Talk about great timing! Well, for me, at least, but I doubt anyone in the grappling community is going to say no to a Gordon Ryan Passing DVD. For me, it comes at a perfect time because of a knee injury that prevents me from doing my go-to knee slice pass. So, as I’ll be revising some alternative positions, the Gordon Ryan Passing DVD is hands down the top source to use. And yes, it is still being filmed as I’m writing this, but I’m no less excited and willing to wait! After all, Gordon has passed the guard of some of the most fearsome grapplers of our generation. And he’s just getting started!
It’s only about hours when Gordon Ryan’s new DVD/DIGITAL Instructional on guard passing will be released, so make sure you check if it’s up HERE.
So far, the Danaher Death squad has been really active in the DVD instructionals scene. Both Gary Tonon and Eddie Cummings came out with leg lock instructionals of their own. Gordon Ryan did a strength and conditioning DVD not that long ago. And, of course, Danaher himself did a whole series of No-gi DVDs and is now entering the realm of Gi instructionals. Now, Gordon is filming another DVD, but this time, it is all about one of the most important aspects of BJJ – guard passing. Furthermore, if all the other members of the Death Squad are anything to judge by, we’re in for a treat. Ryan is very well articulated and has immense knowledge of BJJ despite his young age. AS I said, the perfect instructional at a perfect time!
Gordon “The King” Ryan
By now we all know who Gordon Ryan is, but let’s recap for a little. Gordon is a John Danaher black belt that’s training at Renzo Gracie’s New York City academy. He is actually a black belt under Gary Tonon, a close friend of his and DDS teammate. This also makes him a part of the Tom DeBlass lineage. On top of everything, he trains with John Danaher for hours on a daily basis, which is why he is all but unbeatable.
At only 23 years of age, Ryan is already a black belt, ADCC champion, No-Gi World champion at ultra heavyweight and absolute as well as multiple time EBI champion. The submission specialist with a record of 50 submissions in 62 wins at the black belt is exactly the guy you want demonstrating techniques in a DVD instructional. Just recently he destroyed everyone at the IBJJF No-Gi worlds, proving that he can be superior under any ruleset. And he is far from done.
While Ryan is undisputed in the No-Gi game, he still has the Gi BJJ circuit to conquer. And he’s not one to back away from a challenge. Right after Ryan won the ADCC in 2017, he decided to start getting ready for Gi Jiu-Jitsu. EH set 2019 as the year to prove his Gi dominance to the grappling world. And, while we’re waiting for him to do what he does best, we can also learn from “The King”. After his first DVD, which is not exactly a BJJ instructional, I’m stoked about the upcoming Gordon Ryan passing DVD even more than some of Danaher’s incoming stuff!
Gordon Ryan Passing DVD – The Expectations
It’s probably redundant to talk about expectations from a Gordon Ryan Passing DVD, but still, let’s amuse ourselves. With my fresh knee injury, I discovered that the knee slice will be unavailable to me for quite some time. So, when I turned to instructionals on a guard passing concept I found myself stuck. The moves that are available, like leg drags or pressure passes are clear to me, but what I am looking for is a concept-based passing system. Preferably, I’d like something that gives the option of a “position zero” to start from.
If we look at what Ryan does on a regular basis, it’s evident that this is exactly what we’ll get. While a lot of the DVD instructionals out there focus on specific passes, like Faria’s over under pressure passing style, none take in consideration multiple modalities of guard passing. Of course, Danaher is the man to put things together, but there’s nobody better than Gordon to demonstrate them. If you think about it, Gordon is like Danaher’s lab rat. He puts into practice what the evil BJJ mastermind puts together in the blue basement of RGA. In that sense, we can expect a system as complete as Ryan is well rounded at grappling!
So far we know that Ryan likes to pass mostly from standing. Yet, there are also instances of him passing from the knees, which indicates he’s comfortable everywhere. Moreover, Ryan has a specific style of passing that’s neither speed nor pressure passing specifically. If this is anything to judge by, the upcoming Gordon Ryan passing DVD is going to have it all. The expectations are an overall system that’s not based on a single guard passing approach. Plus, at over 8 hours of material, be ready for a wealth of information like never before!
Gordon Ryan Passing DVD – The Final Product
So far, we know Ryan can pass the guard. We also know there’s a Gordon Ryan Passing DVD in the works, expected to come out as early as this month. Finally, we know we can expect an in-depth system running at an excess of 8 hours. That is a lot of material to go through and it is going to be groundbreaking without a doubt. make sure you watch this space as we’ll provide you with a complete review of the DVD as soon as it comes out and before anyone else does! Stay tuned!
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