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 […]

What to expect in your first year of BJJ

What to expect in your first year of BJJ

What to expect in your first year of BJJ. Your first year of training really is where you learn the most, physically. Most people start off knowing nothing, or maybe whatever they saw on the UFC. So in your first year you go from zero to grappler. Here are some of the things you should […]

Additional Drilling Classes

Additional Drilling Classes

11th March 2013 additional Drilling classes commenced.  We’ve added two new classes to the schedule, Monday evening 7pm – 8pm Gi Drilling Class and Wednesday evening 7pm – 8pm No Gi Drilling Class.  Drilling involves repetition of techniques to improve timing, positioning and movement.  These classes are suitable for all levels.

Robson Moura coming to Irish shores

Robson Moura coming to Irish shores

Robson Moura has confirmed he’s visiting Ireland for a seminar tour in association with Royal Grappling Academy. He’ll be in Dublin and Cork from the 6th to the 11th June. Come and learn from this inspirational legend of the mats. He’s won 7 world titles and has been involved in some of the greatest Jiu-Jitsu […]

Training increases by 100%

Training increases by 100%

Training in Royal Grappling Academy is about to pick up pace.  After 4 months on the mats  we’re now adding a second class to the timetable.  Classes are now on Monday and Wednesday 8pm-9:30pm.  Due to a timetable clash on the Monday night for the month of February we’ll be starting at the later time […]