The Fight Professor
Stephen Quadros has been a martial arts practitioner, teacher and trainer for over 15 years, specializing in kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Mr. Quadros started with Tae Kwon Do under Master Soonho Song in Santa Cruz, California.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, he had the opportunities to train in Shotokan under Shihan Takayuki Kubota, Wing Tsun with Sifu Konrad Waalkes and finally spent 5 years at the now defunct "Jet Center" under world super-lightweight champion Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham.
Stephen currently teaches group kickboxing classes at Bodies In Motion in Pasadena as well as teaching and coaching privately.
Mr. Quadros is also one of the world's leading martial arts and combat sports journalists. He was a columnist and contributing editor for Black Belt Magazine for over 3 years, beginning in 1998, where his monthly column, which he named "Fightsport", garnered him international attention.
Black Belt felt strong enough about "Fightsport" (and Stephen) that they named an entire magazine after it and empowered him as editor. "Black Belt Presents: FIGHTSPORT, With Stephen Quadros" debuted on newsstands nationally in February 2002. Mr. Quadros participated in the first year of the publication to get the magazine launched and established, then exited January 2003 to concentrate on film, television and broadcasting.
Stephen is co-author of "Bas Rutten's Big Books of Combat", which some observers speculate are the largest and most diverse martial arts instructional books ever!
But he may be best known around the globe for his role as host and television commentator for some of the world's largest and most successful fight shows including the "International Fight League", "Cage Rage", "Pride Fighting Championships", "K-1", "Inoki Bom Ba Ye", "World Extreme Cagefighting", "Rumble On The Rock", "King Of The Cage " and "Too Hot To Handle".
It was during his first trip to Japan, while commentating at ringside on a K-1 event, where Stephen was nicknamed "The Fight Professor".