""The knife is your life, it can either save it or take it away.""
Member Since: May 1, 2005
Job: Owner / Head Instructor
Education: Instructor - Muay Thai, FMA, Dog Brothers, Boxing,
For Fun: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Cars, Trucks
Experience: Active Fighter in the Dog Brothers ~ Gathering of the Pack - 2005-Present, Maryland Open 2004/05 Stickfighting Champ, Various BJJ Tourneys, Blue Belt DLR BJJ
Location: State College, PA
Website: http://www.cpamma.com
Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/ryanjamesgruhn
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Ryan Gruhn has been studying the combat arts for over a decade. In this time he has achieved instructor status in five different martial arts, namely Muay Thai, Filipino Martial Arts, and Boxing. He is the head striking coach for Lion Heart Fitness & MMA and teaches the Muay Thai, Boxing, Striking portion of the MMA program, Women's Kickboxing, Filipino Martial Arts, and Youth Martial Arts classes. He is the Central PA representative for the Thai Boxing Association and is the only certified Muay Thai instructor in the area. Competitively Ryan has been fighting for the past four years and has ended a number of fights by submission, KO and TKO. Ryan mainly fights in the Dog Brothers - "Gathering of the Pack" on a bi-annual basis in Los Angeles, California. He has achieved the highest level of Instructorship in Dog Brothers Martial Arts and is one of the only full instructors under Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny east of the Mississippi. He is currently a blue belt under Jeff Rockwell / De La Riva in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has competed in numerous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Ryan corners fighters in Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Real Contact Stick Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts on a regular basis. He has led a number of fighters to successful competitive carriers in their respective style.