[Hollywood, CA] (January 30, 2017) — The new year marked a new beginning for the iconic brand Legends MMA. Mark Bradford, a 1st Degree Black Belt and life long martial artist bought Legends MMA and has set his sights on redeveloping the property that has served as a launch pad for fighters who have reached the top levels of the sport.
“I’ve seen such growth in the quality and focus of my students at Clube Hollywood,” said Bradford, “assuming the Legends brand was the right time and fit to push that growth to the next level. Our instructors have shown a level of excellence that is reflected in the wins our students are capturing at all levels of competition from local tournaments in the IBJJF Worlds and ADCC Trials. Moreover, several, such as Gabby Romero, are stepping into or preparing to enter professional prize fights.”
Launched in 2004 by former Muay Thai fighter Chris Reilly under the auspices of the Bomb Squad, the brand truly became and was renamed to Legends MMA in 2006, with a focus on May Thai and Jiu Jitsu with partners Randy “The Natural” Couture and Bas Rutten. Bradford understands, as his predecessors and founder of Clube Hollywood, the need for a easily accessible, full-fledged MMA gym.
Bradford, began his grappling training under World Famous MMA Trainer Greg Jackson in Albuquerque, NM. Through Greg, he met Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt World Champion Alberto Crane. He began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and progressed from white to black belt under the watchful eye of Professor Crane. Bradford is a former Program Manager and Head Defensive Tactics / Use of Force / Physical Training Instructor for a federal law enforcement academy and has worked as a law enforcement officer for the last 18 years. He is also a Cooper Clinic Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). CrossFit Level 1 Instructor, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Instructor and Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor under Pavel Tsatsouline.
Bradford shares that there are plans in the works for a new facility and they will be actively recruiting fighters in the upcoming months.
Legends MMA owner, Professor Mark Bradford, currently serves as the Head instructor of Clube Hollywood.
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