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A Day In The Life Of “The King”, Gordon Ryan

A Day In The Life Of “The King”, Gordon Ryan


A Day In The Life Of A World Champion!

Recently, Gordon Ryan made a post to social media, going through how his days are laid out. If you take a look, it is pretty intense, and very busy. The original post is below.


Here is a breakdown of a day in the life of Gordon Ryan:

Time Frame


5:45 AM

Wake Up, Get Ready, Travel To Renzo’s

7:45AM to 9:15AM

1st Class With John Danaher

9:30AM to 10:40AM

MMA Drills With John Danaher

10:40AM to 11:40AM

Teaches A Private Lesson

11:40PM to 12:30PM

Shower, Rest, Eat

12:30PM to 2:30 PM

2nd Class With John Danaher

2:30PM to 3:30PM

Eat and Watches Garry Tonon Spar

3:30PM to 5:00PM

Eat and Nap On The Mats At Renzo’s

5:00PM to 6:00PM

Teaches 2nd Private Lesson

6:00PM to 7:00PM

Teaches 3rd Private Lesson

7:00PM to 7:30PM


7:30PM to 9:00PM

Teaches A Night Class At Renzo’s

9:00PM to 9:30PM

Rest and Shower

9:30PM to 11:00PM

Lifting Weights


Eat. End Of Day/On The Way Home

Let's look at a few statistics on this:

Total Hours Awake: 17hr 45min (Probably around 18 hours or so, by the time he gets into bed)

Total Time Training BJJ: 3hrs 45min

Total Time Training MMA: 1hr 10min

Total Time Teaching BJJ: 4hrs 30min

Total Times Eating: 5 (or so)

Total Rest Through The Day:  1hr 30min (Roughly)

Number Of Showers A Day: 3 or 4 (Clean Dude)

People often wonder what it takes to be a world champion. Well, this is it. Gordon works on everything, everyday. He gets stronger, learns and teaches all day long. Doing anything for 18 hours a day is a long day, but he is working hard with the best grapplers in the world. With one of the best teachers in the world. Most people cannot begin to fathom days like this. But, this is what it takes.

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Is the guy a freak of nature? Maybe. We can go out on a limb and probably say he is athletically gifted. But, that is not the secret to his talent. The guy works really hard day in, and day out. No genetic gift gets you anywhere without hard work. He works smart, and he is intelligent about his training. He has goals, and he wants to achieve them. He wants to be the best in the world. And, if you look at his accomplishments, he is obtaining all of them. That is because he has days like this. Grinding, not complaining, and getting what he needs to get done, done.

So, there it is. Do you want to be a world champion? Be the next Gordon Ryan? Well then, your life should probably be on the mats.

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