Richard Ryan is one of the worlds' foremost authorities and masters of reality-based martial arts, combative weaponry and self-defense. He is the founder of Dynamic Combat, a highly scientific martial art system, regarded as one of the most realistic and effective fighting arts in the world.
Captivated by the martial arts at an early age, Richard studied Tae Kwon-do and Chinese Kenpo, eventually earned his first Black Belt. A few years later after seeing a Bruce Lee movie, he sought out and began the study of Wing Chun Gung Fu, the same martial art Lee had studied as a young man in Hong Kong.
While still teaching a modified version of Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sifu Ryan came to the realization that the truth of combat must lay outside the confines of any of the systems he had previously studied. None of his formal training had prepared him for the brutality and diversity that he had experienced in the street or the ring. Disturbed by this realization he suddenly stopped all his formal training, closed down a successful school and moved to a small customized training facility connected to his home. He had decided that in order to evolve he needed to be able to fully devote himself to his own personal study and development.
Thus began his pursuit of new and better fighting methods a journey that led him to study a diverse range of both hand-to-hand and weapons combat arts. Over the next five years of his life he devoted himself with incredible intensity to his personal quest to discover the core realities of interpersonal combat and become the best martial artist he could be.
Today, Ryan has emerged as one of the earliest pioneers of the reality fighting arts having spent decades in the study of the sciences of physics and kinesiology with the sole intention of developing new and better fighting methods. He is renowned for his vast knowledge of reality combat and understanding of the science behind the arts. He earned a reputation as an innovator and advocate of the scientific approach to fighting - a reputation that is with him to this day.