SBL Syllabus

The SBL syllabus is composed of 7 phases designed to develop the practitioner in every aspect of the art.

The 7 phases are:

  • Phase 1 - Ground fighting
  • Phase 2 - Upright Fighting
  • Phase 3 - Locks, Chokes and Grabs
  • Phase 4 - Multiple Attackers
  • Phase 5 - Kembangan
  • Phase 6 - Weaponry
  • Phase 7 - Full Weaponry

A description for each phase is provided on the sidebar.

Phase 7 - Full Uniform

This final stage of the art you are able to bring everything that you have learnt into your own Kembangan (Flower Dance) with full uniform and the ability to use all soft and hard weapons.

Phase 6 - Weaponry

By this point you will have developed all the necessary skills to start training in the finer movements of the SBL, using hard (blades) and soft (cloth) weapons.

During this phase you are taught how to wield weapons in order to understand their destructive nature, learn how they move, and thus defend yourself against them.

Training with the weapons helps you to discover what you might be lacking in your martial arts i.e. your timing skills, or if you carry fear within some of your movements and reactions.

Phase 5: Kembangan (Flower Dance)


Topics Covered:

  • The importance of the Kembangan

  • Bringing the eight hand movements into one fluid motion

  • Training to calm the mind through intention and projection exercise

  • Training to unify all the movements from the phases learnt so far

  • Switching from fast to slow Kembangan and learning why this is important

  • Using the Kembangan ceremonially towards heightening concentration and awareness in combat.

Phase 4 - Multiple Attackers

Topics Covered:

  • Learning the strategic pattern of the ‘Spiders Web’

  • Developing peripheral vision

  • Training the breath for endurance

  • Awareness of your surrounding

  • Training all ranges and levels

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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