Phong Tran is our Operations Manager. He started with RiP as the Logistics and Facility Manager before being promoted to operations manager in August 2022. Prior to joining the team at RiP, he worked in Corrections at Westmoreland County Prison. He was a member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team and is an advocate for providing Defense Tactics Training to all staff. While working in the prison, he discovered and fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Currently, he is a brown belt under Professor Tommy Costa of High Ground Jiu Jitsu/Americans Top Team. He still actively trains under Professor Costa and is now one of the Chief Instructors in our Jiu Jitsu program at the RiP facility.