Belton Lubas

Founder: WSMA Head Coach | Kru Yai | Guro/Tuhon

Belton Lubas is the Founder and Head Coach of Warrior Strength Martial Arts, where he leads a team of students to reach their full potential both on and off the mat. With extensive experience in martial arts, including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Filipino Martial Arts, Belton is a Kru Yai, Guro, and Brown Belt 4 Stripes. He’s also a certified NASM professional, making him a highly qualified and knowledgeable coach in physical fitness and training. Belton’s dedication and expertise in martial arts and fitness make him an exceptional leader for our team.


Belton is a highly accomplished martial artist who has devoted his life to mastering various lineages and systems. In our Muay Thai program, he has achieved the rank of Kru Yai (or Chief Instructor) under Ajahn Suchart Siam No.1, and also holds the title of Kru from the Muay Thai Naikhanomtom Association of the Sports Authority of Thailand.

As a practitioner of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), Belton has been recognized with the title of "Guro". He is a distinguished NSI-Renegade JKD Black Belt and Worden Defense System Black Belt under Datu Kelly Worden, and currently serves as a Director for NSI's West Coast Training. Additionally, he holds the title of Taboada Balintawak Guro/FQI Level 7, a Tuhon in Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje III, and a Guro in Modern Cimande. Belton was also inducted into the 2019 Masters Hall of Fame for his achievements in FMA.

Belton is also a highly experienced Combatives Instructor and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach, holding a Brown Belt. In his Physical Training background, he has acquired several notable credentials including Z-Health (R-I-S-T- Phase) Trainer, Underground Strength Coach Level II, Kettlebell Institute Coach, NASM-CPT, MAT JS-CPT, and a B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy.

Muay Thai


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)


Filipino Martial Arts (Taboada Balintawak)


NSI - Jeet Kun D0


“There is a level of humility you need to acquire practicing a combat art/sport. You begin to realize how each practice transfers across everything you do in life. When in practice, I am eager to absorb concepts and principles and find the art within my art. But I also love to teach. Constantly teaching my art grows the art, and thus grows me. My goal is always to be both traditional and progressive, embracing the old ways but seeking evolution, new truths, and connections. Expound on foundations built by those who sacrificed greatly for the art. The arts were never meant to be cemented in time, but rather defined by the individual, and shared with those with the passion to learn it.” - Belton Lubas


Since 2010, Warrior Strength Martial Arts has been the leading provider of specialized training in Filipino Martial Arts, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Seattle and Bellevue. Our premier martial arts programs are designed to help you achieve your fitness goals and develop self-defense skills. Join us today and experience the best martial arts training in Western Washington.



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