Brandyn is an ex-collegiate and pro athlete who played 3 years for Southern Methodist University Mustangs and 1 year for the University of Washington Huskies football team as kicker. He finished his career with the New York Giants In 1988.
He began boxing at the age of 12 and from there developed a love for martial arts. He currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under World Judo Champion Sina Hadad. Sina was a member of the Iranian national team, with 3 world titles in judo. Sina is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, with multiple championships including 2nd place at the Pan American Games. Brandyn has also trained under world champion Saekson Janjira, the 6 time undefeated world champion in Muay Thai. In 2010, Brandyn won first place in the Texas Grappling Championship (40+ Heavyweight Division). He has been a submission grappler for 20 years and has studied Muay Thai for the past 10 years. He began practicing yoga in 2004. Brandyn is available by appointment for self-defense and Muay Thai cardio training.
A wise man once said, “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it into a tea pot and it becomes the tea pot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” -Bruce Lee
Brandyn and his wife Angel are the founders of Temple Road Yoga, a Christ-inspired yoga studio in Fort Worth. They enjoy working co-creating workshops that incorporate yoga and Muay Thai techniques. Together, they have five children, each unique and wonderful ranging in age from 12-20.
Brandyn’s football career accomplishments:
High School Football Parade All American
USA Today football All American
Selected to the 90 Greatest Moments in SMU Football History
Longest field goal in SMU History 1985
Played in the Aloha Bowl, Independence Bowl, and the All Star Senior Bowl