I am one of the new generation of SSG in Kelantan. Many of the senior Gayong Masters nowadays in Kelantan have decided to take a break due to some obstacles. But there are still the "strongest" left that keep teaching and "turun Padang" (participating) so that there will be a continuous group of "Cikgus" taking their responsibilities in spreading SSG.
Every Gayong Master that I met and with whom I learned with since 1996, will mention one name. The one Master that probably "arranged" and made the Kelantan PSSGM syllabus, from the beginning level until the black belt. But he didn't put every Gayong lesson in the syllabus. Many other Gayong art and technic was taught without being asked during the belt grading.
The Master that I meant is the late Cikgu Zul.
I personally didn't had that great chance to learn from him. But I start to realize that there is a close similarities of what I learn from Pasir Puteh and Machang, with what I learn with Masters from Kota Bharu and Bachok. Since everyone of them mentioned the Master's name, it makes me curious to know better about him.
Hopefully, this "opening" will make those alive Masters will tell us who is him exactly, and what did happen actually that made this Master went away and rather moved alone than developing Silat Seni Gayong under official Kelantan Gayong federation...
So please Cikgu-Cikgu, Guru-Guru, and all Gayong Masters, tell me more about the late Allahyarham Cikgu Zul, the one among the right man of Dato' Meor in Kelantan, and the previous Khalifah Besar of Gayong Terengganu... (Correct me if it's wrong)
So the quest is begin. Let us trace back the history.