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Martial Arts Classes Dublin

When you think about the martial arts, names like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Van Damme, Steven Segal and more recently Helio Gracie and Connor McGregor might come to mind.

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Bruce Lee was without doubt one of the most influential martial artists of all time by virtue of his film career along with other notables such as Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Van Damme and dare I say it, Steven Segal. However, in modern times Helio Gracie and Connor McGregor have influenced martial arts in a more practical way by virtue of their combat sports achievements in the UFC 

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

In the late 90’s the sport of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) started to become a popular forum for the development of martial arts in general. MMA within the context of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is a full contact, combat sport, that combines grappling and striking, with standing and wrestling. MMA within the UFC rules allows a wide variety of martial arts and techniques, creating a unique environment that favors a more versatile competitor  or martial artist. MMA players often include training in elements of Judo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Karate, Kickboxing, and wrestling.

MMA is definitely an influencing force in the development of martial arts today due in no small part to it's use by the UFC to create a munti-billion dollar entertainment business enterprise. 

Martial Arts

However, martial arts are practiced for a variety of different reasons by the general public (not related to professional combat sports);  including basic self-defense, to improve physical fitness, for personal self development, for security work, for entertainment and amateur sporting competition. Some even use martial arts as a method to relieve day-to-day stress and as a path to achieving spiritual growth.

Most of us don't have the ambition to  enter the ranks of professional fighters, but we might still like to be able to learn a martial art for self-defense, to blow off a bit of steam, for fun, to meet new people or as a challenge to enhance our personal self-development. 

Martial Arts Classes Dublin

If you’re interested in finding the right martial art for you, why not take a visit to Dublin Tomiki Aikido, one of Dublin's newest and dynamic martial arts clubs and take part in an introductory martial arts class free of charge. 


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