Instructor:
Tom Skoglind
Keith Schuch

Class Location:
The Fox Valley Grappling Club
1320 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Appleton, WI 54913

Contact:
Tom Skoglind
Phone: +1 (920) 379-8403
e-mail : eskrimador[at]charter.net
PO Box 543
Oshkosh, WI. 54903-0543

Training Times:
Monday 19:30 – 21:00
Wednesday 19:30 – 21:00

About the instructor:
Mr. Skoglind began training in the martial arts in 1982, eventually earning black belts in southern Kung Fu (Fu Jow Pai) and Karate. In 1989 he was introduced to the Filipino martial arts by Dan Inosanto, and continued to train with him and several other FMA instructors who conducted seminars in the Midwest, including Remy Presas and Edgar Sulite.

In 1991, Mr. Skoglind was attending one such seminar being taught by a teacher who’s name he had never heard before: Mangisursuro Mike Inay. Impressed by the skills and depth of knowledge possessed by Mangisursuro Inay and the complete structure of his system, Mr. Skoglind devoted himself exclusively to the art of Inayan Eskrima.

Mr. Skoglind continued to train with Mangisursuro Inay, Suro Emanuel Hart and several other Inayan Guros until Mangisursuro’s untimely passing. He continues his training under Suro Hart, and was awarded the rank of Inayan Katalungan Guro in 2005. Mr. Skoglind is devoted to training and spreading the art under the umbrella of Inayan System III, and preserving the art of his teacher, Suro Hart, as it was handed down to him by Mangisursuro Mike Inay.

Mr. Schuch started in martial arts at the age of 9 in the art of Shorie Ryu Karate.  He achieved the rank of black at the age of 15 and currently hold a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shorie Ryu. He also holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu given to him by Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti.  Even though he enjoys both of those arts, he has dedicated the rest of his martial arts career to Inayan Eskrima.

On March 22, 1993 Mr. Schuch participated in his first Inayan Eskrima Class. Bill Schuch, Keith’s father, who was an ITO student of Mangisursuro Mike Inay taught that first class.  That same year he met Mangisursuro Inay when he came to their school in Menasha, WI to conduct a knife seminar.  Shortly after that meeting Mangisursuro invited Keith Schuch to join the same ITO instructorship program.  While attending the level 5 ITO Sinawali and Dequerdas Mr. Schuch met eskrima brother and best friend Tom Skoglind.

Ever since that day, Keith & Tom have trained together in Inayan Eskrima.