Ryan received his Brown Belt from Kai "Borg" Garcia (3rd Degree Royler Gracie Black Belt) in May of 2013. In January of 2020, Ryan had Brown Belt is recognized by Ryron and Rener Gracie (Gracie University). Ryan owns and operates Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu Academy with his wife Noel.
Ryan has been training for 12 years, and started his jiu-jitsu journey as a white belt at Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu Academy. He received his Blue Belt from Marcelo "Dentinho" Steenhagen (5th Degree Black Belt under Rilion Gracie), and his Purple and Brown from Kai. Ryan has also received his Official Gracie Academy Blue Belt from Ryron and Rener Gracie in 2014 while in the process of becoming a Certified Instructor.
Ryan is a Certified Instructor under Gracie University and is certified to teach Gracie Combatives and Gracie BullyProof. He has also been fortunate enough to share Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with his military counterparts all over the world!
When Ryan is not on the mat, he is a Technical Sergeant in the Hawaii Air National Guard (Cyber Surety) and he works full time as a government contractor for the US Navy as an HBSS Administrator.