Hello all, I'm not sure if I posted on here before, I recognize some of you from other forums. At any rate, my name is Joe, and I'm from the New England area. The vast majority of any "experience" I've had with Silat has been in video format. The only real hands on I got from my sigung (teacher's teacher) Kevin Seaman, who has experience in the Maphilindo method (think it's called Majapahit now). I love what I've seen so far. I've been training in Jun Fan/JKD and Inosanto-Lacoste Kali for about 2 years now, and I love to toss in some of the silat I've seen into my training. It blends well. I just wanted to pass on some of my thoughts about the videos I have and thank the instructors who made them, as I feel they are quality products. Pendiri Sean Stark's Pencak Silat Pertempuran: I have the Timbilan (takedowns) and Masukan (entries) videos. The way the whole system is designed is great, and the leg entries have really helped my game. The takedowns are a little too subtle to be learned on video, but some experience in the martial arts will teach you where to look. Marc Halleck's Panantukan Silat: This stuff is based off of entering using Panantukan, which is basically Filipino empty-hand. I work this all the time, and it is the most comfortable at this point for me to incoporate. I believe Guru Marc is also a Maphilindo player, but I think he's trained with some other guys, too. Stevan Plinck's Serak Vol.1: Wow. If you like to go the mental gym, this tape is for you. The concepts on here make sense and are valuble to know. However, like most Silat, if you're trying to learn from this bad boy without experience and a "testing ground", good luck. Very subtle, very sneaky! Anyone have any videos they think are must-haves for deepening your understanding? I'm looking into Herman Suwanda's series and Rick Tucci's 2 tape series, and Bob Orlando's Fighting Footwork, but I need something a little more instructional rather than demonstrational. Would these fit the bill? I know I need to see a Guru, but I do enjoy watching the videos. Also, I hear Guru Plinck has 2 more tapes out for Serak, but I'm not sure where to get them or what's on them, though I'm sure it's good whatever it is. Finally, is anyone going to be up in the New England area teaching, giving seminars, etc.? I'm dying to get some hands-on with a Silat guru, but I don't know of anyone around here.