Buddhai Sawan Rank, Grades, & Sash Colors

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VERIFICATION OF GRADES,

KRABI KRABONG: International

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tony_small.jpg (3048 bytes)Arjarn Tony Moore has attained the unique honor of becoming one of the first ever foreigners to qualify as a Gold Sash Nineth Degree in Krabi Krabong. This is the highest grade ever awarded to non-Thai students of the art and re-affirms Arjarn Tony Moore as the highest qualified Instructor of Krabi Krabong in Great Britain.

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Arjarn Steven Wilson has attained the unique honor of becoming one of the first Americans to qualify as a Gold Sash Seventh Degree in Krabi Krabong. This is the highest grade ever awarded to non-Thai students of the art and affirms Arjarn Wilson as one of very few qualified Instructors of Krabi Krabong in the United States
vinney-1_small.jpg (3896 bytes)Arjarn Vincent Giordano has attained the honor of becoming one of the first Americans to qualify as a Gold Sash Sixth Degree in Krabi Krabong. This is the third highest grade ever awarded to non-Thai students of the art and affirms Arjarn Giordano as one of very few highly qualified Instructors of Krabi Krabong in the United States.
jasonw-1.jpg (2291 bytes)Arjarn Jason Webster has attained the unique honor of becoming the first American to qualify as a Gold Sash Sixth Degree in Krabi Krabong. This is the third highest grade ever awarded to non-Thai students of the art and affirms Arjarn Webster as one of the first highly qualified Instructors of Krabi Krabong in the United States.
sanford-pic.JPG (3510 bytes)Arjarn Arlan Sanford has attained the honor of becoming one of the few Americans to qualify as a Gold Sash Sixth Degree in Krabi Krabong. This is the third highest grade awarded to non-Thai students of the art. Arjarn Arlan Sanford  received his ranking in 1996 at the Buddhai Sawan. He is one of  few highly qualified Instructors of Krabi Krabong in the United States.
Arjarn Klaus Handke-Prompan  has attained the honor of becoming one of the few Germans to qualify as a Gold Sash Sixth Degree in Krabi Krabong. This is the third highest grade awarded to non-Thai students of the art. Arjarn Klaus Handke-Prompan received his ranking  at the Buddhai Sawan. He is one of a few highly qualified Instructors of Krabi Krabong in Europe
Ajarn Pedro Solana Villalobos was the first person from Spain to qualify as a Gold Sash 5th Degree in Krabi Krabong. He received his ranking at the Buddhai Swan Temple in 1999. On December of 2000 I received from Wat Buddhai Swan the 8th Degree Gold Sash in Krabi- Krabong. Arjarn Solana is head instructor of the Thailand Arts Institute, located in Atlanta, Georgia.  The  Institute is the only school of its kind in 

 the Southeastern United States and offers programs in Krabi Krabong and Muay Thai. Arjarn Villalobos was also certified at Wat Pho in Bangkok to teach Traditional Massage, Foot Reflexology and Acupressure Thai Message.  thailandartsinstitute@hotmail.com

 

A Sash grade guide of the Buddhai Swan was corrected and confirmed by the late Grandmaster Arjarn Samai; according to Arjarn Samai the   highest graded student outside of Thailand holding Gold Sash Ninth Degree is Arjarn Tony Moore of England followed by  Gold Sash  Eighth Degree Arjarn Stephen Wilson of the USA, and  Gold Sash Seventh Degree Arjarn Jason Webster and Arjarn Vincent Giordano of the USA. According to traditions of the Buddhai Sawan, the highest graded students should be addressed as 'Pichai' (Elder brother) and should be given the proper respect.

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