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Arjan Carlos Moreno

Arjan Carlos Moreno has trained amateur and professional Muay Thai and MMA champions from central to northern California and currently in his North Texan home base. He began Muay Thai training in 1993 and joined Cheetah Muay Thai Academy in 1996. He continued studying his art by living and training at the International Muay Thai School in Bangkok, Thailand. After returning home, he founded the American Muay Thai Association in 1996 with the goal of spreading Muay Thai to the community and uniting U.S. Muay Thai teachers. He earned the title of Kru in 1999 and in 2009 received a recognition award for his dedication to quality instruction and commitment to his students. His Students have fought in UFC, Bellator, Legacy Fighting Championship, IFC, King of the Cage, Gladiator Challenge and many others.


In June of 2011, he achieved Arjan, the master level for dedication to instruction and ability to teach Muay Thai by Master Cheetah. Arjan Carlos is the youngest American ever to earn master level and is the official Midwest representative for Master Cheetah and the Cheetah Muay Thai Academy. His leadership, knowledge, and dedication make him one of the most sought after instructors of Muay Thai in the United States.

Our Rootsmaster cheetah

To say that Chansadeth "Cheetah" Chanthanao lives for Muay Thai would be an understatement. With three decades of experience as a fighter and then a trainer, he is a strong supporter of Muay Thai, and has worked tirelessly to share his knowledge of Muay Thai in America. Cheetah is the "Father of Muay Thai" in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his arrival in 1984 there were no Muay Thai training facilities to be found anywhere in the region. Cheetah began his commitment to Muay Thai when he was just a boy. After years of grueling training in Thailand's Muay Thai camps, he eventually became a professional fighter. He fought in Chiang Mai, Udon Thani and Bangkok, amassing over 150 fights before coming to America. He has also fought in both the United States and Australia. He is a true Muay Thai veteran. He has trained Carlos Moreno,K-1 champion Changpuek, Joy Cobra , Danchai Fairtex , and currently helping 3x K-1 world champion Buakaw Por. Pramuk.