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Ryan Murphy (Crosley Gracie JJ)

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Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student under Crosley Gracie, being a multiple time Pan American Championships medallist, having also had previous experience in Wrestling. In 2010 after years working as an assistant instructor at Crosley Gracie’s academy, Murphy earned the rank of black belt, shortly after winning the World Nogi Championship.

Ryan Murphy in Detail

Full Name: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Rosley Gracie > Crosley Gracie > Ryan Murphy

Main Achievements:

  • World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Champion (2010 – Master);
  • 2x Pan American Bronze Medalist (2009 – Master, 2010 – Master);
  • 2x U.S. Open Champion (2003, 2005);
  • 2x Gracie Open Champion (2003, 2004);
  • Copa Pacifica Champion (2003);

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Team/Association: Crosley Gracie JJ

Ryan Murphy Biography

Ryan Murphy was born on the 5th of April, 1974 in Wasco, California – United States of America. He began training martial arts at the age of 12 with Shotokan Karate, but he found his grappling vocation a few years later when wrestling for Tulare Union High School varsity team. He wrestled for the same team throughout all four years of high school and was voted team captain in his senior year. Ryan was a semi-finalist at the Central Valley divisional tournament in his junior year.

Ryan also went through the hardcore training of Vaughn Hitchcock Wrestling Camp, training with some of the top wrestling coaches in the US in hopes of learning a Wrestling scholarship. Following his senior year, Ryan enrolled at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo to continue his studies and earned a spot on Cuesta’s wrestling team, finishing 3rd in the Northern Section Championships. Ryan then transferred to Fresno State University, where he earned his B.A in Psychology and minored in Criminology.

It was in Fresno that Ryan Murphy found Jiu Jitsu, training under Dave Camarillo and his brother Dan Camarillo. He loved it from the start and trained BJJ vigorously, though he had to stop training with the Camarillo brothers after accepting a position as a youth counselor in Stockton, Ca. Not giving up on Jiu-Jitsu, Ryan picked up training at Crosley Gracie’s gym, where he quickly became one of the top students, both competitively and technically, earning the honors of an assisting his master in the academy and later earning his black belt (2010).

Other Important Information:
Ryan Murphy Interview at Inside BJJ

Ryan Murphy Pan American 2009


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    -Westin Lee

  • Core Villa says:

    Ryan Murphy is a great man to the huan race and student of Jui Jitsu. If you see this guy around, he's handing out hi fives to everyone and keeping the good energy going.
    He works hard and deserves everything that is coming his way.

  • Preston says:

    Ryan is a good friend and world class human being. Crosley is fortunate to have such a protoge and partner. I am lucky to train along side my son under Ryan and Crosley's instruction. Both are the best in the world as proven by their titles and reputations. Congrats to both of you on such great success as Master and Protoge and World Champions!!!

  • markymark says:

    Its been a blessing training under Crosley Gracie JiuJitsu. Ryan truly is a great guy and phenomenal instructor. My family and I are so happy we train under Crosley, Steph and Ryan. Im honored to train with CGJJA. Thank you guys so much. mark s. and family

  • James Cizek says:

    I have to agree with the people here. I just started training at Crosley Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Brentwood and I can tell you that Ryan is great person and instructor. He goes out of his way to make sure all the students are given the attention we need to succeed. Between Crosley, Stephanie and Ryan, I could not imagine a better group of people to train under. If you have trained with any of them, then you know what I mean.

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