Author Archives: ryanbjj

The next chapter begins

I wasn’t expecting this. So much so I only entered the British Open NOGI as a blue belt only a few days ago. Guess I’m competing up a level. I love Jiu Jitsu, and have had some amazing memories thus … Continue reading

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Traveling and Jiu Jitsu, my first experience

What a week. I write this sat in a dazed state in the departures lounge at MaCarran International Airport, feeling compelled to collect my thoughts before the haze sets in. When my friend and training partner, Wayne, was selected to … Continue reading

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The benefits of physical exertion through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My mental journey.

I get injured. A lot. I think I may be one of the unluckiest players in existence. It won’t stop me from training. As everyone who trains knows, injuries are just a part of the sport. If you train regularly … Continue reading

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The Return

The return of many things. Firsly; my blog. A cathartic, theraputic and mentally stimulating pastime I have neglected for far too long. Secondly; training. After about 15 months of struggling to train through numerous shoulder dislocations,  a torn meniscus and … Continue reading

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Triangle

Even though some training partners have nicknamed me Ryangle, I do struggle to finish triangles due to the amount of room I leave with my extremely long legs. This makes this win at the Welsh NoGi today even sweeter as … Continue reading

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Sweet Genki Sudo grappling highlight video

…from a competition back in 2001.

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Paul Harris is a dick…

Rousimar ‘Toquinho’ Palhares, often also referred to as ‘Paul Harris’, has long been one of my favourite fighters to watch due to his ferocity, his intensity and his eagerness to dive on submissions. Especially heel hooks. Unfortunately, I believe the … Continue reading

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Introductions…

It’s not a secret that I love training BJJ. My facebook/twitter is always full of jiu jitsu related material. It has changed my life, my outlook, my fitness and I have vastly grown my friend base. One thing I find … Continue reading

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BJJ off the mats…

I’m chilling on a Sunday evening watching a ‘Storage Wars’ marathon on my Sky+ with the prettier half and I find myself working out ankle-lock guard transitions and ways to tighten up my footlock game on her. She exclaims “Stop … Continue reading

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MR TICKLE BJJ DEAL ALERT!!! 4 x (1Mx1M) 40mm Jigsaw mats for £21 DELIVERED!!!

If your looking for an awesome and cheap solution for mats check this out, Cannons’ eBay site have a deal to get 4 x 40mm jigsaw mats that are 1 meter by 1 meter for an incredible £21 with free … Continue reading

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Summer Grappling: Another sweaty night…

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BJJ Photo quiz – How many can you name?

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How many can you name? See comments for my attempt, can you do better? Comment with yours!

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Monkey vs Dog BJJ match!

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Hereford Open Sunday 23rd June 2013

Another really good day the the Hereford Open, a really well run comp with awesome medals! On a personal note I got to the Bronze final of my category before having to tap due to dislocating my shoulder while driving … Continue reading

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The UKBJJA is coming, it’s a good thing.

Well respected members of the UK BJJ scene are forming the UK BJJ Association. Currently they are taking memberships for UK BJJ clubs soon they will be taking memberships for individuals. Eventually they will be running copetitions. This is HUGE … Continue reading

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