Ryan is a Brown Belt under Ryron and Rener Gracie. Ryan owns and operates Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu Academy with his wife Noel.
Ryan has been training since 2008, 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 received his Purple & Brown Belts from Kai "Borg" Garcia (5th Degree Royler Gracie Black Belt).
In January of 2020, Ryan had Brown Belt is recognized by Ryron and Rener Gracie (5th Degree Black Belts and Head Instructor/Owners of Gracie University). Ryan received his Official Gracie Academy Blue Belt from Ryron and Rener Gracie in 2014 through the Gracie University online program, while in the process of becoming a Certified Instructor.
Ryan is a Certified Instructor under Gracie University and is certified to teach Master Cycle, Gracie Combatives and Gracie BullyProof.
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 on NCTAMS.