Sunday, November 18, 2012


 Festkum 2012, "Festival Kebudayaan Universiti-Universiti Malaysia" (Cultural Festival of the Public Universities of Malaysia) , was attended by 20 public University all over Malaysia. The festival initially was a cultural performance competition, and every university compete to be the best performer during the event. But the format is changed to be more "social-interaction" with the state host and the local people. Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Terengganu), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Universiti Utara Malaysia (Kedah), Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Perak), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Selangor), Universiti Putra Malaysia (Selangor), Universiti Malaya (KL), Universiti Teknologi Mara (Selangor), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (KL),Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (Selangor), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Negeri Sembilan), Universiti Teknikal Melaka, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Johor), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Johor), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 

 1000 steps

 Aryan... jgn nk brona brona!!!

Our first destination after UiTM Cendering (where our hostel was), was the ADUN Alor Limbat, where we started with a 1000 steps of walking. That was a lot for a father with a small boy and bags! ;) Our performance was the first round in the afternoon.

 Senam Tari Robik


Every University came with their own cultural performers. It was only UMP who came with the Silat team instead of dancer,singer etc.. After being presented y the MC, we started our demo of the "Tarian Parang Gila", a summary of the technique of Parang with the additional of the other weapons choreographs. 

 Parang 3

 Parang 3

 Tari Sembah Golok Kembar

 Puteri Cindai

 Amok of the Tiger Cubs

 Simbat Fight

 Blade Fighter Team

 Keris Team

Photo session... like always! keh keh keh ;)

 team kerambit



 Gambar ramai2 kat Alor Limbat..... dah ngantok daahhh....

 Pada Cik Ninji...kami mengalu-alukan kedatangan Cik Ninji ke Gelanggang kami untuk shooting2 gambar yer! ;) huhuuuhu



 Gendang 24 Musim from UUM

After Alor Limbat, Festkum was then continued at Kedai Payang, at the centre market of the city. We didn't have any demo that day, so we took that chance to train a little bit for tomorrow afternoon and night.

 area2 River Front

Our last journey was at ADUN Seberang Takir, and it was a very new experience for us as it was raining dogs and cats in the afternoon. However that never hold us from doing our best to present the art of Silat Seni gayong. The floor was flooded and too slippery, but our team had successfully finished their demo without accident.

 Malam last di Seberang Takir. Me and Cikgu Zaki. 

Our demo continued with the first round during the opening from the YB Seberang Takir. With some little injuries of our Parang team, Alhamdulillah, no serious problem during the demo except that one of the machete that hold by our performer broke and the sharp blade was flying and almost hit a celebrity invited for that event! Luckily everyone was safe. Thank you brother Mat Over and brother Imuda for being cool and funny about that incident! ;)

 Sukaneka & Traditional Sport Day with the local people

 Keris Puteri

 Pisau Chief

 Keris Putera


Simbat VS Simbat Suk


Gambar Reramai...


PSSGM WPKL had organized a ceremony of Belt and certificate awards at the Sport Complex of Kampung Pandan. The ceremony was officialized by Cikgu Anuar Hamid with the presence of Cikgu Sani Morni, Cikgu Ezhar Abbas, Cikgu Aziz Othman, Cikgu Mat, and also Cikgu the president of PSSGM WPKL and one of the senior Cikgu (the ex-secretary of PSSGM). To all of the Sundang brothers and sisters, remember, as Cikgu Sani said. "Bulan ni bulan Muharram.....". So get prepared. Get ready. I do hope that advice is for me! ;) Thank you for inviting me, and insyaAllah we'll meet again very very soon.

Tak sempat bergambar apa2 pun. Huuhuhuhuh.



The first of Muharram, the Naga Rantau team had been invited by Pertubuhan Seni Pencak Tualang Tiga, whose Master is a very well known. I came with my wife and son, and 11 other UMP students in the middle of the Hulu Perdik "jungle". It was a very lucky for us to be allowed to learn a new form of technique within this Golok of Pak Kiyai style. The Golok style is the heritage of Master Mufti Ansari from his Master, Pak Kiyai Hj. Ismail from Segamat, whose nickname was Haji Bujang. We were trained inside the forest nearby a river, of the Gelanggang Panglima Perang Haji Bujang.

"...meh, sapa yg belum kena suap???"

 among the Srikandis 

The training was very traditional and even where we camped, we were trained to experience the warrior's way living in the jungle with a limited sources. The training in the dark also does help us to train more on the feeling other than the the ability of the eyes to see.

 Hilang Baka, Golok Tok Mudim, Liang Lahad, Putus Tali Kemudi....

The philosophy of Golok is a very interesting one for me. Contrary with the Parang (machete), Pedang (sword) or Sundang Lipas (double blade sword), Golok is a daily tool used anytime and brought anywhere. Compared with the "royal" weapon of Keris and Lembing, Golok is just a non-class weapon and never had been in a high-place as the war weapon. But despite of his un-glamorous appearance, Golok is the one who could be brought as close as possible to the target of enemy.


the only battery-supplied torch ;)


Master Mufti Ansari told us many of his stories with Pak Kiyai. And with the help of his students, especially  all of the Tualang Tiga Gurulatihs, the learning and training processes were done smoothly. In the morning, we all prepared to make our Golok as sharp as possible for some cutting test: on the banana trees and also on our own body like arms, ears and neck! ;)

mengasah Golok

Asah... kang tak putus kang malu....

Kain Merah 

The tradition of the ceremony of Khatam Golok is the various steps of "Adat", the red cloth of Golok practitioner, and the most popular three last Khatam "fruit" of Golok. At night we were asked to pass some ritual of Bersiram and Mandi Apung.

Sedia Adat 

Panglima Hitam...

The chance of training the Pak Kiyai Golok style was indeed a new experience for us. I would like to thank first of all to my Master, Cikgu Mufti Ansari for allowing us to join the Khatam Golok ceremony and also to the organizer of Pertubuhan Seni Pencak Tualang Tiga, the AJKs, the members, and all of the team. InsyaAllah, hope that we could meet again one day in a better experience! ;)


Gelanggang Naga Rantau with Pertubuhan Seni Pencak T3

with Master Mufti Ansari

"terima kasih ambo ucapkan
obor dinyala tanda sambutan
ulam dihidang pengalas malam
salam dihulur nikmatnya suapan

anak kecil fitrahnya nak tahu
membesar ia mencari ilmu
sudah berjumpa si paduka guru
kan dipegang digenggam dijulang selalu

sumpah setia tersemat di dada
tiada sesaat janji dilupa
tak kenal maka tak cinta
dah kenal, Golok bodoh jua dibawa

Jalan dah buka terang bersuluh
panduan dan mentera si kiyai sepuh
kemenyan dijaga bersungguh-sungguh
In sya Allah, satu masa... ke Pahang jua Khatam Golok kan berlabuh...."