Ishmail Arvin was born in Baltimore. Being the son of a kick boxer, Ishmail grew up in the gym and was trained at a young age.
He started in martial arts, winning many championships, and then transitioned to boxing.
Ishmail had his first amateur boxing match at 13 years old under the training of the legendary Mr. Mack Lewis. Ishmail went on to have a record of 20-6 winning multiple championships in the amateur ranks, including South Atlantic, Maryland State, and The Golden Gloves. He eventually turned professional and won a national title (USBO). His record is currently 15-2-4 with 7 KO's.
Ishmail has 26 years of experience competing and training and thought it was only right to become a certified trainer so he can share his passion for health and boxing.