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Holy Crap - Gordon Ryan's Training Schedule

Holy Crap - Gordon Ryan's Training Schedule

We all know that Gordon Ryan is the "King" of Modern No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Submission Grappling. He's a younger grappler who is considered a natural. He's become one of the top and most feared grapplers in the world with only 5+ years worth of training.

He is one of the prodigies of Gary Tonon (Gordon received Black Belt from), Tom DeBlass, John Danaher and the Renzo Gracie Academy in NYC. Daily he trains with some of the best in the world including fellow grappling super-stars including Georges St-Pierre, Garry Tonon, Travis Stevens and Eddie Cummings who are just a handful of the athletes part of the DANAHER DEATH SQUAD.

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Gordon Ryan is known for his all-around grappling ability. He looks comfortable everywhere... especially when attacking with leg locks or attacking chokes from the back. In fact most of his submissions from the rear naked choke or leg lock, mostly the heel hook.

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But what makes Gordon Ryan such an amazing grappler? Yes, he is a natural, but natural ability only gets you so far in Jiu Jitsu. How many times have you seen a new potential super star walk into our Jiu Jitsu school only to leave 6 months later.

What really makes a super star fighting athlete ... or any athlete is hard work.

Which brings us to Gordon's Halloween training post. All we can say is WOW. How does he handle that much training volume!!!??! Most of us are lucking to get 4-5 times a week on the mat, this kid is training 4-5x a DAY!

This is what makes a super star KING grappler.

Here's a quick recap of his training schedule:

  • woke up at 545 to get to 745 class with danaher where we drilled and trained until 915.
  • 930 I did my MMA drills led by John Danaher until 1040
  • Taught a private directly after from 1040 until 1140.
  • Ate some food and showered.
  • Rested from 1215 to 1230
  • Took John Danaher's second class of drilling and training ending at around 230.
  • Ate some food and got ready to watch Garry Tonon spar in his last days of MMA camp which ended around 330.
  • Ate more food and slept from 4-5 On the mats.
  • 5 I taught an hour long private
  • Then another hour long private from 6-7.
  • Did an interview from 7-730.
  • At 730 I taught the night class Renzo Gracie Academy until 9 pm.
  • Showered and went to lift weights from 930 until 11.
  • After eating pizza I got on the subway to head home and it's now 1130
  • 1130 post training schedule on Instagram

Our question is - how does he EAT enough to maintain that level of training and his jacked-ness??

What we do know is that he takes is training regimen and diet very, very seriously... and for him, his diet is probably all about how much food he can stuff in his body daily to keep this training routine up!

    Check out Gordon Ryan's Instagram Post Here:

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    My Halloween- woke up at 545 to get to 745 class with danaher where we drilled and trained until 915. At 930 I did my MMA drills led by @danaherjohn until 1040 and then went to teach a private directly after from 1040 until 1140. Ate some food and showered. Rested from 1215 to 1230 where I then took John's second class of drilling and training ending at around 230. Then I ate some food and got ready to watch @garrytonon spar in his last days of camp which ended around 330. I then ate more food and slept from 4-5 On the mats. At 5 I taught an hour long private then another hour long private from 6-7. I then did an interview from 7-730. At 730 I taught the night class @renzogracieacademy until 9 pm. Then I showered and went to lift weights from 930 until 11. After eating pizza I got on the subway to head home and it's now 1130. I dont need to my crown today because with a work ethic like no one else the crown isnt a costume. I'm the fucking KING year round. Shout out to @heysonnyy for helping me all day long, being the uke for all the privates and feeding me all day long. Also for this photo. @hypnotik

    A post shared by Gordon King Ryan (@gordonlovesjiujitsu) on


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