MEOR ABDUL RAHMAN: KONSEP TEMPUR SENI GAYONG DAN INOVASI SILAT MELAYU

  • Wan Mohd Dasuki Wan Hasbullah

Abstract

Silat takes on different meanings in accordance with the understanding and
philosophy of its particular disciplines, including aspects of combat skills. Over
past decades, the focus of research on silat are on the art itself and its philosophical
mysticism. However, there is very little that addresses the deeper meaning within
silat movements. Using an ethnohistorical approach, this article is an attempt
to investigate the concept of combat in Malay martial arts, and its importance
to the development of the concept and the institution of silat itself – as illustrated
by the case of Dato’ Meor Abdul Rahman and seni gayong. Based on archive
and library research, this article suggests that in the seni gayong school, the
concept of combat effectiveness is emphasized at the very beginning of training,
based on their understanding of the concept of ‘gayong’. This concept is used to
redefine the meaning of Malay silat so that it alignes with current situations.
It is also seen as crucial because it helps define the needs of technical expertise
in the Malay art of war and is perceived as helping to achieve a level of
patriotism within the discipline. Thus, this article aims to provide insights into
some aspects of technical knowledge Malay silat practitioners which need to be
studied and preserved as a legacy of traditional wisdom.



Keywords: Silat, concept of fighting, Malay martial arts, technical knowledge,
patriotism.

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Published
2018-12-23
How to Cite
WAN HASBULLAH, Wan Mohd Dasuki. MEOR ABDUL RAHMAN: KONSEP TEMPUR SENI GAYONG DAN INOVASI SILAT MELAYU. Jurnal Pengajian Melayu, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1, p. 262-285, dec. 2018. ISSN 1823-7622. Available at: <https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/JPM/article/view/15373>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2019.
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