Master Ron Tyree, 8th degree black belt, started his Isshinryu training under Sensei Allen Blackburn in 1980 for a year before becoming a student of Master Cooling. Sensei Tyree obtained his 1st (shodan) degree black belt in 1987 at the age of 16. Sensei Tyree trained exclusively with the Order of Isshinryu for 20 years but was inspired by Master Cooling to advance his martial arts knowledge and started studying American Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and No Gi Jiu Jitsu in 2001.
Master Tyree currently teaches a mixed martial arts striking class that includes techniques from karate, kickboxing, and Muay Thai. The class focuses on techniques applicable for street self-defense and competition mma fighting for those interested in competing.
Master Tyree currently is a Behavior Analyst and has been in this profession since 2009.