Owner and Head Instructor:
Steven A. Crawford, Sr.
Is a 8th Degree Under John Townsley in USA Pankration, 7th Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu, under Kenneth Penland and George Alexander. Mr. Crawford also has a Kyoshi 6th Dan in Kyu Shin Ryu AIKI Jujitsu under Kenneth Penland and Rui Barreto. He has a 6th Degree in American Karate and a Certified Instructor in Police and Military ground fighting under Eric Pence, a 2nd Dan in Combat Grappling under Santos Flaniken, a 2nd Dan JuTaijutsu under Stephen K. Hayes and a 2nd Dan in Shingitai Jujitsu and 1st Dan in Judo under Steve Scott and John Saylor, and is a Carlson Gracie Self Defense Certified Instructor. Mr. Crawford also has a 2nd Dan in Kenpo under Rui Barreto, and 1st Dan Chinese Kenpo under Vic LeRoux in IKCA, Is also a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Professor's Ron & James Hill under Grande Mastre Ricardo Murgel.
Contact: Mr. Crawford at email@example.com
Other Information: Steven A. Crawford Sr. was Chief Inspector of MMA for The
Kansas State Athletic Commission for 6yrs.
Vice President of ISCFMMA for 2003 - Present 14yrs and counting, and ISCF Judges & Referees Certification Representative.
Steven A. Crawford, Sr. Founded American Ju-Jitsu Systems in 1995
1995 to Present
Opened American Ju-Jitsu, 1995
Seven affiliated schools.
2014: Shingitai Jujitsu, Kansas City, KS
Promoted to Nidan 2nd Dan. 12/14/2014
Promoted to Shodan 1st Dan Judo 12/14/2014
2014: Kyu Shin Ryu Aiki JuJitsu, Kansas City, KS
Promoted to Kyoshi-Rokudan 6th Dan. 11/17/2014
2013: USFL (United States Fight League)
USFL Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Steven Crawford Sr, was Promoted to Regional Director, Rank of Kyoshi 8th Dan Pankration May 2013 by Jon Frank. www.fightleague.org
2012: USAFPA (Federation of Pankration Athlima)
USAFPA Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Steven Crawford Sr, was Promoted to the Rank Kyoshi 8th Dan Pankration May 2012 by John Townsley 9th Dan.
2012: PMA Law Enforcement Ground Fighting (April 1, 2012)
Promoted to Chief Instructor for Law enforcement and Military ground fighting.
USAFPA Affiliated School, Promoted to the Rank of 8th Dan Pankration by John Townsley.
2011: Opened a new school at Inside 68 Sports with Black Belt Damiyahn Smith for former KC Chief player Will Sheilds (68).
2010: Opened a new school in Laramie, Wyoming with AJJ Black Belt Leo Pla
Opened 2 new school in Huntsville, Alabama with Jason Carley and Riviera Fitness Centers
2006: Hired on as Chief Inspector for Mixed Martial Arts, By Aaron M. Davis
Boxing Commissioner of Kansas
2006: Opened AJJ School in Blue Springs MO, at Sumitt Fitness II
2006: United States Martial Arts Association
Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Promoted to Rank of 4th dan JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter Inducted into the 2002 Hall of Fame.
USAFPA Affiliated School, Promoted to the Rank of 7th Dan Pankration by John Townsley.
2004: Was promoted to The ISCF Advisory Board by
ISCF President Steve Fossum
2004: June 19 Coach, Trainer of Curtis Stout, competitor of UFC 48 . Match 2
2003: Promoted to the of Rank Nidan in the art of To-shin Do Jutaijutsu
(#31) by Grandmaster Stephen K. Hayes and 5th Dan Tom Maienza.
USAFPA Affiliated School, Promoted to the Rank of 6th Dan Pankration by John Townsley.
There's a new show in town, Cowtown Rumble; we have entered 24 fighters so far and have only three loses. 21 and 3 updated 10/23/03
With the help of Jeff Osborn, Mr. Crawford opens the Amatuer
divison of Hook-n-Shoot
2002: SKH Quest Center, JuTaijutsu
Promoted to Ni-Dan 2nd Degree, September 20, 2003 in the art of Jutaijutsu Ninjutsu under Stephen K. Hayes and Tom Maienza.
2002: Curtis Stout, goes to Russia and fights Andrei Semenov Match 14
Inducted into the USMAA Hall of Fame
2001: opened 3 new schools - Missouri, Colorado, California.
Coached the first tag team Submission Grappling Champions Brad Jones and Jobe Duran (Evansville, Ind.)
2000: USAFPA (Federation of Pankration Athlima)
Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Promoted to the Rank of 5th Dan Pankration by John Townsley 8th Dan.
Coached and Trained, 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal winners in the 2000 Nationals in Athens, Greece.
Won 4 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze Medal, in the Ken Shamrock North American Pan Am Games in San Diego, CA
Trainer of the Iowa State Heavyweight Cage Fighting Champion, Brad Jones
Students earned 50 Gold Medals in USA Pankration Federation.
Coach and Trainer of Champion in the 2nd Annual Black Out or Tap Out 140 lbs. Division, Travis Phippen.
Coach and Trainer of 3rd place winner in Abu Dhabi trials Championships, Travis Phippen.
Coach, Trainer and Manager of Curtis Stout, competitor of UFC 30. Match 2
1999: United States Martial Arts Association
Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Promoted to Rank of Shodan JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter Inducted into the 2002 Hall of Fame.
1999: Malibu Martial Arts Association, Malibu, CA
Kansas Affiliated Instructor Promoted to Rank of Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt Combat JuJitsu, By Master Santos Flaniken.
1998: International Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federation, Chicago, IL
Kansas Affiliated Instructor Promoted to Certified Self Defense Instructor Under Carlson Gracie, Jr.
1994: I.K.C.A. Association, Seals Beach, CA
Kansas Affiliated School Owner Received 1st Dan in Kenpo, by Grandmaster Chuck Sullivan Opened Crawford's I.K.C.A. Kenpo Karate school Tested and oversaw the development of the 1996 version of the Ultra Man Kenpo Dummy.
1985 Present: Shorinji ryu JuJitsu, Kansas City, KS
Senior Instructor Representative Expanded Shorinji ryu Jujitsu to the Midwest
Promoted to 5th Dan on 4/2/00 by Grandmaster Ken Penland. Implemented training course for new schools.
1978 1980: Midwest Aikido Federation, Kansas City, MO
Student in Training / by Master Fred Newman.
1976 to 1978: Marlboro Community Judo Club, Kansas City, MO
Student in Training / by John Olsen under Steve Scott.
1976 Marlboro, Midwest Judo Champion (Steve Scott, Judo Club).
1977 Marlboro, Midwest Judo Champion
1978 Marlboro, Midwest Judo 2nd Place (Steve Scott, Judo Club)