Ryan Deichert has been studying Gracie Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) since 1993. He began his training in Philadelphia at the First Gracie Jiu-Jitsu association in America. This affiliate school was the east coast’s source for proper Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction.
Ryan moved to Los Angeles to train with the UFC legend, Royce Gracie at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA. Ryan was determined to become one of the first Americans to become a black belt in this revolutionary martial art.
After training for a few years at the Gracie Academy, Ryan was accepted into the rigorous Gracie teacher training program with Grand Master Helio Gracie, Rorion Gracie, and Royce Gracie. Ryan spent 6 years studying to become a teacher in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
To augment his training, Ryan also trained with other well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA champions in the LA region.
In 2003, Ryan moved to Tampa for a job promotion in the finance industry.
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