USMTA OFFICE DIRECTORY-1
|This is the Official USMTA Officers, Directors and Representatives and International representatives badge of the association. |
All Officers are required to show and or display the official badge at all functions and events pertaining to his or her duties.
All USMTA officers should contact the National Headquarters for further information.
|STATE DIRECTORS: |
|Arjarn Tong Trithara : Missouri State: Email: email@example.com|
Grandmaster Tong Trithara has fought a few times in Central and Southern Thailand accumulating around 22 fights. On May 5th 1971 at the age of eighteen, Tong traveled to the United States of America. He began to train at the Thai Boxing Academy (The first Thai Boxing school in the United States) and was under the instruction of another famous Muay Thai and western style boxing champion champion named "Niyom Prasertsom" at the The Thai Boxing Academy in Hollywood, California. 1979 Tong decided to move to Springfield, Missouri and began teaching and promoting small Muay Thai events until 1985.
He has worked as coach and corner-man in many Thai Champion's corner who came to America to compete in International events. He became the Thai Interpreter and advisor for the International Thai Teams that came to the United States, in the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma (twice), the City of Los Angeles, California and the City of Phoenix, in Arizona. He became the founder of the the Muay Thai Academy in Springfield Missouri in 1989 and formed the Muay Thai U.S.A. Association in the same year. In 1991 Tong was appointed as a State Athletic Inspector, and finally as a State Athletic Advisor for the State of Missouri. Over the 20 years Tong has trained hundreds of American and European Muay Thai Fighter and several Thai Champion Muay Thai fighters: Arjarn Tong became a USMTA Director and technical advisor in 2008.
| Tennessee State Director: Rick Caudle Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Rick Caudle has 32 years of Martial Arts experience and has trained with several of the top instructors including: Sifu Paul Vunak, Sijo James DeMile, Sifu Kevin Seaman, Master Will Higginbotham, Guro Chuck Gauss, & Kru Muay Suwat Sidthilaw of Thailand. He has also attended seminars with: Dan Inosanto, Larry Hartsell, Francis Fong, Tim Tackett, and Chai Sirisute.
In 2006 Rick became USMTA State Director for Tennessee.In 1990, Rick had the unique experience of living and training with a native Thai instructor, Suwat Sidthilaw. Kruu Sidthilaw was raised in the jungle area of Northern Thailand called Chieng Mai, where his father was the local Muay Thai champion. Often times they would challenge their neighbor and meet to fight in the dirt roads that connected their villages. This resulted in the development of a lethal style of Muay Thai that goes beyond what you see in the ring. Chosen for his experience in Traditional Muay Thai, Kru Rick is the Tennessee State Director for the United States Muay Thai Association.
|Maryland, DC and Virginia State Director: Brooks Miller Email: email@example.com|
Kru Brooks Miller, aka “Khun Kao Charuad” - King of Rocket Knees has been involved in the sport of MuayThai for the last 15 years. He has won 3 U.S. East Coast MuayThai Championship Titles in 3 different weight classes. He was a founding member of Master K’s (Ajarn Kumron Vaitayanon) SuriyaSak Fight Team, and was awarded the title of "Kru" by Master K in 1998. Kru Brooks has taught MuayThai in a number of locations throughout the Washington Metropolitan area,
including Lloyd Irvin's main branch in Camp Springs, MD and at CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA. In addition to coaching and managing fighters, Kru Brooks is the Kickboxing Forum moderator on MMA.TV (the world's leading Mixed Martial Arts website!), and is a world-renowned author of MuayThai tutorials, having his work published in 147 countries worldwide! Most recently, Brooks has founded "Khun Kao Promotions" in an effort to promote novice MuayThai events in Maryland, DC, & Virginia. For more information about Kru Brooks & Khun Kao Promotions, visit his website at: http://khunkao.com (see US instructors for more info)
|Arjarn Clint Heyliger: New York State: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Arjarn Clint Heyliger, the founder of the USMTA, AMTJRA and the AMTO, has been a veteran of martial arts for over 38 years. He has studied several martial arts disciplines including Shotokan, Judo, Kendo, Kung-Fu (Black Tiger system), Muay Thai and Chao Cherk. He is credited with pushing the USMTA to the forefront of American Muay Thai, became a founding member of the WMTC, WMTF, AMTAT, WAMTO. He has been the State director for New York for over 14 years.|
|Tom Kilkenny: New York State: Email: |
Tom Kilkenny has been training in the Martial Arts since he was 11 years old and holds a 2nd degree Black Belt ranking in Japanese Ju Jitsu, Brown belt in American Combat Karate and currently trains in Gracie Jiu Jitsu for the past 6 years. In his 30 years of experience Tom has instructed, trained, managed and promoted with some of the best fighters in the Tri-State area. Some of those fighters have gone on to become the elite in the UFC/Belletor/Pride etc. Director @ Grapplers Quest inc., The Worlds Largest Grappling Tournament. has always been to give the amateur fighter the safest and most well-matched fight with them being the star of the event!
| Paul Kimball: South Dakota: State Director Email: email@example.com|
Kru Suuan Paul Kimball of PK Muay Thai, has trained in Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, and also studied kali at the Minnesota Kali. Paul has studied Muay Thai under instructor Dennis (DJ) Phalen of SD. Paul is also a noted budding Muay Thai fighter, and looks forward to continuing his career in both fields as a fighter and as a representative of the sport in the States of South Dakota. Currently Paul runs PK Muay Thai, is a full time ISSA certified Personal Trainer, and fighter developer. www.pkmuaythai.com
|Kru D J Phalen: South Dakota: State Representative Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Kru DJ Phalen (former South Dakota State Director) Current California & South Dakota State Representative, has trained in Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Combat Hapkido, Knife Fighting Systems, Krav Maga, and others. However, it is his love of the beautiful simplicity in Muay Thai which makes it his favorite pursuit. No other art can be so devastatingly effective with such a small (but refined) arsenal. He continues to train and promote Muay Thai in South Dakota.
He is active in bringing Muay Thai to South Dakota on a larger scale, forming a brutally effective State Team, and hoping to send fighters to national and international bouts. He is also involved in promoting Muay Thai to the community. Promoting training opportunities to local & state law enforcement & is actively looking for ways to bring the ability to train and compete to low income families, as well as engage the Native American population in this tremendous sport.
Kru DJ is the owner & operator of SD Muay Thai, SoCalSD, FYU Fightgear, and Soldier Fightgear. Among his other hobbies is the study of Sports Psychology, particularly as it applies to fighting, fear, and survival instincts and managing those responses. You can contact him at email@example.com or through www.PKMuayThai.com
|Kru Emily Klinefelter : Iowa State Representative: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Emily Klinefelter: During her amateur career, Iowa City native Emily Klinefelter won 15 national and international championships, including the Taiwan International Invitational, Pan American Games, Ringside World Championships, U.S. National Championships, National PAL, and National Golden Gloves. Emily was on the U.S. National Team for three years, during which time she competed in eight foreign countries.
PROFESSIONAL BOXING CAREER: Emily turned professional on February 22, 2008 at Reno, Nevada's Silver Legacy Casino. As a pro, she has fought in Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan. Emily has retired with a 9-1 pro record. in her MMA CAREER: Emily competed in her first amateur MMA bout on December 13, 2008, in Wayland, Iowa. She compiled an amateur record of 5-1, and is the Midwest Fighting Champion and 2009 North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Midwest Champion, winning in both divisions. She won her professional MMA debut on November 13, 2009 on a MaxFightsDM card in Des Moines, On June 19, 2010 Emily won her second pro MMA bout.
OUTSIDE THE RING: In 2006, Emily graduated the University of Iowa with highest distinction and a 4.0 GPA from the College of Business. In 2009, Emily graduated from the University of Iowa with a Masters in Accountancy. She is a CPA and currently works for a local accounting firm, A. B. Clemence and Company. Emily is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.She is a certified level II USA Boxing Coach and a certified USA Boxing.In 2012 Emily became the Iowa State Representative for the USMTA.
|Kru Nick Blomgren : Nevada State Representative: Email: NOneKick@aol.com |
|1989 Nick started training in the art of Muay Thai Boxing at the Fairtex gym in Arizona, he trained with some of the worlds best instructors such as, Pud Pad Noy, the late Gerard Finot, Rob Kamon, Mijiro Gym Holland. Nick only had 13 pro kickboxing fights and 54 Boxing and numerous TKD & Karate fights!. In 1993 that founded One Kicks Gym! His own style of fighting which is a combination of TKD, Karate, Boxing, Thai Boxing, and Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling.|
Nick began promoting the art of Muay Thai in Las Vegas Nevada in 1994 and has promoted the sport till this day, he will help keep the sport growing as well as develop Champions and has trained over 10 world champions in all styles of fighting. In 1995 he became the Nevada State rep for the USMTA and has promoted only for the USMTA till this time, he sends his fighters to Thailand to the Sasiprapa Gym in Bangkok where his fighters stay and train in the camp for several months at a time.
|Kru Bob Karmel : Arizona State: Email: MasterBob1956@aol.com|
|Robert Karmel first began his Muay Thai training under Arjarn Surichai Sirisute, of California. he has also trained in Thailand and became the State Representative for PA, and began promoting Muay Thai in 1991, before moving to AZ where he became the manager of the Famous Fairtex Muay Thai Camp. After promoting several well known International events in Philadelphia and Arizona, with British, Dutch and American fighters. He retired in 1996 due to medical reasons. |
He has since returned to the Promotion and training scene, and became State Representative for AZ in 1998. He continues to promote the sport, and is training Thai fighters at his camp in Tempe Arizona.
|Kru Nirmlaya Bhowmick : California State: Email: email@example.com |
|Nirmalya began his professional circuit career in the ICKBA In 1983 traveling through India, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Myanmar, Nirmalya earned the ring name of "Wildcat" for his fierce speed and aggressive knee and elbow 'close quarter' fighting style, while establishing a record of 87 fights, 82 wins, 5 losses with 46 knock outs. Nirmalya was one of the very few who trained in the more|
military forms of combat from Muay Thai to Boar Bando, he was invited to become an instructor in the Combat and Commando Systems Divisions of the National training Camps of the ICKBA. He has Judged and Refereed over 120 fights in the ICKBA He specialized in training advanced combat and concepts to "Special Military Forces", Anti Terrorist's Team" and Special Police Forces he was also employed as a 'professional bodyguard'. One of his assignments was to the Royal Family of Nepal and the Royal A. D. C. to his Majesty the King of Nepal. He is also a veteran of Hatha Yoga and is licensed instructor from the International Yoga Temple of Calcutta, India.
|Kru David Cummings : Puerto Rico: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
|David began martial arts in 1972 under the instruction of Mr. Jim Butin and Tommy Williams. David quickly moved into the karate tournament scene and won numerous state and national championships. His amateur boxing career started at age 7 under Heath boxing club and won the Oklahoma State amateur title in the novice division. At the age of 16 David was offered a shot at the WKA US professional title on Dale Apollo Cooks show against Kirk Stingle in which he suffered his first loss in kickboxing. |
Soon after he moved to Colorado Springs and trained at the Air Force Academy and 3D Boxing under Dick Wood he continued his quest to become a world champion winning his next 24 fights. David then moved to Albuquerque and was managed and trained by Mr. Bill Packer and the Bad Company team. David won his first world title 1990 by defeating Felipe Garcia in Denver Colorado for KICK title. David has competed in 43 countries and has won titles in the following organizations.
ISKA World Champ, IKBO World Champ, WPKL World Champ, USMTA World Champ WKA World Champ, WSBA World Champ, KICK World Champ, WKC World Champ WKBA World Champ, IMTA Continental Champ. David has a true passion for Muay Thai and hopes to continue help the sport grow throughout the world. He became a USMTA State Representative for Florida in 2001, before he became the Caribbean Representative in 2010 Dave's motto is “Train hard and the fight is easy”
Douglas Owens: Hawaii State : Email: email@example.com
Doug Owens has trained in several martial arts: Isshen Ryu Karate, American Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. Of all three Muay Thai is the sport he loves.. Doug wants to continue promoting the art of Muay Thai in Hawaii. With the help of the Muay Thai community Doug wants to promote Muay Thai and hold proper controlled and sanctioned events. The Island of Oahu is known as the gathering place, this is where Doug has envisioned gathering competitors from around the globe for Muay Thai world championship quality competitions.
Doug held his the first Muay Thai Seminar in Hawaii under the instruction of Arjarn Tong Trithara. He plans to have more seminars to educate the competitors in Hawaii and invite those around the world. Doug became the USMTA Director for the State of Hawaii in 2008 He is a member of the United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA).Doug trained under Kru Anthony K. Mills and Arjarn Tong Trithara.
| Blake Grice: South Carolina State : Email firstname.lastname@example.org |
Kru Blake Grice trained in Muay Thai boxing under Kru Scott Hicks, Brian Robertson, and Yahosuah Yahudah at Megalodon Gym in Commerce GA. Traveled in 2008 to Thailand and spent time training at Phuket Muay Thai. He gained a 7-3 fight record Head referee for state of Georgia for Muay Thai and MMA. Head trainer at Evolution Combat Academy. Work there full time teaching Muay Thai boxing and mma. Became State Director for South Carolina in Jan 2009. He is a member of the United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA).
|Chris Clodfelter: North Carolina State : Email email@example.com |
Clodfelter Bio: “Train your body Smarter not Harder” is the training and fitness philosophy of Professional Muay Thai and Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Chris Clodfeter. Clodfelter, a Certified Strength and Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association, has used his knowledge of Fitness to fuel his passion, teaching and competing in the martial arts. Chris Clodfelter currently holds pro record of 9-5 in Mixed Martial Arts and 5-1 in Pro Muay Thai.
Even though Chris loves testing his skills in the ring and is a fierce competitor with his fastest win coming by way of a technical knock out in 20 seconds, his true passion lies in teaching others confidence and discipline through the martial arts. Chris has earned Black Belts in Karate, Judo, and Jiu-jitsu, but his true love is the fierce fighting style of Muay Thai Kickboxing. Chris is a certified Kru under the World Professional Muay Thai Federation and under his coach Arjarn Rick Davis of Champion Muay Thai. Clodfelter recently won the Circle of Fury Pro World Welterweight Title in 46 seconds of the very first round. Clodfelter’s true joy is his 6yr old son Drake. Chris enjoys teaching Muay Thai and helping fighters grow in their knowledge of the art. Chris became the USMTA Director for North Carolina in February 2009
| Kru Brian Stanley: State Representative: Maryland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Kru Brian Stanley became Registered Member of the USMTA and a Kru and Coach under the USMTA in 2013, and became the State Director of the association for Maryland in 2015.
Other Martial arts training in Senior Coach of Muay Thai in KRU Training Sysytems
Registered and Ranked member UWMTA (United World Muay Thai Association.)
Tae Kwon Do Red belt Headquarters Korea) Tang Soo Do 8th Degree Red Belt (certified by TKA Tompkins Karate Association). Registered Member WKA (World Kickboxing Association.). Founding and Ranked member of X-Delta Submission Judo/Jiu-Jitsu under the USJA (United States Judo Association.
Ranked Member of the USJA in Judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu (Gracie BJJ). Program Director of the Warrior Arts Alliance for the Baltimore Maryland Chapter. Lakan Guro (Instructor) in Panantukan-Filipino Dirty Boxing Panantukan. Member of The Brotherhood of the Blade under Marcaida Kali-Kuya Doug Marcaida. USD (Unarmed Self-Defense Instructor) for U.S. Government training Law enforcement agencies and Military personnel. Ranked Member in the TBA (Thai Boxing Asso.) Training hours logged under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. Ranked member of the The World Tae Kwon Do Federation. Ranked Member in Tang Soo Do under the Moo Duk Kwan. Certified Personal Trainer under ACTION Personal training system.
| John Harris: California State Representative: Email: email@example.com |
Kru John Harris Was the operations manager and Senior instructor for Institute of Professional Executive Protection based in San Jose under Kru Suuan Nirmalya Bhowmick. He was also a Corrections Officer for Bernalillo County Corrections facility. A Professional Muay Thai Fighter. Kru John became a certified Protection Specialist for Institute of Professional Executive Protection, and also a team member for IIPEP. Is also an Instructor for S.C.Q.C (Simultaneous Close Quarter Combat)
I and Old Style Muay Thai (Chao Cherk) or "Military Muay Thai". Kru John has a Military back round (Army, Armor Division) and has received The Army Achievement Medal, and also The California Commendation Medal. Kru John Harris became a USMTA Representative for Sacramento in 2003 and became Official for NV in 2012.
|Kru Paulo Tocha : Hollywood-CA Rep. : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Paulo Tocha was given the fighting name of "Lemb", which means a thick piece of bamboo cut very sharply at an angle. It's commonly used in traps and for hunting. When a fighter receives a name, it just kind of happens, with the trainer choosing the name and it sticks to the fighter throughout his career. So, "Lemb" had a very respectable career as a fighter with many of his fights being underground matches which are truly brutal and separate the boys from the men.
From Thailand, Paulo traveled to the People's Republic of China where he was once again the first foreigner to fight and win. The fight was an International event with many Thais, Brits and Canadians competing. Paulo tries to encourage the proper promotion of Muay Thai in America and to eventually show the rest of the World that the United States can be a competitive force in Thai Boxing.
|Kru Rick Solo : Illinos Rep. : Email: email@example.com|
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|Kru Carlos Silva : Utah State Representative: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Carlos Silva is currently working on promoting the sport of Kickboxing and Thai Boxing in Brazil. Grandmaster Silva has an extensive background in Kickboxing and the martial arts. He is a 7th Dan in Full Contact Kickboxing, 4th Dan in Okinawa's Shorei Ryu Karate Do, 1st Dan in Tae Kwon Do, 1st Dan in Ninjutsu Togakure Ryu, Muay Thai Instructor, Vin Tsu Kung Fu Instructor and a Boxing Coach. Grandmaster Silva is also a Full Contact Kickboxing Champion and a Representative of the USMTA for the State of Utah, and for the Brazilian Muay Thai League.|
|Kru Paul Barry : Delaware State Representative: Email: email@example.com |
|Kru Paul Barry, has been practicing martial arts for many years. he has studied Wing Chun Aikido for three years under instructor Clarence Butcher. He also studied Dragon Kung-Fu for four years in Wilmington, Delaware under Sensei Anthony Carter. Kru Paul Barry studied western boxing for over fifteen years, two years in Germany, seven years in Detroit, Michigan and five years in Philadelphia. |
Kru Paul Barry studied American Kickboxing. he studied eight years at Ira Kendrick's and six years training with other martial arts. While he was in Detroit, he studied Muay Thai with Kru Suuan Mikhal Caldwell at the Black-feather Muay Thai Camp as well as training in other martial arts. Kru Paul Barry has recently been practicing Muay Boran , Muay Chao Cherk. Paul became a representative for the USMTA in 2005. His addition to the team makes a great asset to Muay Thai in the State of Delaware.
| Kru Elijah Redeagle Carrillo: Utah State Representative: Email: |
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| Kru Bull: State Representative: Email: |
|William “The Bull” Sriyapai is a former 4X World Muay Thai Champion, K-1 Veteran and Mixed Martial Artist. He has trained in such disciplines as Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Tae Kwon do, Okinawain Tae Karate, Judo and received his 7th Dan in Aikido. Although, William is highly trained in different arts his specialty is Muay Thai. In 2010 he was as a “Living Legend” in the Masters of Martial Arts Hall of Fame. As an International Professional Fighter, William has fought all over the world and attributes his vast knowledge and skill to training at some of the World’s most prestigious gyms and fighting at a caliber only held at world acclaimed stadiums throughout his career. William is currently the Muay Thai Director at the UFC Gym in Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas. |
| Kru Chris Beasley: Kentucky State Representative: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
5th Level Black Sash in Sil Lum Kung Fu / 4th degree black belt Shaolin Kempo under 1989-1992 World Heavyweight Koushu Champion Sigung Rusty Gray 10th level black sash. Sidithalaw Muay Thai Instructor under Kru Rick Caudle. R.A.T instructor under Sifu Rick Caudle. USA Boxing coach, I have studied Chinese Kick-boxing, Taekwondo,Aiki-Ju-jitsu, BJJ , Shootfighting, Submission Wrestling and Wado-Ryu Karate. I am also a certified Muay Thai judge and referee under the USMTA & AMTJRA. I am a state Representative for Kentucky and Tennessee. ISKA Tn Representative.
Striking coach for Armbar MMA in Mt Juliet Tn, former coach at SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville Tn, and Boxing and Muay Thai coach for Sun Tzu/ Stone Warriors Combat Sports. Currently training several Pro MMA fighters and approximately 60 amateur MMA fighters. Several Amateur Muay Thai fighters and 10 Full Contact kick boxers, and several amateur boxers.
Coach of Chase Beasley WKKO 130lb National Kick Boxing Champion, 2009 119lb Tn State Silver Gloves Champion. Coach of Caleb Plant IKF 2009 Super-Middle Weight World Champion Kick Boxer, 2009 175lb Tn State Silver Gloves Champion, and Joseph Parrish 2008,2009 147lb Tn State Silver Gloves Champion.
|Kru Johnathan Hines Jr. : Eastern State Representative: Email:|
|Started martial arts at age 4. Achieved his 3rd dan black belt at age 15 in tae kwon do and a 2nd Dan in judo at 19. Current 2nd Dan in kempo under Adam carey and 3rd Dan American kickboxing under Rodney Finn (I.a.s.k.a united states president). 4th dan in american kickboxing under Arjarn Ric Sniffen and the tribe of juda. Certified USMTA Kru Yai instructor. He has competed in numerous combative sports as a pro from Thailand to Brazil and currently hold a 26-7-1 record in k-1, 6-0 in full contact kickboxing and 12-6 in muay Thai. Current USMTAU.S. National k-1 super middleweight champion. He fought for ISKA North American international rules light heavy weight title August 22, 2015. current WKF regional director, owner of precision striking and combated gym in Danville KY.|
. Currently the Wkf USA vice President and the youngest Senior master in Kung Jung mu sul hapkido. 10th degree grandmaster in dragon fire military and law enforcement martial arts system confirmed and authorized by the Korean kung Jung mu sul Hapkido association
| Kru William Whitlow: Western State Representative: Email: email@example.com |
William Whitlow is a Memphis native, who has been actively practicing and teaching Muay Thai and Kickboxing for over a decade. At age 16, William began practicing Tae Kwon Do and kickboxing for almost 3 years before serving overseas in the army. He continued to practice kickboxing in Germany and Denmark and there he learned the European style of kickboxing.
After William fulfilled his military duty he returned to Memphis and started fighting as an amateur kick boxer. From 2002-2007 William gained an impressive record of 17 wins and 4 losses in kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts matches. As a pro he has competed in Chuck Norris' World Combat League and in MMA participating in The King of the cage.
|Kru Connell Kerr: Texas State Representative: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Kru Connell Kerr has been training in Martial arts since 1973 under instructors Tony Moore of England and Kenny Lundy in N. Ireland He has also trained under Sensei Ray Coates In Newcastle Upon Tyne 1976 earning 2nd Dan Wado Ryu. Has trained under Keji Atoka Shotokan Instructor for the Saudi National team and had first Thai fight in Saudi Arabia in 19983. He has instructed in Karate and kick boxing in Qatar. Has instructed & fought full contact Karate & Muay Thai in|
Scotland under guidance of Arjarn Tony Moore as British Full Contact Open - competitor Retired due to serious head trauma sustained in training. In 1994 Set up UAE Muay Thai Association. Became a Founder Member of World Muay Thai Council 1995 In 1999 began teaching Muay Thai in Ohio USA. Became USMTA State Director for Ohio in 2002. Became International Representative for Norway in 2007, Moved back to the USA and became State Representative to Texas, 2008.
|Chris Ballard: Vermont State Representative : Email: email@example.com|
Master Ballard was formerly a competitive fighter, who has fought locally, nationally and internationally. He was formerly nationally ranked and competed for the IKF, (International Kickboxing Federation), USKBA, (United States Kickboxing Association) and the WCMA, (World Congress of Martial Artists). Master Ballard has trained in Muay Thai multiple times in Thailand.
Master Ballard is retired from active competition, but takes great pride in training martial artists & aspiring combat sports athletes. Master Ballard has trained under some of the most well known instructors in the world, to include; ISKA World Kickboxing Champion Conrad Pla (Tristar Gym, Montreal), An Shu Stephen & Shidoshi Rumiko Hayes, in Bujinkan Tai Jitsu & To Shin-Do,(Dayton Quest Center-Dayton, OH), Legendary Judo Instructor O’Sensei Philip S. Porter, Former U.S. National Taekwon-Do Champion Master Alba Rosario & Hall of Fame Instructor Master Stan Parsons as well as many more... He became USMTA State representative for Vermont in 2009
|Emerson Dagdag: Alaska State Representative: Email: Alaskamuaythai@gmail.com|
Emerson N. Dagdag from Anchorage, Alaska. Certified Muay Thai instructor, Emerson has been studying the martial arts for many years. Emerson became the Alaska Representative in 2010.
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|Dave Freetage: Ohio State Representative: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Kru Dave Freetage began his Muay Thai training in 1994. From 1994-99 trained under the legendary Richard Bustillo, 1999-2011 trained under Kru Walter Michalowski, and in 2012 began training and was certified by Kru Rick Caudle.
Along with being a Muay Thai Kru, Dave also has a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Arthur Ruff), is a Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do (Richard Bustillo), and has a Black Belt in Kali/Doce Pares (Canete Doce Pares). Dave became Ohio USMTA state representative in 2012
|Frank Brown: Colorado State Representative: Email: email@example.com|
Frank Brown, from Denver, Colorado has close to three decades of martial arts training in American Tae Kwon Do under Master Stephen Oliver and World Champion Jeff Smith. He has studied in American Boxing and Muay Thai under Kru Jeff Strickland for five years; Submission Wrestling, Folk, and Greco wrestling under Coach Cisco Gonzales; and Kempo. He is a featured NAPMA instructor, and has been a member of the Stephen Oliver’s mastermind group, train professional martial artists all over the world.
|Angelo Castricone NY State (Eastern) Representative: Email: AngSrCast@aol.com|
Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon-Do. Owner of CASTRICONE'S Gym, a 4th Dan Black Belt (Tae Kwon-Do). Member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, World Tae Kwon-Do Federation. Former Pro-Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Champ for the WKA. Promoter; -1990 Kickboxing, Muay Thai.
Sanctioned Judge, Referee Corner man for the USMTA, WKA, USKBA, USA Boxing. Sanctioned promoter for the USMTA, WKA & USKBA. Former Commissioner for the WKA. Began martial arts training in 1974 under Master Wan Joo Lee, travelled the country with the point circuit for many years in the late 70’s and 80’s before embarking on his Kickboxing career. Current Eastern New York Representative for the USMTA.
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Bill was one of the first members of the Black feather camp, at the time, the only recognized Muay Thai gym in Michigan. After years of training with Mikhal, Bill earned his promotion to Kru, and with Mikhal's blessing started the Black feather West Camp in Howell, Michigan. "Cowboy" is the nickname given to him because of his 3 year professional bull riding career with the International Pro Rodeo Association.
Bill is a USMTA certified Muay Thai instructor, a 3rd degree black belt tae kwon do instructor and a certified U.S.A. Boxing coach. Bill was a competitive fighter winning both state and national championships. As the head coach for the Black feather gyms located in Michigan, Bill continues to teach a variety of people from professional mma fighters, to woman self defense classes, to children's classes and everywhere in between. Bill has also trained with the Michigan State Police in the 121st trooper recruit school.
With the untimely passing of Kru Mikhal Caldwell, Bill has been appointed to the position of USMTA representative for the state of Michigan. He is a welcomed addition to the USMTA team.