Do not have a flair in martial arts. Make short, me and silat were not in speaking term sejak dulu kala lagi...
But when i heard that Azuan (dlm gambo, baju biru) is looking for a chaperone, i'm d first to angkat tangan. Partly because for d past weeks Azuan had spend his free time surfing d net looking for new steps in silat.
Very d bestari wan.. He even has a vast u-tube-collections on silat (he said khairul-another colleague- compiled for him). Nak main silat pun kena bukak internet, impressive giler tu wan...
Mainly because d kids, bila ajak buat kerja je misti kasi alasan busy ngan silat training. they trained in d afternoon, after asar and after maghrib too.
The District Level Silat Competition was held on June 25th, 2009
Our contingent comprises of 16 participants. They bagged 1 gold and 2 silvers. Faziq, Boy, Kimi, Alip and A-yap will represent our district in State level. congrats to them, and Azuan too.. Eventhough Azuan said,"last year lg banyak kita dapat kak!"
But then, hey!! i believe Azuan and d team will strive for more gold in future.
Coincidently, was invited to another Silat ceremony. It was sunday June 28th. Our Ketua Penduduk (namanya cikgu dollah) was such a x-boleh-duduk-diam character. He and the Taman Bukit Slim committee organised a Majlis Perlimau Seni Silat Gayong Malaysia.
I tot majlis gitu-gitu je la kan..
Gosh!! I was wrong.. D invite wasom distributes since, well i wasnt home, but i even get few smsed fr dif ppl reminded me about d ceremony. gotong-royong masak2 was in the morning (wic i didnt attend) lead by Kak Ila. I heard it was sponsored by undisclosed somebody. whoever he/she is -mudah-mudahan rezekinya dimurahkan Allah... pergh!!! mcm beriman lak..
The "akad" ceremony began with doa recitation at 3.30. Then d sifu (aisey forgot his name), narrated d history of silat gayong, since we were give a booklet so i do not really pay attention. isk isks..
This plate is given to all d new members. I just knew that sintuk is actually d 'roots' wic tied around d lime. It is symbolised purity and strenght. The candle, kemenyan has nothing to do with cult practice but symbolised something, wic i forgot but i still keep d booklet beside my bed. Mlm td nak baca tp ada hal lain plak.. In case u hv anything to ask abt it, i'm more than nwilling to lend u d booklet wic i found intriguing coz it was neatly hand written. So amazing, dont u think so?
Anyway, i remember wat d needle r for. It represent ketajaman fikiran. In the early days they uses keris instead of needle, but needle is more practical and economical but then the philosophy behind it is still there. Ahli silat gayung shud be tajam akal dan fikirannya.
d ceremony was conducted in the full of custom and tradition manner. Most of the taman folks were there to give support to d kids and for those who still havent have kids like me, to socialise with others.
kudos to all d Taman Bukit Slim folks who makes d ceremony a succeed. I had a gud time. so does yati, the taman secretary, don in blue baju kurung.