Ryan Henry

(Purple Belt)

Major Awards

  • British Open Nogi 2009 – White Bronze
  • London Open Gi 2010 – Blue Silver
  • British Open Gi 2011 – Blue Silver
  • British Open Gi 2012 – Blue Silver
  • British Open Gi 2013 – Purple Bronze
  • Brritish Open Gi 2015 – Purple Gold

Grading Timeline

  • Started Nov 2007
  • Blue Dec 2009
  • Purple Jan 2013


  • Black belt Japanese JuiJitsu

Get to Know Ryan Henry

What would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island (no mobile or friends/family)?

  • MP3 Player

Describe your perfect Day that does not involve BJJ.

  • At the gym early and a nice pint in the afternoon.

Where do you most want to travel apart from the obvious …Brazil, but have never been?

  • Lapland

What is your favourite memory about training?

  • The feeling of accomplishment after every session

What is your favourite Film? What is your favourite book?

  • Enter the Dragon
  • The Wee Free Men

What was your favourite technique in BJJ/MMA /Wrestling?

  • Lapel Choke

What has been your biggest challenge in martial arts?

  • Learning to control adrenaline when under pressure

What is your biggest success up until now?

  • Surviving

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?

  • 1966 – watch England win the world cup

How would your friends describe you?

  • You would have ask them