Our Creator, is known by our people in many
different names Acbadadea ( the maker of all things ), Waken
Tanka ( he who
is everything ) and
Tirawa ( the one above ) to name a few. Our people believe
that before one does anything in life he should start the days
journey in a prayer as I'm doing here now.
" I should start by raising my voice in prayer "
Great Spirit, here my cry to you and know
me as one of your children here on Mother Earth.
Listen to me Great Spirit as I try to teach those who may not
understand the ways of your earth children the Red People and
open their hearts, minds and spirits that they will understand
the things we speak of and teach. Let all people know that we
have all come from only two parents a father and mother and that
all our blood flows from the same. We maybe of different skins
but this is only the outside what is inside is the same among
all of us. Open the eyes of those who do not clearly see and
wash away the dust that blurs their vision. Open up their ears
that they may hear and may know that the words we speak are
true. Great Spirit, I ask that you lift them from the ground on
which they stand and carry them to the ground of understanding
that they will learn from this journey and be able to carry the
message to others.
- AHO -
American League was started through the combined efforts of the
United States Muay Thai Associations Native American Division
and the Native American Muay Thai Association. The Native
American League or NAL was formed to give the Native American
people who train in Muay Thai and Muay Chao Cherk a chance to
build, study, teach and compete for Native Titles that are
recognized by the 450+ Nations of Native American People.
NAL is open to all Native People including those of Hawaiian
decent and the Islands it also offers its membership to South
American and Central American Natives too.
The NAL has
become the LARGEST Association for Native People in the world of
The NAL is
under the direction of the USMTA and the Association President
Clint Heyliger himself a member of the Cherokee Nation. The
National Director for the NAL is Ric Sniffen a member of the
Blackfeet Nation and Hawaiian Nation, the Canadian Branch is
under the direction of Michael Martelle a member of the Mohawk
Nation. The Native American League is organized by a State
Representative each a Native American or Native People, and the
National Director who oversees the NAL as a representative of
the Associations President.
through the NAL is opened to ALL Native People card carrying or
not but each member MUST be able to prove a Native Bloodline.
Competitions are held at the State Level, Tri-State Level,
Regional Level, Divisional Level, National Level and also Tribal
and Inter-Tribal levels of competition.
The NAMTA and
USMTA was the FIRST Combat Sports Associations to give
recognition to the Native People it is through this joint belief
that the two associations became one to form the USMTA - NAL.
The NAL under National Director Ric Sniffen is a 501 (c)(3) Non-
Profit Tax Exempt Organization which operates soley upon
donations and corporate sponsorship providing many of its
members FREE Classes through some of its Camps and Schools such
as Pontawee Camp USA in Guymon, Oklahoma operated by the
Information on the Native American League go to
a scroll down to the NAL section or contact the NAL by Email at