Kshatria Sangham’s
KRU PEDRO
Mastering external combat taught me that the biggest battle is within.
In human life we suffer greatly from our need to compete with one another, and our desire for control beyond ourselves. Our goal is to raise our vibration and to reinforce self-awareness so that we may fulfil our highest potential. Our message for humanity is that everyone has the right to know themselves and their capabilities. Those who have the courage to push the boundaries of the mind and follow their hearts in the face of challenging odds, will be closer to find purpose in life.
Kshatria Sangham’s

KRU PEDRO

Mastering external combat taught me that the biggest battle is within.
In human life we suffer greatly from our need to compete with one another, and our desire for control beyond ourselves.
Our goal is to raise our vibration and to reinforce self-awareness so that we may fulfil our highest potential.
Our message for humanity is that everyone has the right to know themselves and their capabilities. Those who have the courage to push the boundaries of the mind and follow their hearts in the face of challenging odds, will be closer to find purpose in life.

BIOGRAPHY

Steps from my own path
I was born in Spain, entering the martial arts world when I was six years old. In the 80’s I was introduced to Muay Thai, soon after that my fighting career began. In the early 90’s, I moved to the USA to further my Muay Thai skills and continued fighting professionally for a number of years while expanding my knowledge of martial arts.

 

In 1998, after a decade of Muay Thai training and becoming the United States Muay Thai Professional Middleweight Champion I embark on a mission to train under Thailand’s best Muay Thai masters.

 

Over the course of my journey, I trained at 45 Muay Thai Camps and Thai Sword Fighting Schools. Each of these camps possessed valuable attributes and unique insights into the practice of Muay Thai which I integrated into my training.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Steps from my own path
I was born in Spain, entering the martial arts world when I was six years old. In the 80’s I was introduced to Muay Thai, soon after that my fighting career began. In the early 90’s, I moved to the USA to further my Muay Thai skills and continued fighting professionally for a number of years while expanding my knowledge of martial arts.

 

In 1998, after a decade of Muay Thai training and becoming the United States Muay Thai Professional Middleweight Champion I embark on a mission to train under Thailand’s best Muay Thai masters.

 

Over the course of my journey, I trained at 45 Muay Thai Camps and Thai Sword Fighting Schools. Each of these camps possessed valuable attributes and unique insights into the practice of Muay Thai which I integrated into my training.

 

In 2000 I returned to the U.S. and opened the Thailand Arts Institute in Atlanta, GA. to support my fighting career.

 

In 2002 I permanently relocated to Thailand becoming a monk. Later, I returned to the Thai martial arts, training in Muay Thai Chaiya and again in Krabi Krabong (Thai Weapons).

 

In 2003, our first school in the west of Chiang Mai, Thailand was opened where I effectively trained fighters for Muay Thai competition. Over the years, through personal experience and self-discovery, my vision developed into a unique style of fighting emphasizing effective body mechanics, energetic awareness and timing. From my exposure to different martial arts “Muay Thai Sangha” was created.
In 2000 I returned to the U.S. and opened the Thailand Arts Institute in Atlanta, GA. to support my fighting career.

 

In 2002, I permanently relocated to Thailand becoming a monk. Later, I returned to the Thai martial arts, training in Muay Thai Chaiya and again in Krabi Krabong (Thai Weapons).

 

In 2003, our first school in the west of Chiang Mai, Thailand was opened where I effectively trained fighters for Muay Thai competition. Over the years, through personal experience and self-discovery, my vision developed into a unique style of fighting emphasizing effective body mechanics, energetic awareness and timing.From my exposure to different martial arts “Muay Thai Sangha” was created.
In 2000 I returned to the U.S. and opened the Thailand Arts Institute in Atlanta, GA. to support my fighting career.

 

In 2002 I permanently relocated to Thailand becoming a monk. Later, I returned to the Thai martial arts, training in Muay Thai Chaiya and again in Krabi Krabong (Thai Weapons).

 

In 2003, our first school in the west of Chiang Mai, Thailand was opened where I effectively trained fighters for Muay Thai competition. Over the years, through personal experience and self-discovery, my vision developed into a unique style of fighting emphasizing effective body mechanics, energetic awareness and timing. From my exposure to different martial arts “Muay Thai Sangha” was created.
In 2007 I moved the Muay Thai Sangha school to the south of Chiang Mai to cope with the ever-growing demand of students and fighters. In 2008 I traveled to Cambodia and Indonesia to perfect my skills in the arts of Bokator and Silat. In 2009 traveled to south India to perfect my skills in Kalaripayattu martial arts and Ayurvedic healing massage.

 

In 2010 I visited Wudang, central China to further my studies in Five Elements Sound Healing and the development of internal energy (Qigong).

NEW STAGE TO EXPLORE

A trip to the "Self"
After travelling all over Asia, training under renowned martial artists I came to the conclusion that what I was really looking for was the “Self”

 

At that point I returned to Thailand, my home for 20 years, and began an intensive period of self-reflection and looking into my heart. During one of my meditation sessions a long laugh opened a new stage of clarity…

 

Soon after, I built a wooden house in the jungle near Chiang Dao Cave living there for two years. Whilst training in solitude, through deep reflection, I redirected my training, discovering a method founded on self-awareness (mindfulness), inner and outer balance and breath work.

NEW STAGE TO EXPLORE

A trip to the "Self"
After travelling all over Asia, training under renowned martial artists I came to the conclusion that what I was really looking for was the “Self”

 

At that point I returned to Thailand, my home for 20 years, and began an intensive period of self-reflection and looking into my heart. During one of my meditation sessions a long laugh opened a new stage of clarity…

 

Soon after, I built a wooden house in the jungle near Chiang Dao Cave living there for two years. Whilst training in solitude, through deep reflection, I redirected my training, discovering a method founded on self-awareness (mindfulness), inner and outer balance and breath work.
Pedro Solana in one of his trips to Nepal
In 2013, I came down from the mountains and reopened the school in Mae Taeng (38 km north of Chiang Mai) and started combining the Muay Thai Sangha Fighting Arts with a new vision of inner defense which a named “Kshatria Sangham”.

 

Kshatria Sangham is founded on the principles of Sacred Geometry and incorporates the theory of the Five Elements. The method employs Warrior Yoga for structural realignment, meditation exercises to deepen awareness and sound healing.

TRAINING AND ACHIEVEMENTS

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I have been blessed enough to work with thousands of students Worldwide, offering personal support and coaching in meditation and energetic practices. My greatest reward has been to observe real change in their lives.
Pedro Solana teaches meditation practices as part of the muay thai spiritual warrior's path

Therapeutic Training

  • Sound Healing Therapist (Master Shahi from Katmandu, Nepal).
  • Five Sounds Healing Practitioner (Li-Shifu from Wudang, China).
  • Therapist in Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Reflexology and Pressure Point Thai Massage (Wat Pho Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand).
  • Therapist in Herbal Nerve Massage (Ajarn Mamma Lek, Chiang Mai, Thailand).
  • Therapist in Advanced Energy Sen Massage (Ajarn Poo, Chiang Mai, Thailand).
  • Therapist in Healing Massage (Ajarn Shahram, Chiang Mai, Thailand).

 

Pedro Solana teaches meditation practices as part of the muay thai spiritual warrior's path

MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING

  • Black Belt & Instructor in Kickboxing (FEKB – Ajarn Eugenio Fraile).
  • Muay Thai Instructor (Muay Thai Association of USA – Ajarn Surachai Sirisute).
  • Black Belt & Instructor in Wing Chun (Wing Chun Association of USA – Sifu Francis Fong).
  • 7th Degree Ajarn in Krabi-Krabong (Samnak Sri Ayutthaya Chiang Mai Fencing Club – Kru Kung).
  • 8th Degree Gold Sash Ajarn in Krabi-Krabong (Buddhai Swan Institute of Swordsmanship – Kru Sila Mesaman).
  • Authorized Silat Harimau Instructor – Pak Haji, Sumatra).
  • Authorized Instructor in Ancient Muay Chaiya (Baanchangthai, Bangkok – Ajarn Kridakorn Sodprasert)

 

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Fighting achievements

  • ISKA Super-Middleweight USA Professional Muay Thai Champion.
  • SFO (Submission Fighting Open) Lightweight Champion, title successfully defended three times, and still undefeated.
  • Battle of Koh Samui (Thailand) Middleweight Muay Thai Champion.
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Jacare Cavalcante Open Lightweight Champion.
  • Ranked #2 in the world by IKF (International Kickboxing Federation) at Middleweight in the Professional Muay Thai division.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • I have trained the Patrol Police in Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A., the U.N. Peace Keeping Forces and the Sri Lankan Military.
  • Author of: “Fighting Strategies of Muay Thai” (Paladin Press – September 2002).
  • Krabi-Krabong: Thailand’s Art of Weapons Fighting ” (Paladin Press – April 2007).
  • Multiple articles for Martial Arts magazines such as “Black Belt Magazine”, “Inside Kung Fu Magazine”, “Revista Cinturon Negro” and others.
  • Trainer of 3x Shidokan and Shikon World Champion Richard Trammell, one Intercontinental Muay Thai Champion, one South Eastern US Muay Thai Champion, many Georgia State Muay Thai Champions and a Mexican National Muay Thai and MMA Champion.
Pedro Solana teaches muay thai to his students
Pedro Solana teaches muay thai to his students