Kru Pedro Solana

Chief Instructor and Founder of
Muay Thai Sangha Fighting Arts and 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 MuayThai 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 Sirusute 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 masters of grappling 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 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. 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. 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. In 2013 he decided to blend these 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 seminars around the world, and creating documentaries 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.