Adam Ryan- Head Coach


Gold Medal World Champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and elite MMA fighter, Adam Ryan, is at your fingertips at Dynamic MMA. At the height of his career, he was one of the highest ranked Mixed Martial Artists in the world. He is currently coaching at his club, grooming an MMA team, as well as contracting as the MMA coach with the Vancouver Canucks, and the BJJ Coach at EA Sports. With an incredible MMA coaching record of 30-3, Adam’s fighters are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Mixed Martial Arts Community. He has worked hard to establish relationships with the MFC, AFC, MMABC, and TFC and has fighters active in all of these fight leagues. Adam is also an active referee in the MMA community and has Big John McCarthy C.O.M.M.A.N.D certification, as well as Herb Dean M.M.A.R.S certification. If you’re an aspiring MMA fighter, look no further for your coach and mentor…Adam can take you there.

Mixed Martial Arts Coaching Record
Fighters coached include Dustin Loxterkamp, Kyle Cox, Ben Greer , Todd Gouwenberg, Liz Posener/Bader, Tyler Jackson, Kultar Gill, Tim Thurston, Yoon Heo, Wes Jaya, Hugh Rogers, Brendan Kornberger, Bastien Huveneers, Dan Ring, Garrett Davis, Dejan Kejic, Matthew Trudeau, Ian Finlayson, Robin Laybourn, Marcus Vinicius, Marcus Aurelius, Cole Smith, Achilles Estremadura, Tyrone Anderson

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Record
Adam is still actively competing at the black belt level. In 2012 Adam won two Gold Medals at the Black Belt Level of  IBJJF No-Gi World Championships in LA

Matthew Trudeau


Matt is a BJJ  Brown Belt, Crossfit Certified Level 1 Trainer,  and Core Strength and Conditioning Coach Pro MMA Fighter. Matt’s Conditioning Classes take place Monday - Thursday at 5:30 and 8:30 pm, Friday at 5:30 and Saturday at 12:00 and are legendary among our students.  We expect Matt to take to the octagon soon and look forward to his progress and growth as a fighter and trainer.

David Levy-Booth


David is an Adam Ryan Brown Belt, a skilled Jiu Jitsu practitioner and striker with a thirst for knowledge. This Mad Scientist has his own Jiu Jitsu Lab in the form of a blog, check it out at Always striving to improve his skill and learn his craft, David is a consummate professional with excellent and patient coaching skills. When he’s not working on his Phd, we’re lucky enough to have him teaching our students. (Usually Friday night marathon classes!) Please make sure you check out his blog and his incredible breakdowns of the latest and greatest.

Brendan Kornberger


Brendan is a pro MMA fighter with a 4-0 record. His last win was in 2013 at the World Series of Fighting here in Vancouver, where he dominated Micah Brakefield until Micah’s corner threw in the towel. At that fight,  you could actually hear Bas Rutten yelling, “Holy cow, this guy can HIT!” Although seeing him around the gym and his helpful nature and quiet disposition, you wouldn’t know it. Brendan is also a firefighter in Vancouver, and a real asset to our gym, and he works harder than any fighter we’ve ever seen! Stay tuned for fight updates in 2014.

Dan Ring


Dan is an Adam Ryan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt and Pro MMA Fighter, although you’d never know it with his flip flop walk and laid back attitude. Students are lucky to take some Kickboxing and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu classes with this pro.

Gavin Neil


Gavin is a 3 time Canadian Muay Thai Champion, a King of the Cage Canadian Lightweight Champion and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt. If you want to tighten up your striking game, try some classes with Gavin! Talk about his beard…he loves that.

Davor Ergotic

Davor started  wrestling May 1989 in wrestling club “Lika”. He trained and competed under their flag until October, 1997 then signed contract for wrestling club “Zagreb. Under their leadership, he obtained following results:

- 5 times Croatian champion (senior class [over 20 years old]) - Greco-Roman style

- 2 times second and 3 times third on Croatian championship (senior class [over 20 years old]) - Freestyle

- won several of A1 tournaments like (Lido di Ostia [Italy], Gabcikovo [Slovakia], Kaposvar [Hungary] etc.)

- brought medals from some other honorable tournaments like Ivan Poddoubny (Russia), Olympic Hopes (Hungary), Poland Open (Poland) etc.

- participated on several World and European championships.

Over all he has gathered about 120 medals from which there is:

15 or 16 gold medals from Croatian championships (from age 12 to over 20 [boys - under 12 years, cadets - under 16 years, juniors - under 20 years and seniors - over 20])

MMA Team
Dynamic MMA Fitness Tips

    • Please come hydrated! It’s important that you’re drinking water throughout the day…BEFORE training.

      If you’re interested in leaning out, cut out the salt! Limit the starchy carbohydrates… stick with lean meats and protein, and save a starch for post-training meals… mmmm…you earned it!

      You’re not a kid… watch the sugar! We have some hidden culprits in the form of dried fruit. Try to stick with berries for your fruits (not dried)… nature’s candy!

      Fat is not the enemy! Good fats are in nuts, coconut oil, avocado and ghee… packed with great calories and keeps you satiated longer.