Kyle Hand is a good friend and long time training partner of mine. He's a seasoned Brown Belt and former amateur wrestler. He's also an engineer with a great head of hair. He's well known for his arsenal of chokes and has great taste in jackets. Be sure and check out his website and blog at In his own words: My name is Kyle Hand. I am a brown belt based out of San Jose California. I started around 2003 at Ralph Gracie’s then went to American Kickboxing Academy (SJ) then for the last 5 years I have been AKA Sunnyvale. I have trained under Ralph Gracie, Sandro “Batata” Santiago, Dave Camarillo, Bobby Southworth, Alex Khanbabian and Mike Prudencio. Before that I wrestled from Junior High to College. And I have dabbled in other arts like kickboxing, Judo and MMA.