Master Steven A. Crawford, Sr.



(816) 728-7360
E-mail: crawfordsmma@gmail.com
www.crawfordsmma.com











  • American: Ju-Jitsu Systems 1995 - Present, Kansas City, Kansas
    Founded American Ju-Jitsu in 1995
    • Student enrollment increased from 10 to over 100
    • Seven affiliated schools
    • 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 Pankration 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
    • Coach, Trainer and Manager of Curtis Stout, competitor of UFC 30
    • 2002: Curtis Stout will fight for the Lightweight Hook-n-Shoot Title
    • 2001: Coached the first tag team Submission Grappling Champions: Brad Jones and Jobe Duran (Evansville, Ind.)
    • 2002: Curtis Stout went to Russia and fought the number one middleweight but lost to a rear naked choke.
    • 2003: Steve's Team has entered 10 fighters in the Cowtown Rumble and have only one lose at 9 and 1.
    • 2004: Coached, Trained Curtis Stout to another UFC show, UFC48, He lost in the second round by scarf choke, Traver Prangley
    • 2005: Mmatchmaker for AEC, Clash in the Cage, Rage Cage, Unleashed Combat, Caveman Battles
    • 2006: New Job: The Kansas Boxing Commissioners Chief Inspector for all MMA Events in Kansas
    • 2006: Steve's Instructor Grandmaster Kenneth Penland, Passes away
    • 2006: Crawford's Management Group has around 250 fighters and still growing
    • 2006: Student base reaches 125 members
    • 2007-08: Help Run the ISCF Amateur MMA World Tournament
    • 2007: Judged and Cornerwork at the IFL in Chicago.
    • 2008: Appointed Vice President of Operations with the new IBL - International Battle League ( www.IBLFights.com )
    • 2008: Help open the Pat Miletich school in KC
    • 2008: Help open the Randy Couture school in KC
    • 2009: April, 2009: Promoted to Vice President of The ISCF (International Sport Ccombat Federation)
    • Trainer of Rob Kimmons three time competitor of UFC (2-1) www.ufc.com/RobKimmons
    • 2009: Started the ISCF Grappling Championships 4 tournament as of 8-29-09
    • 2009: Became ADCC Central Director
    • 2012: Steps down as ISCF Vice President to seek Athletic Commission Job - See article below.
    • 2013: October, Re-Appointed ISCF Vice President. CLICK HERE.
    • 2017: Appointed ISCF Missouri President CLICK HERE.


  • USAFPA (Federation of Pankration Athlima)
    Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor
    • Promoted to the Rank of 5th Dan Pankration - by John Townsley 8th Dan
  • 2001: SKH Quest Center
    Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor
    • Promoted to Shodan in To-Shin Do - by Grandmaster Stephen K. Hayes
    • Help in the development of the SKH Quest Home Study Course
    • 9/2003: Promoted to Nidan in To-Shin Do Jutaijutsu by Stephen K. Hayes.
  • 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
    • 2001: Promoted to Rank of 2nd Dan - JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter
    • 2003: Promoted to Rank of 3rd Dan - JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter
    • 2006: Promoted to Rank of 4th Dan - JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter
    • 2006: Awarded Certified Senior Instructor of JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter
    • 2006: Awarded Certified Senior Rank Examiner of JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter
  • 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, 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 Kenpo
    • Training dummy
  • 1985 - Present Shorinji ryu JuJutsu, Kansas City, KS
    Senior Instructor Representative
    • Expanded Shorinji ryu JuJutsu to the Midwest
    • Promoted to 4th Dan on 4/2000 by Grandmaster Ken Penland
    • Promoted to 5th Dan on 6/2004 by Grandmaster Ken Penland
    • Promoted to 7th Dan on 10/2006
    • Implemented training course for new school
    • October 8th, 2006, Grandmaster Ken Penland passes away
  • 1978 -1980: Midwest Aikido Federation, Kansas City, MO
    Student in Training / by Master Fred Newman
    • Received the Instructor's outstanding Student award two years in a row.
  • 1976-1978: Marlboro Community Judo Club, Kansas City, MO
    Student in Training / by John Olsen
    • Marlboro 160 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion
    • Jim Harrison's Judo Club & Steve Scott Club
    • Marlboro 172 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion
    • Marlboro 180 lbs. Midwest Judo 2nd Place
    • Jim Harrison's Judo Club & Steve Scott Club







FRIDAY, April 24th, 2009, AT 4:40 PM/PST

Steve Crawford
Named VP Of ISCF!

Many here know that when it comes to responsibility beyond ISCF President Steve Fossum (L) and the in house ISCF staff, Steve Crawford's (Right) name comes to mind. Crawford has worked with the ISCF since 2003 and year by year has become a more important part of the organization from fresh ideas to the growth of the ISCF itself. During that time he has went from an associated trainer and promoter to right hand man to Fossum. With so much effort on his part to grow the ISCF as well as the sport of MMA itself, it comes as no big surprise that earlier today, ISCF President Steve Fossum appointed Crawford as the new Vice President of the ISCF.

This is Crawford's second VP appointment associated with the parent company International Fight Sports (IFS). - www.IFfightSports.com - IFC President and CEO Steve Fossum appointed Crawford last year to Vice President of the newly formed International Battle League - IBL - www.IBLFights.com - an MMA team fight league Crawford helped develope with Fossum.

Crawford's duties and responsibilities will pretty much stay the same. The obvious change will be in his role with the ISCF in making important decisions. Over the years Fossum has be getting more and more busy with the growth of the ISCF and this past year, the other top organization under the IFS the International Kickboxing Federation, IKF - www.IKFKickboxing.com has also shown strong growth both here in north America and in Europe and Asia.

Crawford's most recent work was in organizing the new ISCF Grappling Division with Fossum. The new division of the ISCF will provide yet another platform for up and coming martial artists to test their skills as grapplers, sanctioned by the ISCF organization.

Crawford's titles are many. Along with being a proud father and husband who shares his passion for MMA with wife Patty, (Who is also an ISCF Certified Official) he is the owner and operator of Crawfords MMA. www.crawfordsmma.com

However, his work does not stop there and neither do his titles. He is the Chief Inspector of MMA for the Kansas Boxing Commission as well as being the chief ISCF Certification Instructor for all ISCF certified officials worldwide. The Founder of American Jujitsu and 7th Dan has an impressive resume to go along with his work in the ISCF. For those wondering what VP Crawford has accomplished, take some time to read below.

"This was an easy decision for me and the ISCF as a whole." Said Fossum. "Steve's work ethic and dedication to MMA, not to mention his passion for everything about the sport makes this a good move for everyone associated with the ISCF. He's a leader we are all proud to be associated with."

Just a few of Mr. Crawford's accomplishments in the Martial Arts.

  • Student enrollment increased from 3 to over 100
  • 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.
  • Coach, Trainer and Manager of Curtis Stout, competitor of UFC 30.
  • 1976–1978: Marlboro Community Judo Club, Kansas City, MO
    • 1976: Marlboro 160 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion,
    • 1977: Marlboro 172 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion
    • 1978: Marlboro 180 lbs. Midwest Judo 2nd Place
  • 1978 –1980: Midwest Aikido Federation, Kansas City, MO
    • Received the Instructor's outstanding Student award two years in a row.
  • 1985 – Present: Shorinji ryu JuJutsu, Kansas City, KS
    • Expanded Shorinji ryu JuJutsu to the Midwest
    • Promoted to 5th Dan on 5/2/02 by Grandmaster Ken Penland
    • Implemented training course for new school
  • 1994 – Present: I.K.C.A. Association, Seals Beach, CA
    • 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 Kenpo Training dummy.
  • 1995: Founded American Ju-Jitsu.
  • 1998: International Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federation Chicago, IL
    • Promoted to Certified Self Defense Instructor Under Carlson Gracie, Jr.
  • 1999: Malibu Martial Arts Association, Malibu, CA
    • Promoted to Rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt Combat JuJitsu By Master Santos Flaniken.
  • Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor
    • Promoted to Rank of Shodan, JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter.
    • Inducted into the 2002 Hall of Fame.
  • 2000: Coached and Trained 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal winners in the Nationals in Athens, Greece.
  • 2000: Inducted into the Pankration Hall of Fame.
  • 2001: Seven affiliated schools, Opened 3 new schools, Missouri, Colorado, California.
  • 2001: Curtis Stout will fight for the Lightweight Hook-n-Shoot Title.
  • 2001: Coached the first tag team Submission Grappling Champions, Brad Jones and Jobe Duran (Evansville, Ind.).
  • 2002: Inducted into the U.S.M.A.A. Hall of Fame.
  • 2002: Is working with Mr. Walt Justice 6 Dan, IKKO. Running an after school program for the Kansas City, Kansas school district. (Wyandotte).
  • 2002: Mr. Crawford, Mr. Walt Justice and Mr. Shawn Monday will form a new System, American Mixed Martial Arts System's.
  • 2002: Promoted to Shodan in the art of To-Shin Do, By Grandmaster Stephen K. Hayes and 4th Dan Tom Maienza.
  • 2006: ISCF World Representative, International Sport Combat Federation
    • World Representative
    • Fight Card Coordinator
    • Official Certification Course Instructor
  • 2007: New Schools, American Jujitsu New School
    • Phil Jones, AJJ (House of Pain), Missouri
    • John Cornett & Rob Kimmons, AJJ (Xtreme Couture) Missouri
    • Roger Partridge, AJJ (Mid Mo Fight Club), Missouri
    • Chris Henning, AJJ (Henning's AJJ) Kansas.
  • 2008: IBL, International Battle League
    • VP of Operations
  • 2009: Appointed Vice President of the ISCF, International Sport Combat Federation.



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FRIDAY, April 20th, 2012, AT 1:10 PM/ PST



ISCF VP
Steve Crawford
Steps Down To Step UP!


As of May 1st, ISCF Vice President Steve Crawford will be seeking a new title with the Missouri State Athletic Commission. Crawford was appointed ISCF Vice President in April of 2009. "This was not an easy decision to make. I am grateful for the relationship I've had with ISCF." says Crawford. "After much consideration, though, I may have a chance to work with the Missouri Athletic Commission. So I am stepping down as Vice President of the ISCF. This will be a great opportunity to continue to keep our adult athletes safe."

To attain the position he is seeking, Crawford will need to disassociate himself with any sanctioning bodies for fight sports for what could be up to 1 year. Because of this the ISCF has had to remove all information on the ISCF site that refers to him as any kind of an ISCF Official from May 1st forward. He will end out his ISCF work as the ISCF Event Representative on Lonnie Dodge's May 11th (108 Promotions) INVICTUS Fighting Championships II at the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

"Steve has been an outstanding part of the ISCF as a regulating official as well as an ambassador for the sport." Says ISCF President Steve Fossum. "He will be greatly missed as a fight sport official with us, but will make a great addition to the Missouri Commission. With his knowledge in Mixed Martial Arts, he would be a much valued asset to ANY Commission!"

Crawford's titles are many. Along with being a proud father and husband who shares his passion for MMA with wife Patty, (Who is also an ISCF Certified Official) he is the owner and operator of Crawfords MMA. www.crawfordsmma.com
To read about his accomplishments, click HERE!

"Although he won't hold a title with us, we're sure to keep in contact with Steve with questions or conversations about all of the fight sports and it's many participants." Says Fossum. "We greatly wish Steve the best in the next chapter of his life. We won't wish him luck though. Simply because when one is as good as he is with his work, he won't need any luck... Because he makes his own success without it."








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