Tuan and his family emigrated to the U.S. when he was 5 years old. By age 11, Tuan was training in Tae Kwon Do, and while in college he earned his 2nd Degree black belt. He subsequently served for 6 years in the U.S. Navy focusing on satellite communications and cryptology. Tuan was initially introduced to Muay and Jiu-Jitsu while he was stationed in San Diego and East Asia. He has earned a Black Belt in Krav Maga, is a certified Krav Maga Instructor and currently trains in submission fighting, BJJ and Thai boxing. Tuan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from UNC Chapel Hill. He currently works as a Network Engineer for Verizon Wireless.