Pak Mat Sa­mu­rai’s story a Net hit

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: A story of a mar­tial art grand­mas­ter in Mers­ing, fea­tured in the New Sun­day Times’ Sun­day Vibes pull-out, has be­come a hit among Ne­ti­zens.

A video on the in­ter­view with Pak Mat Sa­mu­rai (Sulie­man Arif­fin), who is a ma­h­aguru of Buah Pukul Mers­ing, has racked up more than 67,000 views on Face­book, and shared 1,300 times since it was up­loaded yes­ter­day.

The story show­cased the his­tory of the self-de­fence mar­tial art, which orig­i­nated from Yun­nan, China.

It also fea­tured its fight­ing style and prin­ci­ples, Pak Mat’s chron­i­cle of his in­volve­ment, and how the lit­tle-known mar­tial art is be­ing pre­served by its ex­po­nents far and wide.

Some Face­book com­menters had drawn par­al­lels be­tween Buah Pukul Mers­ing and silat, as well as tra­di­tional Chi­nese mar­tial art Wing Chun, while oth­ers de­scribed how it had piqued their in­ter­est.

Mohd Farizan B Ah­mad said: “Boleh tahu di­mana markas per­gu­ru­an­nya? kata satu markas di­rawang tapi diba­ha­gian mana? (May I know where the head­quar­ters are? It was men­tioned there was one in Rawang, but in which area?)”.

D.L. Darma­pada said: “Thank you for shar­ing. Keep the tra­di­tion alive.”

An im­pressed Chris Liew sug­gested that the mar­tial art be in­cluded in mixed mar­tial arts com­pe­ti­tion Ul­ti­mate Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship.

“Have you tried fight­ing with a UFC fighter? Since your mar­tial art is good, you should send an in­vi­ta­tion to a UFC fighter for a chal­lenge.

“A lot of them would ac­cept the in­vi­ta­tion to try out your mar­tial art.”

A screen­shot of an on­line video of Pak Mat Sa­mu­rai speak­ing about the Buah Pukul Mers­ing mar­tial art.

Pak Mat Sa­mu­rai

demon­strat­ing the move­ments of Buah Pukul

Mers­ing.

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