Ajahn Anthony B. James Martial Arts Bio

Krabi Krabong, Buddhai Sawan School, Anthony B. James Waterfall

Ajahn, Anthony B. James Martial Arts Bio

(Ajahn, Khruu, Guro, Sensei, Sifu…)

Dr. Anthony B. James with JKD, Kali Program

Founder and Chief Instructor: Buddhai Sawan Sangha (BSKK Brooksville) • Buddhai Sawan Kabri Kabrong, Kali-Arnis-Escrima-Pekiti Tersia Kali USA • 1981 to Present… The photo above was taken at my school in Charlottesville, VA, in 1982… Notice in the front row: Guro Danny Inosanto, Sifu Francis Fong (Francis Fong Wing Chun Gung Fu), Khruu Alfonso Tamez, Sifu Larry Hartsell, and the second row behind Khruu Alfonso Tamez are Guro Lastra Mahlika Jeorge Lastra, Sifu Lun Sin among others besides myself!

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

Instructor/ Teacher/ Gold Sash • 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. Current Member: Ajahn- Gold Sash: Buddhai Sawan USA( BSANA). Author best-selling book “Krabi Krabong, The Tiger Sword of Thailand” available on BeardedMedia.com and Amazon.





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























Anthony B. James with Shidioshi GM Steven Hayes and Bud Maelstrom
Anthony B. James with Shidioshi GM Steven Hayes and Bud Maelstrom








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 • SiJo Bruce Lee tradition.

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)

Anthony B. James Joe Corley, American Karate Black BeltAnthony B. James, American Karate, Joe Corley, Lloyd Garrard Black Belt, Atlanta Georgia

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

Battle of Atlanta 1975,









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

Dr. Anthony B. James Tang Soo Do Mu Duk Kwan Black Belt

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 update more about other excellent 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.

May 1986: Soldier of Fortune Magazine: Fight Back Special Edition: Two articles… 1: How To Take A Punch (P.36-38) and 2: Environmental Weapons (P. 26-29)…(Click Here for SOF PDF)SOF Fight Back Magazine May 1986