I have been pondering studying the martial arts recently. This would be to have another set of skills for defense of myself and loved ones. I have been doing research on the various systems available in my area. I have found one that sounds promising. It is called Sikal, a combination of the Filipino arts Eskrima, Arnis, and the Indonesian art of Pentjak Silat. It is a balance of using weapons and striking, kicking, grappling, and joint locks. Thoughts or suggestions ar e welcome.