Punong Guro Johan Skålberg started with Martial Arts 1973 and a journey of research, experiences and learning has become a passion and a lifestyle.
As an early FMA pioneer he introduced Kombatan, Inayan Eskrima and Kali Sikaran to Sweden and has promoted his knowledge within these arts all over the world. Today he mainly promotes his interpretation of these arts within Kali Sikaran International (KSI).
Some of the official background data:
In 1993, Punong Guro Johan Skålberg participated in the first official European Stickfighting Championship in London, England. There he won both the Single and Double Sticks in the Heavyweight Full Contact Stickfighting Division. In 1994, he won the World Championship in Cebu City, Philippines in the Light Heavyweight Full Contact Stickfighting Division. In 1995, he again won the European Stickfighting Championship, both Single and Double Sticks in the Heavyweight Full Contact Stickfighting Division in Paris, France.
From 1995 until September 2000, Punong Guro Johan Skålberg served as the Scandinavian Technical Director for the ISE (Inayan System of Eskrima), under the Late Mangisurosuro Mike Inay to promote and diffuse the ISE through Europe.
In May 1997, Johan Skålberg of Sweden was elected president of the EKAEF (European Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation) and selected Göteborg, Sweden as headquarters.
In 1998, for the purpose of realism and to preservation the Art in Competition, Punong Guro Johan Skålberg developed a competition system of stick fighting; Suntukan Stick Fighting. Today, Suntukan stands alone as both a competitive system and training method for stick fighting in the IKAEF and KSI (Kali Sikaran International).
In June 2000 the first Kali Sikaran Curriculum was created and published by Punong Guro Jeff Espinous and Punong Guro Johan Skålberg. Johan Skålberg managed Kali Sikaran with professional marketing and branding through the IKAEF organisation and today his platform is Kali Sikaran International.
In November 2000, the EKAEF headquarters changed its official title EKAEF to IKAEF (International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation) to recognize its extension through the Martial World. The organization become the biggest FMA organization in the world with more than 20 affiliate countries and many different masters and styles in cooperation. ln January 2009 he choose to step of the IKAEF organisation and focus only on KALI SIKARAN INTERNATIONAL.
In April 2007, Punong Guro Johan Skålberg was promoted Chief Instructor Kombatan Europe under the founder of the Kombatan, Great Grandmaster Ernesto A. Presas, Lakan Sampo, 10Dan.