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Friday, August 11, 2006

Weaponry

OFFICIAL WEAPONRY

Not unlike other silat, Silat Cekak Hanafi also has its own official weapon which is the Lading; which, in the whole of Malaysia, is only well-known in the state of Kedah Darul Aman. This weapon is used by practitioners of Silat Cekak Hanafi to defend against all manner empty handed or weapon attacks.

However, the Lading is only presented to those practitioners who have reached a certain level and whose loyalty to the association has been proven. Most of these recipients are those who have been actively involved in the movement fro more than ten years.

The size and shape of the Lading depends on the user since each practitioner has a different proportion and body measurement. Below are the measurement of the Lading:

1. The length of the Lading ius equal to the distance between the left ear to the right eye or right ear to the left eye of the user. Its hidden meaning: The weapon will arrive at whatever is seen or heard. (A)

2. The width of the Lading at its hilt is the same as the width of the users thumbnail. (B)

3. The width of end of the blade is the same as the length of the users thumbnail. (C)

4. The length of the cutting edge itself is the same as the distance between the two eyes of the user. (D)

5. The hilt of the Lading takes the shape of deer’s hoof and is made from the forn of a female buffalo. (E)

http://silat2.8m.com/ch2.html ( You can saw the lading at this website )




Silat Cekak's Pantun

Lahirnya Cekak kerana kesedaran
Bukan bermusuh sebagai tujuan
Untuk mendaulatkan seni kebangsaan

Menyesuaikan dengan makna kemerdekaan.

Silat Cekak benar-benar asli
Tidak bercampur hak luar negeri

Hendaklah belajar sesungguh hati
Untuk menjaga diri sendiri.

Wajiblah menjaga diri sendiri
Menerima amanah tuhan Rabbi

Supaya menjadi mukmin sejati
Demi menegak Islam yang suci

Silat Cekak tersangatlah mudah
Bagi mereka yang mendapat hidayah
Sungguhpun begitu hendaklah tabah
Insya Allah mendapat faedah.

Silat Cekak pada lahirnya
Pengertian gerak pada batinnya
Hendaklah mahir seluruh anggotanya
Hendaklah jujur pada jiwanya.


Sebenar guru ada Hakikat
Dikuat pula amalan Syariat
Ditambah pula Ilmu Maarifat
Berpakaian pula dengan isyarat.

Taat ke guru membawa berkat
Sedikit belajar banyak yang dapat
Jika menderhaka menjadi mudarat
Semua ilmu tiada yang lekat.

Dua ibu bapa tak boleh derhaka
Besar jasanya pada kita
Kalau menderhaka bahaya menimpa
Di akhirat kita masuk neraka


this pantun very touched..insaf aku..

I got another email from street self=defense..


I often get email letters asking me if what I teach is betterthan (shoot-fighting, shaolin kung fu, Brazilian Jujutsu, etc,etc.) The question I always ask myself is I wonder what levelthis person is willing to commit to their self defense training.What I mean by this is do they want a quick fix?

Something thatwill give them the best chance possible in most situationswithout spending a lifetime of self defense study.Some are ready and willing to commit two or three days aweek for several hours at a time. They are willing to bephysically banged around, stressing their bodies to themax. They are willing to do this for five, eight, tenyears or more.Additionally they want to study striking, grappling, throwingand pressure point fighting. Closing the gap, distance fighting,mid range and close range. Fighting from the ground with astanding opponent. Defending against an array of weapons fromknives, sticks, clubs, bats, guns both from the standingposition as well as the ground. Grappling on the ground aswell as standing.So the question is my style of self defense going to workagainst someone with this kind of training and years ofhard work and experience?

It depends.Probably not if the highly trained person was willing andable to stay involved long enough to master all of thesearts and techniques. But what are the chances of comingup against someone with this type of all encompassing martialarts training? More than likely someone with this type ofcommitment, self discipline and character would not be thestreet thug, looking for a free lunch!Too often the person looking to be all things ends up beingthe perverbial jack of all trades and master of none. Whenunder the duress of a real attack, often they freeze upbecause their head is full of so many techniques and optionsthey have difficulty pulling the trigger at all.Most of my students, especially the video based students, wantto learn something that will give them a good chance of survivalon the street without them having to invest a good part of theirlife learning and studying as I have.

Shihan Michael Pace

What do u think about it??
u ask for it !!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Leaders..


To all practitioners of Silat Cekak Hanafi, the late Ustaz Haji Hanafi Haji Ahmad is a supreme leader in the realm of Silat Melayu. This title is given to commend his efforts in giving new life and meaning to a Malay martial heritage. This was proven on the 5th of Ramadhan 1385 Hijriah coinciding with the 28th of December 1965 AD, when after much effort on his part, Ustaz Hanafi learned this art from Yahya Said.
Served posthumously, this title also credits his innovative teaching system and silat method whereby its benefits and martial qualities could be scientifically and logically valued as a method of self-defence by the public. He was also the first silat teacher to succeed in placing Malay silat on par with a modern professionally-managed organization.

Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad hailed from Kedah; born in Kampung Sungai Baru, Mukim Gunung, Alor Setar in 1923. Following the norm of the day, he received his early education in a Melayu-vernacular school in Kampung Gunung, Alor Setar, Kedah and continued his religious studies at a few Religious Schools with a few Islamic scholars in Kedah.

Searching for true understanding towards Allah and following the Holy Prophet’s example, Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad decided to sacrifice his youth to deepen his religious knowledge with a few famous scholars throughout the country, going as far as Singapore. The learning process to become a true servant of Allah, required him to support himself by selling pastries, traditional medicine and travelling throughout Malaysia to find a true teacher.

As a result of his patience and perseverance, it was Allah’s Will that Ustaz Hanafi met with Pak Haji Zain Abdul Rahman, who succeeded in explaining and summarizing for him the reality of divinity towards Allah using the book Al-Hikam written by Ibni Ataillah Al-Iskandari as a guide.
The struggle for independence of British rule struck a chord in the nationalistic soul of Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad to fight for the rights of the Malay people. The field most suited to him as a true Malay was Silat Melayu. Ustaz Hanafi was sure that the Malay people had a combat form that was no less powerful than the martial arts of other cultures.

A detailed research into many Malay martial arts was carried out. The process of searching for one silat that could truly be effective for self-defence once again required that Ustaz Hanafi travel, becoming a servant to teachers, learning many different silat, and selling traditional medicine all around Malaysia. Finally, with the Will of Allah, he met Yahya Said.

Yahya Said practiced Silat Cekak and for 40 years, had sought a replacement worthy of the art itself. With his impressive knowledge of the Malay language, Ustaz Hanafi encapsulated Silat Cekak in simple but accurate verses, now immortalized in the Silat Cekak poems and philosophy.
He was also the man responsible to breathe new hope and faith to Silat Melayu as an art worthy of study by the Malay people. He revived the respect of the masses towards an art tarnished by ignorance and superstition; an art that has withstood the riot of rain and the sear of shine. As a dynamic pioneer in organizational management, he provided a new image to Silat Melayu in a silat organization.

It is clear that a huge part of the success of Silat Cekak’s popularity among the Malay masses today is the result of the vision of Ustaz Hanafi; the supreme leader of Silat Cekak. Now, Silat Cekak Hanafi is available to be learnt at most learning institutions. Friend or foe, respectful or disrespectful students, acknowledge and appreciate him as a Principal with caliber, courage and perseverance.

Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad passed away on the 13th of August 1986 at Kuala Lumpur at the age of 63 years leaving behind a widow Maimunah Haji Othman and six children. His vision continues to this day as led by his fourth son, Md. Radzi Haji Hanafi.

"His speech and actions were always in concert. In all things, he practiced it first before teaching it. His speech and opinions were easy to understand and in line with the purpose of life. He was also a master of many situations. There were times, he would be a teacher, times he would be a father and others he would be a friend.” -The opinion of the Silat Cekak Hanafi Principal, Md. Radzi Haji Hanafi, of Silat Cekak’s supreme leader, the late Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad..
U can get the all stories at this site..don't shy to know about this martial art..anyone can join..but only the muslims..klik this site below..thanks to Saiful Azraq..
Translated by : Saudara Saiful Azraq
http://silat2.8m.com

History was begins..

prAccording to oral history, Silat Cekak originates from Kedah and was used by its governor-generals (panglima) to defend the land against foreign incursions during the reign of Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin (1854 - 1879). A trustworthy source mentions that one of these generals, Panglima Ismail successfully defeated a Batak general by the name of Tuah.

Panglima Ismail then taught Silat Cekak to Panglima Tok Rashid, who hailed from Sungai Daun in Kedah. However, to flee a plague, the general had to relocate his family to Kerian, a district which later came under the control of the state of Perak. In Perak, Panglima Tok Rashid entrusted Silat Cekak to his student from Batu Kurau, Yahya Said to teach this silat to a worthy Kedah native when the proper time came. Panglima Tok Rashid instructed him:

“If any of my progeny from Kedah wish to learn, you are to return it to them”

On the night of the 5th of Ramadhan 1385 Hijriah coinciding with the 28th of December 1965 AD, due to the efforts of Ustaz Hanafi, Silat Cekak was reborn to the outside world at a class he set up at the house of his companion, Shafie Darus at Batu 4 3/4, Jalan Gunung, Alor Star, Kedah.

After 40 years of being hidden away from the public eye, Silat Cekak was reclaimed by Ustaz Hanafi as his Kedah birthright from Yahya Said (who was the trustee). Before then, no one had successfully completed their education in Silat Cekak. It was only when Ustaz Hanafi taught Silat Cekak publicly that students managed to complete their studies in the syllabus. This was done under the auspices of the Perkumpulan Sari Budaya Sri Kedah (The Glorious Kedah Cultural Essence Group)

Silat Cekak continued to prosper and spread in Sungai Petani (Kedah), Bukit Mertajam (Penang) and eventually find solid footing in Kuala Lumpur. In the beginning the art operated through the Persatuan Bawean Putra (The Sons of Bawean Association) until the 19th of August 1971 whereby Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia (The Malaysian Seni Silat Cekak Association) was registered and headquartered at No. 32, Jalan Haji Sirat, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

The reception of the society at large towards Silat Cekak grew from strength to strength with the help of its many supporters to the extent of being accepted as a co-curricular activity in many higher learning insititutions throughout Malaysia. Parallel to this effort, state chapters were founded and from the 21st of February 1985 the movement moved to its own building, Bangunan Silat Cekak at Tingkat 4, Bangunan Silat Cekak, 708-3, Lot 138, Seksyen 79, Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur.

Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad passed away on the 13th of August 1986 in his home at No. 55, Jalan AU2A/20, Taman Seri Keramat, 54200 Kuala Lumpur. Within 40 days of the tragedy, based on trustworthy facts, the late Ustaz Hanafi’s family unanimously agreed that Haji Ishak bin Itam be declared the Acting Principal of Silat Cekak. This matter was ratified in the meeting between the family and the loyal supporters of Silat Cekak.
the true stories of silat cekak hanafi was born..
the tru live of silat cekak hanafi was born..
the excelent leader was born form his sons..
guess who ??
the continues histories story you can get thru this site.. www.cekakhanafi.com

I got an email from Street Self Defense 101

Street Self Defense 101 is designed to demonstrate effective methodsof self-defense against corresponding attacks.The defenses are simple, yet effective, because when a conflict arises and it comestime to remember what one should do in the middle of one, the effectsof an adrenaline rush make it difficult when practiced moves have alwaysbeen complex and void of any kind of mental stress.Also, when the effects of an adrenaline rush are not taken intoaccount when practicing self-defense, the first chance that a possibledefender may have at avoiding a conflict is overlooked.Adrenaline not only effects how you fight but also how you act,and one's actions and behavior are sometimes what determines whethera fight will ensue.
Passive behavior, which is illustrated by lowered eyes, nervousfeet, and an unsure voice, and aggressive behavior, illustratedby an angry voice, wide eyes, and raised fists and often provokinga situation itself, are both attitudes that should not be adoptedwhen faced with some kind of confrontation but may materialize,like mistakes in a too-complex defense tactic, due to the adrenalinerush caused by this dramatic situation.Assertive behavior, which consists of eye contact, a steady posture,a strong voice, and hands out front is the kind that, more thanany other, stops fights before they start.
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martial art..self defense..streetself defense..silat cekak hanafi..quiet interesting arts..am im right?

Commandents cekak


1. Never betray your teachers.
2. Never betray your mother.
3. Never betray your father.
4. Never fight amongst members.
5. Never badmouth another traditional Silat Melayu.






Lima pantang larang silat cekak hanafi..

can get more pic from www.cekakhanafi.com

Silat Cekak Hanafi in package?

Silat Cekak Hanafi is taught to completion in a course package. Normally, the course package may be completed within 6 months. This duration may also be adapted to coincide with the semester schedule of public schools or higher learning institutions. After completion, the practitioners may increase their level of skill personally or by attending skill classes organized from time to time.

As a silat based on fine movements, it does not need to employ a great deal of strength or force to defeat an opponent. The method of study is systematic, is not detrimental to the practitioner and allows the practitioners the ability to defend oneself even in quarters as narrow as a plank.
Futhermore, in our college at ums, we have a class at tuesday and friday night in ums stadium..and in indah permai college at monday and wednesday night.Our coach time that evert night we have a class.Every class we remind the 'buah' and their move.Tried to do the good and get to know how to make that move..some move is practically and some move or 'buah' is dificullt..but it can be easy we concentrate to learn about it..how? u ask for it..
Translated by : Saudara Saiful Azraq
http://silat2.8m.com

The concept of this martial arts..

Silat Cekak Hanafi is a truly original art of self-defence and is not a silat for play or sport (Silat Olahraga). Silat Cekak Hanafi has set methods with strike forms and complete locking techniques. The movement and system of this silat is based on the natural movements of the human being grounded in healthy thought, a calm soul and is clearly compatible with with the principles of Islam.
Its studies place emphasis on self-defence to inculcate courage, not violence or violation. Only when absolutely necessary and for the sake of safety does Silat Cekak Hanafi attack first.
Silat Cekak Hanafi awaits attacks in a straight-backed high stance (the stance used in salat) and does not employ evasions to the left of right; but moves forward in a single intercepting movement. In reality, Silat Cekak Hanafi is a silat based on the study of movement (Silat Gerak).
Most surprising and curious of all is, during its method of attack, the opponent would find it impossible to avoid, and if he were to parry the attack would lead to a devastating counterattack. This is due to the practitioner’s ability to attack and trap in one move. (Cekak menyerang, Cekak menangkap). Practitioners are taught to defend against empty handed and weapons attacks with only their bare hands. The objective of Silat Cekak Hanafi is to counter a weapons attack to disarm an opponent.
Get the more info at www.cekakhanafi.com

Friday, August 04, 2006

the Philosophy of silat cekak Hanafi..

philosophy..

"Pakai Tak Pakai, Tak Pakai Pakai"

Translator’s note: It is difficult to translate this phrase into English without it sounding culturally inept. However, Pakai which means Use, Wear or Employ denotes the combat sensitivity represented by Tak Pakai (Disuse, Unused). In effect, it means to convey a contradicting duality that if the opponent uses a certain method, the practitioner refrains from using it and vice versa, almost a hard/soft discussion all on its own.
Somepeople have their experience..somebody have their ways of thinking about this philosophy's..so find urslef..can you understand about this philosophy deeply ? until today im still thinking the better ways of this philosphys..someone thought, this philosphy can be use in our daily day..our routine..and our work..maybe in certain situation..or maybe can be not use ?? maybe..if we did'nt know today..maybe someday we will know..just wait that time, the time u know the meaning of this unique philosophy..
yah..im waiting too..
pakai tak pakai, tak pakai pakai..

Just a minute plz..

Erm..many things to think to day..so, we cut the non important thing for this blog and show the more important..this blog is about silat cekakhanafi club in one university in malaysia.guess what university ? UMS. find urself for which university..this is just our think and our ways to shows about this martial arts.Thanks for ur support for this blog. We need ur comment and suggest for the best of this blog and club.
this blog more present about this club in ums, how the club history, activities, studies, biz, moneywork, teamwork, leadership, induction and others. This is only the raw and just our opinion for show our activities. Sometimes we share stories about persatuan and others silat cekak club in others university.So,we can gather and share our info together.
Hope we can co-opreate always..
aki idup agi ngelaban ..

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Intro..

Silat Cekak Hanafi is so named to honour one its greatest teachers, the late Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad. It denotes that this Silat Cekak, as compared to others was the silat that was practiced and conveyed by him be it in terms of pedagogy, concept, philosophy, principle, integrity, spirituality and others.

This silat was practiced by the royal family and high-ranking governor-generals (panglima) of the state of Kedah Darul Aman in the then Peninsular of Malaya during the reign of Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin. The earliest known master of this silat was Panglima Ismail who taught it to Panglima Tok Rashid.

He, in turn entrusted this silat to Yahya Said, a native of the neibouring state of Perak with an instruction; to return it to its rightful place amongst his Kedah countrymen. In 1965, as per the late Panglima Tok Rashid’s trust, Yahya Said conveyed and entrusted this silat to Ustaz Hanafi.

Since its rebirth at the hands of Ustaz Hanafi, a new era had dawned for Silat Cekak. He introduced a new spirit and a new approach, all the while succeeding in raising the status of Silat Cekak as a movement that is respected by friend and foe; one that is continuously able to contribute positively to society.

This silat has succeeded in attracting thousands of members from all walks of life including the intellectual and professional realms.

Now, the Malaysian Seni Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanafi Association (Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanafi Malaysia) has 11 state chapters and organizes silat classes in most universities and higher learning institutions in Malaysia. The fourth child of Ustaz Hanafi, Md. Radzi Haji Hanafi is presently the Principal and President of the association.
Baru je dua hari lepas jumpa abg Mad..masa wat ijazah kat masjid ums..

Silat Cekak Hanafi returns..

What is the silat cekak ? What kind of martial art ?? is it really can defend yourself and your parents ?? why silat cekak hanafi ?? Why only islamic people can learn it ?? Show urself to know more about this martial art...find the true to know the truth..this martial art are unique and different than others arts..

we know..
somedays...we just heard and saw..
but we don't know about it..
we truly want to know..
really wanted to know....
how ??
can we..
study about it ?
learn more ?
find the true ?
that is silat cekak hanafi
different ways to show urself..show ur guts..
show ur face to face the new world
the different world..
the martial art world..
the mawi world also ??
Ya !!
that's silat..
that's silat cekak hanafi.