7 of the Best Places to Learn Silat in London

7 of the Best Places to Learn Silat in London

Pencak Silat (‘Silat’) is the generic term for the indigenous martial arts of the Indonesian/Malay archipelago, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Silat has played an important role in the history and culture of Indonesian and Malay peoples. Traditionally, Silat formed part of the education of all young men, and was an integral part of a boy’s path to manhood.

 

1. Silat Buka Lingkaran

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. The SBL syllabus is a holistic approach to the martial arts, covering all aspects of self-defence. The art’s different features range from ground to upright fighting and grappling.

Address
63 Martha Street
Shadwell
London

Contact: Contact Via Website

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2. Karasac Martial Arts

The Karasac Martial Arts offer the very best in martial arts instruction. They focus on the practical aspects of martial arts rather than on forms and patterns.

Whether you’re a seasoned martial artist looking to expand your fighting knowledge or a complete beginner looking for a great way to keep in shape, whilst also learning effective self-defence, Karasac Kali will help you develop your skills in a friendly and personal environment.

Address
Eric Liddell Sports Centre
Mottingham Lane
Mottingham
London
SE9 4RU

Contact: +44208 851 9111

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3. The Shade Centre

The Shade Centre is a community based grass roots organisation. We cater for and facilitate the various social and health needs of our very diverse community. The centre is based in Manor Park, Newham, which is one of the most multi-cultural and ethnically diverse boroughs in London, We also provide a platform and support many small community groups by working with them and give them access to some of our resources and experience.

Address
Unit 1 Church Rd Studios
62 Church Road
Manor Park
London E12 6AF

Contact: +44208 851 9111

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4. Silat The Warrior Martial Arts

Silat The Warrior Martial Arts provide Silat training classes for fitness and self-defense to adults and children in South West London. Established since 2010. They offer a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone no matter your age, sex, religion and abilities. The Warrior Martial Arts teaches a combination of different forms of SILAT (a Southeast Asian Martial Art which originates from Malaysia and Indonesia). Whilst a number of the concepts have been modernized through a natural and evolutionary process.

Address
Civic Centre,
Lampton Rd,
Hounslow,
Greater London
TW3 4DN

Contact: +447491 096 922

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5. Pencak Silat Society

Most Pencak Silat schools now incorporate the self-defence (‘bela-diri’), the artistic (‘seni’) and the sport (‘olahraga’) aspects, with individual teachers varying the emphasis placed upon each of the elements. Though the sports aspect ‘olahraga’ or ‘tanding’ has only recently been developed, it is proving particularly popular with young people both in Asia and around the world.

Address
SOAS Students’ Union
Thornhaugh Street
London
WC1H 0XG

Contact: +442078 984 992

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6. Boado Academy of Martial Arts

The Boado Academy of Martial Arts based in Clapham, South London offers a unique, multi-faceted approach to martial arts consisting of Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Weapon Fighting, Kali Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sifu Chris Bodo is an Ex National Kickboxing Champion, he now specialises in teaching the arts of JKD, FMA, KALI SILAT, BJJ and MUAY THAI.

Address
St. Peters Hall
Prescott
London
SW4

Contact: +447751 813 955

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7. Satria Arts

Welcome to Satria Arts the home of the Satria Fighting Arts, Satria Yoga and other Indonesian (Pencak Silat) Arts. Satria Arts offer a wide range of services; from martial arts training, yoga tuition, instructor courses, online tuition, seminars, documentary and instructional DVDs as well as film fight choreography.

Address
St. Peters Hall
Prescott
London
SW4

Contact: +447751 813 955

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If you’re a member at a Silat training school that’s not listed above, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to our next list.

 
Comments
  1. Hi,

    I am a member of the Pencak Silat Federation UK, the only Silat federation in the UK recognised by the Silat world governing body Persilat and a member of the European Pencak Silat Federation.

    One of our classes is listed here (5. Pencak Silat Society) but we have other classes that are not. Please could you add them to this list?

    You can find all of our classes in London on our website http://www.pencaksilat.co.uk/classes

    Thank you very much

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