Paul Ryan

Stats

Full Name Paul Ryan
Nick Vovo
Class Medium heavy
Weight 195 lbs
Rank Purple Belt
Height 5" 10"
Association Team Roberto Traven
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Biography

He is 53 Year old , and do jiu jitsu from his young age and right now he achieve the master class in jiu jitsu. By so far he really thanks his professor who help him a lot in this whole journey. He believe in hardworking and focus towards goal.

Accomplishments



- 4 time World Champion, 3time Pan Am Champion, 2 time American National Champion, 14 time IBJJF Open Champion.

Q&A Session Between Paul Ryan and Elite Sports

Question: What inspires you about BJJ?

Answer: The ability to train daily and constantly improve.

Question: Who inspires you, past or present?

Answer: Roberto Traven and jacare Souza.

Question: Why do they inspire you?

Answer: My professor and friend jacare. He is an intense competitor.

Question: What are your goals for this year?

Answer: Pan Am championship, World Championship, Brown Belt.

Question: Next 3 years goals?

Answer: Black belt and to grow my academy.

Question: Next five years goals?

Answer: To continue to train.

Question: How long have you been training?

Answer: 3 ½ years.

Question: How Often do you train?

Answer: 3 times daily.

Question: Any major accomplishment you have been able to achieve in that time?

Answer: 4 time World Champion, 3time Pan Am Champion, 2 time American National Champion, 14 time IBJJF Open Champion.

Question: Do you have a go to finishing move?

Answer: Bread cutter from tack pass.

Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?

Answer: Persistence.

Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym?

Answer: Rash Guard, Grappling Shorts, and two Gis.

Question: Do you have different items for specific days?

Answer: No.

Question: What will you suggest to the newcomers?

Answer: Persistence.

Question: What does it mean for you to be a fighter?

Answer: The mat is the only place you can’t lie.

Question: What are the essential things for the training?

Answer: Technic and conditioning.

Question: What separates you from every fighter in your division?

Answer: My aggressive competitive nature.

Question: What is the meaning of success in your mind?

Answer: The ability to train, compete, and teach.

Question: With whom you would like to fight, and why?

Answer: To close a division with my professor at World Master because he is my hero.

Question: Is there any difference between your common day’s diet and during competition training diet?

Answer: Yes I am Calorie restricted prior to competition because I am cutting weight.

Question: How does a beginner will prepare for the competition? Any advice for beginners?

Answer: keep your game simple and have a plan.

Question: How is it helpful to have the information about your competitor?

Answer: I don’t care about my competitor, I play my game.

Question: Is the martial arts necessary for common person? Yes How?

Answer: It teaches the value of hard work and humility.

Question: How do martial arts help to build a leader?

Answer: It teaches the value of hard work and humility.

Question: What would be your dream fight?

Answer: To fight Renzo Gracie.

Question: How is the road plan necessary for any competition?

Answer: It is important to know what you intend to do know if you are succeeding.

Question: Do you have any advice for your competitors?

Answer: Bring your best game.

Question: How much importance has the sports gear in any competition?

Answer: It is important for my equipment to fit closely, but not to tight and to allow movement.

Question: What should we learn from the legends/or from the seniors?

Answer: The value of hard work and humility.

Question: Who is your inspiration?

Answer: Roberto Traven and Renzo Gracie.

Question: To whom you would like to compliment for your success?

Answer: Mitch Philips, Jae Ho Lee and Roberto Traven.

Question: Who is your favorite legendary fighter?

Answer: Rickson Gracie.

Question: Why?

Answer: He was a pioneer of the sport.