USMTA OFFICE DIRECTORY - 2

The Official Officers badge of the USMTA

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.

INTERNATIONAL   REPRESENTATIVES:  Email: usmta@usmta.com 
(England)  Arjarn Tony Moore  Email: sitsiam4uk@aol.com 

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Arjarn Tony Moore is the Chairman of the British Thai Council, holder of the 'White Monkron' , from England, recognized as one of the foundation builders of the USMTA. Became a USMTA Representative in 1991, The BTBC. was accepted as a member of the AMTAT, WMTC  in 1995 and a member of WAMTO in 1998.  Is credited as the top Krabi Krabong instructor   from the Buddhai Sawan Institute of Thailand, outside of Thailand. (For further information on the BTBC contact the USMTA)
(Dominican Republic)   Francis Burgos

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 Mr. Francis Burgos is the President of the Dominican Muay Thai Association, based in the Dominican Republic, recognized by the Dominican Sports Authority. Became a USMTA Representative in 1996, The D.M.T.A. was accepted as a member of the AMTAT  in 1998 and a member of W.A.M.TO. in 1998. Mr. Burgos is credited as the founder of the Dominican Muay Thai Association. (For further information on  the Dominican Muay Thai Association, contact the USMTA)
(Puerto Rico)  Juan Delgado

Kru Delgado was born in April 1980 in Caguas, Puerto Rico.  He moved with his family to Miami in 1982, and lived there until he was 20.  Since then he has been living on the island.  Training and teaching in various combat and self defense styles, but his true love is Muay Thai.  He started training in Muay Thai Kickboxing in early 2000 in Caguas, Puerto Rico under Nelson Morales and Master Javier Gil.  In 2007, he met Kru Suuan David “Thunder” Cummings.  Since then, he has been traveling to and from Orlando to train with Kru Suuan Cummings to expand his knowledge in the art of combat known as Muay Thai Kickboxing.  He is now head trainer of Team Thunder Puerto Rico  and has represented

 Puerto Rico in various occasions outside of the island in Muay Thai bouts.  In March 2009 he reached one of his dreams in winning the USMTA North American Title.  He now serves as an inspiration to the Puerto Rican fighters in the island.  Kru Juan Delgado became a representative for Puerto Rico in 2009.

Puerto Rico)  Luis Abel Ortiz

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Mr. Luis Ortiz is the President of the Puerto Rico Muay Thai Association, based in Rio Piedras, P.R. Became a USMTA Representative in 1995, The P.R.M.T.A. was accepted as a member of the AMTAT  in 1995 and a member of W.A.M.TO. in 1998.   (For further information on the PRMTA, contact the USMTA
(U.S.S.R)  Vladimir Borodine

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Born in Russia in 1963, competed in boxing at the age of 16, became of Siberia, studied Kyokushinkai Karate, became Champion of the USSR in 1983, during military service, became 5 time Soviet Army Champion in Full Contact Karate, began studying Muay Thai in Holland and later Thailand. Now lives in New York City, became International Representative in 1994 for the USMTA, became assistant national Coach for Team Muay Thai-USA in 1996.
Owner of Borodins Muay Thai Gym, and promotes World heavyweight Champion Moti Horenstien, and Ultimate fighters Oleg Taktarov and Igor Zinoviev. He hopes Muay Thai will become an Olympic sport.
(Iran)    Behzad Milani

Mr. Behzad Milani  is the President of the Iranian Muay Thai Association, based in Golestan Iran. The I.M.T.A. was accepted as a member of the EMTA in 1991, the  IAMTF in 1995,  WMTC in 1996 and FAMTA in 1998. The IMTA. The IMTA was accepted as a member of W.A.M.TO. in 2002.   Behzad Milani along with Yousef Ali Darvishi are  widely credited as the Original founders of the Iranian Muay Thai Association and became and the International USMTA Representative in 2002
(Iran)   Yousef Ali Darvishi

Mr. Yousef Ali Darvishi  is the President of the Iranian Muay Thai Association, based in Golestan Iran. The I.M.T.A. was accepted as a member of the EMTA in 1991, the  IAMTF in 1995,  WMTC in 1996 and FAMTA in 1998. The IMTA. The IMTA was accepted as a member of W.A.M.TO. in 2002.  Yousef Ali Darvishi  along with  Behzad Milani are  widely credited as the Original founders of the Iranian Muay Thai Association and became and the International USMTA Representative in 2002. 
(United  Arab Emirate )   Edi Azad  info@ikta.ws

Edi Azad, Member of the Iranian National Team In the Asian Muay Thai Championships 1997 He is also the Iranian Boxing Champion, holding certification from Thailand, he holds a 3rd Dan black Belt in Full Contact  Kickboxing, and 2nd Dan Black Belt in Shitoryu Karate. He holds  a certificate of Refereeing and Coaching in Kick boxing and a member of the Technical and light Kickboxing inspection Committee of Tehran. He is a former Champion Body Builder with a Coaching certificate from the I. R. Iran Body & Fitness Federation and the Province of Physical 
Education General Department. He also holds a Letter of Honor in coaching from the Tehran Province and became a member of the USMTA in 1999. he became president of the UAE Muay thai Kickboxing Association in 2003.
(Syria)  Yazid Al Haj Eid   

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Mr. Yazid Al Haj Eid Born in Saudi Arabia in 1975, praticed Shotokan in Syria,  Kickboxing and bodybuilding  and recently Muay Thai Opened his camp named "Tigers School". Became President of the Syrian Muay Thai Association, based in the City of  Damascus. Became a USMTA Representative in 1998, The Syrian Muay Thai Association  was accepted as a member of 

W.A.M.TO.  and the W.M.T.F.  in 1998.  Mr. Yazid Al Haj Eid is credited as one of the Original founders of the Syrian Muay Thai Association(For further information on the SMTA, contact the USMTA) Supplier of Muay Thai apparel  click here to see   Tel-963-11-622-1346 

(Brazil)  Guilherme Bringel    bringel@ruralrj.com.br 

Guilherme Bringel has been studying Martial Arts for 23 years. He began your training in Martial Arts at the age of 9  with the Judo, which studied for 2 years. After this he trained in several Martial Arts as: Karatê Shotokan, Kyokushinkai, Capoeira, Jiu-jitsu, Tai Chi Chuan, Kung Fu Shaolin of the North, Kung Fu Hung Gar and Kung Fu Ving Tsun. After 7 years of training he became a certified instructor  of Kung Fu Hung Gar. His Master of Kung Fu had also trained Muay Thai in Hong Kong and he taught to Guilherme who already knew  Muay Thai. 
In 1993 he was became an  instructor of Muay Thai on the supervision of Kru Surapuk Jamjuntr of Muay Thai Academy of America. Guilherme Bringel traveled many times  to training Muay Thai in Thailand. In the first time he training in the camp Sasriprapa in Bangkok under the supervision of Kru Thakoon Pongsupha and of the champion Panpetch. He also training in the WMTC camp in Ko Samui under the supervision of the champions Niwat Na Pattalung and Stephan Fox. Now he supplies classes of Muay Thai in several academies of Rio of Janeiro and he also gives several seminars of Muay Thai for the whole Brazil. He became  the Brazilian Representative for the USMTA in 1999.
(Brazil)  Kru Carlos Silva    TIGERGYMMUAYTHAI@YAHOO.COM.BR
Carlos SilvaCarlos Silva is currently working on promoting the sport of Kickboxing and Thai Boxing in Brazil. Mr. 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. Mr. Silva is also a Full Contact Kickboxing Champion and a Representative of the USMTA for Brazil in 2007
(Algeria)  Deffar Abdel Wader

Deffar Abdelkader, Representative of  IAMTF and WPKA.  The Muay Thai and kickboxing was introduced in Algeria in 1979 by Master Slimene B Khaled and the Full contact by Master Dokara miloud in 1989  The organization called "Tour Algeria"  was created in 1996 which began with  sixty amateur.  Sine then the number of Associations increased up to thirty- seven. 250 coaches guaranteed the training in many different areas of

Algeria.  The Association has twenty-five Referees in Algeria and has over 8,599 Fighters.  Deffar Abdelkader  is the President of WPKA. In the western region of Algeria. Full contact kickboxing and Muay Thai are shared through out the rest of Algeria.  Algeria's Professional and Semi- Professionals fighters had Participated in many international events. Deffar Abdelkader became  the Algerian Representative for the USMTA in 2001.

(Algeria) Mr Ghanem Mohamed Vice-President"

Representative of  IAMTF and USMTAThe Muay Thai and kickboxing was introduced in Algeria in 1979 by Master  Ghanem Mohamed , 1989  The organization called "Tour Algeria"  was created in 1996 which began with  sixty amateur. Since then the number of Associations increased up to thirty- seven. 250 

 coaches guaranteed the training in many different areas. Mr Ghanem Mohamed became  the Algerian Representative for the USMTA in 2001.  

(Ecuador)  Nicolas Brito Tacuri

Nicolas Brito Tacuri  founder and Director of the (MKE), Oganizacion Muay Thai-Kickboxing of the Equator, of Ecuador, South America., became Ecuadorian representative of the USMTA in 1999. has trained in several martial arts disciplines. (see Ecuador profile page).

Sierra Leone   africsport@yahoo.com

President S.L.T.B.A. Joseph Kaneka Kanu

Joseph Kaneka Kanu, President of the Sierra Leone Thai Boxing Association, began his martial arts career while he was in elementary school in the arts of Karate-Do, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Aikido and Kickboxing. Joseph Kaneka Kanu,  is married with one daughter, and presently has survived with his wife and daughter through the war that has ravaged his country by using the sport of Muay Thai. Joseph Kaneka Kanu,  founded the Sierra Leone

Thai Boxing Association on the 26th of February 1998 along with 5 Official members; Vice- President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations officer and Organizing Secretary.  The USMTA is proud to have the SLTBA as a representative of the sport of Muay Thai in Sierra Leone, West Africa.  Tel+232-30232190    Fax:+232-22224439

(Tunisa)  Samir Jelassi

Kru Samir Jelassi became a representative of  USMTA, 2002.  The  Muay Thai  Association of Tunisia was introduced in Tunisia in 2004 by Samir Jelassi.
(Poland)  Dariusz Gurgul

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Dariusz Gurgul, President of the Black Dragon Society in  the City of Katowice, Poland. became USMTA representative for Poland in 2003.
(  Cameroons )   Kru  Ouandi Nana Lyle Charlie:    Email:capa004@yahoo.fr

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(Cyprus) George Constantinou Email: georges_muay thai_academy@hotmail.com

Arjarn George Constantinou  was born 1977, in Cyprus, he started Muay Thai Training at the age of nine and has a career in Muay Thai  for 20 years he has trained in Muay Thai Camps Such as Ko Samui Camp (the official WMC Camp). He became a member  of the Cyprus  Muay Thai Association,  IFMTA WMTC.

He founded the Nicosia Muay Thai Academy,  became the National Muay Thai Team Trainer and a National Muay Thai Champion 1998-2003. He won a 3rd Place in the IFMA 2001 World championship in Kazakhstan, and won 2nd Place at the Night of Champions in England. He won 1st Place in the Thai Boxing Gala 2002(Cyprus) and 2nd Place in 2002 (Holland), and a WPKA World Champion on the Island Kos in Greece in 2003.  Became a certified Life Fitness Cardio Muscular and Resistance Training Instructor  and a Certified Fitness and a Muay Thai Instructor  by the IFMA, WMC and CYMA. George became a certified and recognized instructor from Cyprus Muay Thai Association and the Cyprus Olympic Committee. Became a USMTA Representative for Cyprus in 2007.

(Scotland)  Ron McPherson

Ku Ronnie McPherson began training in 1981 in  Wado-Ryu Karate with Sensei Duncan McPherson and later with Sensei Hamish Adams, Continued training in Wado-Ryu till 1984 before starting training in Kyokushinkai (full contact knock down Karate). Competed in Kyokushinkai Karate from 1991 – 1995 in three British, three Welsh, and four Scottish Open Tournaments and also as part of the Scottish Kyokushinkai Team. First taste of Muay Thai was

 in 1990 with Arjarn Tony Moore Trained and fought from 1990 – 1997 including three Scottish Title fights at Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions. Started coaching in 1997 with help from Arjarn Tony Moore as well as others and forming Aberdeen MuayThai in 2002 Still training and coaching in Aberdeen, Scotland. Became  USMTA Representative for Scotland in 2007.

(Uganda)  Eddie Gombya
 

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(Canada)  Mike Martelle

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 In 1993, Michael began his study of Muay Thai under legendary trainer Kru Eric Advincula, co-founder of Tiger Gym and Canadian Representative of Ajarn Tong Trithara.  Arjarn Martelle's became a member of the World Muaythai Council, and in 2006 Michael was named Ajarn of the First Nations Muaythai Council. Ajarn Martelle's other certifications include a 6th degree black belt in Pankration Athlima, as well as a 2nd degree black belt and the title of Honbucho in SAW - the system of submission grappling pioneered by Sensei Hidetaka Aso of Japan.

 In addition to Muay Thai, Ajarn Martelle also holds instructor's licenses in the Muay Thai-related arts of Muay Chao Cherk, Tomoi Siku Lutut, and Pradal Serey.

 In 2007, Ajarn Martelle became the Canadian represented  of the USMTA as well as the Native American Muay Thai Association to create the first Native American League (NAL) and helped create the North American League, or (Native American and First Nation representation covering both Canada and the U.S.)

   

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