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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast

Nov 7, 2017

Today, Wade Pitts interviews Ryan Gallagher, CEO of IOVOX Enterprise, a tech data company based in Mill Valley, California. Ryan has a broad background in Martial Arts from his time in Wales, Australia and the US but was originally born in the UK.


Ryan Gallagher has practiced traditional boxing, wrestling, Thai Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Shotokan Karate, and Kung Fu — with his favorite being Thai Boxing. Beyond Martial Arts, Ryan and his wife run their own business called IOVOX, which they’ve been running for half a dozen years now. They define themselves as ‘a leading call-tracking and communication-analytics company.’ That exists ‘for the sole purpose of providing truthful and actionable information to businesses of all sizes.’


In this episode we learn about how Ryan got into Martial Arts — despite his mother being a devout pacifist and refusing to let him train, his background in Martial Arts, what he’s doing in business, new IOVOX developments, the overlap between business and Martial Arts — and finally — Ryan’s opinion on the outcome of the Mayweather and McGregor fight.


Key Takeaways:

[1:39] Wade welcomes Ryan to the podcast and Ryan describes his initial introduction to the Martial Arts, and the old odd jobs he used to take.

[9:03] Ryan’s current business, IOVOX, what they do and how it works

[11:45] The overlap between Martial Arts and business

[13:23] IOVOX’s current developments and what’s coming up next for them

[16:05] How Ryan goes about creating his professional and personal goals and his opinion on the Martial Arts belt system

[20:36] Making mistakes and learning from them in Martial Arts and in business

[24:14] Importance of cross-training

[26:38] Ryan’s current involvement Martial Arts practices

[28:08] Where Ryan sees Martial Arts headed in general

[32:00] Street fighting vs. Self-defense

[38:52] Ryan’s opinion on the Mayweather and McGregor fight


Ryan Gallagher’s Links:

IOVOX Enterprise


Mentioned in this Episode:

Guardian Gym





“If you want to do this, you’ve got to put the work in. You’re going to get there eventually… Keep going until you get there.” — Ryan Gallagher


“People say, ‘Well, there’s no way to do this.’ And I’m like, ‘No, you haven’t tried it; You tried one thing — try 10 different ways.’” — Ryan Gallagher