Cruz started his "formal" training Feb. 11th of '98. Under the tutelage of Chuck Liddell and Scott Adams, Cruz began his fight career in Aug. of '99. After only 1.5 years of Jiu-Jitsu, Cruz became the grappling instructor of SLO Kickboxing in San Luis Obispo, CA, and was its owner from 2011-2015, where it was known as The PIT SLO. After moving to Boise in 2016 Cruz reopened the gym as The PIT Idaho. He is a 3rd Degree PIT Black Belt under John Hackleman and Chuck Liddell. Cruz is also a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Luigi Mondelli of Kore Jiu-Jitsu and American Top Team.
Currently a PIT Red Belt under Cruz, Sophie has spent her life as a variety athlete – most notably as a competitive cross country skier for 15 years, and currently a Hawaiian Kempo martial artist for the past 7. She is an expert in creating unique kickboxing workouts by incorporating a variety of styles she's pulled from her years of experience - from strength & conditioning, to cardio & endurance, to HiiT, and more. She brings excitement, fun, and her passion for Hawaiian Kempo to The PIT Idaho.
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