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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]