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. 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 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).

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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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