Welcome to the Point Blank Gym website. We specialise in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. If you’re interested in receiving information on our classes, or have a specific question about what we do then please call, email or fill out the contact form location here.
We offer a 14 day, no obligation FREE TRIAL of our beginners classes. To sign up just get in touch and arrange to call down to one of the sessions.
In the links on the menu above you’ll find information on the classes we run. If you scroll down you will be able to read our regular updates on what’s happening in the gym.
We specialise in beginner friendly training, and consider ourselves Galway’s number 1 location for learning functional martial arts.
We are delighted to announce a BJJ seminar with Jake Mackenzie on Saturday 30th of May at 11am. This is a fantastic opportunity to train with a high-level black belt competitor. The seminar will be at the low cost of €30 and encourage all Point Blank members to attend.
Jake is a black belt under ADCC champion Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. He is known for his deep half guard game and for competing extensively in Brazil.
Some of his main achievements
- 4x Brazilian National Teams Champion (Black Belt)
- 2x Brazilian National No-Gi Champion (Black Belt)
- São Paulo International Open Champion (Black Belt)
- Floripa International Open Champion (Black Belt)
- Brasilia International Open Champion (Black Belt)
- Chicago International Open Champion (Black Belt)
- 2nd place South American Championship (Black Belt)
- European Champion (Brown Belt)
- 2nd place Pan American Championship (Brown Belt)
- American National Champion (Brown Belt)
- Miami Open Absolute Champion (Brown Belt)
- Pan American Champion (Purple Belt)
- World Cup Champion (2010 CBJJO)
- South American Champion (2010 CBJJE)
You can read more about Jake here:
Well done to all Point Blank competitors who took to the mats in the Irish Open Championship. It was the largest Irish Open ever with over 500 competitors.
Team Point Blank – getting everyone looking at the camera at the same time proved difficult!
Remember when it comes to competition you win or you learn. Now it’s time to get back on the mats learning and improving.
Richie in the quarter-final
Team Point Blank brought home the following medals:
Richard Mac Donnacha
Our new club rashguards and shorts are now in stock in all sizes. These are top quality, long lasting products from Tatami Fightwear.
We also have club tshirts and hoodies as well as BJJ gis available. We are currently sourcing MMA sparring equipment as well, more info coming soon.
Devilishly handsome coaches modelling some of our new gear
Tomás O’Raighne sporting one of our club tshirts
A new round of dedicated beginner classes will be starting in Point Blank Gym on Monday April 20th at 7pm. We are offering a 14 day free trial, so you can call down and try out some classes at no cost. Point Blank Gym is Galway’s only dedicated MMA facility, featuring a large matted training area, and a competition-sized cage.
Beginners working on their striking
Classes will be running every Monday and Thursday at 7pm and focus on the fundamentals of MMA – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and kickboxing.
These classes can be used as either a stand-alone course for those interested in learning something new or adding to their skills, or as an introduction to further training in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. So, whether you are just looking to take up a new sport or if you fancy yourself as a future UFC champion, these classes are a great place to get started.
Classes are suitable for all, regardless of your current fitness level. Training at Point Blank is a fun, enjoyable experience. You will learn new skills, get stronger and fitter and be part of a team of people all committed to doing the same. Remember, you don’t need to be fit to join; getting you in shape is our job!
Learn more about the Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals program by click here.
Sign up by mailing email@example.com, calling 087-6962819, or filling out the form available here
Point Blank head coach Tim Murphy silver medals at this year’s European no-gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship and in the Rome International Open.
European no-gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Rome International Open Championship
We are delighted to announce that our end of year grading and seminar with BJJ black belt Fergal Quinlan will take place on Saturday December 6th at 11am.
Fergal conducting a seminar in Slovakia
Fergal is a black belt under Carlson Gracie 4th degree black belt Rodrigo Medeiros and is the head coach of Limerick BJJ Academy. Fergal was one of the first people in Ireland to achieve a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has trained and competed all over the world. This year he won a silver medal at the nogi European Championship as well as winning a gold medal at the IBJJF Copenhagen International Open Championship.
On the podium in Rome
Fergal generously suggested that we donate his fee to charity, so all proceeds from the seminar with be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.
The cost of the seminar is only €20, we ask all Point Blank members to please come and support the event. Please book and pre-pay for your spot in the office.
Coaching at his academy in Limerick
All clubs are welcome so if you don’t train in Point Blank and would like to go then you can book your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also planning our club Christmas night on the same day, more details to follow.
Point Blank Head Coach Tim Murphy recently travelled to the USA to compete in the no-gi World and Pan-Am Jiu Jitsu Championships.
Tim took bronze in the Pan-Am Championship in New York.
On the podium at the 2014 IBJJF Pan Championship
The following weekend in California he then took silver in the World Championship.
2014 IBJJF No-gi Jiu Jitsu World Championship