• BOXING

    BOXINGMixed martial arts, MMA, UFC, kickboxing, boxing, karate, muay thaiAn established and lucrative sport of its own, boxing also has a place within the skill set of the MMA fighter. Boxing allows striking only with the knuckles of a closed fist and uses enclosed gloves larger than those in MMA. Boxers can strike to the head or torso, but not below the belt or to the back of the head, back, or kidneys. Boxing encourages head movement, lightness on the feet, and is highly strategic, hence its nickname, the “sweet science.” Fighters will on occasion “tie up” or clinch, but it is against the rules and will be broken up quickly by the referee. Rounds are three minutes in length with a minute rest between rounds. Unlike MMA, a fighter may be knocked out multiple times in boxing if he recovers before the referee finishes his count. Examples of Boxers in MMA: Nick Diaz, K.J. Noons, Marcus Davis
    • Neil Seery

      Neil Seery

      Neil is a professional MMA fighter signed to the UFC and is a former Cage Warriors world champion .Neil also teaches Boxing and MMA at teamryano 3 days per week . Neil is a great coach he runs our kids MMA program too  and is assitant coach to Andy while still training and competing himself.

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  • BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU

    BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU

    About Brazilian JiuJutsu

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake.

    Carlos Gracie is known as the Founder and Creator of Modern Jiu Jitsu (Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

    Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese ju-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

     

    • Howard Mannion

      Howard Mannion

      Howard is a BJJ Black Belt under Rodrigo Medeiros. Howard teaches our Brazilian JiuJutsu class and is available for private training. For further information please get in touch via our contact page

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  • NOGI SUBMISSION GRAPPLING

    NOGI SUBMISSION GRAPPLINGNOGI grappling is also referred to as “Submission Grappling” and can be quite a different experience from GI training. To begin with, it’s a faster “game”. Without the “grips” or the ability to hold onto the opponents’ gi, he can slip out of positions and submissions more easily. Because of this, NOGI training helps the student get very good at holding positions and submissions. Of course the converse is also true, GI training helps the student understand how to defend against positions and submissions that he would otherwise be able to slip out of with the lack of friction and “handles” that the gi provides. Next, NOGI creates more opportunities for transitions and therefore a faster “flow” in the training. Again, it is important to train with the GI and without in order to get the benefits that each style can offer. Beginners have the most to benefit from GI training because they can slow the action down by learning to use grips as they are progressing. Some people find the GI restrictive or uncomfortable for this reason but that is exactly the benefit! On the other hand, NOGI training emphasizes submissions and tight body control in order to defeat an opponent.
    Fitness with a Purpose
    NOGI is excellent for cardio and agility because it’s usually a faster paced training. It’s no secret that wrestlers and grapplers are the most fit humans on the planet.
    • Paul Redmond

      Paul Redmond

      Paul is a senior fighter at team ryano he is a ADCC irish champion and is signed with Cagewarriors were he is one of the top lightweights,he is a former choas fighting championship lightweight champion .

      Paul teaches wrestling and nogi class at team ryano, Paul has competed and trained all over the world

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    • Patrick Wixted

      Patrick Wixted

      Patrick Wixted is a professional MMA fighter
      BJJ Brown Belt under Andy Ryan

      Patrick teaches our MMA introduction course and is available for private training.
      For further information please get in touch via our contact page

      Contact Patrick

  • MMA

    MMAThe sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), popularized by the UFC, can be complicated and confusing for new fans. Unlike boxing where there is only one discipline to understand, MMA integrates striking, wrestling, and submissions into one sport. In previous articles these three components of MMA have been discussed, as well as the various styles of wrestling found within MMA. The different striking backgrounds and skills a fighter may possess, however, have not been discussed. In regards to MMA, the striking arts can be broken down in three general areas: boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai.

    Boxing

    An established and lucrative sport of its own, boxing also has a place within the skill set of the MMA fighter. Boxing allows striking only with the knuckles of a closed fist and uses enclosed gloves larger than those in MMA. Boxers can strike to the head or torso, but not below the belt or to the back of the head, back, or kidneys.   Boxing encourages head movement, lightness on the feet, and is highly strategic, hence its nickname, the “sweet science.” Fighters will on occasion “tie up” or clinch, but it is against the rules and will be broken up quickly by the referee. Rounds are three minutes in length with a minute rest between rounds. Unlike MMA, a fighter may be knocked out multiple times in boxing if he recovers before the referee finishes his count.   Examples of Boxers in MMA: Nick Diaz, K.J. Noons, Marcus Davis

    Kickboxing

    Kickboxing had its heyday in the United States in the 1970s, but it also spread throughout the world in its various forms. It laid the foundation for MMA and many fighters still train styles of kickboxing today.   Whereas boxing uses two points of contact (the hands), kickboxing uses four - fighters are allowed to strike with punches and kicks. In America, kickboxing and full-contact karate are very similar, but globally there are many different schools within the art of kickboxing, like Dutch kickboxing, French Savate, or Japanese karate styles. In other parts of the world kickboxing may allow strikes and techniques more akin to Muay Thai and rules and regulations vary greatly.   Examples of Kickboxers in MMA: Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell, Georges St-Pierre

    Muay Thai

    The national sport of Thailand and sometimes considered a form of kickboxing in the broader sense of the word, Muay Thai adds even more elements into the striking game. Known as the “Art of Eight Limbs,” Muay Thai allows punching, kicking, elbowing, and kneeing. Unlike boxing and kickboxing, Muay Thai fighters are also allowed to clinch. The clinch is, in fact, a very dangerous place to be with a talented muay Thai fighter as it allows them full use of their elbows and knees.   Rules for Muay Thai vary from country to country and with different organizations. In general the rounds, judging and refereeing are similar to those in boxing and kickboxing. Traditional Muay Thai fighters will also perform the Ram Muay dance before a fight to honor their coaches.   Examples of muay Thai fighters in MMA: Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, Mauricio Rua   There are so many aspects to MMA, it can be confusing for a newcomer to watch. With a little understanding of the martial arts behind the sport, however, a new fan can start to discern the strategy and truly enjoy watching MMA.
    • John Donnelly

      John Donnelly

      John Donnelly is a senior member of team ryano and our head striking coach. John has fought and trained all over the world. John has been part of the team since we started.

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    • Andy Ryan

      Andy Ryan

      Is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jutsu  black belt. He coaches the BJJ and fight team. Andy has trained and been involved in martial arts for most of his life and is a pioneer in the introduction of MMA and BJJ to  ireland . He has also made a name for himself in the judo world before turning his attention to BJJ were he has won gold at the European championships pan ams and taking bronze at the worlds in 2014.
      Andy competed in the early days of MMA in Ireland but turned his attention to coaching were he has taught some of Ireland’s best Neil Seery, Paul redmond & John Donnelly to name just a few .

      Andy is the head of the BJJ Revolution Team in Europe under Rodrigo Mederios . The pair first met in the early 2000’s and struck up a great friendship, Rodrigo has been coming to teach at  TeamRyano since 2005 and makes the trip every year. Andy is a fan of all martial arts and is a certified coach in Boxing, Wrestling, BJJ and Judo .

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  • MMA INTRODUCTION COURSE

  • BRAZILIAN JIUJUTSU FUNDAMENTALS

    BRAZILIAN JIUJUTSU FUNDAMENTALSBeginners classes are tailored for absolute novices so no previous experience is needed. Classes cover the fundamentals of BJJ. Getting motivated to get back on a treadmill or exercise bike can be difficult and training in the gym can be tedious; our classes give you the chance to get fit while learning new skills, meeting some new people and, most importantly, having fun. Going training is never a chore when you find a sport that you like doing. The beginners classes are one of the best ways of getting started in BJJ whether your interest is in competition, fitness, weight loss or if you just want to do something fun. Here are some of the benefits of training in BJJ - It will help you lose weight, get fit and improve your functional strength You will learn real techniques and skills which might help you protect yourself and your family if the situation ever arises The techniques work for everybody, not just for those big and strong. This is the real strength of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu It is an exciting and fun activity and is great for relieving stress Whether you just want to get fitter and learn a new sport, or whether you have ambitions of one day competing, there is a place for you in the Limerick BJJ Academy. We have a friendly, welcoming, team atmosphere that is suitable for the raw beginner. For beginners classes all you need to bring is a t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms or shorts. And of course water!!!   What to Wear Before you come to your first class, you’ll need to figure out what to wear. You usually don’t need to own a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi for your first class. T-shirts, board shorts and sweat pants are all fine. Sometimes you can wear a gi or uniform from another martial art (ask the instructor about this issue). You will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi if you continue training. Do NOT wear anything with extra pockets, belt loops or baggy fabric. These are dangerous since fingers and toes can get caught in them. Baggy cargo shorts are a common example of what not to wear. If you already own them, you can wear any protective gear (knee braces, ear guards, mouth guard, cup, etc.) you feel you need, with the exception of wrestling shoes (some clubs allow shoes, others don’t). Athletic tape can be used to protect injured fingers or toes. Hygiene Make sure your finger and toe nails are well-groomed. If you have long hair, you’ll want to put it up in a ponytail or bun during class. You should also remove any piercings to prevent injuries. Your First Class You’ll probably want to show up a couple minutes early to introduce yourself to the instructor and check out the school (if you haven’t visited already). You’ll often need to sign a waiver. Before class starts, you’ll have a chance to get dressed and stretch out on the mats. Be sure to get everything ready before class starts so you don’t have to miss anything. Warm-ups Some teachers use a very light warmup, whereas others start the class with a heavy-duty conditioning session. Most classes start with a group warm-up, such as running laps and doing push-ups, followed by solo drills like forward and backward breakfalls and shrimping. Those last three moves will probably be new to you, so just watch what everyone else is doing and try to copy them. These are to help you learn how to fall safely and move your hips on the ground. Don’t worry if you don’t get the exercises correct at first—no one does on their first day, and they take a little practise. Just give it your best try and the instructor or a higher belt will make sure you learn to do it right.
  • LITTLE RYANOS BJJ

    LITTLE RYANOS BJJA happy child is a healthy child! We believe that every kid has the right to have fun and to enjoy their childhood and that education can be approached in a healthy alternative way. Starting at the early age of 4 years old and divided into age groups cubs, juniors and teens New School BJJ provides an innovative and creative method where classes are designed to develop the studentʼs coordination, strength, balance, body awareness, concentration, discipline and respect. Our aim is to collaborate with the education of your child!
  • OPEN MAT

    OPEN MATBrazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Carlos Gracie is known as the Founder and Creator of Modern Jiu Jitsu (Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

    Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese ju-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

  • WRESTLING

    WRESTLINGWrestling is a sport in which two persons strive to throw each other to the ground. It is one of the most primitive and universal of sports. The sport is an organised and scientific form may have been introduced into Greece from Egypt or Asia, though Greek tradition ascribed it‘s invention and original rules to the legendary THESEUS. Wrestling was introduced to the Olympic games during the 18th Olympiad about 704 BC. Wrestling was a very important branch of athletics in the Greek games since it formed the chief event of the Panthathlon or Quintuple Games. All holds were allowed, even strangling, butting and kicking Crushing of the fingers was used, especially in the combination of wrestling and boxing The most celebrated wrestler of ancient times was Milo of Croton, 20 80, who scored thirty- two victories in different national games, six of them at Olympia. Wrestling has since come a long way and has spread throughout the world, and each country has developed it's own individual style. _
    • Bill Mc Cann

      Bill Mc Cann

      Wrestling competitively since 1977 in Canada, he has competed in high school (OFSAA) and college (CIAU).

      • Trained, Coach and official under wrestling Canada Lutte
      • National coaching certification programme (NCCP)
      • Level 1 coach Irish Amateur Wrestling Association
      • Level 2 coach & 1st degree black belt Irish Judo Association
      • Blue belt Brazilian JiuJutsu @TeamRyano

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  • MMA Beginners

    Our beginner MMA course provides each class participant with basic techniques in BJJ, wrestling and striking. Training in a relaxed environment ensures that the focus of instructors and clients is on technique and form. After completing beginners course each class member will progress into our intermediate classes where you will continually learn more advanced movements & increase your knowledge of MMA and level of skill.
    • Andy Ryan

      Andy Ryan

      Is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jutsu  black belt. He coaches the BJJ and fight team. Andy has trained and been involved in martial arts for most of his life and is a pioneer in the introduction of MMA and BJJ to  ireland . He has also made a name for himself in the judo world before turning his attention to BJJ were he has won gold at the European championships pan ams and taking bronze at the worlds in 2014.
      Andy competed in the early days of MMA in Ireland but turned his attention to coaching were he has taught some of Ireland’s best Neil Seery, Paul redmond & John Donnelly to name just a few .

      Andy is the head of the BJJ Revolution Team in Europe under Rodrigo Mederios . The pair first met in the early 2000’s and struck up a great friendship, Rodrigo has been coming to teach at  TeamRyano since 2005 and makes the trip every year. Andy is a fan of all martial arts and is a certified coach in Boxing, Wrestling, BJJ and Judo .

      Contact Andy

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