Ryan M. Danks writes fiction and teaches martial arts. After an early love affair with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and comic books of all kinds, Ryan decided that he wanted to do two things with his life: by like his heroes, and write stories about characters like them.
Ryan’s writing career was established in game design, where he created and co-wrote Jadepunk: Tales From Kausao City. In Spring 2017, Ryan will release his first novel for the Jadepunk setting.
As a martial artist, Ryan began early in life. He studied Muay Thai and Shaolin Kung-Fu throughout his primary school years. After graduating, he attended classes at The Academy of Jeet Kune Do and Kali in Las Vegas, NV, where he earned his instructor’s certification in Jeet Kune Do under Joaquim Almeria, as well as a black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate.
Presently, Ryan self-publishes his written works and teaches seminars in martial arts. In 2017, he hopes to release his first work of fiction for the Jadepunk setting and launch a podcast/YouTube channel for martial arts instruction.