Regular people think "Wow. That's pretty racist and gross."
Silat people think "I have GOT to get me one of THESE!"
*Where do those pots come from, anyway? How do you cast that much iron in the middle of the jungle?
[Extremely ignorant] I thought the knife and stick stuff dogbrothers do was mostly based on the South East Asian stuff? How is it different?[/extremely ignorant]
Plus, they do heavy pressure testing through full-contact sparring, which is where the biggest difference would be.
105 posts later and still no evidence of Silat NOT sucking. Awsome.
OP I think you have your answer.
Quote from their site:
"The core of our curriculum is FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (FMA). The three principle systems upon which we draw are Inosanto Blend (Guro Dan Inosanto), Pekiti Tirsia (Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje), and Lameco (the late Punong Guro Edgar Sulite), though of course there are many others too. We consider Silat to be a part of both unarmed and weaponry FMA, and, although not Filipino, we wish to acknowledge the influence of the Indonesian system of Bukti Negara Pentjak Silat of Pendekar Paul de Thouars."
But I get what you mean.
But that's a large portion of American's fascination with the culture of asian martial arts instead of its reality. You could just as easily have written tea ceremony instead of cannibalism.
However, if you are truly interested in Silat, why don't you take your happy ass out and go have your own experience, huh?
I'm not the only person on this thread that has stated that there are various styles of Silat available, some are bullshit gymnastic dancing, and some are really good. There are HUNDREDS of styles of Silat, be they Sumantran, Javanese, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, or Dutch Indo (& there are even more). They're all significantly different in appearance and application.THIS IS REALITY.
You can go out and seek your own experience, or not, & choose to believe what you like.