Aachan Anthony B. James Martial Arts Bio

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

Aachan, Anthony B. James Martial Arts Bio

(Aachan, Khruu, Guro, Sensei, Sifu…)

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.

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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

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

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

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

1st Degree Black Belt • Go Budo Jiu-Jitsu, Sei Shin Kai/ American Jitsu Union • Atlanta, GA , 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

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 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.

Grand Master Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn, Buddhai Sawan Sword Fighting Institute and Dr. Anthony B. James

Grand Master, Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn, Buddhai Sawan Sword Fighting Institute

Grand Master Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn, Buddhai Sawan Kabri Kabrong Sword Fighting Institute and Dr. Anthony B. James

Wai Khruu and Respect to our Grandmaster of Buddhai Sawan Tradition

History of Buddhai Sawan Tradition in America

In 1986 Dr. Anthony B. James received the prestigious “Aachan Khruu” Award, Blessing and Certification from the Grand Master of the Buddhai Sawan Sword Fighting Institute of Kabri Kabrong. Thai Traditional “Krabi Kabrong” , Nongkam, Thailand. Kabri-Kabrong is the Traditional Martial Art system of Thailand and one of the great martial arts traditions of the world.

In addition to the Buddhai Sawan Kabri Kabrong Sword Fighting and Muay Boran systems (Fan Dap & Lerd Rit), Grand Master, Phaa Khruu Samaii introduced Dr. James to the spiritual, meditative (Vipassana) and Traditional Thai Ayurveda and Nuad Phaen Boran Thai adjunct to the Buddhai Sawan fighting tradition.

It was Phaa Khruu Samaii who personally introduced Dr. James to Phaa Khruu Uppakort of Ayurved Vidyalai and Aachan Moh Boonsorn Kitnyam of the Traditional College of Medicine. Buddhai Sawan Teachers, Masters and Grand masters have always practiced traditional medicine to address the many injuries that typical occur during the intensive training. The traditional medicine practices of the Buddhai Sawan tradition are based on the Ayurveda of Thailand (See History of Ayurveda of Thailand), (Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Traditional Physical Therapy).

Buddhai Sawan Institute Official Logo

Dr. James lived at the school and trained as a traditional Apprentice at Buddhai Sawan under 36th generation Grand Master, Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn.

Dr. Anthony B. James, Khruu Buddhai Sawan Institute 1984Buddhai Sawan Khruu ANthony B. James demonstrates the block and cut technique.

Anthony James receives teacher/ Khruu documents from Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn. Buddhai Sawan. Dr. J is the second “Non-thai” to ever receive Buddhai Sawan teaching credentials. 1986

 

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Buddhai Sawan Teacher (Khruu) Certification issued to Dr. Anthony B. James April 1984 by Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn, Nogkam, Thailand

Phaa Khruu Samaii Bless the Students in the Annual Buddhai Sawan Masters Blessing ceremony

Dr. James is also recognized as a Gold Sash Aachan and Khruu of Buddhai Sawan Lineage of Krabi Kabrong in the US.

USMTA Weapons of Thailand Kabri Kabrong Verification of Grades

USMTA Recognitions for Buddhai Sawan Aachans

 

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2020 April Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Thailand Retreat

The Bluse Temple Chiangrai Thailand

NAIC: 37 Annual: SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Students Share Songkran Festival In Thailand

For more information and to register for the April 2020 Thailand program go to ThailandStudyTours.Com

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April Thailand, NAIC Sacred Sites and Healing Arts, The White Temple

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April 2020, a small group of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga students will travel to Thailand with Aachan, Professor Dr. Anthony B. James for 19 days of travel and training in Traditional Thai Medicine specialties such as Nuad Boran, Jap Sen Nuad, “Tok Sen“, Reussi Dottan– Thai Reishi Yoga, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Theory and Philosophy and Traditional Thai Reflexology. Students traveled from North as Laos and Burma, to Chiangrai, Chiangmai, Phitsanolk, Sukhotai, Sri Satchanali, Ayudthaya, Thonburi & Bangkok.

Dr. Anthony B. James, Lanna School of Thai Traditional Medicine

This program will be so special with “Tok Sen” and “Reussi Dottan” (Thai Reishi Yoga) Thai Traditional Buddhist Medicine & Clinical training at the SriPai Foundation! We will be training with the Thai Monks directly!

The Bluse Temple Chiangrai Thailand

2020 April Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Thailand Retreat. The Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC) participates in and offers NAIC Member students, practitioners and Teachers to learn indigenous traditional medicine and Thai Ayurveda in traditional settings with traditional elders and teachers in Thailand.

The Thailand externship training qualifies for NCBTMB CE Hours and credits towards more advanced SomaVeda® programs at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, FL. For More information visit www.ThaiYogaCenter.Com and or www.ThailandStudyTours.Com

CLICK HERE for Photo’s April 2019 Songkran Water Festival!

For more information and to register for the April 2020 Thailand program go to ThailandStudyTours.Com

Early Adopter Registration Discount available now!

 

2019 April Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Thailand Tour

NAIC 2019 April Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Thailand Tour

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Students Share Songkran Festival In Thailand

April Thailand, NAIC Sacred Sites and Healing Arts, The White Temple

CLICK HERE for April 2019 Songkran Water Festival!

April 2019, a small group of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga students travel to Thailand with Aachan, Professor Dr. Anthony B. James for 19 days of travel and training in Traditional Thai Medicine specialties such as Nuad Boran, Jap Sen Nuad, “Tok Sen“, Reussi Dottan– Thai Reishi Yoga, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Theory and Philosophy and Traditional Thai Reflexology. Students traveled from North as Laos and Burma, to Chiangrai, Chiangmai, Phitsanolk, Sukhotai, Sri Satchanali, Ayudthaya, Thonburi & Bangkok.

Dr. Anthony B. James, Lanna School of Thai Traditional Medicine

This program was so special with “Tok Sen” and “Reussi Dottan” (Thai Reishi Yoga) training at the Lanna School of Traditional Thai Medicine and The SriPai Foundation!

The Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC) participates in and offers NAIC Member students, practitioners and Teachers to learn indigenous traditional medicine and Thai Ayurveda in traditional settings with traditional elders and teachers in Thailand.

The Thailand externship training qualifies for NCBTMB CE Hours and credits towards more advanced SomaVeda® programs at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, FL. For More information visit www.ThaiYogaCenter.Com and or www.ThailandStudyTours.Com

CLICK HERE for Photo’s April 2019 Songkran Water Festival!

 

Thai Massage Training

Foundations, Advanced & Therapeutic Thai Massage Training

Detailed and comprehensive Traditional Thai Massage training apprenticeships in Foundations, Advanced, and Therapeutic Thai Massage bring the most authentic and traditional style of training to the student. Thai Massage trainings are intensive and teach students think for themselves and practice Traditional Thai Ayurveda based treatment protocols at the therapeutic level rather than learning fluffy, stretching focused, repetitive entry level technique.
 
Unlike massage and or massage therapy programs, students are learning a comprehensive and traditional system of indigenous traditional medicine from day one and have the opportunity to study one-to-one with the instructor. Our Florida State DOE Authorized College of Natural Medicine, Ayurveda and the Thai Yoga Center are located in beautiful Brooksville, Florida. Learning as in a traditional Thai-style apprenticeship through watching, practicing, and immersion style format is the most focused and intensive way of learning. Our SomaVeda® Thai Yoga programs are famous world wide and our program is the oldest original Traditional Thai Medical Massage program in the US, full time since 1984!
 

Other programs claim to be traditional and to stress a traditional Thai style approach. However, the student should ask “upon what traditional apprenticeship and authentic traditional school method is their approach based on?” Our chief instructor Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James is recognized as a master teacher and professor of Thai Traditional Medicine by The UTTS, Ministry of Thai Traditional Medicine and is a Certified Aachan and professor in the Anantasuk School of Thai Traditional Medicine and the Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools. See verifiable references here!

 

If any instructor claiming to operate a “traditional ” apprenticeship type of program approaches you and can not provide similar or equal documentation… Run Away!

 

We offer over 4000 hrs. of college level education & courses, certifications and degrees in our apprentice program. No other Traditional Thai Massage program offers so much. New apprentice students begin with the 164 hr. 17 day intensive training… Typical course days run from 8:30 am in the morning to 10:00pm in the evenings. When we say intensive training. we mean it!

Click here for a complete description of the pre-requisite course for new apprentices and students!
 
More than intensive, personal, hands on professional training and education. As we are a NAIC (Native American Indigenous Church) operated seminary we are not doing this for the money! NAIC Inc. is a Florida State Chartered, IRS Compliant 508 (c)1(A) FBO- Faith based, religious/ Church and Federally registered Tribal Organization. This means not only are donations to NAIC Tax Deductable but that NAIC offers the MOST Generous Tuition Grant and scholarship program in the industry. See for yourself how we can generously offer five different Tier Level Grants. SCHOLARSHIP-GRANTS FOR NEW STUDENTS.

Unlike other so called traditional schools, we represent living traditions of Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine with verifiable permission and authorization. Our Aachan is recognized as an Aachan or Professor of Thai medicine and has the verifiable recognition’s to prove it! Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James Bio.

No one better here in the US or in Thailand to teach you this traditional healing work than a Thai recognized master teacher with 36 years of full time teaching experience teaching Thai Medicine and traditional healing arts.

​There is more than technique involved in running a healing practice and making a living as a Traditional Thai Massage practitioner! Since our school is a full and comprehensive natural medicine and college of Ayurveda we can teach you everything you need to start, maintain and prosper in your Traditional Thai Massage based healing practice.

 
Please note, some of the adjunct course work apprentices receive training in…

More than 27 distinctive adjunct and clinical practices are offered to every apprentice. Of course included at NO Additional Fee!

The full apprentice style program will take an average student two to four years to complete (with a SCNM College Doctor of Ayurveda PhD. degree) however, the initial commitment is only 17 days!  The student is expected to practice and do the required homework between modules to assimilate and absorb all the instruction. Aachan, Dr. Anthony James and senior staff teachers make sure you stay on track.

 

Legal Guidelines!

What’s the point of apprentice in a genuine traditional Thai Massage program if your not legal to practice everything you have learned! We can assure you that when you complete our program and following our legal guidelines as taught in class your perfectly legal to practice in all 50 states and 100 countries outside the US! Most if not all programs of study calling themselves “Thai” regardless of how good their technique is can not give you a legal basis to actually practice! We are a Federally Registered Native American Indigenous Tribal Organization and our right to practice our religious therapeutics is established and protected under two different federal codes. Some school try to mis-direct students into enrolling in Massage Therapy programs and applying for a massage license to practice… Falsely implying that your legal to practice Traditional Thai Massage with a “Massage License”… This is patently false and misleading and unethical as well. These schools are not going to be able to offer you any assistance should a massage board or state medical board come after you! We can provide a legal basis for practice to all of our apprentices upon request.

Don’t take our word for it!

Listen to first hand Testimony from our SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Apprentice Students!

New Apprentice Start Dates: January, March, May, July, September, November and December and April in Thailand!

 

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®, SomaVeda®  are a Federally Registered Trademark/ Servicemark and proprietary Intellectual Property, All World Rights Reserved.

Native American Indigenous Church

Native American Indigenous Church College of Natural Medicine (NAIC) operates in compliance, as a degree granting institution through exemption, by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education based programs. NAIC is an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Saving Grace. NAIC is an IRS 508(c)(1)(a) compliant FBO (Faith Based Org) Tribal Organization.

Learn Thai Yoga Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Thailand December 2018

December 15th. 2018 to January 2nd. 2019

Learn Thai Yoga Ayurveda- Yoga Therapy in Thailand December 2018: Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Thailand Training and eco-cultural tour. A 19 day journey to amazing Thailand to experience Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapy and the origins of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Program™. We will travel to various beautiful locations significant to the practices of the indigenous Thai healing arts and Traditional Medicine. Thailand culture, traditional medicine, people, food and scenic land will warmly greet you. Join Dr. Anthony B. James, Aachan and Professor of Indigenous Medicine for this 35th. Annual winter externship training and tour of Thailand.

Includes all Hotels (2/3 Star), Ground/ Transportation, Guides, Course work and personal guidance and teaching with Dr. James and our Thai Staff. This is no ordinary “tourist” trip!

Find additional details with full description at ThailandStudyTours.Com

After leading groups in Thailand for over 35 years we know how to dig deep in the traditions and culture to give our small group the most personal and memorable experience. Practitioners, bring genuine authenticity to your existing Thai based practice. SomaVeda® and Thai Yoga teachers absolutely must go at least once! Don’t wing it… go with those who are already connected to the genuine traditions.

Expect to be deeply engaged with local and professional Thai Teachers, experts in the indigenous traditional natural medicine of Thailand. Trip will provide graduates with 100hr Completion Certificate. NCBTMB Category A Approved.

Cost: $1,995.00 (Not including airfare to start city of Chiangmai)

Only $500.00 secures your spot!

Find additional details with full description at ThailandStudyTours.Com

 

 

 

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