Ambush Muay Thai was founded in 2011 by head coach Elton Wells, a full instructor with Buddhai-Sawan USA. The program is rooted in traditional Muay Thai and also integrates elements of western boxing. Ambush Muay Thai focuses on application in competition, emphasizing solid fundamentals, tactics, and clinch work. Team Ambush values a communal culture and success through hard work, dedication, and consistency.
Buddhai-Sawan USA was founded in 1989 by Arjarn Jason Webster to continue and expand the lineage of teaching authentic Thai fighting arts. Arjarn Jason was a personal student of Krabi-Krabong Grandmaster Ajarn Samai Mesamarn and he became the first non-Thai to be awarded teaching certification in the full system of Krabi-Krabong at Buddhai-Sawan.
The Buddhai-Sawan Sword Fighting Institute was founded and headed by the late Arjarn Samai ("Por Kruh" or "Father teacher"), who taught and propagated the traditional Thai fighting arts of Muay Thai and Krabi-Krabong for decades until his death in the mid-1990s. The institute, located just outside Bangkok, operated for many years and was under royal patronage, literally the king's school.
Head coach and founder of Ambush Muay Thai since 2011.
Ranked full instructor with Buddhai-Sawan USA since 2010.
Taught Muay Thai at several gyms since 2007, including Brazilian Fight Factory (2016-present), Austin Muay Thai/Pinnacle (2010-2016), CTC/Miletich Fighting Systems (2008-2010), and XFC Training Center (2007).
Muay Thai coach to many competitive fighters, including Muay Thai national champions, MMA regional champions, and pro MMA fighters in every major organization (UFC, Bellator, One FC, Strikeforce, Legacy).
Trained in Muay Thai & boxing since 1998.
Head coach of Ambush Muay Thai San Antonio branch since 2017.
Fundamentals coach with Ambush Muay Thai since 2016, ranked associate instructor with Buddhai-Sawan USA since 2017.
2016 155lb national amateur Muay Thai tournament champion.
Trained in Muay Thai since 2006, trained with Ambush Muay Thai head coach Elton Wells since 2010.
Mentor to all students, fighters, and coaches of Ambush Muay Thai.
Founder and head instructor of Buddhai-Sawan USA since 1989.
Trained & taught Thai martial arts in Thailand and US for over 20 years.
First non-Thai to teach all 9 weapons of Krabi-Krabong by the prestigious Buddhai-Sawan Sword Fighting Academy (Gold Sash, level 7).
Personal student of late Krabi Krabong Grandmaster Samai Mesamam.
Personal student of Muay Thai legend Apidej Sitiran.
Trained and taught in Thailand for over 2 years with the Fairtex, Kittiikasem, and Thanikul camps.
Fundamentals coach with Ambush Muay Thai and ranked associate instructor with Buddhai-Sawan USA since 2017.
Competed in multiple regional and national Muay Thai promotions including Muay Thai Kingdom, Ascension, StriKing, and the All Japan Muay Thai Open.
2016 125lb national amateur Muay Thai tournament champion.
Trained in Muay Thai 2006-2008 with Kru Albert Ramirez, trained with Ambush Muay Thai head coach Elton Wells since 2011.
Sean McKiernan and Jenna Crank lead our on-ramp program and assist with running all Ambush Muay Thai classes.
All Team Ambush assistant coaches have competed in both regional and national competitions and have won titles in amateur Muay Thai and Golden Gloves boxing.