Let's see if we can get some activity on this forum. I'm wondering what cultural or spiritual practices people bring to their silat. By that, I mean that it's possible to practice the mechanics of silat independent of the various cultural trappings (e.g., uniforms and regalia, salutations, terminology, etc.). I've seen it happen with FMA as well. People can practice the knife skills, stick skills, etc. without necessarily embracing the culture. So how central do you think those things are to your practice of silat?