Dr. Al Garza

Associate Scholar


Dr. Al Garza's Profile

Albert Louis Garza II was born in 1971 to Silvana D. Salamone (Jewish Italian) and Albert L. Garza  Sr. California. Albert L. Garza II learned martial arts from his father Al Garza, creator of the Matrix System. Al Garza II holds a 6D Black Belt in Lima Lama, from his father, and a Black Belt in  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Pedro Carvalho. He began his training at the age of 8 with his father and continued his training with world champions such as Gene LeBell, Pedro Carvalho and Cleber Luciano who he competed against in his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt tournament. Al Garza is a Professor in BJJ and a world champion in MMA and Martial Arts holding numerous titles. Al Garza's MMA pro and amateur record from 1995 to 2006 ended with 15-2-0. He is a former certified Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Correctional Academy at SJVC Hesperia Campus and is a co-owner of Inside Kung-Fu Magazine with his father and Dave Cater. YouTube link

Dr. Garza has been a student of the Bible for over 30 years and is an independent research scholar. Al Garza's education includes a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the DOD CU International vendor graduate program at Andersen Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam. He also completed Bar-Ilan University's Biblical Archaeology certification program and the Associate Scholar graduate program in Linguistic Context of the Bible, with 180 hours of biblical linguistic training, and was awarded six certifications and one master certification from Hebrew University's  Institute of Biblical Studies, Israel, which was the study of biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and New Testament Greek. Dr. Al Garza also received three certifications from the Israel Bible-Study Center, totaling 160 hours, in Jewish Context and Culture, Hebrew Bible, and Jewish New Testament. He is almost done with his second MA in Biblical Studies at Colorado Christian University and his second Ph.D. in New Testament Studies research at Trinity. The topic of his dissertation will be "The Search for the Language of the New Testament During the Second Temple Period." 

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Dr. Garza's education also includes certifications of both National and CA state Laboratory and Diagnostic training and research. He is certified in Epidemiology in Public Health by Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Garza has built state approved curriculum for colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for medical related programs for the last 20 years. He currently owns AG Institute LLC,  Phlebotomy Solutions and Victor Valley Phlebotomy Training LLC. (Author of "When A Simple Blood Draw Goes Wrong.") 

Dr. Al Garza was the Religious Educating Coordinator holding both Federal and Government contracts for the DOD. He is the founder and director of THISS-The Hebrew Institute of Semitic Studies  and is the owner of three companies.

Research Interest

Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, morphology, lexicology, lexicography, onomastics, sociolinguistics and his current main research is the lexicography of Ancient Hebrew.

Books By Dr. Al Garza