owner + head coach
EXPERIENCE + CREDENTIALS
- 2007 WKA North American Kickboxing Champion
- M-1 Global Competitor
- UFC’s ”The Ultimate Fighter” – Season 7
- Striking coach for various UFC + Bellator athletes
- NASM/ACE/AAI Certified Personal Trainer
Head Coach Aaron Meisner is a former professional mixed martial artist and Muay Thai competitor, having also spent the last 15 years as a fight coach and personal trainer. Throughout his career he has always strived to grow and evolve as both a coach and individual, and brings that energy into teaching others at Royal Striking.
As Aaron matured as a fighter, he learned to work hard, take chances, and keep an open mind. Ultimately, the lessons Aaron derived and the discipline that yielded those discoveries, evolved into a life-long passion. Muay Thai and Aaron’s pursuits within it, have shaped and informed the way that he understands both physical training and general wellbeing. It is these unique perspectives that have formed the foundation of Royal Striking. Aaron has used his vast experience to create a space where people of all backgrounds can learn, grow, train, and have fun. We are pretty confident you’ll like it.
Ryan Kim Cafaro is an active professional mixed martial artist and also one of the elite striking coaches on the east coast. As an amateur, Ryan compiled a record of 7-3, winning two titles at lightweight before making his pro debut in Bellator in 2013. Since then, coach Ryan has amassed a 6-3 pro record and continues to fight and stay active.
As a coach, Ryan has worked with some of the most notable names in MMA including Marlon Moraes, Frankie Edgar, Paul Felder, Eddie Alvarez, Katlyn Chookagian, Ray Borg Sijara Eubanks and many more.
Trained by Aaron Meisner, Ryan is a valuable asset to the Royal Striking staff and has been with us since the grand opening! If you want to specialize in lightning quick kicks and impressive cardio, then Korean Thunder is the coach for you!