This convention is much used in Indonesia and other places that are steeped in Silat/Kuntao traditions. However, if a pesilat tried doing that to , say a kickboxer, in Manila, where the great majority don't know what Silat is, the pesilat will probably be laughed at and his intentions misunderstood. I think this is one reason why the kembangan is not so elaborately performed in the Philippines. Even among the muslim communities in Manila, the pesilat is rare. I have trained with Indonesians and Malays and I find the kembangan fascinating. I am still learning more about it. By the way Jang Bong, I also have high regards for the martial culture and traitions of your country. I learned how to use a short stick called Dan Bong from a Korean master.