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 – […]

The Definitive Guide to Visiting MGA-NYC

The Definitive Guide to Visiting MGA-NYC

If you have been training in the gentle art for while and have been absorbed into the amazing community that is rolling worldwide, you will probably want to start incorporating some training while you travel or even better travel with the specific purpose of training at the Academy and learning from the legends of this […]

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 […]

Train to improve, compete to win.

Train to improve, compete to win.

Having recently read the book Jiu-Jitsu in the South Zone, 1997-2008, one of the parts of the book that stuck with me was the part with Sylvio Behring. The following is a quote from the book which is something we all need to remember about our training. “The main thing is to relax and enjoy […]

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 […]

Goal Setting for Beginners

Goal Setting for Beginners

  Part 1:  Setting Short Term Goals Start taking Notes…  You don’t need to write an essay after every class but start with what the topic for the class was, maybe how many rolls you had, and detail the goal and outcome of your session.  Be constructive. For each training session set a specific goal […]