Tuan’s family emigrated to the U.S. when he was 5 years old. He started martial arts at the age of 11 with Tae Kwon Do. He achieved his 2nd Degree black belt while attending college. He later served 6 years in the U.S. Navy in the area of satellite communications and cryptology. While stationed in San Diego and East Asia he was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is a certified Krav Maga Instructor and Krav Maga black belt. He currently trains in submission fighting, BJJ and Thai boxing. Tuan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelors degree in Economics and currently works for Verizon Wireless as a Network Engineer.