Last Thursday was the last training for students at Gelanggang Naga Rantau for this month since they are all now enjoying their Ramadhan holiday until Raya. Wow, the UMP is a true understanding university. I wish I had a generous university like this when I was still student!!! lol But to all students, Happy Ramadhan and safe journey to your home! ;)
In every class, I teaches the syllabus of Silat Seni Gayong, but in most of the time, I teaches the 'selingan' (additional) depending on my mood. So our last training before Ramadhan and Raya we played a little bit the Cota T, or known as Tonfa in Karate Okinawa style. The Cota T/ Kayu T is one of the additional lesson of Silat Seni Gayong. It is taught normally to the Gurulatih of certain level who had completed the Simbat Suk/Cota lesson.
The origins of this weapons is debated, some beleive that it came from China and Indonesia. The same form also exist in Thailand and other south east asia countries. The Okinawan folks also had made this tool as their weapon during the restriction by the invaders.
The CotaT is one of the efficient weapon, and used by most of the security officers. Strikes, counter-attacks, blocking and locking are the moves that we apply in using this weapon. That was only an introduction of Cota-T. After Raya insyaAllah we will have more intensive class, especially for the Gayongclub for UMPStaff .