Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Ireland. Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 & Navan, Co. Meath
Developed at Marcelo Garcia NYC our beginner only classes are designed to provide students with a solid foundation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, basic BJJ theory, technique and principles are introduced. Each class incorporates flow drills designed to help students internalize the fluid body mechanics behind the concepts they are learning.
After building a strong foundation, this sparring (Rolling) based class is perfect for students who would like to take their Jiu-Jitsu to the next level. While attending this class, students will receive constant feedback to help them as they explore Jiu-Jitsu in depth and develop his or her personal Jiu-Jitsu style.
Our kids classes are structured to teach technique through functional games which improve your child’s agility and flexibility in a fun, friendly and interactive manner. We prioritize fun & fitness where your child will learn Jiu-Jitsu movements and beginner techniques through games and interactive drills.Classes are divided ages 6-10 & 10-14.
I had wanted to start BJJ for a couple of years but found every excuse under the sun not to go back…. Sore knee, bad back, too tired, too busy…. Until last June. I had gotten fat… 103 kgs…. Not bad for a 6ft4 Adonis…. Terrible for a 5ft8 stump! My back was terrible, I work on my feet all day and the doc had me on 8 painkillers a day to deal with it, I’d 3 kids at home that I struggled to have the energy to play with….. So I found the Royal Grappling Academy…. After my first class, I knew this was the right place for me…. I met a group of great lads, every one of them…. They push me in the right way every night I train and in Roger Dardis and Paul Fox, we’ve got truly fantastic coaches who make learning easy…. So here’s the cliché….. BJJ has changed my life for the absolute better. I’ve dropped nearly 15kgs with more to follow…. I’m off all painkillers for my back, I’ve a ton of energy for my family which has expanded so I need all the energy I can get and work.
I’ve made great friends at RGA and my confidence has increased tenfold. BJJ has definitely changed my life. Instead of going out Friday evenings and spending a ridiculous amount of money on watered down booze, I’m either getting my gear ready for training Saturday morning or training in our Navan academy. The atmosphere at RGA is relaxed yet focused, with more emphasis on focus when a competition is coming up. The people I’ve met at RGA are good friends of mine from all walks of life. We’ve got a barber, airplane mechanics, students, security guards, marketing gurus, IT guys, even a mature student or two! Training at RGA has allowed me to go to places I’ve always wanted to (New York and London) as well as make friends with people on the other side of the world.
The thing that surprised me most about training Jiu Jitsu that I never expected is that it changed me as a person. After every training session I go home buzzing. Along with being absolutely exhausted and a slight soreness, the endorphins are flowing which can sometimes make it hard to rest or sleep straight away. Even my other half has noticed the changes it has made to me. I am much calmer, happier person since January. It also has made me want to look after my body better, eating better food which will go hand in hand with losing the weight I had originally intended to do.
How BJJ can benefit your life.
Starting July 6 we are finally allowing some new beginners into our club. After our latest intake we decided to focus on improving our beginner and intermediate level students. Since we introduced our beginners program we have seen a steady increase in the amount of people wanting to train Jiu Jitsu. One of our more […]
This is an interview from 2011 with Matt Arroyo. This is probably one of the best interviews with Marcelo but most people haven’t seen it. We transcribed it in the hopes that more people will see it. You can watch the interview here. Everybody says you have a babyface, nobody knows how old you are. How old are […]
There was a bit of a rush on ahead of Mansher ‘Munch’ Khera’s visit to Ireland last week as Royal Grappling Academy moved into their latest premises in Stadium Business Park. Roger and Foxy led the charge as the majority of team came together to get the place in functional condition with only a few […]
This May has been a monumental success for Royal Grappling Academy, we’ve hosted Mansher Singh Khera (Munch) for a week long training camp which was well attended by not only our team but visitors from Team Torres in Newry/Derry, Alliance Sligo, Balance, East Coast JJA, Satori, Kyuzo, SBG, Team Ryano, Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood and Tuatha de […]
Three days into the camp and everyone has been so happy with the techniques and camp so far. So far he covered guillotine details, some principles/concepts for passing any open guard, single leg X guard and some great details on passing half guard in NOGI. We have four more sessions left, really looking forward to […]
A great write up on dealing with those dreaded competition nerves. Youssef Drihmi is a purple belt under Marcelo Garcia and trains at the Marcelo Garcia Academy in New York City.
Today we had a small but determined group of students compete in a local tournament called Grapplepalooza, which is run by our friends in Kyuzo gym in Finglas. A big thanks to the competitors and all from the Academy who went down to support them and take the photos below. The four guys all gave […]