Ryan Walden

Professor Ryan Walden began his pursuit of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at CBJJ, a Rigan Machado School.
He began competing as a white belt and continued through his purple belt medaling at every competition. Ryan then studied under Professor Jorge "Van Damme" Oliveira and Professor Carlos “Sapão” Ban, a 3rd degree black belt under Ralph Gracie. He received his brown belt from 7x World Champion Robson “Robinho” Moura, one of the most decorated BJJ cometitors of all time. While holding a brown belt backed with 5 years of Muay Thai training he tested his skills inside of the cage as a professional mixed martial artist. As a brown belt Ryan began refining his teaching abilities and focusing on the development of Kids BJJ Programs. After almost a decade of dedication to Jiu Jitsu he earned the rank of Black Belt under Professor Mario  Busy Correa. Professor Busy Continues to mentor Ryan at SOLFLO Jiu Jitsu.
Ryan has helped coach and corner fighters since 2006 through a spectrum of events ranging from local cards to the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). He has coached amateur and pro fighters across the states including HI, NV and CA bringing home 5 title victories.

Ryan Walden instructs the following:
  • "Core" BJJ (Adult)
    Level 1 

    This core curriculum is designed to create a solid foundation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through basic BJJ theory, technique and principles. Classes incorporates warm up drills to help students internalize the body movements behind the techniques they are learning. Techniques are introduced in depth by the instructor with a chance for drilling and questions. Students may also do some “positional sparring” in order to further understand the techniques.

    "You never outgrow the basics."

  • Randori
  • The Randori you wait all week for! Amp up your game and get on the mat.
    2 stripes and above can participate in this class.
    Randori is best known as one-on-one sparring where partners attempt to resist and counter each other's technique. Hour long sparring with 7-10 minute rounds, rotating sparring partners. Come test out the skills you have been learning in class.

  • NO-GI Intermediate
  • Level 2
    For qualified students

    NoGi Grappling is an essential part of the grappling arts. Nogi Grappling has its roots in sport, fighting and self defense. A great combination to its counterpart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (with Gi), NoGi grappling increases transition speed, improves positional control and is a key tool used in todays mixed martial arts. Submission grappling is a crucial part of becoming a well rounded grappler. 

  • Kick Boxing
  • This is a combination class for Level 1 and advanced boxing students. This class requirements includes needing to have shin guards and 12-16oz gloves. (16oz. for sparring)
    SOLFLO Muay Thai is great for both men and women. No matter your background or current fitness level you will be able to join and start having fun. Whether you are looking for a self defense strategy, to get or stay in shape, to cross train for another sport or just try something new, this art can accommodate your goals. Pad training style makes it safe, fun and effective for really implementing and trying new techniques as well as learning quickly if you are a beginner. 

  • Advanced Lions BJJ
  • Advanced Lions BJJ class is a core curriculum for adolescents ages 11-14 (>11 with Professor approval). Fun way to learn the advanced techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with peers with like age and ability.

  • Intermediate/Adv BJJ
  • Level 3
    For approved students
    These Int/Adv classes will break down movements in a series, building upon the basic curriculum in much greater detail as well as adding new BJJ moves and discussing BJJ theory.