Really need to hold to the One, the only One..
This is one of the jewels that was left by Allahyarham Tok Ayah Musa Tumpat (Syaikhuna Al-’Alim Al-’Allamah Asy-Syaikh Tuan Guru Haji ‘Abdul Qadir Bin Muhammad Yusuf Hafizahullah Ta’ala).
Oo God please give us strength to follow your path, the path that is shown by our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW ..
Al Fatihah to Tok Ayah Musa Tumpat, our parents, teachers, relatives, friends and all Muslimin and Muslimat..
January 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm (Uncategorized)
Alhamdulillah, everyone is safe. huhuhu
Hail Aqid Bin Mohd Hafiz.. credit to Che Nor for the picture.
Insyaallah his belief in Islam is as firm as his name. And that nothing can shake his strong heart towards Allah. And that he witnesses that no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messanger of Allah. Thus, he practises everyhing to indicate what he preaches. That is the true colour of my Aqid.. huhuhu
November 4, 2012 at 7:57 am (Event)
Dear Mr Scoot,
Mr Scoot is still looking strong, cruising with pride despite the age..
You have served me really well since I was in secondary school until last few days. Many things were done during the days and nights, heat and rain, happy and hard times. Alhamdulillah, God has protected us safe and sound when we were together.
Yeah you are now my past, but you will always present in my heart. What remains now is the Future.. huhuhu
Sometimes reading a comic can be educational too.
Based on this comic, it can be summarised that some part of the objectives in learning martial art are:
- To be able to know what presence is.
- To be able to read the enemy’s presence.
- To be able to eliminate one own presence.
How do we achieve the objectives? Find a good master who can fight
not by mouth. Surely he can guide you to be able to know the presence. It is not an easy road to walk but with the passion and patient, insyaallah there should be a way to success.
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A person may have a lot of skills that he has learned throughout the years. Or perhaps mastering a variety of skills in handling weapons with a collection of them in the wardrobe. Some are written nicely in the manual book or being recorded in the hard disk in order to capture the memory so that it will not fade in the future .
However, usually people don’t carry them all in their pocket, in case they face an emergency. This is when a person need to choose which one he prefers the most. The one he is comfortable with and the one that he believes most effective among all that he has.
Then comes the practice to sharpen the skills in order to create better confidence when he encounters the real situation. The training should be made countless time until the person can do them in any situation with anybody even with the eyes closed!
Some martial art schools do not have much many moves yet their few moves are practical in many situation. The key secret is the drilling until it ripes. They need to really master just a few moves in order to survive.
On the other hand, Silat Gayong is known for its countless number of movements in its syllabus. Furthermore, the syllibus can be vary from one master to another. However the disciple (including me) might be trapped in trying to grasp the skills as much moves as he can. At the end of the day, the disciple might become Jack of all trades, master of none. Poor him…
This situation usually happens to the amatuer level. If something bad happens, he starts blaming his teacher or the school that he went for not preparing him well to the real world. He himself should be blamed first for believing that quantity means quality which rarely true. Poor him…
Quality is the priority and quantity means bonus. It is like having a pocketknife in your pocket which is already ok, but having a multi-tools swiss army knife or perhaps a few more gadgets is a bonus. However, having a picture of knife in your pocket which you think as a real one might give you a big problem!
What he should be doing is finding the one that he really likes and practise it until he becomes one with the moves. He should make the muscles in the body save the data (not the youtube). It will come out automatically (with the will of God) when he needs it.
The great thing being in Gayong Meor Rahman is that you are able to choose, from different schools to different teachers to different hundreds or thousands of moves. Don’t be too greedy to master all at once. But be greedy to learn and preserve the art. The masters are losing their age. Better we be hurry or else it will be too late.
Perlahan-lahan makan anak Sayang
Jangan sampai tercekik paku seluruh alam.
(Oh Anak!, Phoenix Bangkit, 2001)
Besilat means able to hit and not being hit (too much), the others are just the accessories. At least that is what I
syoksendiri believe, Therefore, put a few skills in your pocket so that you won’t get embarrassed if you encounter a fight on the street (with the will of God). huhuhu
Picture taken from (here- the writer has also written a critical review on silat)
September 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm (Uncategorized)
One day, Tok Gajah was together with Tok Ku Paloh. Tok Ku Paloh was holding a sugar cane stick when he asked Tok Gajah to get it from his hand. Tok Gajah immediately tried to grab it from Tok Ku Paloh. Later, the sugar cane was crushed.
Then, Tok Ku Paloh made a jest, “These are the people who use strength (ilmu gagah), the sugar cane was all crushed and cannot be eaten anymore”. “Wasn’t it better if you asked from me politely? Surely I would give it to you”
Where could I learn this kind of soft skills? Knowing the right thing to do to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time.
These are the item that I have found in the class last few days. I borrowed them from my students. I used them as teaching aid in the class. I told the students to do the task given or else the I would do something harm to them by using the keris . huhuhu
just for fun..
The white keris are the items that are played by children. These keris need to be upgraded to the real one when they get older. Using the same thing when the adult and involve in real life war would not be practical anymore. Having a real functioning keris is just a minor issue because the keris might or might not be used in a lifetime at all. Yet many people spend a lot of money, time and ect to get them and have a collection of them (including me).
Just for fun too?
However, have we considered on upgrading our own ibadah? Does the details in movements of the practice are the same as what we had learned during primary school years (ie Solah)? Surely these kind of ibadah need to be upgraded as well. We are very accurate in learning how to stab, move, step and even what to recite when we hold a keris, but do we do the same to our 5 times daily prayer? We have many masters which has the backing (sanad) of great and well known masters in playing with keris, but do we have the same backing at least for our prayer? That is really me.. T-T
The keris and the knowledge about it might or might not be our friend when are buried 6 feet in the ground. But surely our prayers and ibadah will, insyaallah. huhuhu It is just a reminder to the dark side of mine. The prayers from all to purify my dark side is really appreciated. Ingat aku dalam doamu.. huhuhu
July 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm (Uncategorized)
The kuku rimau (tiger’s claw – a small version of the kerambit) is another gift given by my master. The one that is made by himself (except for the blade). The special thing about the claw is that the handle is made of the cow’s horn that was slaughtered for my wedding ceremony! Thus it holds a very unique sentimental values for me.
The sheath is made of mix leather which is really thick and hard. It is carefully attached and sewed to hold the blade tightly. He told me that the kuku rimau was made using the trial and error method. Surprisingly it came out successful. This is his first attempt of its kind. Imagine the 20th blade, the product could be really amazing and astonishing. huhuhu
simple yet naughty because the effect of using it could be bizarre
It always amazes me to see his creativity and ability to come out with a lot of wonderful things. His advice is simple yet deep. One of them is that he always asks me to hold on tightly to what I have and do the best to what I have to do. Then everything will run smoothly according to His will and blessing.
Thank you Ayah Su.. huhuhu
June 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm (Uncategorized)
It should actually be a training session at Gelanggang Gayong Bersepadu in Kompleks Bersepadu Selatan. However, the training was postponed due to the tahlil session that was organised by KSSG. I was told about the cancellation by Cikgu Mat as I was intended to join the training session. Therefore the meeting place for me and my teachers after being away for some time was done at the KSSG training centre at Puchong. It was almost three years since the last time I meet both my teachers Cikgu Mat and Cikgu Zam.
Alhamdulillah, Cikgu Mat and Cikgu Zam are still in a pink of health. We were able to catch up with stories that we have missed. I am glad to hear that the Gayong IPBA trainees have started the training session again after hibernating for a short time. huhuhu
Anticlockwise- Cikgu Sham (in white), Cikgu Zam, Cikgu Mat, Me, and Haziq. Picture taken from KSSG facebook album.
Credit to the KSSG committee for organising the tahlil program. Thanks for fulfilling both the the needs of the body and soul. huhuhu
In the meantime at the other place on the globe,
Berkeris.. (picture taken from Cikgu Nasir’s Multiply)
My masters were having fun with Pak Ngah.. huhuhu
This is one of the examples:
Picture taken from here.
I believe that this example is not the major motivation that drives you. Set the sincere target, try to find ways to get it. Insyaallah, the force will be with you. What drives you?
It started when Pak Ngah Izahar suggests me to find a teacher of his batch who is now hold the Gayong organization in Johor. He is Cikgu Mohd Noor bin Haji Abdul Samad. Because of some of hindrances, the intention was postponed for years until these few weeks.
It is quite weird when I manage to travel for quite some distance to watch students practicing and I did not realise that there is a Gayong gelanggang in my residential area, just a stone trow away from my house. I should now be more greedy to learn from both gelanggangs. The interesting part was that the instructors are the active Gayong Malaysia members under Cikgu Mohd Nor. What a bless.
Cikgu Mohd Nor, picture taken from the website of Gayong UTM.
Tracking him down the net was quite impossible because I could not find any story about him. Although he is among the early batch who learn Gayong in Singapore, not many seems to know him. I guess only those who learn along with and under Cikgu Mohd Nor know who he really is.
The word of wisdom that came out from his mouth really excites me. It makes my decision to apply for a transfer to my hometown shakes pretty hard. Getting the big picture on how he approaches the syllabus tailors pretty much on the late Grandmaster’s way has made me think even harder. Then, he assures me with one statement, “Be confident with the destiny, we can’t do anything about what had happened. And the good things are everywhere, you don’t have to worry about it.”
He practices the wisdom of timba mencari perigi. Furthermore, he is really strict in pouring his knowledge and skills to others including to his students. The courses were rarely held as to make students master what were being taught first. Only the chosen ones were able to join, not openly held to everyone. All of the classes and courses were kept almost under the radar. He prefers being low profile as nobody although he is somebody in Gayong.
Hopefully I can learn something valuable from him or at least from his apprentices. His way of looking at the Gayong knowledge has opened a new perspective from how I saw the school back then. More input from him is needed and really appreciated in order to widen my horizon and view to my own self, Gayong and the world at large.
The badge of Pertubuhan Seni Silat Pusaka Gayong started with this one, I guess. I had not started learning gayong yet at the moment. My seniors a year or two before me used this badge. I only managed to grab the last stock of the Gayong Bachok t-shirt which has the badge. The shirt is now worn out and in pretty bad condition. huhuhu
Lencana Pusaka Gayong 1: The yellow dragon on my torn shirt..
When I joined silat during my schooling years, the badge that I got was the lion edition (below). Some other version of this badge that I saw was the white sea, instead of blue.
Lencana Pusaka Gayong 2: The lion version on my training uniform.
Then when I moved to Kuala Lumpur, they use the latest edition of the badge. The badge is used until now. However, I am kind of stuck with the second badge. Perhaps it has more sentimental value compared to the latest one. huhuhu
Lencana Pusaka Gayong 3: The lion in the dragon badge that I keep..
The exact date on when these badges change as well as the story behind it remains mystery to me. Maybe someone can enlighten me on this? huhuhu
I had a trip during the last school holiday to my wife’s place, Kuching, Sarawak. Coincidentally (by the will of God), I met one of my masters, Cikgu Hakim, my gayong friends during the varsity days, Ust Hakimi and Ust Firdaus, Cikgu Abdul Azami (PSSGM Sarawak) and Ataillah (Cikgu Hakim’s student). All of them are great figures. I am really lucky to meet them.
from the left: Me, Ust Firdaus, Ust Hakimi, Cg Hakim, Cg Abdul Azami, and Ataillah. picture taken from Cikgu Hakim’s blog
The meeting has led me to search for the origin of Gayong in Sarawak. With the help of Cikgu Azami, I was able to trace down one of the main characters, Cikgu Uthman b Haji Ramli, the Yang Dipertua PSSGM Sarawak. My wife and I went to his house which was also his gelanggang during the night of the training. It is situated at Taman Malihah.
According to Cikgu Uthman, the gelanggang is called Gelanggang Rosli Dhobi, a well known independence fighter for the country especially in Sarawak. Allayarham Rosli Dhobi is a very close relative to his family, from Cikgu Uthman’s side. Therefore, there is no doubt that the warrior’s blood flows in warmly in the family.
The training, they are lucky to have a very good conditions to excel.
With Cikgu Uthman
When we arrived at the gelanggang, we got a warm welcome from the family. Cikgu Uthman and his wife, Puan Sa’adiah Binti Salleh (we address her as makcik- as a polite way as we don’t know her name yet at the moment). In front of the house, there were students having their warming up, the tough one I guess, at least for me. Then they move on to more aggressive movements. huhuhu.
We listened to both Cikgu Uthman and Puan Sa’adiah on how Gayong was brought and developed in Sarawak. And how their son’s passionate in silat has made Gayong in Sarawak great (Cikgu Khawar- I was a bit unlucky because he was already went back to his working place when we arrived). The sweet and bitterness that they have faced in order to succeed. Insyaallah God will always help those who are walking in the right path.
for more info on Cikgu Uthman and PSSGM Sarawak, kindly refer here.
Mr google map my wife for showing me the direction to the place. huhuhu