Ryan Cunningham: Youth BJJ, Adult BJJ & Judo Instructor

Ryan Cunningham: Youth and Adult BJJ, Judo.

Ryan Cunningham: Youth and Adult BJJ, Judo.

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Coach Ryan Cunningham has been training in martial arts since 2005, beginning with Judo, and instructing children since 2009. In 2013, he earned his USJF accredited black belt in Judo from 5th degree black belt, Sensei Roy Kawaji at Portland Judo.  He lives in Roseburg, Oregon, with his wife and daughter.

In 2009, Ryan began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Professor Ben Baxter, in Eugene, Oregon. He earned his blue belt in 2010, his purple belt in 2012, brown belt in 2014 and black belt in 2017.  In 2012, Ryan embarked on a new adventure, partnering with his mentor and friend, Ben Baxter, to create Performance Martial Arts Academy in Springfield, Oregon. In 2014, Performance Martial Arts Academy opened its second location in Roseburg, Oregon.

Ryan is the head Youth Program, and Judo Instructor.  He also is one of the assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors, under Ben Baxter.  Prior to his martial arts career, Ryan enjoyed coaching wrestling at Joseph Lane Jr. High School and both Sutherlin and Glide High Schools, making coaching children a big part of his life since 2002. Outside of teaching, Ryan enjoys continuing his own martial arts journey by competing and training as much as possible. 

Highlight Accomplishments:


– 2017 NAGA Oregon: Gold Medalist (Brown Belt)
– 2017 NAGA Oregon: Gold Medalist (Expert NoGi)
– 2016 Subleague Gold Medalist (Elite NoGi)
– 2015 Oregon Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship: Gold (Brown Belt)
– 2015 135lb BudoJitsu Invitational Champion
– 2014 NAGA Portland: Gold (Purple Belt)
– 2014 NAGA Portland: Bronze (Expert NoGi)
-2014 Oregon Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Gold (Purple Belt)
– 2014 Ground Warrior Submission Challenge: Gold (Purple Belt)
– 2014 Ground Warrior Submission Challenge: Gold (Advanced NoGi)
– 2013 NAGA Portland: Bronze (Adv. Nogi)
– 2013 US Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships: Gold (Purple Belt)
– 2013 Subleague Championship Tournament 2: Gold (Purple Belt)
– 2013 Subleague Championship Tournament 2: Gold (Advanced NoGi)
– 2013 Northwestern BJJ Championships: Gold (Purple Belt)
– 2012 Subleague Championship Tournament 2: Gold (Blue Belt)
– 2011 Subleague Championship Tournament 1: Silver (Blue Belt)
– 2011 Subleague Season Championship Tournament: Gold (Blue Belt)
– 2011 Dynamic Submission Grappling Championship: Gold (Advanced Gi)
– 2011 Oregon Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Gold (Blue Belt)
– 2011 Oregon Open No Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Championship: Silver (Advanced)
– 2010 Oregon Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Silver (Blue Belt)
– 2010 Nor Cal Classic Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Championship: Silver (Blue Belt)
– 2010 Nor Cal Classic No Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Championship: Bronze (Blue Belt)
– 2009 Oregon State Judo Invitational: Silver (Dan Division)
– 2008 Subleague Season Championship: Gold (Intermediate NoGi)
– 2008 Oregon Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Silver (White Belt)
– 2008 Oregon Open No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Silver (Intermediate)
– 2006 Grants Pass Judo Invitational: Gold (Kyu Division)
– 2005 Northwestern American Regional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Gold (White Belt)
– 2005 Northwestern American Regional Submission Wrestling Championship: Silver (Beginner NoGi)