Ryan Hoover


Ryan Hoover is Fit to Fight® co-founder and trainer of instructors in eight different countries. He is the developer of the Fit to Fight® Self-Defense/Krav Maga program. He has co-authored three books on Krav Maga: KM for Beginners, Black Belt KM and KM for Women. Ryan is a certified natural trainer and speed, agility and quickness trainer. Ryan has taught LEO/MIL courses from Denver to Rammstein and all points in between. Ryan is also the co-founder of the self protection program, Hard Ready™, Pride™ kids program, and Safer Campus Now™ active shooter defense program. Ryan is a Krav Maga Force Training instructor, as well as a Krav Maga Train the Trainer. He has been instrumental in developing defensive tactics curricula at the state level. Ryan owns two training centers in North Carolina.

Daniel Shaw

Daniel Shaw is a retired US Marine infantryman with multiple combat tours and instructor titles. He has developed curriculum and training standards for pre-deployment training and Marine Security Forces such as the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams (FAST) and the Naval Nuclear Security Program. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 16 years and the Director of Training at Thunderbird Firearms Academy for 3 years. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops curriculum to help responsible armed and unarmed citizens prepare for a deadly force encounter.