Crazy 88 Instructor

Tye Ryan Murphy

Grappling Coach

Instructor Profile

I started training at 24 years old without any previous martial arts experience, on November 28, 2008. I started training because American football beyond college did not work out and I craved physical combat and competition – Why not become a ninja?

Currently, I study Judo under Olympians Nick Delpopolo and Nyam-Ochir Sainjargalyn. I study freestyle wrestling under NCAA Division 1 All-American Brian Leitzel.  Julius Park is my main Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor. I have also received guidance from Lloyd Irvin and Roberto Torralbas.

My Main achievements?

  • IBJJF Purple belt middleweight world champion
  • IBJJF Brown belt Pan American middle heavy bronze medalist
  • UAEJJF brown belt pro trials champion
  • 3x Masters 1 black belt No Gi IBJJF Pan American champion
  • 1-0 in Fight 2 Win professional grappling series
  • IBJJF Masters 1 black belt New York Pro champion/cash prize winner
  • More than 20x IBJJF regional champion and medalist
  • New Breed Grappling Series No Gi open class champion/cash prize winner

Favorite positon: takedowns and back attacks

I started coaching in 2010 as a Blue Belt. I enjoy helping students discover their confidence and build their mental fortitude. My coaching philosophy is: Work Hard. Be Humble. Have an Unreasonable Belief in Oneself!

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