Pak Mat Samurai’s story a Net hit
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