Ryan C. Bow


Seasoned MMA & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Specialist

Ryan C. Bow

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FORMER PROFESSIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST AND CURRENT MMA, MUAY THAY, AND BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR with 10+ years of formal Instructor experience and 10+ years as a professional mixed martial artist competing in 28 large MMA fights sponsored by Bodogfight, Shooto, Deep, and Hawaiian Super Brawl. Ryan is also an undefeated veteran of professional submission grappling, having competed in several events sponsored by Contenders.

He possess well rounding expertise with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, Boxing, and Muay Thai Kickboxing and maintains exceptional bilingual written & verbal communications in English & Japanese.

Ryan is in the process of relocating to the United Emiratates. He's experienced in delivering motivational personalized and group-focused classes and hopes to gain employment as a coach to help others reach their fitness goals by training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts.

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Professional Experience

  • Personal Training Las Vegas
    Nevada, USA

    Feb 2014 - Present

    Founder & Head Personal Trainer

    • Designs daily workout routines for young professionals and provides detailed instruction to help them reach their fitness goals

    • Incorporates resistance training, cardiovascular conditioning, proper nutritional support & delivers crucial martial arts skill training for advanced practitioners

  • KAMINARI DOJO
    MMA ACADEMY, Michigan, USA

    2009 - 2014

    Owner & Head Instructor

    • Founded & managed West Michigan’s #1 MMA fitness training facility

    • Lead MMA Instructor facilitating solid foundational technique in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, and Muay Thai Kickboxing

    • Designed daily regimens for different age groups and provided detailed instruction to generate athlete potential

    • Incorporated resistance training, cardiovascular conditioning, proper nutritional support & deliver crucial skill training for advanced practitioners

    • Operated Dojo to espouse the traditional values of martial arts and to build practitioner values

    • Provided world class innovative and customized training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, and Muay Thai Kickboxing

    • Delivered personalized client-centered and group-focused attention that builds community commitment

    • Managed day-to-day operations regarding billing, sales, and employee & customer relations that grew clientele

  • KAMINARI DOJO
    MMA ACADEMY, Tokyo, Japan

    2005 - 2009

    Owner & Head Instructor

    • Provided group facilitation and training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing in Japanese & English

    • Delivered solid functional technique in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing

    • Designed daily training lessons for different age classes and provided bilingual detailed technical instruction

    • Collaborated to produce client-centered & customized training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, and Muay Thai Kickboxing

    • Managed online marketing operations that promoted gym by driving community engagement and enrolling new members

  • PUREBRED TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan

    2003 - 2004

    Instructor

    • Transferred years of fighting expertise to instruct technically-sound Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, and Muay Thai Kickboxing

    • Facilitated classes in Japanese on a daily basis and promoted growing the facility by answering calls and client questions

    • Enrolled new members and promoted gym to the community which increased class frequency and class size

  • Professional Athlete

    1999 - 2009

    Professional Mixed Martial Artist
    Submission Grappler, and Kickboxer

    • Competed in professional mixed martial arts events promoted by Hawaiian Super Brawl, Shooto, Deep, and BodogFIGHT

    • Undefeated in professional submission grappling matches promoted by Contenders

    • Performed for Shoot Boxing and Ikusa in professional kickboxing events

Education & Certifications

  • ART INSTITUTE
    OF PITTSBURGH
    Pennsylvania, USA

    2012 - 2014

    Diploma: Web Design & Interactive Media

    • Graphic Design and Website Deployment
    • GPA: 3.8

  • BLUE HERON ACADEMY
    Michigan, USA

    2010

    Certification: Personal Training

    • Physical Fitness and Strength & Conditioning

  • C.O.M.M.A.N.D.
    California, USA

    2010

    Certification: MMA Referee Training

    • MMA Training Program for MMA Referees under Big John McCarthy

  • Wat Pho
    Bangkok, Thailand

    2006

    Certification: Thai Massage Therapist

    • Thai Traditional Massage

  • ARC JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
    Tokyo, Japan

    2001

    Advanced Japanese Language & Literature

    • Bilingual fluent proficiency speaking, writing, and reading in Japanese

  • SHIBUSAWA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
    Saitama, Japan

    1997

    Japanese Language & Literature

    • Strong academic foundation in all aspects of the Japanese language

Selected Career Achievements

  • More than 20 years of BJJ Experience and currently trains under the 3 time World BJJ Champion and ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion, Robert Drysdale in Las Vegas, NV

  • 10+ years of formal experience as an MMA & BJJ Instructor and as a Professional Mixed Martial Artist with 28 pro fights

  • Former # 1 World Ranked Fighter in 2004 under the World Shooto Rankings

  • 2012 CHAMPION in Naga's (North American Grappling Association's) Expert Division

  • Undefeated in pro submission grappling matches promoted by Contenders

  • Awarded Judo Black Belt from the Kodokan, the World Headquarters of Judo in Japan

  • 1999 Tournament Champion of Icon Sport's Hawaiian Super Brawl

  • Fought on Cards with UFC stars: Anderson Silva (Shooto) and Chael Sonnen (BodogFIGHT)

  • Former American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) Fighter who trained under 5-time UFC Middleweight Champion Frank Shamrock & trained with current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Valasquez, as well as Josh Koscheck, Luke Rockhold, & Josh Thompson

  • Coached by former Chute Boxe and Brazilian Top Team Coach, Sergio Cunha in Japan

  • Worked out alongside Judo Olympic Gold Medalists, Yoshida Hidehiko and Takimoto Makoto at Yoshida Dojo in Japan

  • Trained Muay Thai under the former Lumpini Stadium Champion, Santien Noi in Thailand

  • Authored autobiography regarding MMA career “Tunnel Visions: Memoirs of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion” (2013)

Publications

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Tunnel Visions: Memoirs of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion

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Tunnel Visions: Memoirs of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion

From boy to man to celebrated mixed martial arts fighter, Ryan Bow climbed a ladder of challenges to reach the top.

Beset by tragedy and strengthened by perserverance, Ryan Bow's life is the epitome of triumph.

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