Coming to The Academy in 2000, Coach Ryan has continually proved himself as one of the hardest working members of the school, as well as a wonderful instructor. A Heavyweight Professional Muay Thai fighter, he has fought luminaries such as UFC fighter Terry Martin, and was the IKF North Central Regional Tournament Muay Thai Heavyweight Amateur Champion in 2006. Outside of the gym, Coach Ryan is currently pursing a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota.
Though he has trained and fought in many other MMA and Boxing style competitions, Coach Ryan has a passion for Muay Thai. A certified TBA Kru (Instructor) under Ajarn Chai Sirisute (Thailand) and Head Coach of The Academy, Greg Nelson (USA), he specializes in personal training for men and women of ALL LEVELS. Possessing a great ability to help his students build confidence, self-discipline, and LOSE WEIGHT through Thai Kickboxing, Coach Ryan can help you ACHIEVE – whatever your goals might be. Right from day one, YOU will be on track to getting more out of your workouts.