KRU ALBERT MALATAMBAN
Kru Albert started martial arts at the age of 12 in 1972. He studied Shotokan Karate under Sensei Abe Belardo, reaching the rank of Nidan, 2nd Degree Black Belt. While serving in the US Marine Corps 1978-1990, he was introduced to Muay Thai and has been practicing and learning ever since.
He started teaching and training fighters in 1998. He has been the Chief Muay Thai Instructor at SLO Kickboxing and the Budo Ryu, and now his own Elite Muay Thai Academy.
Kru Albert has trained several North American, California and Regional Champions and top 5 and 10 ranked amateur fighters.
He is also a member of the IKF (International Kickboxing Federation) California Muay Thai Advisory Board.