02 December 2008

Silat group officiates new training ground

More than 20 members of the Silat Seni Warisan Pelangi performed various forms of self-defence moves to enliven the opening ceremony of the official launching of Persilatan Seni Warisan Pelangi group at the Seria District Office last Saturday evening.

The guest of honour who officiated the opening of the Silat ring was Belait District Officer (DO) Awg Hj Jamain Momin.

Also demonstrating the traditional self-defence moves were chief of Mukim Seria, Awg Hj Jamail Hj Linap and two group instructors, Awg Ahmad Ismail and Awg Hj Naseer Kifrawi.

In his welcoming remarks, Awg Hj Jamail said the main objectives of the opening of the ring was to further develop the martial art sports and to encourage youths' participation in the nation's traditional art of self-defence.

"Silat is not only a physical training exercise, but it also helps the participants to be disciplined, to have patience and to persevere," he added.

The martial art was introduced in the district in 1995 and has received recognition from the Brunei Darussalam Persekutuan Pencak Silat last year.

The Persilatan Seni Warisan Pelangi group has also become a national champion for eight consecutive years and has been activated by housing residents of STKRJ Lorong Tiga Seria in 2006 where trainings are conducted at Lorong Tiga Seria barracks every day.

Following an application to the District Office, the group has been allowed to utilise the office's training ground every Monday and Friday from 8pm to 10pm.

Written by Liza Mohd
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Here's something I found in the Star Today...perhaps it should be of your interest :

The Star (Nation)
Sunday, January 4, 2008

Silat group wants others not to use its logo

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pertubuhan Silat Seni Gayong Malaysia (PSSGM) has called on silat exponents outside its group to stop using the organisation’s logo for political purposes.

Worried that there might be a repeat of the incident during the Permatang Pauh by-election when a photographer was beaten up during a ceramah, PSSGM’s acting president Adiwijaya Abdullah said the reputation of the organisation was at stake.

Adiwijaya said they were blamed for that incident because those who hit the photographer were wearing the PSSGM’s logo.

“Our organisation does not teach people to be samseng or hitmen. We urge silat exponents and our members to not get involved in anything like this in the coming Kuala Tereng­ganu by-election,” Adiwijaya said at a press conference here yesterday.

He added that what silat exponents outside the PSSGM were doing was only confusing the public, bringing a bad name to the organisation.

Adiwijaya said the organisation was registered in 1963 with the Registrar of Societies and had some 500,000 members around the country.

“Our organisation teaches exponents to be loyal, respect leaders and love the Malay culture. Anything we do is to uphold these beliefs,” he said.

(Proudly & Humbly reported by Pok Nik)