Owner + Instructor
Ryan Hoover is the owner of FTF® Gastonia and FTF® Charlotte. He is also the founder of the Fit to Fight® affiliate organizaton. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga, a Black Belt in BJJ, and is recognized by the state of North Carolina as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in self-defense. Ryan has co-authored three books on Krav Maga: Black Belt KM, KM for Women and KM for Beginners.
Helping people live healthier, safer lives is Ryan’s driving force. He has trained professional athletes, military and law enforcement officers, actors, stay-at-home moms and dads, and busy professionals worldwide. (including James Anderson (NFL) and Tracy Spiridakos (Actress)). Ryan is a Krav Maga Force Training instructor and a Krav Maga Train the Trainer. He is a certified natural trainer as well as a speed, agility, and quickness trainer. Ryan co-founded Fit to Fight® and trains instructors in eight countries, and he also co-founded the self-protection program Hard Ready®, Pride™ for kids, and Safer Campus Now™, an active shooter defense program. Ryan has played a critical role in developing defensive tactics and training curricula at the state level.