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SBG Ireland was established in 2002 by Coach John Kavanagh. John is one of Ireland’s first professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters and became Ireland’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt after being promoted in 2007. At present Coach Kavanagh has obtained his 13th Blackbelt.

In 2010, Killarney Grappling Club was established by PJ Lucey & Mark O’Brien. As the club grew from strength to strength, the club became part of the SBG Ireland tribe in 2015. Today, the club members are some of Europe’s top grapplers with regular seminars from Coach Kavanagh, Gunnar Nelson, Chris Haueter, Lee Hammond, Joey Breslin, Richie Smullen & many many more of the world’s elite. 

The club is run on a voluntary basis.

When We Train

OUR CLASSES

MONDAY

6pm – 6.45pm – Pre-teens (6-12yr)

7pm – 8.30pm – No Gi Beginners 

8.30pm -10pm – No Gi Advanced

TUESDAY

7pm – 8pm – Gi Beginners 

8pm -10pm – Gi Advanced

WEDNESDAY

6.30pm – 7.30pm – Teens No Gi (13-16yr)

7.45pm – 9pm – Women’s Self Defense 

THURSDAY

7pm – 8pm – Gi Beginners 

8pm -10pm – Gi Advanced

FRIDAY

7pm-8.30pm – No Gi Beginners 

8.30pm -10pm – No Gi Advanced

1 hour class is €6 // 1.5 hour class is €8 // 2 hour class is €10

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WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.

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MEET THE COACHES

PJ Lucey

Head Coach

Mark O'Brien

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Ethan Guerin

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Matthew Morris

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Lieska Virginia

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Pat O'Sullivan

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Zibi Kowalczyk

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Nem Babic

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Stephen Daly

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Timothy Kerins

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Ross Lewis

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FAQ

Can anyone start?

Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, fitness level or skill level. Each coach and training partner will adapt to your level. Our beginner programme is a brilliant way to meet people and train with similar skill level.

Is BJJ suitable for Women and Kids?

Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is great for both women & kids. We have specific classes for both (Women’s self defence) & (Teen grapplers) to ensure everyone can learn & grow in a safe and fun environment. 

Should I get fit before I start?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be fit to start BJJ. Anybody can start and you can train at your own pace while you get fitter.

What do i need to Wear/Bring?

For No-Gi classes, all you need is shorts and a t-shirt or rashguard. For Gi glasses, you will need to purchase a Gi, which the coaches will advise you best about this. 

Where/how do i start?

If you are a beginner, the best place to start is the No-Gi beginner classes that run on Monday’s & Friday’s at 7pm until 8.30pm. No need to book, just turn up and  look for one of the coaches.

How much is it?

The club is run on a voluntary basis, therefore the cost per class is to cover rent, electricity, cleaning products etc.

1 hour class is €6

1.5 hour class is €8

2 hour class is €10

WHERE WE ARE

The Reeks Gateway, Tralee Rd, Ardnamweely
Killarney, Co. Kerry

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