, 2015

Silat Seni Gayong Perform at Tong-Tong Festival, Holland 2015

Tong- Tong Fair {Festival} at Den Haag[ The Hague], Holland is a very prestigious event every year since 1959.It was organised by Tong-Tong Foundation to foster Indies Eurasian Culture and to broaden public knowledge of its history. It was started out as Pasar Malam Tong-Tong in the late fifties, was called Pasar Malam Besar in the seventies and changed its name to Tong-Tong Fair in 2009. A theater programmed name as Tong-Tong Festival was introduced in 2005 to accommodate the various culture performance. It is also the annual event with the highest number of paying visitors of the Dutch city of The Hague, having consistently attracted more than 100,000 visitors since 1993.The celebration was for 10days annually from 27 May till 7 June.

Explaining The Concept of Silat Seni Gayong

Sharing Some Simple Gayong Techniques
Silat Seni Gayong was invited for the first time to perform at this event in 2015.Together under an organisation banner Silat Melayu Netherlands which represents all origin of Silat Melayu as a body, Gayong was  be honored to be at the festival. The place was full with culture merchandise ,cuisine, handmade product etc mainly from Indonesia and not to forget our beloved Malaysia.

Senior Audience Trying Out Gayong Technique

Adult Audience Ready for More Gayong Knowledge Sharing

Some of The Audience

The Senior Wearing A Cap On The Right decided To Join The Future Training.
It was started at 15h00 and Silat Seni Gayong will give a bengkel [workshop] about the method of defense, health, safety in training, curriculum etc. It was an 2 hours session explaining and answering , participating from the audience ,all about Silat Seni Gayong. Most of the audience are very keen and interested in defending them self in different situation thru the philosophies of Gayong. Health concern also playing a bigger role especially for the seniors audiences. In conclusion the audiences felt happy with all the sharing and at the end of the bengkel, Silat Seni Gayong was been praised and been thrown a comment that," we never knew about so much knowledge in the art and this is the first time we ever experience it live". Alhamdulillah,AlFatihah to Dato Meor and all Gayong members for the support and barakah.

Silat Seni Gayong Keris Demonstration

Silat Seni Gayong Combat Demonstration
Then at 19h30 Silat Seni Gayong perform the demonstration together with other Silat Melayu on stage live for 45 minutes. The demonstration was end successfully.The memory of performing at Tong-Tong will remain as an another historical development of Silat Seni Gayong to expanding thru out the world and the dream of the founder has been granted. 

Semoga kita semua diberkati.


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