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Evolve With Emily

Aug 23, 2022

In today’s episode, Emily has special guest in studio, Ryan West. Ryan is a second degree Black Belt under Renzo Gracie, certified personal trainer & nutritionist, former NY Police Officer, as well as a fellow 1st Phorm athlete, and Ambassador for We Defy Foundation, Monkeytape, and Shoyoroll. Emily met Ryan when she started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the two have become fast friends. While at the studio, Ryan joined Emily in a recovery session with the cold plunge and sauna before starting the podcast. Today, he is sharing what got him into BJJ, his experience as a New York LEO, pushing through struggles and not giving up when things get tough. This is such a great episode you don’t want to miss!


In this episode we talk about:

  • Intro to Professor Ryan West and his amazing background
  • Hot & cold therapy for recovery and Ryan’s first impression of it
  • Ryan talks about his experience receiving his second degree black belt
  • What Ryan recommends for self defense, there are many options
  • Emily shows Ryan some rolling footage and he gives his advice
  • Ryan shares about being a police officer, recovering after surgery & much more!



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