Professor / 9th Degree Black Belt
Professor Gerald Ronan has studied the art of Shaolin Kenpo with Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro since 1984. He became an assistant instructor in 1991 and earned his first-degree black belt on December 30, 1992. While pursuing his college studies, he continued to study and teach the art of Shaolin Kenpo, and earned his 3rd degree black belt on December 17, 1994.
With the consent of Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro, he established his own school, Fire Dragon Shaolin Kenpo. Professor Ronan is the chief instructor of Fire Dragon Shaolin Kenpo. He is assisted by his father, Sifu Vince Ronan Sr., 3rd Degree Black Belt, as school director, his brother, Professor Vince Ronan Jr., 7th Degree Black Belt, as an assistant instructor, and his mother, Corazon Panopio Ronan, RN.
On December 12, 1998, Professor was awarded his 5th Degree Black Belt, his 6th Degree Black Belt on June 21, 2003 and on December 17, 2005; Professor Gerald Ronan was awarded his 7th Degree Black Belt by Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro.