Ajahn Anthony B. James Martial Arts Bio

Ajahn, Anthony B. James Martial Arts Bio

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Dr. Anthony B. James with JKD, Kali Program

Founder and Chief Instructor: PAK • Progressive American Kabri Kabrong, Karate and Arnis USA • 1981 to Present… The photo above was taken at my school in Charlottesville, VA in 1982… Notice in front row Guro Danny Inosanto, Sifu Francis Fong (Francis Fong Wing Chun Gung Fu), Khruu Alfonso Tamez, Sifu Larry Hartsell and second row behind Khruu Alfonsi is Guro Lastra Mahlika Jeorge Lastra, Sifu Lun Sin among others beside myself!

Dr. Anthony B. James, Khruu Buddhai Sawan Institute 1984Buddhai Sawan, Phaa Khruu Samaii giving Khruu/ Teacher Recognition

Instructor/ Teacher • Buddhai Swan Institute, Thailand • Traditional Krabi Krabong– Muay Boran (Also spelled Kabri Kabrong/ Thai Sword Fencing and Traditional Thai Boxing) • Grand Master Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn • Nongkam, Thailand • 1983 • Certified Buddhai Sawan in 1986.

Buddhai Sawan Institute Official Logo

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Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James Buddhai Sawan Khruu 1986

Buddhai Sawan Khruu ANthony B. James demonstrates the block and cut technique.

Honorary Black Belt • Burmese Bando • Delivered at the 1986 Bando Nationals, Port of Prussia, PA • Grand Master U Myung Gyi, Master’s Erol Younger, Joe Manley and Lloyd Davis • 1986

Guro/Instructor • Pekiti Tersia/ SinaTirsiaWali Kali, Mas Guru Greg Alland System, New York- Atlanta Georgia 1982- 1984

Guro/Instructor ” Rank of Guro Unang Tagpagturo” • Arnis de Mano • Guro Jorge Lastra, Lastra Brotherhood of Arnis Style • Virginia Beach, VA/ Visyan, Philippines • 1982

Danny Inosanto "Love is the highest"Guro/Instructor • Kali / Arnis de Mano • Maphilindo/ Maphilindo Silat • Dan Inosanto, Kali Academy/ Inosanto Academy, Big Springs, Texas and Culver City-Los Angeles California • 1981

Pekiti Tersia, Big Springs Texas, 1981

leo Gaje Courtesy Tom BisioInstructor • Pekiti Tersia Arnis de Mano • Maphilindo/ Maphilindo Silat  • Guro Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. • Big Springs, Texas 1981

Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr., Pendakar Suyadi "Eddie" Jaffri, Guro Danny Inosanto

Instructor • Pangian Lanka Empat Silat- Penjak Silat • Maphilindo/ Maphilindo Silat  • Pendakar Suyadi “Eddie Jaffri” Jaffri • Big Springs, Texas 1981- 1982

DrJ Jiu Jitsu Union 76 sm1st Degree Black Belt • Go Budo Jiu-Jitsu, Sei Shin Kai/ American Karate & Jiu Jitsu Union • Atlanta, GA , Sensei Soke Richard P. Baillargeon, Sensei Jim Wallace, Master Daeshik Kim Style (Korean)

Dr. James, Tang Soo Do Side Kick

1st Degree Black Belt • American Karate • Sensei’s: Lloyd Garrard, Joe Corley, Sam Chapman, Bill Wallace, Larry Hartsell • Atlanta, GA • 1975. I personally supervised and built/ set up the Pro-boxing ring used by my Teachers Joe Corley and Bill Wallace in which the very first professional full contact Kickboxing Fight “The Battle of Atlanta!”  and championship was held at the Georgia Tech Coliseum.Bill Wallace won and became the first PKA World Middle Weight Champion. I was working nights as an American Karate Instructor at the Buckhead Joe Corley American Karate school at that time.

Battle of Atlanta 1975,

2nd. Degree Black Belt • Tang Soo Do Mu Duk Kwan, Sensei Lloyd Garrard, Sensei Chuck Norris (Korean) 1976

2nd Degree Black Belt • American Karate, Lloyd Garrard, Joe Corely, Bill Wallace 1976

2nd Degree Black Belt • American Karate, Joe Lewis Style, AIKIA , WKA Certified Instructor

Instructor • Tai Chi Chuan • Chang Man Ching Style, Sifu Refugio ( Fugi) Escobedo • Atlanta, GA 1987

Wing Chun Sifu Francis Fong with Ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James

Wing Chun Kung Fu • Atlanta • 1975 to 1988 • Sifu Francis Fong

I will attempt to add and to update more about other amazing teachers and programs I have been privileged to work with over the past 54 years!

Until then all respect to all my teachers whether listed here or not.

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