Our Trainers & Co-Owners

Co-Owner

Ian Cooper has been a trainer, instructor and consultant in the fitness industry in the Los Angeles area since 2001. He is excited to bring his knowledge and enthusiasm to own his own gym after years of being a sought after expert in the field of fitness. At the age of 51 he wants to bring his love of boxing, kickboxing and personal training to everyone no matter what their age or background. His motto is LAUGH A LITTLE SWEAT A LOT!

Co-Owner

Yuichi Ohi has been training in the greater Los Angeles Area since 2000. He has extensive background and training in Boxing, Jui Jitsu , Grappling and Judo. Yuichi has trained in Judo starting at an early age under his own father and renowned 6th Degree Black Belt Mastoshi Ohi. Over the past 11 years Yuichi has worked with many famous actors shaping them up for their roles in such productions as Transformers and The Great Gatsby. Certified thru NASM as a specialist in both personal training and nutrition, Yuichi is renowned for his work with all fitness levels of clientele. His approach in training is an Organic and Holistic style with Yuich’s motto being.. WHAT MATTERS MOST IS THAT MY CLIENTS ARE HAPPY AND HEALTHY!!!

Yuichi is excited to work with all our members and staff in making LAKO the best gym in Los Angeles.

Our Trainers

Aymen Foughali

AYMEN FOUGHALI

Aymen has been training in boxing, kickboxing and muay thai for 26 yrs in Tunisia and America. He has been training others for close to a decade. A 3 time  kickboxing champion  in the African Games(formerly known as Pan African) Aymen brings a world of influences to his training and classes!

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DAVID PETROSIAN

David comes to LAKO BOXING with a huge pedigree in boxing. He has been boxing now well over 11 yrs,  and training others for over 5 years.  He boasts an undefeated record of 8-0 as amateur.  David takes great pride in working with all levels and ages!

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KEITH McKAY

Keith comes to us with an extensive background in Muay Thai, Boxing, and Jiujitsu in MMA.  Sporting his own amateur record of 7-2,  Keith brings his finishers and winning ways to LAKO.

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MANNY GONZALEZ

With over 12 yrs learning experience in boxing and muay thai, Manny brings his love of these sports to LAKO. Manny currently holds a 6-2 fight record but…. is undefeated in working successfully with clients of all abilities!

CURTIS NIELSEN

He discovered boxing and kickboxing about 8 yrs ago in his successful quest to lose almost 100lbs.  For past 3 yrs Curtis has been coaching others in various fight sciences while also acquiring a strong background in nutrition and injury prevention. After a successful record as an amateur kick-boxer he plans to turn pro in 2021.

Chalton Benitez - Trainer

CHALTON BENITEZ

He has studied under some of the most well known martial arts instructors in CA.  With over 10 yrs experience in Muay Thai and Boxing, he is both a great trainer and a winning competitor in his own right.

Omar "El Profe" Lopez

OMAR “EL PROFE” LOPEZ

He began boxing at age 23 to work off the stress of being a social worker. Almost 20 years later, Omar is a full time professor at USC and has numerous championship belts in Master Boxing (for amateurs 35 yrs and over). Combing his love of teaching and boxing he has become our Master of Masters!

JOSEPH SILVA

Army Vet Joseph Silva comes to LAKO with a 8-2 record in Muay Thai and over 5 yrs of training others in Boxing, HITT, Muay Thai and Kickboxing. Josephs love of martial arts is infectious and brings great energy.

JON LATORRE

Jon brings a unique background as a 6-1 fighter and a Hip Hop Dancer/Choregorapher to LAKO. With over 13 yrs training in Boxing, Kickboxing, and Jui Jitsu Jon enjoys working with everyone and we know everyone will enjoy working with him!

EDWIN GOMEZ

Edwin has been training in boxing for over 13 yrs and kickboxing for over 5 yrs. He has now been training others at LAKO for over a year and is one of our most popular instructors and due to his ability to train all levels.

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ROBERT ALVAREZ
HE IS AT LAKO BOXING!!
What do you say about an instructor with over 25 yrs of coaching, fought in over 65 amateur bouts, won many belts such as the National Golden Glove State Championships.

ANDREI TOMA

Andrei is an example of how martial arts, weight training, and nutrition combine for maximum benefit. Originally 220lbs, Andrei used his skills and knowledge to reduce down to a mean, lean 168 fighting machine. Training now others for over 5 years in boxing, kickboxing and weight loss, Andrei brings his energy and positive attitude to LAKO BOXING.

LEOPOLDO REYES

He’s 10 years of training in Muay Thai, kick boxing, and boxing under 5 world champion Kathy Long. He’s competed in Jiu-Jitsu,Judo, boxing, kick boxing and full rules Muay Thai. He holds a black belt in kick-boxing and yellow belt in kung Fu San Soo under Kathy Long. He also holds a purple belt in Judo under Mike Verdugo. He’s competed in boxing, kick boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu and Judo and has an amateur record of 2-0 in boxing and 8-3 Muay Thai.

ORION McCABE

ORION McCABE

Orion comes to LAKO with a 6-3 Amateur boxing record, and a history of training under champions in everything from Boxing, Muay Thai to MMA. With over a half of a decade of training others, Orion brings his unique combo of fight and martial art knowledge to our clients!

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Emmanuel (Emo) Rosario

Serving our country and serving boxing combos at same time. All Marine Athlete in Boxing, Marine Corps Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, USA Certified Boxing Coach…Emo leaves nothing on the table!!

Try Your 1st Class for $5.00

Must have proof you live or work within 10 mile of LAKO BOXING. $5.00 trial class must be reserved. Once a member joins, classes do not need to be reserved. Please give us approximately 24 hrs to respond to request. May not have been a member or guest before.

We are located at:

4419 Eaglerock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Minutes from Glendale, Pasadena, and Hollywood.