Silat Cekak was practiced by royal family in Kedah and their senior warrior 150 years ago. Silat Cekak is also known as the Silat Papan Sekeping
Panglima Ismail one of the founder of silat cekak. Panglima Ismail (commander martial Ismail), one of senior warrior Kedah empire, had killed a hobo named Tuah (Hang Tuah is not) has revealed this knowledge to the commander martial Tok Rashid. At that time Kedah was under Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin II (1803-1843). Panglima Tok Rashid trust has been given to Yahya Said Silat Cekak from Batu Kurau, Taiping as 'trustees'
Panglima Tok Rashid was born in Sungai Daun, Kedah. However he moved to Kerian Kedah due to cholera pandemics. There he worked as a farmer and traditional medicine man. Panglima Tok Rashid left a will to Yahya Said who was 20 years old:
"If my children have to learn martial arts in Kedah, shall you return again"
Panglima Tok Rashid learnt silat cekak and later take over title senior warrior from Panglima Ismail. Tok Rashid later passed the knowledge to Yahya Said.
Silat cekak been dormant for 40 years until YM Ustaz Hanafi Haji Ahmad bin Haji from Kedah, was met with Yahya Said.
YM Tuan Haji Ishak bin Itam
Silat Cekak later was registered on August 19, 1971 as Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia and Tuan Haji Ishak Bin Itam was appointed as Guru Utama Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia.
Hj. Md. Radzi bin Haji Hanafi
On August 5, 1994, was registered Pertubuhan Seni Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanafi and Tuan Guru Hj. Md. Radzi bin Haji Hanafi was appointed as Guru Utama Pertubuhan Seni Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanafi.
Video Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanafi
Video Silat Cekak Malaysia