About Ryan Keenan

Ryan Keenan has been training self-defense and Mixed Martial Arts for close to 20 years. He is Jonathan Burke’s first black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Following in his dad’s footsteps, Ryan began boxing in college while playing football at Mount Union College in his home state of Ohio. In 2007, he moved to Orlando, FL and started on his BJJ journey and pursued a career as a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Ryan is a Strikeforce, Bellator and World Series of Fighting vet with an impressive professional MMA record of 6-2 as well as being a former Florida State lightweight champion in the RFC (Real Fighting Championships). 

Some of Ryan’s other accomplishments include:

• Trained Muay Thai in Thailand at Tiger Muay Thai
• Head Youth Program instructor at 6 Levels Orlando self-defense gym in Orlando, Florida
• Worked with celebrities like Shaq, Prince Fielder, Paula Creamer
• Worked and works with law enforcement agencies from all over
• 1st Certified Tactical Jiu-Jitsu Training Program™ instructor on the civilian side

Ryan is also a personal trainer. He is a big believer in sport-specific training and functional strength training. He encourages his clients to try different exercises that incorporate weights, cardio and body weight lifts. Ryan keeps his workouts fun and change them from conventional sets and reps to timed circuit training drills.

Because mixed martial arts fighters are some of the best conditioned athletes in all of sports, Ryan has also been known to mix boxing and kickboxing into his workouts to push his clients’ cardio, hone fast twitch muscle fibers and develop core strength.

Ryan’s motto -“I will do everything I can to ensure my clients not only meet their personal goals, but they exceed them. Your success is my success.”

Ryan currently resides with his fiancé in Winter Garden, Florida.