About Northwest Martial Arts in Eugene, OR
Meet Ryan Kelly
Owner and Chief Instructor at
Northwest Martial Arts in Eugene
2nd degree Black
Ryan Kelly began studying martial arts when he was in Elementary school. He has over thirty years of martial arts training and over twenty years of teaching experience. He has owned his own Academy, Northwest martial arts, for over 18 years, and has taught at the University Of Oregon in the PE department for over 16 years.
Ryan holds many titles and certifications including a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Full Instructorship in Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts, a black belt in Judo, and an Instructorship in Sambo. Ryan and his wife Jenna spend their time outside of the Academy raising their three kids and giving back to the community by volunteering for a variety of local non-profits and offering free self defense training to women's groups and those in need.
Harold Utterback started in Muay Thai kickboxing, Filipino Kali and JKD Concepts in 1992 under Terry Grant and Thomas Cruise. He met Rickson Gracie in 1993 and then met Wellington “Megaton” Dias in 1996. Harold is a two-stripe Black Belt representative in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the legendary 4X World Championship Medalist Wellington “Megaton” Dias.
He has competed in numerous competitions in Boxing, Judo, Sambo and of course, his beloved Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Megaton Dias invited him to Brazil in 2002 to compete in the Mudial “Worlds of Jiu Jitsu” and the Masters of Jiu Jitsu. Since then he has returned every year with his friends and students to compete and enhance his Jiu Jitsu knowledge and teaching methods.
How To Get Started
Come join our Eugene, OR Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Fitness Kickboxing. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 541-912-9099 if you have any further questions. Northwest Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!