Rich Galicia began his martial arts journey as a child in Grandmaster Daniel Kane Pai’s style, Pai Lum. He earned a 4th Level Black Sash in Pai Lum Kung Fu and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Bok Leen Pai Kenpo. Galicia won Gold Medals in forms and fighting, including state, national, and international titles in Point Fighting, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Sanda, and MMA. As his fighting career was coming to an end, his coaching career was beginning. His fighters trained in garages, on basketball courts, in aerobics rooms, on tennis courts and even in a parking garage. The success of his fighters was undeniable, but Galicia wanted them to have a home. On May 8th, 2012, his gym, Fight Team LLC was born. He now runs the gym in Tampa, Florida, full-time, in addition to teaching seminars across the country.