Monday, May 24, 2010
THE MAGNIFICIENT GURUN TEAM
The Pusaka Gayong Demo team from Gurun were invited to perform during a Gelanggang opening at PPR DBKL, Kg. Kerinchi, KL. The Pusat Latihan Tertinggi at Gurun is always known to be the best Gayong center that creates many Gayong Fighters, Cikgus, and Masters nowadays. Since the Gelanggang is directed directly by Pak Andak Majid, senior Masters, his children and senior Gurulatih, the quality is kept preciously.
The way the demo team plays brings many memories to me. The first Gayong demo performed by the late Cikgu Zul and Cikgu Jebat amazed me a lot. Seeing those "Green Belt" holders, performing such a beautiful demo, proved to us their mastery and skills in playing with Pisau, Simbat, Golok and Tembung. Until my mouth mumbling itself ... "Ini baru laa Hijau!" (this is the level of a Green belt holder should have!).
The quality of Gayong practitioner nowadays must be a topic that the Majlis Gurulatih must discuss. What worries me a lot, the "Belt-selling" thing exists in Gayong. Certain just don't do Silat like us in a normal way. They don't know the syllabus (and of course they don't even know the non-syllabus neither!). They don't train like us who starts at really young age and learn and train until now. However, they seems to be "more" senior than us, having the Belt and Sandang ranks higher than us. It is true for a sincere Anak Gayong, we don't care about what Belt or Sandang someone has. But when those the "untrained" people lead the team, we could expect for the failure....!
Tepuk dada, tanya diri sendiri. Ask yourself. Look around you. Belt (Bengkung) is a proved that you passed a minimum requirement of certain level (in terms of Syllabus and Lessons). Sandang is according to your Belt, and plus your contribution to Gayong, like developing Gayong in your area, teaching and maintaining the Gelanggang under your responsibility. Sandang is a power and a trust from your Master....
The ceremony was attended by more than 1000 guests, and the demos were performed by Pusaka Gayung, Harimau Rajawali Tujuh, Cimande and Cekak Hanafi demo teams. I was delighted to meet Cikgu Majid, Pak Ngah (Gurun), Cikgu Rasip (Pusaka Chief for Selangor), Cikgu Sulaiman Sharif (Gayong USA) and the young Masters like Cikgu Tuah, Cikgu Jebat, Cikgu Kasturi , Cikgu Kahar, and others Gurulatihs and Jurulatihs. To Daus, hehehhee jumpa lagi la kita. ;) Bravo to Pusaka Gayung for the demo and ceremony.
Pecah Gayong Perpecahan Sayang, Satu Masa dan Ketika Akan Kembali Berteguh. Fikir-fikirkan lah..... Think about it...