Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Introduce 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..

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