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 […]

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 […]

Irish Grappler Magazine interview Roger Dardis

Irish Grappler Magazine interview Roger Dardis

Check out Irish Grappler Magazine Featuring Royal Grappling Academy Coach Roger Dardis  “If you say the name Marcelo Garcia to any BJJ Player, they will know immediately who you are talking about. If you mention a member of the Gracie Clan or the Machado Family – you are instantly met with recognition. They are giants […]

Are you a Jiu Jitsu “fighter”?

Are you a Jiu Jitsu “fighter”?

[polldaddy poll=7754905] When speaking with jiu jitsu guys who compete regularly you will often hear them refer to “fights” they’ve had in competition. I prefer to call those “fights” matches, only because I believe that a fight must involve strikes. When someone asks me how many fights I’ve had, my answer usually depends on how […]

Flashback Friday!!!!   Marcelo Garcia 2011 ADCC journey. Watch all matches

Flashback Friday!!!! Marcelo Garcia 2011 ADCC journey. Watch all matches

Take a look as Marcelo talks us through his four matches at ADCC in 2011 then watch each match in full below. Marcelo speaks about his ADCC 2011 matches. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGjD0R35tZs&w=560&h=315]   Match #1 vs David Hart. Marcelos match is on the left, sorry about the quality of this video. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1zGYMBuecM&w=560&h=315]   Match #2 […]

Marcelo’s Chokes

Marcelo’s Chokes

Here’s another highlight video of Marcelo Garcia dominating all comers with his efficient and crushing chokes.  He’s an innovator when it comes to his transitions and as you can see from the video, sets up the finish from everywhere. Something to aspire to…