The Fit to Fight® Republic team consists of 20+ affiliates world-wide. It’s a limited group of dedicated individuals who follow a similar ethos in regards to training and self-defense.

If you’re interested in learning more about anything Fit to Fight® related, these are the ones working behind (and in front) of the scenes

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Ryan Hoover

Co-Founder of Fit to Fight®
Guest Instructor for Multiple Orgs
Personal Trainer to Pro Athletes
Developed Defensive Tactics Curricula

Across the world, Ryan has trained athletes, law enforcement officers, actors and actresses, instructors in various martial arts and self defense styles, and more. He is world renowned as a program developer, trainer, and self-defense professional. He owns two centers in NC.


Amber Staklinski

Defensive Options® Black Belt
BJJ Purple Belt
Black Belt in Multiple Systems

Amber is a lifetime martial artist who manages a Fit to Fight® affiliate center and instructs kids martial arts, fitness, self-defense, BJJ, and SPARology® classes. She is also the affiliate director for Fit to Fight®


Eli Knight

Royce Gracie 2nd Degree Black Belt
Founder of Knight Jiu-Jitsu
Da Firma BJJ Sponsored Athlete

Eli has 20 years experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and various other martial arts. He teaches, trains and competes in jiu-jitsu, with careful attention to both sport and self-defense aspects of the art. Eli also has years of experience training in Muay Thai, Filipino martial arts, Jeet Kune Do, boxing, wrestling and judo.


The Republic

20+ Affiliates Worldwide
100+ Certified Instructors
Annual Events and Gatherings
A Family in Training

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