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19–21 July |Toronto, Canada

It was a great honour and privilege for our Chief Instructor Alvin Guinanao to be invited again for the 3rd year running at Zirger Academy of Martial Arts. An academy of excellence in everything they do and teach.

Alvin covered ground-fighting, conditioning the body using the silat postures, the importance of 3 men drill and free flow. All the participants did amazing especially those training for the first time.

BIG thanks to Guro Mike Allen for hosting/organising this amazing event; to Guro Shawn Zirger and Sifu Ryan Kennedy for giving SBL a home in their academy.

A special thank you to Guru Jason Neff for coming from the US and in assisting in Alvin’s demo.

 If you live in Toronto and interested in learning SBL or other martial arts, Zirger Academy is the place to be. They are all professional, dedicated and hospitable.

If you require further info please visit their site at www.zirgeracademyjkd.com.

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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