James F. Ryan has been writing, blogging and podcasting since 2009. He has written and self-published two non-fiction books (Desolate Warrior and Sociopatriot) and is currently working on his third. He’s a freelance book editor (50 Sates of Consciousness, The Way of Karate-Do)and former sportswriter (The Sportstender) who has been published with over 40 different websites and print publications. In total, James has written over 500 articles, including more than 300 interviews with notable athletes, community leaders and world record holders.
1973 : Born James Frederick Ryan in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
1988: Achieved the rank of Shodan black belt in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF) under Sensei Peter Ruch (Fort Erie, Ontario)
2018: Achieved the rank of Shodan black belt in the Superfoot System under Mr. Bill “Superfoot” Wallace (Florida, USA)
2018: Achieved the rank of Nidan black belt in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF) under Sensei Neil Prime (St. Catharines, Ontario)
2019: Completed his 100 Day Paddle Challenge