Kali Sikaran

By | 2018-01-21T23:35:51+00:00 January 17th, 2009|FMA Styles|

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The Kali Sikaran is influenced by the history of Southeast Asia, especially the Majapahit Empire. The Majapahit was an Empire (1293-1500) where the bull was the symbol of the Empire.

The bull itself was the symbol for power. The circle on top of the bull.s head was the symbol of spiritual strength. The Majapahit Army was composed from some of the best warriors of Southeast Asia.

All came with their own styles. Filipino Kali for the Filipinos, Muay Thai and Krabi Krabong for the Thais, Pencak Silat for the Indonesians and Malaysians. We take the symbol of the Majapahit Empire as a link. The logo has been redesign to fit our concept and philosophy.

The training concepts of Kali Sikaran are unique to the system. They are based on Panantukan (Filipino Boxing), Sikaran (Filipino Kick Boxing), Stickfighting, Daga (Knife Fighting Training), Kadena De Mano (Close Quarters Range), Silat Kuntaw (Filipino Pencak Silat) and Dumog (Grappling).

These concepts are woven together into a complete and effective fighting system. The Kali Sikaran practitioner is trained to be able to adapt to any given situation.


PANANTUKAN is Filipino Boxing which includes techniques and strategies taken from Western Boxing. The particularity of Panantukan includes elbows strikes, gunting, foot sweeps, and foot trapping… making the Art a special and an effective form of Boxing. Techniques are practiced with and without gloves.

SIKARAN is a form of Filipino Kick Boxing which completes the Panantukan System. With additional hand and kicking techniques, Sikaran is recognized by its movements. The fighter is trained in zoning and controlling distance. With this training the fighter has the opportunity to use a wide range of kicking techniques.

STICKFIGHTING is best known by the Martial Arts Community for the extensive combat use of sticks (or machetes) by the Filipino Warrior. The training is carried out with one or two sticks. Stickfighting training is important in the development of empty hand skills. Any development in stick training leads to an immediate improvement in the empty hand aspects of Kali Sikaran.

DAGA is Kali Sikaran’s Knife Fighting System. Knife defense is a known specialty of the Filipino Martial Arts. Filipino Knife fighting techniques have influenced Police and Military Knife Defense Strategies all over the World.

KADENA DE MANO is the close quarter fighting technique of Kali Sikaran. Using hands, elbows, head butt, knee in training the flow is very important. Kadena De Mano is a realistic method of Self Defense when there’s no space to move and no way to escape.

SILAT KUNTAW is a form of Filipino Pencak Silat coming from the Moro’s Islands.The Art is divided in 3 parts. The Self Defense System, the Art and the Health System. Silat Kuntaw recognized no rules when it comes to Self Defense.

DUMOG is Kali Sikaran’s Grappling System. It includes throws, take down, immobilization, and submission. Learning to react in a ground situation is a very important aspect of any system of Self Defense.


Johan Skålberg | Jeff Espinous