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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Location… Same Bank Holiday Open Mat

New Location… Same Bank Holiday Open Mat

This Bank Holiday Monday the 5th May we’re keeping with our traditional Open Mat from 10-12am. FREE and Open to all regardless of affiliation. We’ve now completed our move just across the road from Spartan to a bigger space in The National Athlete Development Academy or NADA.  We are still in Rosemount Industrial Estate literally […]

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…