EXTREME THAI BOXING
I began my Martial Arts training in 1993 in the Art Tang Soo Do, although my sister Jana was the first to show me some moves from Karate in the 1970's. In February 1988 I joined Progressive Fighting Arts Academy in Tulsa Oklahoma later to become Gibson's Martial Arts Academy under the late Sifu / Guro / Khun Khru Terry H. Gibson. In 1988 I also began my training under Guro / Ajarn Dan Inosanto, GM Ajarn Surachai Chai Sirisute, Sifu Paul Vunak, Tim Tacket, Sifu Francis Fong, Pak Herman Suwanda, Guro Paul De Thouars, in the 1990's I also trained with Coach / Ajarn Eric Paulson, Sifu / Ajarn Marc McFann in submission grappling & ground fighting, and shoot fighting.
Yes this sounds like a lot and it was. Since I began with Mr. Gibson I have continued my training in the arts of Muay Thai, Kali Silat Eskrima, panantukan Filipino boxing know as "dirty boxing" grappling and ground fighting, Savate, Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee method) Maphilindo Silat, Dumog (Filipino wrestling) and one of my favorites western boxing.
I first started teaching officially in 1989 after receiving my Apprentice Instructor Certification under Mr. Gibson and I have moved up through the ranks ever sense.
I went on to receive many awards over the years including: top attendance of the year, Thai boxer of the year, top Instructor of the year, Outstanding Instructor at a few Muay Thai camps.
I began fighting Muay Thai in 1995 and in 2003 I won the IKF North American amateur Muay Thai Welterweight title in Peoria Illinois.
In 2003-2004 I was ranked 3rd in the world as a welterweight 147lbs on the IKF ranking and website.
In 2012 I won the TBA-SA Sr. Light Middleweight amateur Muay Thai World tournament title in Des Moines Iowa.
Also receiving silver medal there in 2014.
I'm currently Senior Instructor (Ajarn) under Grand Master Ajarn Chai Sirisute the founder of the World Thai Boxing Association.
Our school is a certified training center with a written curriculum that includes a in house and International rank structure.
I'm currently teaching seminars around the country and in Mexico and also open to new ideas and places to teach.
~ Ajarn / Guro / Sifu Samuel Adams
EXTREME THAI BOXING
Owner: Ajarn Samuel Adams
Certifications: WTBA CERTIFIED, INOSANTO CERTIFIED, GIBSONS CERTIFIED
Areas of expertise: BOXING, MUAY THAI, KALI, SILAT, ESKRIMA, JEET KUNE DO, JUN FAN
We are located in the South Tulsa/ Bixby area. The top instructor has been teaching in the Tulsa area for over 26 years. Our main goal is to share the art that we have been taught and to stay true to the traditional aspects of the arts we teach.
1. I WILL STRIVE TO DEVELOP MYSELF IN A POSITIVE MANNER.
2. I WILL USE WHAT I LEARN AT THIS ACADEMY CONSTRUCTIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY. I WILL ACT WITH COURTESY AND RESPECT AT ALL TIMES.
3. I WILL REMEMBER THAT THE GOALS OF THIS ACADEMY ARE TO DEVELOP MYSELF PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY USING THE MARTIAL ARTS AS A WAY TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS.
*OUT OF RESPECT AND HONOR FOR KHUN KHRU TERRY H. GIBSON WE CARRY ON HIS STUDENT CREED.*
TEACHERS DAY - OCTOBER 16TH
"At Extreme Thai Boxing Academy LLC. we observe Teachers Day each year"
Respect and discipline are qualities that are expected of Thai boxers.
The Thai Boxing Association of the USA celebrates Teacher's Day every October 16th. On this day students are asked to make a ceremonial gift in thanks to their teacher. A typical Teacher's Day present would include the following:
This present should include:
(the following in a bowl)
3 Sticks of incense
Small amount of uncooked rice (~1/2 cup)
1 Piece of fruit
Dry natural flowers
These items are put in a bowl and presented to the teacher. At the time of presentation the student faces the teacher and assumes a kneeling Wai position. Then the student will bow three times in respect and thanks to the teacher.