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 .