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Instructor Name:Steven A. Crawford

Steven A. Crawford, is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu, under Kenneth Penland. He has a 1st Dan Kenpo, a 2nd Dan in American Karate, a 2nd Dan in Combat Grappling and a 2nd Dan To-Shin Do JuTaijutsu.


Other Information:Steven A. Crawford Sr.
Chief Inspector for MMA
Kansas State Athletic Commission
ISCF USA Representative
ISCF Judges & Referees Certification Representative  
(816) 728-7360
E-mail: crawfordsmma@gmail.com

About : Steven A. Crawford, Sr.
Founded American Ju-Jitsu Systems in 1995

1995 to Present
Founder of American Ju-Jitsu, 1995  
Seven affiliated schools.

2006: Hired on as Chief Inspector for Mixed Martial Arts, By Aaron M. DavisBoxing 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.

2004: Was promoted to The ISCF Advisory Board by
ISCF President Steve Fossum / http://www.iscfmma.com/AdvBoard.htm

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.

2002: Curtis Stout, goes to Russia and fights Andrei Semenov Match 14

2003: With the help of Jeff Osborn, Mr. Crawford opens the Amatuer
divison of Hook-n-Shoot

2001: opened 3 new schools – Missouri, Colorado, California.
Inducted into the 2000 Pankration Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the 2002 U.S.M.A.A. Hall of Fame.
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

2001: Coached the first tag team Submission Grappling Champions Brad Jones and Jobe Duran (Evansville, Ind.)

2001: Promoted to the of Rank Shodan in the art of To-shin Do Ninjutsu by Grandmaster Stephen K. Hayes and 3rd Dan Tom Maienza.

2002: Curtis Stout went to Russia and fought the number one middle weight fighter, but lost to a rear naked choke.

2003: 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

2000: USAFPA (Federation of Pankration Athlima) Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Promoted to the Rank of 5th Dan Pankration by John Townsley 8th Dan.

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: Present I.K.C.A. Association  (#37 names down)
 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 JuJutsu 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.
1976 Marlboro 160 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion Against Jim Harrison’s Judo Club.
1977 Marlboro 172 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion
1978 Marlboro 180 lbs. Midwest Judo 2nd Place Against Jim Harrison’s Judo Club

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