It is the place where I completed my American Degree Program (ADP) and continued to Malaysian Degree Program (UiTM) hehehe.
I spent five years there from 95-99.
I was there to watch CEKAK NITE. It is the nite for Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanafi (SCUH) to promote their martial arts, and register new intake.
They will do a high class, nail bitting and action packed silat demonstration.
I wanted to see how they have progress, while meeting colleagues, instructors, and VIPs from the organization. It is an annual affair for Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanafi . I was heavily involved in Cekak Nite from 1996-1999.
I was actively in this martial organization on the national levels. I love this Silat and joined activities to promote this Silat to as far as Sarawak. However, I backed out in 1999 due to some conflicting principles.
I was very attached to SCUH. Every day will not passed without thinking about SCUH. Any offer to join any activity, be it demonstration participants, instructors, trainer, tester (for the sijils) or any religious activities or the silat ceremonies, I will try to make that as priority. Even during my study years, my schedule was packed with training sessions, silat classes outside campus (night or evening) and other ceremonies in Shah Alam/KL area.
GET A LIFE!! some might say...well what I can say is Silat was 60% of mylife, other means of entertainment was 30% and study 10%. That is why aku sampai skang takde rasa nak buat master...tak suke study! (alasan)
When I made the decision to not continue with SCUH, I was very depressed, frustrated and bored. I kept thinking about Silat Cekak Hanafi, and occasionally joined them for social activities or where I can give help to my friends.
The nickname hucs in this blog, was my chat nickname after I excluded my self from Silat Cekak Hanafi (SCUH) activities. It is the reverse of SCUH!! I wanted to feel attach to it.
Seeeee..now you know how obsessed I was!!!
Back to Cekak Nite.
That nite I managed to reunite with Hardi, Badut, Admen, Putra, and Asri. Others, I dont know them.
Putra(koleq98), my junior 4 years in koleq was the commander and also the hero for Umum Serangan Bersenjata. (Same post as me. Hardi (koleq91) and Badut (koleq94) were also once the demo squad captain).
Putra perfomance was very good despite of not being picked up for any role during my years..hahahaha. Bakat terpendam rupanye budak ni..
(They are actually the 2004 & 2005 (overall) national level champion. During my time..we never got overall champion. The best was Naib Johan kategori pisau by Badut and Lab and Naib Johan Serangan Umum Tgn Kosong)
Indah was very excited to watch the demonstration. And like usual, balik rumah...hiap....hish.....hiap..dia pun mula la bersilat...isk....risau aku..tumbuk betul2...sakit wooo..hehehe
Indah is making Haida worry about the whole idea to introduce her to Silat . Hiap..hish..haaiitt....iyaahh..!!
5 years ago, I had promised my self that I will try to train this silat to my kids, for personal use during emergency. Badut agreed to help me with this (dulu laa..skang tak tau la plak..Kalau kau nak badut, kita train anak ko skali)
Silat is very good. We Malays have our own Martial Arts. It is good to uphold our own heritage.
Some might say, "Alaa..skang ada pistol, tak main la silat2 ni". and my reply will be "Mana pistolnye? Ada skang ke? Aku pukul ko skang, ko ada pistol?"
What I mean is, for emergency, for personal use, for our physical protection or our dignity, silat can be used. Kalau mati pun, takde la mati katak tak melawan. Kalau melawan pun, tak la bodoh2 melawan (tu kira mati katak la jugak). Kalah menang , hidup mati tu kuasa Allah. Usaha yang penting.
Kalau kita tak berusaha nak equip diri kita, nak prepare technically, cam ner Allah nak bantu kita..
Tapi...kalau bleh selamatkan diri...larii laa.....apa nak carik gaduh kan..tambah musuh..cuma kalau terpaksa.....dah tak bleh lari..tak kan nak biar je orang laukkan kita.
I dont suggest whoever read this to take martial art class, but please, please, please dont belittle those yang besar hati nak join martial arts..
Encourage them, your friend, ke, your kids ke, you siblings ke......jangan discourage..coz from experience, I got a lot of discouragement rather than support!