He started his jiu jitsu journey in 2006. He grew up learning basic boxing skills and wrestling from his dad. Alan was also one of the top wrestlers in his weight division in California. His hobbies include BXM racing, which struck his interest at the age of 9 and Arkansas state champion in his age group for numerous years and was ranked number 9 in the nation. When he is not teaching jiujitsu or spending time with his family, he holds BMX clinics at the local track to help kids learn how to get better at riding BMX bikes. Alan is a Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer and Mike Braswell.