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Larry Ruiz

Black Belt



Notable Achievements:
BJJ Coach, MMA Coach
BJJ Black Belt under Ben Westrich

I grew up in the tristate area bouncing around between NY, CT, and NJ. My introduction to fight sports and competition was boxing as a juvenile and competing in the New York Golden Gloves. I joined the military in 2010, where I was introduced to great mentors and traveled around the world. Benjamin Westrich was one of those mentors introducing me to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through the Army Combatives program. This altered the direction of my life. I was drawn to the problem solving nature of combat sports, granted a second chance at pursuing athletics through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I never looked back. I can never give back what combat sports has done for me and taught me through the years, but it is my life pursuit to pay it forward as a coach, competitor, and friend.

Notable Achievements:
BJJ Coach, MMA Coach
BJJ Black Belt under Ben Westrich

I grew up in the tristate area bouncing around between NY, CT, and NJ. My introduction to fight sports and competition was boxing as a juvenile and competing in the New York Golden Gloves. I joined the military in 2010, where I was introduced to great mentors and traveled around the world. Benjamin Westrich was one of those mentors introducing me to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through the Army Combatives program. This altered the direction of my life. I was drawn to the problem solving nature of combat sports, granted a second chance at pursuing athletics through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I never looked back. I can never give back what combat sports has done for me and taught me through the years, but it is my life pursuit to pay it forward as a coach, competitor, and friend.