The Founder of Seni Silat LianPadukan.
Seni Silat LianPadukan was founded by the late Mohammad bin Chik or better known as Pak Mat kedidi. He upgraded & modified the original silat 'Buah Pukul' or silat Lian and name it Seni Silat LianPadukan. He started learning Silat Lian from his father at a very young age. At 9 years old, he was sent to the Kelantan state to futher his knowledge. He learned from his brother-in-law when he was 19 years old. In 1939, at 27 years old, he joined the police force and was posted to Padang Besar,the Malaysia & Thailand border. There, he learned Muay Thai from Tok Chah, a respectable Muay Thai guru. Under Tok Chah, Pak Mat Kedidi managed to win tournaments around the border and was known as 'The Black Beetle'. The name - The Black Beetle was given to Pak Mat Kedidi because of the 'hissing' sound of his kicks.
He also managed go back an forth between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Sungai Baru, Melaka to learned Silat Sendeng Asli Muar from Long Aman bin Ujan. There, he also mastered the Tekpi or Sai.
Then, he continued to learn Silat Lian from Chu Aman, a master in Silat Lian and in 1961,Pak Mat Kedidi received the Silat Lian 'Buah Pukul Mersing' Nukil or the historical scroll of masters of Silat Lian from Chu Aman. He was asked to continue studyng the technique of Silat Lian from Sani Abu Samah and in 1972, before retireing from the police force, he befriended Pak Manas, a master in Silat Sunting. His cousin, Haji Ahmad Awang, the mufti of negeri Johor, managed to talk him to register and named the way of fighting as the Seni Silat LianPadukan. After retireing, Pak Mat Kedidi expanded the teaching of seni silat LianPadukan which he created by mixing the arts of Muay Thai, Silat Sendeng, Silat Sunting and the Silat Lian 'Buah Pukul' into a fighting technique that is fast,no mercy & hard and still managed to preserved the original silat 'Buah Pukul' philosophy - want to hit but do not want to get hit..
* a video from LianPadukan Martial Arts Academy in Gombak, Selangor under Cikgu Hisham.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI96wEtmmXo&feature=fvsr