I used to be a very doubtful fan of silat becuase no one gave me enough adequate info on it, I thought it was just a silly ruse, until I found out how to look for it. And it so happens that my art pencak silat mande muda happens to be taught in my very own hometown of st. louie!! I read upon on it and not only is it beutiful, but deadly , and extremely effective and mystical on the streets, I luv it! But one question is there any thing I need to know or should know about this art before I join?? This art I think is one of the best defensive hard style arts in the world, and if somone disagrees with me we need to talk.