Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team                          Pagosa Springs, Colorado

450 Lewis St.- Top Floor                                    (970) 403-6238

Coach Ryan

Since his dad was the pee wee wrestling coach, Ryan was on the mats from a very early age.  He wrestled through high school, and began coaching  middle school, high school and pee wee wrestling while attending college.  He started martial arts at the late age of 25, in the style of Jeet Kune Do, where he picked up an MMA mindset from Bruce Lee's philosophies.  He quickly gravitated to the grappling side of martial arts and began Brazillian Jiu Jitsu the next year.  He has practiced BJJ since 2006 and is a brown belt under Professor Carlson Gracie Jr. and Michael O'Donnell.  He has travelled and trained with some of the best in the world.  Coach Ryan is very excited to bring this unique style of martial arts to Pagosa and share his passion for this sport and self-defense art.