Tanner started his journey in the martial arts in 2006 with Koden Kan Karate, training under Scot Newman. In 2010 he began training in kickboxing with competition being his primary focus. In 2011 Tanner was given his first coaching position at Overcome Fitness in Cameron Park. There he developed a love for coaching to match his passion for competition and has continued to make teaching a part of his life.
In 2012, Tanner began training and competing in MMA. Participating in several fighting organizations, CAMO and Ultimate Reno Combat.
Tanner soon developed a love and passion for the gentle art of Jiu-Jitsu and sought out EDHBJJ to take his game to the next level. He is currently an active competitor, and the instructor of our MMA & NoGi Jiu-Jitsu class.