Alberto Crane, TACFIT CEO
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had this desire to be the best. I discovered Jiu Jitsu in high school and was so fascinated with it that I moved to Brazil shortly after high school and trained at the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio De Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. In 2001, I was the first American to receive a black belt under Gracie Barra’s renowned Professor Draculino and Master Carlos Gracie, Jr.
King of the Cage
In 2002, I began my career in MMA. I was King of the Cage Lightweight Champion and Ring of Fire Champion and I had the opportunity to fight in Asia, Latin America, Europe and in the UFC. What I’m most proud of – out of my 15 wins, I have 14 submissions; always representing Jiu-Jitsu.
Building a Legacy
Through the course of my fight career, I owned several Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gyms, opening my first in 2000 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My goal was, and still is, to create a community where we can come together, train and encourage each other to reach our potential. I currently own and operate Legacy in Burbank, CA, with two affiliates in neighboring Glendale and Boyle Heights.
During this timeframe, and while I was still fighting MMA, I was preparing for an MMA fight and went in for the usual CAT scan which turned out to be quite unusual. At that time, I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) and not cleared to fight. Instead of going through the stacks of books I was given to “choose a medication,” I remembered that I had healed my neck by doing mobility drills that Master Coach Scott Sonnon, TACFIT’s founder taught me.I sought out Scott Sonnon and began training TACFIT religiously. Not only were my chronic and acute pain issues relieved, but the MS symptoms reduced to the point now where they have completely dissipated.
I believe so strongly in the mind-body healing powers of TACFIT’s fitness protocol that I began promoting the workshops and seminars. I then devoted a year to working my way through the TACFIT certifications, from Certified Instructor, Level 1, Level 2 and Team Leader. Now, as CEO of TACFIT worldwide, my mission is to change a billion people’s lives through TACFIT.