Meeting the Master VI

We had a Gayong’s ‘mandi tapak’ and ‘mandi seni’ ceremony last weekend in IPBA. And the person who was in charge of the ceremony was Cikgu Awang bin Daud. He was one of Allahyarham Dato’ Meor students who are still available and still active in the field.

Mandi Seni

Before he learned Gayong, he had being learning other martial arts. In fact, he was a Muai Thai champion for a number of years in Kelantan and South Thailand. I can say that he is one of a fanatic martial artist especially when he was young. Based on my limited information that I have about him, I could say that his hobby is to study martial art, not just to learn it. Perhaps, because of this reason, the Grandmaster (Dato’ Meor) had order him along with few other students to create new extra movements (i.e. locks etc.) for Silat Gayong. Now, we (gayong malaysia, pusaka, warisan) are still using the movements.

About 10 years back, when I was just a small kid, my teachers had organised a short course to Gayong Bachok members. Cikgu Awang was invited to the course and showed a little bit on how the gayong syllabus can be transformed towards more practical movements and can be used in the street. A few years later, we heard that Cikgu Awang had introduced a new martial art school known as ADMA (Awang Daud Martial Art Academy). Perhaps the school is a platform for him to expand and share the ideas that he has about about martial arts that he has studied and encountered so far.

A little bit of exposure to the Gayong members

According to Cikgu Awang, before Dato’ Meor passed away, the Grandmaster has ordered him to expand the knowledge that he has taught to the soldiers and armies. For soldiers, every movements need to be short and sharp. It does not mean that gayong’s movement are all sloppy and messy. It is just that if students are not being exposed with the practical part of the movements, the students might not be able to use them in real life situation. By having ADMA he can easily spread the style and approach without having any interfierence.

from left: Cikgu (Sir) Warid, I, Cikgu Mat (Ahmad Zuwari), Cikgu Haji Mohayaddin, Cikgu Awang Daud.

As the new comers (like me), we need to grab the opportunity to learn from him while he is still available. He is the only one of his kind. He has his own specialty, especially in close combat. May God help and grand him success in every aspect of his life.

p/s: I need to spend some time to pay a visit to one of ADMA’s gelanggang and hopefully it can broaden my horizen  on Silat (although I am still in busy mode).. huhuhu



  1. August 27, 2009 at 9:44 am

    hhuuhuhuuuhuhu, guano paeh, buleh banyok buoh tuu nga pok su! hehheheh warid pon ado tuu! 😉

  2. February 2, 2010 at 3:27 am

    ada masa layari pulok blog ambo ni.

  3. paih said,

    February 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

    ambo ikut sokmo doh blog2 sek2 kito.. huuu

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