Photos from Renzo Gracie’s training session in which New York Titans lacrosse stars Ryan Boyle and Jordan Hall
Here are some photographs from today’s training session in which New York Titans lacrosse stars Ryan Boyle (gold shirt) and Jordan Hall (gray shirt) learned some fight tips and strategies from mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Renzo Gracie of the International Fight League.
Renzo Gracie shows Ryan Boyle offensive mount techniques
Ryan Boyle practicing offensive mount techniques
Jordan Hall throws a Muay Thai style elbow strike
Jordan Hall and Ryan Boyle grappling, working on takedown offense/defense
Renzo Gracie shows Jordan Hall bear hug defense
Ryan Boyle practices some ground and pound from the mount position
Boyle and Hall trained with Gracie for 90 minutes Wednesday at the IFL starâ€™s gym on 30th street in Manhattan and picked up some tips on mixed martial arts and self-defense techniques.
â€œRenzo is a legend in mixed martial arts and is in fights and implements self defense every day of his life,â€ said Boyle. â€œItâ€™s good to have a tip or two in my back pocket just in case it is needed.â€
Said Gracie, â€œRyan and Jordan are tough kids and good athletes, who now know a trick or two about how to defend themselves with or without sticks or helmets. Letâ€™s see who tries to mess with them now, they are now part of my team too.â€
Gracie and his IFL New squad will next compete at the Izod Center on Friday, April 4. For details go to www.ifl.tv .