From left behind: Hilmi, Bad, Nabil, C.Hakim, Maus, Achoi, Zulpaka, Luqman
From left front: Cik Ya, Pinat, Wahida
The only thing that make me laugh was that our 'Perisai' (shield) had broken every demo we made. 3 times; one during the rehearsal, 2nd time during the 1st session and lastly during the 2nd session. (It was never broken during our intensive training in Malaysia! Other that "Perisai Bugis" , I bring along 2 of our "Perisai Patani" in case any of them broken) The shield apparently cannot withstand the sharp strike of the Tekpi. I should take that seriously for our next demo using the Perisai. We also bring 4 Tombak for the Pentas Lembing. One was broken during the training. Luckily we got 'spares'... ;)
After the demo in the 2nd session, we are finally "Tutup Gelanggang" (tangguh) our intensive training since Novembre. Alhamdulillah thanks to Allah for the permission. Masya Allah. It is a good relieve and I find that the chance for my students to perform in such of great international event permits everyone of us to learn many things. I am sure that these Pesilat of Universiti Malaysia Pahang had achieved and shown a great discipline, lot of sacrifices, being multitask, and determine to succeed. Just for information, 5 of the students are our Jurulatih (instructor) with the Red Belt (Pelangi Merah), while the other 2 students are the Penolong Jurulatih (instructor assistant) with the Green Belt (Pelangi Hijau).
I was in debt with Prof. Dato' Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin, the Deputy Vice Cancelor of Student and Alumni Affairs who had given his approval for letting me train and bring the UMP students a this world event. Nor to forget my counterparts, Cikgu Razhan, Cikgu Zaki, Cikgu Hafizi, and Cikgu Fahmi, who had given a big support since the beginning. And surely for Dato' Daing Nasir, the UMP Vice Cancelor who had approved this program and the budgets for participating students and staffs. Many thanks to Karate Bushido (EuropMag), Director Mme Ghislaine Barissat and crews for sponsoring and inviting me and my team to be part of this 30th Festival des Art Martiaux. Hope to see there again in the future. InsyaAllah. MANY THANKS TO ALL OF ANAK GAYONG FRANCE, from Silat Seni Gayong France (SSGF) - Association Francaise de Silat Seni Gayong (AFSSG) for the big support and help since the beginning to the end!