Our second destination in Gurun was Cikgu Awang Daud's house. The late Cikgu Zulkarnain and Cikgu Adi, both are the son of Cikgu Awang, are my first teacher (Jurulatih) in Silat Seni Gayong and ADMAA when the first time I initiated the school when I was 13 years old at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kamil, Pasir Puteh. After meeting him back in 2009, (I joined the visit organized by Cikgu Sham of KSSG), I made a promise to bring my students in France to meet him. Cikgu Awang is also the Master of my Masters in Pasir Puteh. Learning a Gayong treasure, eventhough in short time was one of a meaningful moment for me personally in my journey of Gayong. Voila, we finally managed to get accepted here for a Red-Belt level training in ADMAA.
It was a really challenging sejour for France team since they had to overcome the fatigue, the stress, the language, the temperature, the culture and even the food which they find very spicy. The training was done smoothly by the professional ADMAA trainers, non-stop from 8am to 12 in midnight. Cikgu Awang himself came and taught us the techniques of Gayong by the late Mahaguru, and the variations and applications in daily life. Alahamdulillah, the team managed to train a little bit in bare hand techniques, (Jurus, Pukulan, Kunci, Kombat, Self-Defense), Knife, Machete, Cindai and other weapons like Tekpi and Nunchaku.
Cikgu Awang also had prepared the Boiling Oil for the closure ceremony, attended by villagers, students and even the representative from the Youth Department. Other than demo done by the ADMAA team, Gayong France team was also asked to make a demo of the Jurus of ADMAA.
I would like to thank Cikgu Awang Daud, Mak Su, Pak Lang Adi, Gurulatih-Gurulatih, Jurulatih-Jurulatih ADMAA, students and families who had welcomed us. Alhamdulillah.....