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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspiration to Improve your life…

Inspiration to Improve your life…

… through Jiu-Jitsu expressed in another fantastic video from Stuart Cooper.  Featuring thoughts from celebrated competitors, world champions and black belts with a passion for human development like Joe Rogan. I’m not saying quit your job, cancel your life as it stands and throw all your worldy possessions into the nearest swollen river… But I wholeheartedly agree […]

New Year, New Beginner’s Program

New Year, New Beginner’s Program

  We’re back… We never really went away and training continued over the festive period but what we mean to say is that “We’re back… to normal”.  Training schedule has resumed as per the website see here and we’ve our next intake of enthusiastic Beginners are about to start their journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on the […]