After having a last minute planning and with the will and mercy of the God, I have got the opportunity to visit the Gayong Ireland’s gelanggang which is situated in Dublin, Ireland. This was due to the invitation that I got to witness the grading sessions at the gelanggang. That was not a pleasant invitation though because my name was as well (at first) in the grading list!
A short talk before the grading started
Although it was just the weekend visit, it was a great trip because I was able to meet quite a number of ‘taikos’ which included Cikgu Hakim, Cikgu Hafiz and Cikgu Rais. Everyone has their own specialities. And I? Just grabbed the golden opportunity to learn, learn and learn.
One of the cool Kakashi techniques (similar to Gayong’s?).
I was quite impressed watching the doctor-to-be (majority of them) practising the silat, especially for the novices. They have shown a true spirit of the ‘pendekar’. I’ve seen people traning walking on the hot embers before, but not training in the soft hail before (a type snow – not Hail Afiq).
A very high jump shown by Muhaimin.
As I am from the Pusaka Gayong‘s school, watching the Gayong Malaysia‘s syllabus was quite a new experience for me. They have their own strength and the same goes to the Pusaka Gayong’s. That is why the late Grandmaster Dato’ Meor Abdul Rahman did not teach everything he knows to one person. He wants everyone to be humble and learn the Gayong from each other.
Learning from each other in the ‘crowded’ sparring session.
“Segayong-sekendi-seperigi-seminum-sejalan-sejadi-sedarah-sedaging-sepadu”. Lets not make it just as a motto, lets turn it into a practice- a reality.
Credit to Gayong Ireland for the photos. Credit to the Hotel number 10 (taro, min n the gang) for the accommodation and everything. Credit to the Cikgu(s) for the knowledge shared. Credit to all my friends for the enlightenment and the most credit goes to Allah SWT from before-the-A to after-the-Z.