Jamie Ridgeway Makes Guest Appearance on FX’s The Ultimate Fighter, Season 17

Lynchburg, Virginia's Jamie Ridgeway, along with his long time friend and student, actor Chris Ashworth, will appear on FX's The Ultimate Fighter season 17. Kru Ridgeway had the honor of running a Muay Thai training session with Chael Sonnen, his coaching staff and his team.

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“All of the fighters and coaches were incredible to work with! It was simply an honor to be asked to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Jamie Ridgeway.

Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2013

Jamie Ridgway, owner of the Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts (RAM) in Lynchburg, VA, recently taped a guest appearance for FX’s popular Mixed Martial Arts television show The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), scheduled to air during the show’s upcoming Season 17.

During taping of the TUF episode, Ridgeway, along with Chael Sonnen and his coaching staff, led Team Sonnen through an intense Muay Thai workout. Ridgeway has been training in the martial arts disciplines for 24 years. He is currently a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Muay Thai Kru, Karate Black Belt and Mixed Martial Arts instructor.

“All of the fighters and coaches were incredible to work with! It was simply an honor to be asked to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Jamie Ridgeway, owner of the Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts.

Jamie’s Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts offers classes for all age groups, including:

  •     Gracie Jiu Jitsu- A modern self-defense system developed from traditional Jiu Jitsu techniques.
  •     Kids Karate- Karate programs designed specifically for children.
  •     Lil Dragons- Programs for children as young as three years old are offered, focusing on teaching students how to become ‘black belts in life’, not just in the ring.
  •     Thai Kickboxing- Kickboxing classes for everyone (beginners just starting to kick through seasoned martial arts experts), focusing on the techniques of Muay Thai.
  •     Krav Maga- Program teaching self-defense through a blend of well-known martial arts techniques.

The philosophy taught to students attending his Academy is simple: "We strive to reach our full potential in every area of our lives. Our tenets are modesty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance and self-control. These are the developments in character that we strive for and we believe in leading by example!"

For more information about Jamie Ridgeway or The Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts, visit http://www.ramarts.com.

About the Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts
Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts in Lynchburg, VA is considered the area’s premier martial arts training center for adults and children of all ages. Jamie Ridgeway, owner and leader of the Academy, has been training in the martial arts disciplines for 24 years. He is currently the only Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in Lynchburg, VA, Muay Thai Kru, Karate Black Belt and Mixed Martial Arts instructor.
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