Hi everyone, Silat is the term used for martial arts originating from the Malay Archipelago, mainly Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Thailand, Brunei and Singapore. I was born and live in Malaysia, so everywhere I go, there's silat school and the art of silat is still the favourable choice of self defence than foreign martial arts. But now it's been known that many Silat styles has flourished in faraway land, as far as the UK and USA. I'm very proud of it, even tough my style wasn't one of those styles. I haven't actually visit any silat classes in any other countries except my own, so I just want anyone studying this art outside the Malay Archipelago to share thier experience. 1. Have you ever met the guru from the Malay Archipelago him/herself before/after studying the Silat style? (Or maybe the gurus themselves travel to your place to teach?) Or you didn't even know there's a Silat guru for your style? 2. Did the Silat class in your country also teaches the Adat and Adab of the Malays? Or did it only teach the blocks and punches without any Malay manners insights? If so, that's where the comments on "I'm going to go BSing" comes. 3. Does being far from the Malay Archipelago meant that the Silat had been changed or modified to suit the culture in your country? Does it stil preseve the actual technique that was created eons ago by the Malay warriors of old? I hope to get your views on this topic. Just want to see how's the art live and bloom in your place. Thanks.