Thursday, January 26, 2012

Grappling in Gayong

Most of the fight would end on the ground. It could happen especially when having the opponent who is well-trained with the wrestling-jujitsu techniques. The late Dato' Meor was also well trained in the grappling style. As like as in Gayong, there is also in Kelantan, "Seni Silat Jatuh", a name of the Silat art practiced of Kelantanese people, consist of the same technique of grappling, projection, submission, locking and even "combat-au-sol" (ground fighting). Master Cikgu Awang Daud, is one of a living Gayong Master who still has the art of grappling. Assisted by his son Cikgu Adi, the ADMAA (Awang Daud Martial Art Academy), is expanding their empire of sharing the art of the street fighting. ;). Talking about his experience in Kelantan, Cikgu Awang Daud had faced many Kelantanese fighters, mostly the grapplers, before being allowed to open the Gayong Gelanggang in Kelantan. On of the most thrilling was in front of the late Cikgu Haji Hamid Kopi, the Master of many Silat, and one became the first Gayong chief in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan....

(my journey of searching the history of Gayong pasir puteh continues...)

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