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 multi-billion dollar entertainment business enterprise.
However, individual Martial Arts are practiced for a variety of reasons by the general public (not related to professional combat sports for 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 or/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.
To get you started you can explore the relatively new and modern japanese martial art of Shodokan /Tomiki Aikido from this website, learn a little about our qualified coaches and what our club gets up to. If your interest is piqued, and you want to discover what could be the right Martial Art for you, we invite you to take a visit to Dublin Tomiki Aikido, and take part in an FREE introductory martial arts class in a spacious and safe environment under the guidance of Ireland's leading Tomiki Aikido Instructors.
Men & Women, Beginners Programme
Juniors (5 - 10 yrs), Youths (10 - 16 yrs)
A Unique Martial Art, Sport & Club
Safe, enjoyable, non-agressive
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