Kru D J Phalen

Kru DJ Phalen (former South Dakota State Director) Current California & South Dakota State Representative, has trained in Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Combat Hapkido, Knife Fighting Systems, Krav Maga, and others.  However, it is his love of the beautiful simplicity in Muay Thai which makes it his favorite pursuit.  No other art can be so devastatingly effective with such a small (but refined) arsenal.  He continues to train and promote Muay Thai in California and South Dakota.

He is active in bringing Muay Thai to South Dakota on a larger scale, forming a brutally effective State Team, and hoping to send fighters to national and international bouts. 

He is also involved in promoting Muay Thai to the community in California (at UCSD and with military police units)

Promoting training opportunities to local & state law enforcement

& is actively looking for ways to bring the ability to train and compete to low income families, as well as engage the Native American populations in South Dakota and California in this tremendous sport.

Kru DJ is the owner & operator of SD Muay Thai, SoCalSD, FYU Fightgear, and Soldier Fightgear.  Among his other hobbies is the study of Sports Psychology, particularly as it applies to fighting, fear, and survival instincts and managing those responses. 

Kru DJ can be reached at or or or

DJ Phalen
Certified Muay Thai Instructor (
State Representative - California & South Dakota (
State Representative - South Dakota (

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