British Silat Association
The BSA was founded around 1985/6 by Kru Abdul Razak (Jak) Othman. He was then teaching Pancasila Gayong Harimau. When he was deported, he left control of the BSA with Guru Glenn Lobo, who remains in charge from 1987 till today!
The British Silat Association was the FIRST Silat Association in Britain. You can be assured that the instructors have received proper instruction in a recognised style of silat from a recognised teacher/ Guru/ Master. There are many styles of silat in the UK, and many associations.
We cannot attest to the validity of anyone else’s credentials. There are many people who receive a certificate from someone after little training, or from someone not qualified to teach, or some just buy their certificates, or get given titles because they come from rich or important families. You can be assured that isn’t the case with the BSA.
All our instructors have earned their grades through hard work and discipline. There are several groups where the instructor has created a system himself, without even necessarily training much silat. Sometimes, just by virtue of being Malay, people want to believe a person knows silat, so an aspiring student needs to be assured of the validity, credentials, authorisation, as well as the ability of a teacher or Guru. In the BSA, that is assured. A silat guru once described Paduka Glenn as having the most documented, and traceable history in silat of anyone in the world, from magazine articles, to news articles, and newspaper interviews and TV news reports and documentaries over the decades. Paduka Glenn Lobo has the HIGHEST credentials, and a verified traceable history.
The styles we cover are:
Silat Lincah (Malaysia)
Pancasila Gayong Harimau (Malaysia)
Pukulan (Dutch/ Indonesian)
Pusaka Sapu Jagat (Indonesia)
We also want to connect with other GENUINE silat instructors in the UK to form a union of qualified friendly instructors to act as a resource for people seeking genuine silat without particular religious or personal affiliations.
If you teach silat in such a manner then please contact us for a chat. If you WANT to teach silat without politics, and with the best Malaysian silat instructor in Europe, then contact us and have a look at our Accelerated training page.
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