Marcelo Garcia interview

Marcelo Garcia interview

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NoGi Premier BJJ Championship Cork 2013

NoGi Premier BJJ Championship Cork 2013

Both Instructors competed recently in the Premier BJJ Championship in Cork and managed to leave with some silverware after a day of mixed results. Roger picked up a Bronze Medal in the Open Weight Brown Belt division losing a close semi-final match by advantages against Shane O’Donovan from Pedro Bessa BJJ in Cork. Paul had only one […]

The General in NYC

The General in NYC

Fabio Gurgel, the Leader of “Alliance” BJJ team and Marcelo’s Coach was over in Marcelo’s NYC Academy in preparation for his ADCC super fight against Mario “Zen Machine” Sperry. Check out the video… Fabio is a legend in Jiu-Jitsu, a multiple time world champion and an MMA/UFC veteran.  We’d like to wish him good luck in […]

Celebration

Celebration

Last Weekend we held an Open Training Session to celebrate the second anniversary of Royal Grappling Academy and the official beginning of Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Association Ireland. We’re delighted to be welcomed into Marcelo’s Association and would like to thank all at MG Academy in New York for their support. We’re looking forward to the […]