New Jersey: The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its seventh class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the seventh dinner gala to be held at The Event Center in iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 6, 2019.
On December 6th, Gordon Ryan will be inducted as Jiu Jitsu Achievement
Gordon Ryan is a New Jersey (USA) born grappler and member of the well-known group – Danaher Death Squad (DDS), known particularly in jiu-jitsu‘s no-gi and submission only circuit where he beat big names of the sport such as Alexandre Ribeiro, Romulo Barral, and Gabriel Arges. A submission orientated competitor and one of the leading jiu-jitsu figures of his generation, Gordon cemented his name as one of the top brown belts on the planet in 2015 by winning the No-Gi World Championship, which led to his black belt promotion under Garry Tonon – this way becoming Tonon’s first ever student to achieve the rank, a belt responsibility shared with another one of Gordon’s coaches, John Danaher. Gordon is now the number 1 ranked pound for pound submission grappler in the world.
We hope you will join us on December 6, 2019. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call201-538-4843 or visit www.deadseriousmma.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
2019 Seventh Class Inductee Awards
Gary Shaw – Combat Sports Promoter
Gordon Ryan – Jiu Jitsu
Kumron Vaitayanon – Muay Thai
Marlon Moraes – MMA Fighter
Anthony Ashnault – Wrestling
Gasper Oliver – Amateur MMA Fighter / NJSACB Referee
Dr. Stu Patel – Ringside Physician
Edson Carvalho – MMA Fighter / Corner man
Phil Nurse – Muay Thai
Murat Keshtov – Martial Arts Trainer
Jerry Fatjo – Martial Arts Trainer
Steven Bongiorno – Martial Arts Trainer
Tim William – MMA Fighter
George Sullivan – MMA Fighter
Andy Main – MMA Fighter
Jeff Lentz – MMA Fighter
Corey Anderson – MMA Fighter
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