235 Tank Farm Road Unit J - San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93401

Ph. 805 534 4157 email: skipkick@gmail.com

Private lessons are available for both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu



Kru Albert Malatamban started his martial arts training in 1972, learning Shtotokan Karate and earning the rank of Nidan from Sensei Abe Belardo in Delano, Ca. While serving in the US Marines (1978-1990) he started learning Muay Thai. He's been practicing ever since.

In 1998, began his coaching career, training fighters out of SLO Kickboxing, owned by UFC Champion Chuck Liddell, in San Luis Obispo, Ca. 2005 he started training fighters out of The Budo Ryu, also in San Luis Obispo.

2009 after a year long break from teaching Muay Thai, Kru Albert was given the opportunity to run his own Muay Thai program through Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also in SLO. Since then he has trained fighters as "Elite Muay Thai Academy".

Ajarn Rex and Kru Nokweed Syrimpai, 2 of top Muay Thai referees in the US starting refering to Albert as "Kru", which means "teacher" in Thai. This is because of his teaching and passing down not just the art but, also the history and tradtions of Thai Boxing. Ajarn (which means "master" in Thai) Rex is one of the highest ranked Muay Thai Teacher/Instructors in the US.

Kru Albert has produced several #1 ranked and top 10 fighters for the IKF. Also, trained a North American Champion for the UWMTA, a IAMTF Women's California Champion and 2 Thai Boxing Inc Regional Champions.






Noelani “Haole-Girl” Carroll was born and raised in Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii. She began her Muay Thai training in 2005 with Kru Albert. She started fight training in 2006. After losing her first 2 fights and a 1 draw, she went on a winning streak. She became a popular fighter in southern California, fighting several WCK bouts. In 2007 she fought for her first title shot for the CMTA (California Muay Thai Association). She lost a controversial split decision. Not deterred by the loss, she trained harder and it paid off. In May of 2008 she fought for the IAMTF California title. She dominated her opponent Jaime Scolastico the entire 5 rounds to win the title. Her record is 8 wins 3 losses.

She has since began teaching Muay Thai and is teaching classes out of our Paso Robles facility.

Noe also has an Applied Nutrition degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Noe is also an active fight inspector for the California State Athletic Commission.


Coda Taylor is from Sylmar, California. He began his Muay Thai training with Kru Albert in 2009. His first fight was in May of 2010 for the IKF. He has since won a title with Thai Boxing Inc. and has fought for an IKF west coast title. Coda also has an mma fight with the CAMMO organization winning by TKO in 30 seconds of the first round. His record is 7 wins, 2 loss, 2 knock outs.

Coda also assists Kru Albert training fighters, helping develope new fighters.

Coda also teaches classes at our Paso Robles facility.

He is graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in industrial technology.

Kru Albert and his first champion, Henry "the Whip" Cho. United World Muay Thai Assoc. North American Middleweight Champion
Kru Albert with one of his Champions, Noe "Haole-Girl" Carroll. International Ametuer Muay Thai Federation's Women's Lightweight California Champion.

With his latest Champions, Coda "Cub" Taylor and Nick Renardo.