About Alberto Crane

About Me

Hi, I’m Alberto Crane. I’ve had the honor of having many conversations with extraordinary people. I created The Alberto Crane Show so that I could record these conversations and share with you their wisdom, their voices, their stories.

Every week I share two podcasts. Just click on any podcast to find your preferred podcast channel, or subscribe to that channel directly.

You can find me elsewhere on Facebook and Instagram.

About Me

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 5th Degree Black Belt – 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 renowned Professor “Draculino” and Master Carlos Gracie, Jr.


MMA Fighter –
 In 2002 I began my career in MMA. I was King of the Cage Lightweight Champion, Ring of Fire Champion and I had the opportunity to fight in Asia, Latin America, Europe and even UFC. What I’m most proud of is out of my 15 wins, I have 14 submissions; always representing Jiu-Jitsu.


Entrepreneur –
I have owned several Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gyms since opening my first business in 2000 in Santa Fe New Mexico. My goal 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 Glendale, CA and Boyle Heights, CA. We teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for beginners, advanced and children. We also teach Bang Muay Thai Kickboxing, TACFIT®, Women’s Only Boot Camp as well as provide training through our online academy.

See more information about Legacy, Burbank 


MS Survivor –
While preparing for an MMA fight, 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 healed my neck by doing mobility drills that Master Coach Scott Sonnon taught me. I began training TACFIT® religiously, which not only reduced the symptoms of MS but until now, have completely dissipated.

See more about my story here


TACFIT CEO and Team Leader –
I was promoting the workshops and seminars because of how strongly I believed in the training system and for a year I worked really hard to become a TACFIT Certified instructor, Level 1, Level 2 and Team Leader. Now as CEO my mission is to change a billion people’s lives through TACFIT®.

See more information about TACFIT


Creator, Executive Producer Mini Documentaries & Back Stories –  It takes courage, dedication and determination to win a fight. Most times, it’s you against yourself. I wanted to document the stories of our TACFIT® Team Leaders.  These back stories into their lives capture the sacrifices endured in the pursuit of excellence.  I have continued to create and executive-produce these mini documentaries with the intention that they will inspire anyone who sees it to become their best, too.

Watch the mini documentaries here:


Books –
Think and Grow Rich, by  Napoleon Hill is a book that has been of great influence to me.

Always do your best and never give up.

– Alberto Crane