Greetings everyone! I'd really appreciate information on quality Silat schools in Manhatten or Brooklyn. I'm not looking for any particular style. I can't even if I wanted to, as I am a complete beginner in Indonesian martial arts. And, frankly speaking, not much of an expert in MA in general. Here are the things that are important for me: 1. Competent teacher. That's the most important part of it. I want somebody who really understands the art he's teaching and is able to communicate it to the students. 2. Sound training methodology. There must be a well established and proven way of taking a person from point A, a beginner, to point B, competent practitioner. 3. A good mix of beginner and advanced students. 4. Should have classes weekday evening or on the weekends. 5. It should be a practical self-defence and have health benefits (or at least not bad for health) Well, are there Silat schools like that in NY or should I be looking for another style? thanks, -- Alex.