COACHES

OUR COACHES

Enn Janthakhun

Enn “the Quiet Storm” Janthakhun is a retired Muay Thai fighter and coach originally from Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.  He started his fighting career at the original Fairtex fight camp in Bangplee, Thailand when he was 15 years old and fought in both the Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium in Thailand.  In 2000 he won the prestigious IKF and IKKC World Titles; Enn has over 150 professional fights during the span of his career. Since his arrival at the San Francisco Fairtex in 1998, he has brought over 25 years of coaching and fighting experience in both Muay Thai and MMA to the United States.  In 2018 he joined the Koa Fitness asan active Muay Thai coach at Newark and Mountain View.

Anh Fairtex

Anh, “The Angel” Fairtex began his training at Fairtex in Thailand at the age of six years old.  He is a legendary Muay Thai fighter and coach with over 30 years of Muay Thai experience as a professional. Anh has an ubiquitous reputation as one of the best Muay Thai coaches in the community. He is also the co-author of the popular Explosive Muay Thai series circulating in bookstores nationwide. Anh brings a unique teaching style and always makes it a priority for his students to train hard and have fun.

Naruepol Fairtex

Naruepol “Mr. GQ” Fairtex comes from the Fairtex fight camps in Thailand and brings over 20 years of fighting and coaching experience.  This elite competitor was part of the legendary “Fairtex Fantastic Five” fight team and is considered to be in the top 5% of the Muay Thai fighters in the world. He has won over 180 fights and titles including the very prestigious Thai National titles from the Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadium. Naruepol has fought in dozens of internationally televised fights. In 2018, he won the Triumphant and IKF World Titles in Oakland, CA. He now coaches and trains Muay Thai fighters at KOA Fitness in Newark and Mountain View.  

Jake Timoteo

Jake started training martial arts in his early childhood beginning with Taekwondo, eventually transitioning to Sanshou, and finally finding his passion in Muay Thai. He has trained in multiple gyms throughout  Thailand, including Fairtex Bangplee and Fairtex Pattaya. Continuing his passion for Martial Arts and fitness, he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from San Jose State University, and is deeply knowledgeable in sports physiology and human biomechanics. Jake is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal trainer and is FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certified. Outside of KOA, Jake’s passion carries him to the corporate jungles throughout Silicon Valley where he also helps employees reach their fitness goals.. Jake is a disciplined instructor who pushes his students to the peak of their fitness and loves to challenge all of those who train under him. Jake is currently a Muay Thai Instructor at Mountain View as well as a member of the KOA training academy fight team.

Jason Kilgore

Jason Kilgore has been studying Martial Arts since the age of 12.  He has over 25 years of Martial Arts experience including Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Judo, Capoeria, and Arnis.  He first began studying Taekwondo in 1993 under Master Hector Rodriguez and has over 20 years experience as an instructor. While teaching Taekwondo, he has promoted over 200 students to Black Belt and worked with special needs students.  After training at Fairtex, San Francisco he went on to train in Thailand at the training camps in Pattaya and Bangplee under Neung Fairtex. Jason is now a Muay Thai instructor at Koa Mountain View.

Lawrence Ward

Jason Kilgore has been studying Martial Arts since the age of 12.  He has over 25 years of Martial Arts experience including Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Judo, Capoeria, and Arnis.  He first began studying Taekwondo in 1993 under Master Hector Rodriguez and has over 20 years experience as an instructor. While teaching Taekwondo, he has promoted over 200 students to Black Belt and worked with special needs students.  After training at Fairtex, San Francisco he went on to train in Thailand at the training camps in Pattaya and Bangplee under Neung Fairtex. Jason is now a Muay Thai instructor at Koa Mountain View.

Enn Janthakhun

Enn “the Quiet Storm” Janthakhun is a retired Muay Thai fighter and coach originally from Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.  He started his fighting career at the original Fairtex fight camp in Bangplee, Thailand when he was 15 years old and fought in both the Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium in Thailand.  In 2000 he won the prestigious IKF and IKKC World Titles; Enn has over 150 professional fights during the span of his career. Since his arrival at the San Francisco Fairtex in 1998, he has brought over 25 years of coaching and fighting experience in both Muay Thai and MMA to the United States.  In 2018 he joined the Koa Fitness asan active Muay Thai coach at Newark and Mountain View.

Anh Fairtex

Anh, “The Angel” Fairtex began his training at Fairtex in Thailand at the age of six years old.  He is a legendary Muay Thai fighter and coach with over 30 years of Muay Thai experience as a professional. Anh has an ubiquitous reputation as one of the best Muay Thai coaches in the community. He is also the co-author of the popular Explosive Muay Thai series circulating in bookstores nationwide. Anh brings a unique teaching style and always makes it a priority for his students to train hard and have fun.

Naruepol Fairtex

Naruepol “Mr. GQ” Fairtex comes from the Fairtex fight camps in Thailand and brings over 20 years of fighting and coaching experience.  This elite competitor was part of the legendary “Fairtex Fantastic Five” fight team and is considered to be in the top 5% of the Muay Thai fighters in the world. He has won over 180 fights and titles including the very prestigious Thai National titles from the Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadium. Naruepol has fought in dozens of internationally televised fights. In 2018, he won the Triumphant and IKF World Titles in Oakland, CA. He now coaches and trains Muay Thai fighters at KOA Fitness in Newark and Mountain View.  

Jake Timoteo

Jake started training martial arts in his early childhood beginning with Taekwondo, eventually transitioning to Sanshou, and finally finding his passion in Muay Thai. He has trained in multiple gyms throughout  Thailand, including Fairtex Bangplee and Fairtex Pattaya. Continuing his passion for Martial Arts and fitness, he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from San Jose State University, and is deeply knowledgeable in sports physiology and human biomechanics. Jake is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal trainer and is FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certified. Outside of KOA, Jake’s passion carries him to the corporate jungles throughout Silicon Valley where he also helps employees reach their fitness goals.. Jake is a disciplined instructor who pushes his students to the peak of their fitness and loves to challenge all of those who train under him. Jake is currently a Muay Thai Instructor at Mountain View as well as a member of the KOA training academy fight team.

Jason Kilgore

Jason Kilgore has been studying Martial Arts since the age of 12.  He has over 25 years of Martial Arts experience including Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Judo, Capoeria, and Arnis.  He first began studying Taekwondo in 1993 under Master Hector Rodriguez and has over 20 years experience as an instructor. While teaching Taekwondo, he has promoted over 200 students to Black Belt and worked with special needs students.  After training at Fairtex, San Francisco he went on to train in Thailand at the training camps in Pattaya and Bangplee under Neung Fairtex. Jason is now a Muay Thai instructor at Koa Mountain View.

Lawrence Ward

Jason Kilgore has been studying Martial Arts since the age of 12.  He has over 25 years of Martial Arts experience including Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Judo, Capoeria, and Arnis.  He first began studying Taekwondo in 1993 under Master Hector Rodriguez and has over 20 years experience as an instructor. While teaching Taekwondo, he has promoted over 200 students to Black Belt and worked with special needs students.  After training at Fairtex, San Francisco he went on to train in Thailand at the training camps in Pattaya and Bangplee under Neung Fairtex. Jason is now a Muay Thai instructor at Koa Mountain View.

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