right from the start i know practically nothing about silat. there are some other students in jkd class that practice material they call by that name. during the past several years my jkd practice has been spent primarily learning jun fan and muay thai along with how to apply jkd concepts. theres some bjj and fma material in there as well along with kickboxing. sadly no real silat knowledge. now that you are somewhat farmiliar with my level of ignorance could it be possible that someone could answer a few basic questions about silat? the efforts by a few others in jkd class have not been productive. more often than not i get more confused than enlightened. it seems like theres some confusion on the part of these students explaining things like is this silat or fma stuff. and who teaches silat and fma? first what is some of the similarities/differences between silat/fma? both use knives and sticks a great deal? second what are some of the basic concepts/tecniques of silat? not asking for lots of specifics becasue that could take a while and easily go over my head. third where are some good resources to learn about silat? including some pics or whatever that would give me a clearer idea about what silat is supposed to look like. fourth who offers good silat instruction? some names get thrown around yet i dont know if there silat instructors or fma ones. might/probably mispell the names. 1. danny inosanto 2. victor de thors 3. kelly warden 4. steve tarmani 5. josh simonet hope you can make something of that mess. in the past learned a few things about savate and wing chun. even wrestling and sambo. feel something is missing with my lack of knowledge about silat. there seems to be a gap between what others know in comparison to myself.