Fantastic May for Royal Grappling Academy

Fantastic May for Royal Grappling Academy

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 […]

19 April 2015 Grapplepalooza

19 April 2015 Grapplepalooza

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 […]

Teens classes. 

Teens classes. 

Starting June 2015 we will start running teens classes every Monday and Thursday from 6pm-6:45pm. The price will be €5 per class for a limited time and 2 or more siblings for €8 per class.   Please email royalgrapplingacademy@gmail.com to secure your place or for any enquiries.   Classes are for kids age 10 – […]

It’s never too late to start Jiu-Jitsu!

It’s never too late to start Jiu-Jitsu!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYuuhGzu1og?rel=0&w=560&h=315]   Mr James Terlecki is not your average 74 year old.  He’s an all out competitor with 30 years of martial arts experience. “I still feel very strong. I feel as strong as I was when I was 20 years old. But the thing is, my bones don’t break or nothing. I get rolled around […]

Marcelo Garcia interviewed by Matt Arroyo

Marcelo Garcia interviewed by Matt Arroyo

This is a great interview with Marcelo from 2011. This is a full 25 minutes of Marcelo opening up about his training from when he was a teenager up to the present (2011). He talks about which he thinks is better drilling or rolling, how his game has evolved over the years and what he […]

My First International Tournament

My First International Tournament

Conor Murphy is a 20 year old computer science student from Dublin. He is a White Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has been training just about one year and is a self confessed Jiu Jitsu Nerd. Below he chronicles his experience and impressions of his first IBJJF international competition. “Last July, my coaches, Roger Dardis and Paul […]

Goal Setting Part 2: The SMART Principle

Goal Setting Part 2: The SMART Principle

The SMART principle refers to a mnemonic acronym, giving guidelines in the setting of objectives or goals. Specific – target a specific area for improvement, or aim for a specific target. Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress. Aggressive – push yourself, don’t make it too easy. Realistic – state what […]