It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. -Vince Lombardi

Ryan Birmingham



  • Instructor and practitioner of Freedman’s Method Ketsugo Jujutsu for over 14 years directly under Grandmaster Peter Freedman.
  • Sensei of FMKJ and Guro of the Brewster Arnis Club (New Hampshire Branch)
  • Grandmaster Freedman’s most senior student in the New Hampshire Dojo.
  • Studied Arnis directly under Guro Grande George Brewster.
  • Assistant Instructor at numerous events and seminars with Grandmaster Freedman including instructing the United States Department of Defense in close quarters defensive tactics.
  • Awarded 1st place in three events at the international Bakbakan Tournament including single stick sparring, double stick sparring, and knife sparring.
  • Received attunements and certifications in Level I and II Usui Reiki under Dr. Ericka Duffy.
  • Expanded his martial studies under Ismail Sujadi (Pencak Silat), Coach Stu Randall (Boxing), Sensei Roy Goldberg (Aikijujutsu), and Sensei Terry Dow (Kempo and Jujutsu).
  • Grandmaster Freedman helped him connect to a new world of perpetual self-development through physics, anatomy, psychology, history, mindset training, warrior spirit development, and metaphysical science.
  • Graduated from Notre Dame College with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Graphic Design.
  • Illustrator and designer of current footwork and joint lock manuals for FMKJ.
  • Aspires to change as many lives as possible by spreading FMKJ around the world.
  • Teaches self-defense classes privately in Weare, NH.
  • Currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife who is a talented professional chef.
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