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26-28 April | AKEA Joint FMA & Silat Workshop

AKEA Event Joint workshop with Tuhon Bill McGrath & SBL Founder Alvin Guinanao in Anagni, Italy 26th – 28th April

It was an honour for our own Chief Instructor Alvin Guinanao to be a guest Instructor at the annual A.K.E.A. Day and to be sharing the stage with the incredible and knowledgeable Tuhon Bill McGrath alongside AKEA Directors Sifu Andrea Citarelli and Sifu Attilo Acquistapace.

This is an amazing event with instructors sharing and showcasing the love for South East Asian Martial Arts.

A big thank you to Sifu Andreas Citarelli for hosting/organising the event with his amazing crew; to all the participants for their hard work and dedication. Last but not least, thanks to SBL Instructor Danny McCavanagh for assisting in Alvin’s teaching and for demoing SBL.

If you want to know more about AKEA and their organisation please visit their site at www.akea.it.

About us

Welcome to Silat Buka Lingkaran (SBL), which translates as “Open Circle”. This Silat system is a beautiful, dynamic and effective martial art influenced by its roots in Nusantara (old Indonesia) and modern Indonesia.

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Latest Newsflash

Official Anouncement

Leonel Gengko Izmendi has been appointed the official SBL representative in South America.

He has been training SBL for a few years now and in recognition of his dedication and commitment to helping SBL grow in the region, the appointment was made.

 He holds regular SBL classes in his Academy, Equipo GNGK in Montevideo. Get in touch for further information.


Christian Streit has been awarded SBL Instructor status and is fully certified to teach Phase 1 & 2 of the SBL syllabus.

With over 5 years of experience in SBL, he has been training intensively as an apprentice instructor as well as hosting seminars at his gym up to two times a year.

He is already an accomplished martial artist who owns and runs a successful martial arts gym- DCS Fight Gym in Bamberg Germany.

Along the list of many arts taught at the gym, he will now be opening an official SBL class.

Congratulations to both Leonel and Chris and would like you to join me in wishing them all the best in their SBL journey and to continued success.

05 - 06 October | Bamberg, Germany

Another successful seminar in Bamberg, Germany last weekend and a BIG shout out to DCS Fight Gyms head coach Chris Streit for the work in organising the event.

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07 - 08 September | SBL Instructors Workshop

Another great session with the apprentice instructors.

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