Kru Pedro Solana

Founder and Chief Instructor of
Muay Thai Sangha Fighting Arts and Kshatria Sangham Internal Arts



Brief Bio:

Pedro Solana was born in Spain. He entered the martial arts world training judo when he was only six years old. In the 80's he was introduced into Muay Thai by Ajarn Eugenio Fraile, where his fighting career began. In the early 90's he moved to the USA to further his Muay Thai skills under Ajarn Surachai Sirisute and continue professionally fighting for a number of years. During these years he was training other disciplines including Wing Chun under Sifu Francis Fong, Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto, and various other grappling masters such as the Machado Brothers, Royce Gracie, Ricardo Murgel and Romero (Jacare) Cavalcanti.

In 1998, after becoming the United States Muay Thai Middleweight Professional Champion, he traveled to Thailand were he trained in over 45 Thai Boxing Camps all around the country for a full year to expand his Muay Thai and Krabi Krabong skills. In 2000 he opened the Thailand Arts Institute in Atlanta, GA. to support his fighting career. In 2002 he permanently moved to Thailand to continue learning. After becoming a monk, he went to train Muay Thai Chaiya under Kru Lek and came back to Krabi Krabong (Thai Weapons) training under Ajarn Sila Mesaman from the Wat Buddhai Sawan School where he was certified 8th level Gold Sash. In 2003, Pedro Solana opened his first school in Thailand. In 2010 he expanded into various other forms of South-East Asian martial arts including Silat Minangkabau Ground Fighting, Bokator and Kalaripayattu. In 2015 he became certified Kru once again, by his master Ajarn "Kung" from the Thai fencing School Sri Ayutthaya-Chiang Mai (Ajarn Ari lineage).  From his exposure to different martial arts, a unique and efficient system of self-defense known as "Muay Thai Sangha Fighting Arts" was created.

Later on, through experience, deep reflection, and self-discovery, Pedro Solana realized in meditation that certain aspects in the Fighting Arts were missing so he decided to blend certain internal concepts and develop a new form of self-defense called "Kshatria Sangham Internal Arts"  an amalgamation of his past experiences of fighting.

His work now is involved in teaching classes and seminars around the world to expose an essential message for humanity related to overcoming inner fears and developing an understanding of the "Self" through the path of martial arts.