The Boogeyman is back! After a year since his last appearance, Jiu-Jitsu’s International Man of Mystery updates us on his life. We talk traveling, what makes a seminar successful and near death experiences with Somalian drug lords and Mexican Mafiosos!  Full show notes below! 


  • Traveling frequently
  • Advice for Ryan living in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Learning new languages
  • Teaching seminars across Europe
  • The importance of seminars as a source of income for black belts
  • What makes a seminar successful
  • The differences of opinion on leg locks back in the day vs now
  • John Danaher
  • Living with Matt Serra and why you should never startle him
  • Shenanigans in Ireland
  • Touring Europe with KoRn as their security
  • Near death experiences with Somalian Drug Lords and bar fights with Mexican Mafiosos
  • Ryan’s favorite bouncing story
  • Shoulder injury at Berkut 2
  • Injury prevention
  • Training after 40 years old
  • Having to withdraw from EBI 6
  • The Yuri Simoes incident at Fight To Win Pro
  • Dealing with losses in competition in a healthy way