Blaise Loong pictured above with one of his silat Guru’s has this to say about Silat and it’s application.

I know what works in silat. But, w\out proper striking or WEAPONS, it is hard pressed to appear effective. Remember, ALL the silat that I learned was based on stabbing \ cutting someone. Empty-hand renditions are severely weakened IMO. That’s why I supplemented my personal silat w\the striking from Jun Fan \ Muay Thai kickboxing, and the grappling from pammachon \ MMA, etc. The totality of that combo has vastly improved my empty-hand silat expression.” — Blaise Loong