Friday, January 21, 2011
PAK JAB: GAYONG 3 KALIMAH
Cikgu Rajab bin Samat, or widely known as Pak Jab is one of the Gayong Master who is still active in Kelantan. I took my Mandi Tapak with him, so did my first Mandi Minyak. I was at the secondary school Sekolah Menegah Kebangsaan Kamil at Pasir Puteh when suddenly he didn't come anymore to teach us. The question was unanswered (almost 14 years), but then the moment I visited him, he revealed the untold story about Pasir Puteh. It is sad, but due to the arrogance of certain Jurulatihs at Pasir Puteh, and their disrespectful to the Adat and the elders, Pak Jab and his team quitted Pasir Puteh. (It is almost the same reason why Cikgu Awang, the late Cikgu Zul and Cikgu Adi left Pasir Puteh in 1996!)
The crisis in Gayong also burden him. As a Gurulatih, what interest us is only to learn, to train and to teach. Respect the Adat and the elders. But when there were too many politics in the federation, most of the old teachers would take the leave. Some remains in Gayong officially, but keep silent and do his own business. Some had to leave his beloved Gayong, and build a new association to keep him moving legally. That's why the Gayong Tiga Kalimah was born. The lessons, the syllabus, the Adat system remains Adat of Silat Seni Gayong of Dato' Meor Abdul Rahman. But using the name of Tiga Kalimah as one platform for him and his family to develop Silat Seni Gayong using his own sincere way all around Kota Bharu and Kelantan generally.
I am sure he was one of the active Gurulatih when he was in PSSGM. Everywhere I go, to Perak, Kedah or Selangor, all of the Gayong Masters will ask me about Pak Jab. A public figure of Gayong Kelantan! ;)
There are not many senior Gurulatih left that is still alive. It is our responsibility to go to them and learn something valueable. They had done this more than us when they were young. We should do more, because we are the new generation that has never had the chance to learn from Dato' Meor Rahman directly. All my hope is that may Allah bless all of the elders, for their efforts and knowledges. Pak Jab wishing all Anak Gayong "Assalamualaikum wbt....."