13 April 2010

Al Fatihah - Pak Jaafar passes on

I received some distressing news this afternoon. Pak Jaafar Md Isa, guru utama of Silat Harimau Bentara Garang has passed away in a Melaka hospital.

The late Pak Jaafar was the nephew of Mahaguru Yahya Said, source of all Silat Kalimah and Silat Cekak strains currently existing today. Pak Jaafar himself claimed to have inherited 4 different variants of the Cekak style, of which he was in the midst of propagating since the middle of last year.

Unfortunately for the rest of us, we have lost a gem, who was just about to be discovered again. The first and last time I met him was during the TekpiWorks Seminar organised by SMC Innovations and Whyfit Sport Adventure last year. He was a humble and quiet man, but one who shared his knowledge selflessly.

We shall miss him.

Al Fatihah.

Original Article by Mohd Nadzrin Wahab

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