Italian ‘Silat’?

If you thought Italian knife fighting had similarities with Silat, wait till you see Pizzica Scherma: According to the Italian Folk Magic blog: “The pizzica scherma is a form of folk dancing in which two men mime a duel with swords either with knives or, more frequently, their fingers. Traditionally associated with the criminal underground, it is said that the dance is only taught to initiates who are presented by a godfather …”