Mr. Raja started his martial arts journey at the age of 5 from Sifu Al Zepeda in the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Growing up he came to love the uniqueness of the art and had a rough past growing up as a minority around post 9/11 era, where he had to defend himself more than anything around his high school years. He started taking the art of Muay Thai at the age of 15 and started to compete on a amateur level. He was quickly introduced to Sifu Francis Fong, founder of the Wing Chun Association of USA, from his former Sifu and further pursued his Wing Chun skills to this day from him. He was also deeply interested in furthering his studies in Muay Thai and saught Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute, founder of the Thai Boxing Association of USA and also studies at his affiliate gym in Singapore, Chowraiooi. He has also trained in the Russian ground fighting art of Sambo Systema under Sensei Hakim Ahmed, NAGA World Champion and Abu Daibi Grappling Championship participant. Mr. Raja holds a black sash under both Sifu Al Zepeda and Sigong Francis Fong in the art and science of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He is a Khun Kru under Ajarn Chai and is the South Carolina, Greenville Branch representative for the Thai Boxing Association of USA.
Harun currently trains:
Combat Submission Wrestling under Sifu Mark Mills
Kali/JKD/Silat under Guro Dick Harrell
Capoeira under SiHing Sule Welch
Raja Academy of Martial Arts
1200 Woodruff Road,Merovan Center, Suite H-3
Greenville, SC 29607