Mr. LeVan became a student at United Studios of Self Defense, Huntington Beach II in Southern California.
The Foster City Dojo opened in 1995, with Mr. LeVan and Ms. Pinpin teaching group and private lessons just as they do today.
His oldest son, Matt, is also a Black Belt and instructor at the Foster City Dojo.
Athleticism is a family tradition. Mr. LeVan has experience in High School and Collegiate level wrestling.
An accomplished marathon runner, Mr. LeVan has run thirteen marathons including the Boston Marathon in 1997.
He owns a construction company that specializes in Insurance restoration in both Southern and Northern California.