Monday, June 25, 2012
GCP ke Perak (4): Ayahanda Amin Hamzah
One of the most memorable visit during the GCP was, when we arrived at Cikgu Amin Hamzah's house. Perhaps not everyone knows that Cikgu Amin Hamzah is the last Gurulatih who received the Sandang "Singa Malaya" (Malayan Lion) from the late Dato' Meor Abdul Rahman. Cikgu Amin Hamzah is one of among senior Master who still teaching and training the Anak Gayong. It was my Gurulatih, Cikgu Azizan in Labuan who was first introducing me to Cikgu Amin Hamzah.
Our arrival were welcomed by Cikgu Amin, his wife, and Cikgu Asman. The anak Naga Rantau were lucky and even had the precious moment of "tasting" some Gayong techniques by Cikgu Amin Hamzah. As Cikgu Amin said "There are so much Gayong lesson, but unfortunately many refuse to come and learn. Who are the loser?" A Gurulatih must search the syllabus, the art, the lesson, and the secret. There are 21 Malay weapons which must be mastered by all of the Anak Gayong. By doing this, we are not a Gurulatih who teachs only of what in the book. I have been training under Cikgu Amin Hamzah, eventhough not long enough. But what I could say, as long as these old Masters are still here, it is our responsibility to dig deep before it is too late. And I do hope that we'll have more times in the future to learn in a proper place and time with Cikgu Amin Hamzah.
Thank you Ayahanda for welcoming us. InsyaAllah kami datang lagi bertandang! ;)
Sembang Ayahanda Amin