Our Team

Heavy Weight

 


Andrew McGregor

Forged in Colorado, Andrew is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker with a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He is the founder of the Los Angeles Chessboxing Club

 

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Middle Weight

 


Bill Dorman

A construction worker hailing from Orange County, New York. Bill was a student of Mathematics and Philosophy at Binghamton University. He currently resides in Mar Vista, California.

 

 


 

Master Designer

 


Mat Heitel

Mat Heitel is an industrial and architectural designer, who’s skill set includes welding and carpentry as well as general construction, design build, and metal fabrication. He has worked with a variety of art spaces and underground collectives around the country in positions ranging from project designer and construction coordinator to deco crew and general labor. Mat brings these skills and experiences to Chessboxing to help make the party happen. Hard.

 

 

 

Lora Ivanova

Born near the seams of the iron curtain in a family of rebels and revolutionaries, Lora Ivanova has learned from an early age that some causes are worth fighting for… literally. Lora is an artist and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles and a managing partner of the LA Chessboxing Club.

 

 

News and Upcoming Events

June 25 - 2014

JULY 3rd CHESSBOXING EVENT!

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May 14 - 2014

Systems Training Center in Hawthorne Now Offers Chessboxing Classes!

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May 14 - 2014

Our Founder Was Named In LA Weekly's 'Best of LA People' for 2014!

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June 08 - 2013

NY Times article and June 8th Gleason's Bout!

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May 20 - 2013

Tickets Available for our 'Beauty and the Beasts' Chessboxing Night at Hollywood's Fortune Gym!

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May 20 - 2013

LA Weekly Covers Our Event!

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April 24 - 2012

Training for charity and our new custom-welded gym!

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July 25 - 2011

LA Chessboxing Team Training Every Saturday at Noon!

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July 25 - 2011

Chessboxing for Charity Night in Fast Company!

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May 02 - 2011

We gave a chessboxing demonstration live on LA's KTLA morning news.

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January 14 - 2011

Marvel vs. DC Chessboxing at The Downtown Independent Theatre Saturday, January 15th starting at 6PM.

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January 14 - 2011

LA Chessboxing Club founder Andrew McGregor featured in American Way Magazine (the in-flight magazine of American Airlines).

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October 15 - 2010

Chessboxing October 17th at The Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles. Doors open at 6 bouts at 7ish. COME ONE COME ALL!!!

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April 06 - 2010

LA Chessboxing Club Founder featured as the cover story on the LA Times Brand X magazine.

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April 01 - 2010

We gave a live demonstration on KTLA's morning news broadcast.

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April 01 - 2010

We are having a Chessboxing 4 Charity event in Hollywood this June.

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March 17 - 2010

The first sanctioned bout in the history of North America was featured in the LA Times' Brand X. Thanks to everyone for coming out and your support.

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October 01 - 2009

We're building up our amateur boxing records in America while working on Chessboxing bouts in Europe.

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October 01 - 2009

Legendary boxing trainer Jesse Reid has started training our fighters

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Rules of LA Chessboxing:

Chessboxing should happen in unusual places.

Fights are to be done in front of friends.

You must fight for a charity.

 

Our Chess and Fighting Partners

» 10/9 Fitness
» Dynamix Martial Arts
» LA Chess Club

Charities We Fight For

» Kanere Refugee Media
» Kilimanjaro Centre for Orphans and Street Children
» RYOT Oklahoma Tornado Victims Fund
» The Tiziano Project