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About the Founder

Alvin began his training inthe martial arts at an early age, starting with Tae Kwon Do and Karate.

But once he discovered Pencak Silat back in 1995 he felt it had a lot to offer him and was hooked ever since.In 2003 he worked as one of the main Instructors at EastWest Studios in London's Hendon Central where he helped run this full time martial arts, dance and fitness academy.

His work at EWS soon created opportunities to conduct seminars throughout the UK and expanding further afield to Europe and the USA. By mid 2006, Alvin finally completed Pencak Silat training with his teacher bringing him into his own journey in Pencak Silat and other martial arts.

As you go through the journey of Silat your own flow and way will emerge.Like the Silat of old this was one of the ways that Silat systems were created and evolved. After years of trainin, Alvin has been granted permission to follow his own way and expression. The name he has given this expression is "Silat Buka Lingkaran" which translates "Silat Open Circle" describing the fluidity, velocity and connection of the movements, covering all ranges and angles.

Alvin now certifies instructors at their designated stage within the art, and continues to spearhead and create awareness of the developing and expanding Pencak Silat both nationally and internationally.

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

Free Access to Live SBL Sessions with SBL BOT

We’ve had over 400 registrations for these sessions, but unfortunately many of you are still not receiving the invites and are missing out on these sessions.
Not to worry…we’ve been working on a BOT - the ‘SBL BOT’ to give you access to the sessions, which means no one misses out on the sessions plus it’s going to save the SBL team a lot of time on admin.
SBL BOT (it works like an app)
We are really excited about our SBL BOT. It’s currently being tested and if all goes well, the launch will be next week. It works via the Telegram App and will be accessible via our Telegram Channel.
For early access join: https://t.me/silatbukalingkaran
Once it’s released, you’ll enjoy the benefits of SBL including:
⁃ instant registration
⁃ event reminders
⁃ easy access to zoom links.
⁃ access to recordings
Your feedback is important
We would love to get your feedback on these sessions. Is it helping? How are you finding it and what do you enjoy the most? Please feel free to email us.
Lastly, thank you to everyone from every corner of the world for supporting our online community, the SBL team look forward to training with you all this week.
Stay Safe & Well.
SBL Team


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