323.804.0118 ian@lakoclub.com

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

ARNOLD “A1” DAVIES

He’s a stand up comedian whose background in fitness is definitely not a punch line. Arnold has studied Kinesiology in college and has worked over 3 years in physical therapy. In addition he has over 10 years experience as an elite athlete and trainer in Football/Track/MMA and Boxing.

QUINTON LAWSON

He has a background that is packed with accomplishments and knowledge!! 22-2 amateur boxing record/4-0 amateur MMA record/2x All American Wrestler and All American Running Back/Masters of Science degree in exercise and nutrution/UFC and NASM certified. LAKO is proud to have him on our team.

JACKSON PEARL

He’s been training in martial arts since the age of 10. He specializes in boxing, kickboxing and muay thai. Jackson comes to LAKO with a 2-1 amateur kick boxing record and has medaled in several jiu-jitsu tournaments.  With the heart of a fighter and a desire to teach his knowledge to others, Jackson is able to work with all abilities!!

MORGAN HERBERT

She comes to LAKO BOXING with a very unique resume. She is not only a seasoned trainer/instructor in boxing and kickboxing, but also has a very strong background as a professional touring dancer with superstars like Beyonce. Morgan brings her passion to helping others while always bringing her positive energy to work with others of all abilities.

BEN CLARK

Former Professional 5-2 record cage fighter Ben Clark has been a nationally certified MMA trainer/conditioning coach/professional trainer/nutritionist since 2007. Ben in addition holds a black belt in Karate and Judo. As a professional stand up comic Ben uses his one liners and vast training credentials to get his clients in great shape

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.

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!

RONNIE PROUTY

Ronnie comes to LAKO with an impressive 15-2 amateur boxing record. He has sparred and trained with some of the most famous boxers in the world. Ronnie has been training others for over 8 yrs . With an additional background as a NSSA surfing champion, Ronnie brings a very unique background to his love of martial arts.

JUSTIN HAIRSTON

Justin comes to LAKO as a Marine Corps Martial Art expert with over 10 years background as a  personal trainer and kickboxing/muay thai instructor.  With his knowledge of Kinesiology  and being a 2 time Pankrate  tournament finalist, Justin brings very well rounded areas of knowledge to the ring!

LOUIE JUAREZ

He’s been training in MMA for over 6 yrs and in other martial arts for over 10 years. He is a 3x NAGA Champion (Heavyweight) and 2x National Gracie World Heavyweight Champion. Louie has been training others for 4 years and now will bring his skills to LAKO!

BRANDON DUTCH

Brandon comes to LAKO BOXING with over 15 yrs of Various Martial Arts and Tournament Fighting. He also has black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Brandon holds a BA degree in Health and Science plys has a EMT_B Certification. Brandon love of boxing, jui jitsu and Muay Thai is evident in his training of our clients.

DAVE GILMORE

He’s been training clients for over 30 years. He has a 28-3 amateur record In addition to a degree in Kinesiology, Dave has certs from ACE and NASM. He has trained professional and Olympian athletes in several sports. LAKO is excited to have Dave bringing his extensive experience to our members.

ANTHONY RICHETTS

He has over 20 years as a martial arts practitioner plus 12 years as an instructor in hapkido, jiu jitzu and boxing in his own right, Anthony brings both his love of teaching and experience to our studio. Anthony is a 3rd degree black belt in hapkido, holds a instructor certification in hapkido and is CPR certified by the Red Cross. His unusual combination of intellect, knowledge and love of fitness is what makes him so popular as a instructor.

STEPHEN QUADROS

“THE FIGHT PROFESSOR”
He’s an internationally known instructor, trainer, practitioner in Kickboxing and MMA for over 20 yrs. “The Fight Professor” is also a very well respected TV host and commentator for such famous fight organizations such as PRIDE, K-1,STRIKEFORCE, and CAGE RAGE to name just a few. Stephens expertise in all areas of the fight game is legendary.

JORGE GARCIA

He comes to LAKO BOXING with an amateur record of over 20 wins with 10 of them by KO.. He has been training amateur and pro boxers of all ages for over 5 years and helping many of them win tournaments and belts. Whether new or experienced, Jorge can motivate anyone to be the best that they can be.

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.

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We are located at:

4419 Eaglerock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Minutes from Glendale, Pasadena, and Hollywood.

LAKO Boxing Club & Training Studio

4419 Eagle Rock Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA