Hi, I am 17 years old (18 in 2 months) and have been training in a JiuJitsu based self defense system for the past 6 years. I want to keep training in that club, but I am also thinking of starting MMA for maybe once a week. (I already train 3 or 4 nights a week).
Is there an MMA club in Limerick and am I old enough to compete properly? (iefull contact, kicks puches, grapple + ground, no headgear) (I already train in my own club like this but I'd like to do it more often and competitively.) I assume it's weight-based... ?
Combat Sports Center - Think your in luck , as they are enrolling for Beginners at the moment.
Here's the link to Post they had about the Beginners Course.
Great club too, very welcoming.
Thanks guys. I was aware of this one already - Ger Healy runs it? I am very interested, even though UL is on the other side of town Any thoughts on the competitive side ie am I too young yet to compete in full contact?
Combat Sport Center
Unit B7, Corcanree Business Park. Dock Road, Limerick.
Headed by trainers Ger Healy and Fergal Quinlan, the Combat Sports Centre in Limerick offers superior instruction for men and women, a comfortable atmosphere for both newcomers and those already experienced, and the opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners in Ireland. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and MMA classes are available for those who want a well rounded arsenal for competition or self defense. Ladies only fitness classes are also offered at the Combat Sports Centre.
Phone: +353 (0) 861975043 (Irish number)
Pankration Kickboxing Academy
Unit C2, Eastway Business Park. Ballysimon Road, Limerick.
Co-Owners Dermot McGrath and Catherine have both been working for the past 16 years to have a gym of this calibre and quality of instruction in Ireland. And now finally they can offer you the very best in facilities, age appropriate programs, adult beginner and advanced classes in Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get to this but this is the core of there teaching beliefs which they instil in all students who enter there doors.
Phone: +353 (0) 86312933 (Irish number)
Some promoters do host teen mma fights with modified rule
And most bjj event now has a teen division section in them.
Cool, thanks. I'll be 18 soon anyway so I suppose I'll be old enough then; basically I'd just like to have more experience in actual fighting.