What does this hand position mean to you? I frequently encounter this hand gesture in Indonesian Silat. Different instructors tell me that the fingers represent different aspects of being a morally up-right person. For example, one teacher says the straight pointer finger represents submission to God and others represent humility, respecting others, etc... It also occurred to me that one might hold a keris in this position with the thumb pressing on the base of the blade. This image might also remind some people of the movie "Big Trouble in Little China" where members of a Chinese gang use this to salute each other. Just looking to compare different interpretations.