“People were emailing me asking me how much I'd charge to download all the videos- and thus the site idea was born. I did some follow up sets and the demand was incredible. I've been very fortunate to have some of the lucky breaks and great followers that I've had.”
The creator Richard Whirley carries with him over a decade of knowledge and experience which is a big asset as to the success of TrainFightWin. Richard began his martial arts journey in 1998 under the tutelage of Gary Brown (Founder of Eagle Combat Systems). Originally directing his focus on submission grappling (no-gi), he quickly became interested in the striking arts and began learning Gary Brown's style of Muay Thai and modified K-1 eventually making the transition into MMA which made a positive difference in his life.
“During my 9+ years of training under Mr. Brown, he has become a large mentor in my life. He has gone out of his way on countless occasions for me, and has shaped my life more outside of the ring than inside it. He is largely to credit for much of the success that I have experienced in my fighting life as well as in my personal life and career." Richard said.
During his time in the sport Richard has achieved many accolades is his career which included victories in boxing Pancrase, gi and no-gi grappling events. In addition he has had the opportunity to train with many great figures over the years that have helped contributed to his growth as a martial artist and his abilities as an instructor. Some of his influences are Erik Paulson, Marcelo Garcia, Roy Dean and Founder of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu system Eddie Bravo.
Taking what he has learned throughout his growth in the sport, Richard has developed a website that has assisted thousands of people all over the world even gaining attention from the Submission 101.com, Scott Sullivan, & former UFC Light heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell.
“The overall goal of the site is to spread the word of submission grappling and MMA. This sport has changed and shaped my life in so many ways- and I really think that it can provide some very valuable life lessons to other people. The primary purpose of my instructional videos is not to replace a qualified instructor- but rather to help cut down on the learning curve for beginner and intermediate grapplers.”
Richard Whriley - Founder of TrainFightWin.com
1999 - Bronze Medalist, Spring Showdown (Augusta, GA)
1999 - Gold Medalist, Hot Summer Night Fights (Valdosta, GA)
2000 - Gold Medalist, Fall Brawl (Augusta, GA)
2000 - Gold Medalist, Winter Wars (Valdosta, GA)
2001 - Competitor, Georgia Games Boxing (Doraville, GA) - Eliminated by Reigning State Champion
2001 - Silver Medalist, ISKA Kentucky State Championships (Danville, KY)
2001 - Bronze Medalist, NAGA Georgia State Championships (Lawrenceville, GA)
2002-Present - Conducted Numerous Self Protection Seminars for Law Enforcement, Women's Groups, Etc.
2008 - Awarded Honorary Black Belt, United Federation of Martial Arts
2009 - Awarded Black Belt in Eagle Ju-Jitsu by Eagle Combat Systems founder, Gary Brown
Gary Brown; Founder of Eagle Combat Systems
George Allen; Head Competitor from Eagle Combat Systems, KOTC/IFL/AFL/Hook-N-Shoot Veteran
Ricardo Murgel; 7th Degree BJJ Black Belt under GrandMaster Flavio Behring
Cam McHargue; SFO/Gauntlet Trials/WEFC/ISCF Champion
Joseph Merit; Certified under Erik Paulson for CSW, KOTC/IFL/AFL/Hook-N-Shoot Veteran
Kelly Williams; BJJ Gracie Barra Black Belt
Maajid Al-Kush; BJJ Black Belt under Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, Pan-American Games Gold Medalist