The last couple of months in the club have been extremely busy and it shows no sign of slowing down.
Our latest 8 week beginners Brazilian Jiu Jitsu course filled up in a matter of days and several of our BJJ competition Team will be competing on a number of events over the next few months.
Having been in Navan teaching BJJ since 2013, we are going from strength to strength, and are delighted to be part of The JiuJitsu Brotherhood under Nicolas Gregoriades. (Roger Gracies 1st BJJ Black Belt)
Needless to say it is a great honour to have this lineage behind us and we strive to make sure that every student gets the most from their training.
We were also delighted to have members of our MMA and K1 Fight Teams compete on both domestic and foreign shows over the last few months. With fighters competing on the Capital 1 show in Dublin and Battle Arena in Oxford.
Several members of our MMA competition team will be making a return to Battle Arena in November in Birmingham.
As always we welcome any questions you may have with regards to any of the training programs we have to offer. So feel free to contact us…
Open letter to the Amateur MMA community of Ireland.
Firstly I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. Now it is time to get back business.
I and many others have been watching over the last number of months at how Amateur MMA here in Ireland has been progressing. From the IAPA to the current IMMAA.
Several major issues have been raised with regards to lack of communication from the board, as well as a lack of transparency in the decision making process. Many feel that the board does not represent the very people it is saying it does, and that this is a major point of concern going forward.
Another very important issue being raised is that there does not seem to be a fair or democratic process for electing a board, or for voting on any major decision that the board/s have implemented. Many have expressed that each club should only have a single vote in any process, as well as only allowing one member from each club to be on the board/s. Especially when these decisions, are having a direct effect on the Amateur MMA community as a whole.
Anyone I’ve spoken to has commended the work of the IAPA and IMMAA, however there is an underlying concern that in order for Amateur MMA in Ireland to take the next step, a more democratic and fair board needs to be elected and put in place, as well as far more regular and inclusive meetings take place, where everyone has a chance to help in the decision making process.
So with this said, I would call for an AGM to be held, so that a new board can be elected in a democratic fashion, and that it be done on a day/time/location, that would allow as many clubs/coaches from around the country to attend.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.
Our MMA Fundamentals Program is growing week on week, and we are delighted to see some of our “missing in action” members, making a return.
Our BJJ Program is going from strength to strength, and we have a team of approx. 15-17 competitors heading down to Cork, for the Cork Open on October 9th.
Our last BJJ Beginners course of 2016 kicks off on Tuesday the 18th of October @8pm (and it is almost fully booked out)
Our K1 program now boasts 2 competition groups (Pro-am and Novice) with both groups looking at a very busy November, as several will be making their long awaited debuts.
We are also delighted to have XL Enfield sponsoring our Pro K1 fighter, Dean Ryan. XL Enfield and Chop Chop Barbers of Navan, are offering great support to Dean, and the club. So if anyone other companies /businesses are interested in getting involved, please feel free to contact us at the club.
Our email is email@example.com
Finally a quick reminder that Coopers MMA has a very comprehensive Fitness Program (MMA Fit: but don’t be fooled by the name, as it does not involve any MMA) that runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings @7pm as well as Thursday mornings at 11am.
Great night at Cage Kings.. Very proud Coach once again, Jean put on an impressive performance to take the win via tko..
As always we made the most noise for our fighter, as well as everyone elses..
Roll on Monday so we can get back at it…
Dont forget we have our Self Defense workshop this Sunday at 12 noon till 2pm.
This workshop is not martial arts based training…Instead we work on Gross motor skill training, so that you can recall the techniques easily in a high stress situation..
There are still places available, so please contact us here at the club to secure you spot…
Also even if you are not interested in attending, but know someone who might be, please feel free to share this post, or tag people in it..