Where is our USA representative???? We all miss you here!! ;)
Alhamdulillah, thanks to Allah for His blessing and permission. The Perdana Gayong 2010 is the event that many has waited. Having the chance to represent Gayong France (Association Francaise Silat Seni Gayong: A.F.S.S.G) in such a big event, Gayong France could then breath in relief. Eventhough the re-creation of Gayong France was formally informed to the late Cikgu Siti Kalsom through Tuan Haji Mansor Othman during the national Gayong meeting in 2005 (and got her blessing and permission letter), a small group of Anak Gayong in France moved, slowly but steadily, and attracted his own french people to join. We have gone through many internal and external problems. After year by year, finally we could get a "place", in the heart of all Anak Gayong around the world. Eventhough my presence in Perdana Gayong was not so important to anyone, I guess, but I find it is really important to my students in France. I am their Cikgu, and it is my responsibility to help them to be recognized by one of the biggest Gayong Federation in Malaysia, PSSGM.
It is my hope, that my student, Cikgu Benjamin PONS, the holder of third DAN of Yellow Belt (Chula 3 Bengkung Kuning) and the President of AFSSG would carry on our goal to be the Silat Seni Gayong centre in France especially and Europe generally. The destiny made me come to France as a student, and the destiny also made me leave France as a teacher. Without the good teaching and blessing of all my Jurulatihs, Gurulatihs, Cikgus, and Masters, Gayong France won't exist. I am just lucky enough to be chosen by God to be the cause of the "reincarnation" of Silat Seni Gayong in France, after the seeds and great stories left by Master Mufti Ansari in 80's.
Many thanks and "felicitation" to the president Dato' Adiwijaya and National Committee for organizing this big event. All of my credits to all Gayong Masters, whether from PSSGM, Pusaka, Warisan, Serantau, Pasak or Perwanit for the trust given to Gayong France for this event. Congratulation to our Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak for the highest rank Sandang in Silat Seni Gayong. Hopefully this will mark a great story in the history of the unity of Malay people.