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 “Ajahn 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.
December 7, 1957, GM Phaa Kru Samaii Mesamarn awarded the official flag of the Phutthaisawan Cultural Center and Krabi Krabong School. From His Majesty the King Rama 9 in order to organize a fencing show at Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium in collaboration with the Sri Trirat Sword School and Ban Chang Lo Sword School. (Photo courtesy of Jira Mesamarn: Buddhai Sawan Thailand)
It was Phaa Khruu Samaii who personally introduced Dr. James to Phaa Khruu Uppakort of Ayurved Vidyalai and Aacharn 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).
Dr. James lived at the school and trained as a traditional Apprentice at Buddhai Sawan under 36th generation Grand Master, Phaa Khru Samaii Mesamarn.
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Dr. James is also recognized as a Gold Sash Ajahn (Aacharn) and Khruu of Buddhai Sawan Lineage of Krabi Kabrong in the US.