Professor Kurt Holobaugh and I have four children, Lauren, Zayden, Aubree, and Brayden and another little boy on the way. All four of our kids train with us as well. We love being a Jiu Jitsu family of six and getting to all be involved in a sport we all love. It is so rewarding watching each other grow, and this sport has truly brought our family closer.
Both my son's, Braden and Ryan Jr, both train at Gracie United with me. As a family, we have won gold medals in previous tournaments. The best feeling is watching your kids do something they love and see them gain confidence, self control, self defense, discipline, respect, etc. Jiu Jitsu to me is a life changing experience where I am able to make life long friends that I can call family. I love being able to do a sport that our whole family can be involved in together.