I'm sure plenty of us chose Silat because we saw it in action and found it better than what we were doing at the time. Some of us may have had nothing better to do, but I doubt it. So, why did you choose YOUR PARTICULAR STYLE OF SILAT? Was it the only thing in the area? & what do you find particularly interesting about it? I do Pentjak Silat Ratu Adil, from Guru Besar Rudy Terlinden. I stumbled upon one of his senior students in my town, he lives like 2 mins from me. I myself am very interested by Rudy's system especially since it has a great blend of hard conditioning & sensitivity training. Also, his use of elbows, even against blades, is fascinating. How can someone have elbows like sledgehammers but with sensitivity at the same time... it's just cool. Of course, we can only dream of having skills comparable to these guys.