Professor Steve

Black Belt BJJ


Steve began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu path in 2000 with the famous Machado Brothers Rigan and Roger Machado. Receiveing His Blue Belt form Roger Machado. He then moved to Sherman Oaks and began training at the only Gracie Barra gym in southern Cali. The Culver City Gracie Barra under professor Gerson Sanginitto. He waould receive his Purple Belt from Gerson Sanginitto and and Brown belt in 2007. Steve had the pleasure of meeting Professor Rubens"Cobrinha" Charles in 2010 and studied with Cobrinha till the end of 2013.

August 9, 2017 Steve receives his Black Belt from Professor Alberto Crane after training for 17 years.

Steve is a Brown Belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Professor Alder Hample!


Steve trained Muay Thai under Amir Bantam Weight Champ Lainel Briones for 5years


Sensei Steve began his journey in Kenpo Karate 1993. He was lucky enough to meet Mr. Larry Tatum and began training in American Kenpo Karate. He would eventually trian under some amazing Kenpo practitoners. Scott Higgins, Brye Cooper, Juan Serrano ,Cliff Seminario and the Rick Jeffcoat who gave him his first Black Belt. Sensei Steve in currently a 6th Black in American Kenpo.


Steve began studying Cabales Serrada Eskrima in 2004 under Guro Khali Khan and is a Guro in Cabales Serrada under Khali Khan.

Steve began his studies in Valencia LAMECO in 2004 under Guro Felix Valencia and is a Level 2 Instructor in Valencia LAMECO.

In 2005 Steve began training in FCS Kali with Guro Rich Verdejo and is a Level 3 Group leader.

In 2019 Steve became a level 3 Krav Maga instructor under John Whitman. We are also the only Alliance Krav Maga affiliate in the San Fernando Valley!

Steve is a certified Box n' Burn Level 3 instructor under Tony Jeffries and Glen Holmes

Black  Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu   -                 Alberto Crane

Brown Belt 1oth Planet  Jiu Jitsu  -            Alder Hampel

Box N' Burn Certified  Level 3         -         Tony Jeffries (Box n' Burn Academy)

Level 3 Krav Maga Insructuctor       -        John Whitman

Bang Muay Thai Yellow Belt  -                  Andy Lazarit                

6th Deg. American Kenpo Black Belt -        Larry Tatum, Rick Jeffcoat, Juan Serrano 

Pangalawang Guro Serrada Eskrima -        Khalid Khan

Level 2 Instructor Valencia Eskrima -         Felix Valencia

Level 3 Instructor FCS Kali -                     Rich Verdejo

Level 1 Animal Flow Coach -                     Mike Fitch

Level 1 Kettle-Jitsu Coach -                      Joey Alvarado




Joel Cabana

Bang Muay Thai Coach


Starting his training back in his young age, Joel aka JoJo has been involved in martial arts for half his life. Dedicating himself to the traditional style of Shotokan Karate for 12 years and earing his Black Belt (Shodan) under the SKAI (Shotokan Karate Academy International), he has competed in Kata and Kumite (Full Contact).


As a lover of martial arts he decided to expand his knowledge and learn Muay Thai, where he would then find his next home: Legacy Los Angeles. Spending his time there, he enrolled and spent the past 5 years earning his Purple Rank in the Bang Muay Thai System from Sensei Andy Lazarit/Sensei Duane Ludwig, as well as his Blue Belt in Jiujitsu under Professor Alberto Crane.


When Jojo isn’t training he enjoys going to the movies, reading comics and manga, watching anime, playing video games, and traveling!

Bang Muay Thai Coach -    Andy Lazarit /Duane "Bang" Ludwig

BJJ Blue Belt -                  Alberto Crane Legacy LA

Shotokan Black Belt