Figuring $hit Out After Retiring from MMA

Jens Pulver on Retirement in his Documentary, DRIVEN

No one helps fighters prepare for retirement. When I stopped competing in MMA, I was lost. I was so young… yet, my body was telling me otherwise. The years and years of training had taken its toll. More importantly, my dream of fighting in the UFC had been taken from me years ago. Medically speaking, […]

Black Samurai: The Misadventures of a Black American MMA Fighter in Japan (Kaminari Dojo Mixed Martial Arts Academy, 2016)

About the Book

The Struggle Is Real.

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Experience living in Japan through the eyes of a young Black American MMA fighter that has just arrived in the country for the first time.

From culture shock to being literally shocked, this humorous comic puts a funny twist on some of the difficulties foreigners faces living in Japan as gaijin; outsiders.

MMA, BJJ, & Holding Students to a Higher Standard

How Training at Drysdale Jiu-jitsu Helped Me Become a Better Instructor

Last year, Michigan was hit with one of the worst winters in years. My wife Adrian and I packed everything we could into our car with our two dogs in tow. We¬†pulled out of our driveway and began our drive westward; toward Las Vegas, NV. This was less than 1 year after buying a brand […]

Fight & Life Magazine Interview

Japanese MMA Journalist Manabu Takashima Interviews Ryan Bow

This coming January, it will be 7 years since I lived in Japan. In so many ways I grew up in Tokyo. Having lived there from the young age of 17 until just before my 30th birthday, even to this day, I still consider Japan “home”. So many of the important experiences one goes through […]

House Hunters International

You Say Dubai and I Say Hello

My wife, Adrian and I love watching House Hunters International. We always wondered what it’d be like to be on the show. Luckily, a friend of mine had recently filmed an episode in Tokyo and we learned that House Hunters was interested in filming someone working in the MMA industry. We received and introduction and […]