Khatam Keris is a traditional ceremony practiced in Silat Seni Gayong after the disciples have finished learning the Keris technique. Two major weapons in Silat Seni Gayong , "Keris" and "Lembing (Tombak)" have their unique ceremony, unlike the other weapons or techniques. In the beginning, the students will have to undergo a very long way before arriving to this ceremony. Every student must train the Seni keris (art of Keris) almost everyday, and had to pass a certain level by the "supervisor" before their name can be selected for this "graduation-like" ceremony. One thing is sure, the Keris technique will totally burned out your leg muscles in the first time. But after few training, everyone will get to used to the low position Kuda-Kuda stand and low position Langkah. Accident happens. Even the Keris in some cases "flied" and injured the people outside the Gelanggang.
Alhamdoulillah, after a long-waiting commitment, with a lot of sacrifice from everyone especially Cikgu Sani Morni and Cikgu Rahman, all of "adik-adik" in Gelanggang Naga Rantau UMP had finally had the chance to undergo the Khatam keris ceremony.
1st) What are they looking at?
2nd) Where is the Keris hold by one of them?
The VIP from PSSGM kebangsaan, PSSGM Pahang and PSSGM Johor unfortunately couldn't present during this ceremony for the personal and professional reason. The invited guests of the Board of Waris Amanah also couldn't come for the same reason. However alhmdoulillah, the ceremony was done perfectly from the beginning, when we start to process the roaster, the Pinang, the flowers, the Sirih etc. For UMP, 39 anak Gayong Naga Rantau included me had been participated in this meaningful event. I am sure this is the one memory that we could not forget forever.
Cikgu Rahman YDP PSSGM WPKL
PSSGM KL crew (Cikgu Suhaimi, Cikgu Fiza
Cikgu Zul, Cikgu Hafifi, Cikgu Busu, Cikgu Boy, Cikgu Nora, Cikgu Dzul, Cikgu Fairuz, Cikgu Jamal, Cikgu Yan (Ibu Gayong for the Khatam),all cikgu-Cikgu KL & Selangor).
Cikgu Mad Jepun (Tukang Khatam) and crew (Cikgu Noriman and all Cikgu from Perak).
Cikgu Ezhar Abbas (Buah Khatam).
Cikgu Selamat, Cikgu Muhammad, Cikgu Nordin (Kipas Emas).
PSSGM Selangor crew, PSSGM Perlis crew, PSSGM BMI, PSSGM UIA, Teluk Gorek Campsite crew, PSSGM Kebangsaan, and all of the guest that come and support this program. I would like to apologize if during our co-operation for this event, lots of weakness from our part. Maaf banyak-banyak buat Cikgu-Cikgu semua. Jangan serik panggil kami di UMP ye untuk apa2 program. hehehehehehe.