Welcome to Point Blank MMA Gym

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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.

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.

New beginners MMA & BJJ course starting in January

Maybe you’re interested in learning how to defend yourself, or maybe you are just looking for a new sport? Maybe you’ve been watching the UFC on TV and fancy learning more about Mixed Martial Arts. Or maybe you’re like a lot of our members- You want to get fit, but you think going to the gym is boring and ultimately not very productive.

If so, then this is what you’re looking for.

A new round of our dedicated beginner classes will be starting in Point Blank Gym on Monday January 18th Classes will be running on Mondays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 6:30pm and focus on the fundamentals of MMA –  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and kickboxing.

Point Blank Gym is Galway’s only dedicated MMA facility, featuring a large matted training area, and a competition-sized cage.

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Coach Gary Jennings demonstrating with Jason Quinn

We’re now enrolling for this course. We are offering the first 6 weeks of the course for only €60! That’s a 33% discount from our regular rates.

We anticipate filling this class well before the start date, so early booking is recommended.

Beginners working on their striking

Beginners working on their striking

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.

IMG_7461Classes 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 info@pointblankgym.com, calling 087-6962819, or filling out the form available here

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End of year seminar and grading

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 12th at 11am.

Fergal competing at the nogi World Championship in California

Fergal competing at the nogi World Championship in California

Fergal is a BJJ Revolution 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.

Fergal on the podium at the Rome Open

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

We will be making a donation from the proceeds to Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm.

 Fergal Quinlan and Tim Murphy at the nogi European Championship in Rome


Fergal Quinlan and Tim Murphy at the nogi European Championship in Rome

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 info@pointblankgym.com

We are also planning our club Christmas night on the same day, more details to follow.

New Beginners Course

A new round of dedicated beginner classes will be starting in Point Blank Gym on Monday August 10th 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.

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Classes will be running every Monday and Thursday at 7pm and focus on the fundamentals of MMA –  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and kickboxing.

Beginners doing wrestling drills

Beginners doing wrestling drills

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!

Team Point Blank

Team Point Blank

Learn more about the Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals program by click here.

Sign up by mailing info@pointblankgym.com, calling 087-6962819, or filling out the form available here

Seminar with Jake Mackenzie

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-Mackenzie 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:
http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/jake-mackenzie

Irish Open

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 diffiucult!

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

Richie in the quarter-final

Team Point Blank brought home the following medals:

Gold
Liadain O’Driscoll
Peter Burke

Silver
Ayman Abdelmoniem
David Meidus
Darran Conroy

Bronze
Richard Mac Donnacha
Matjaz Galicic
Jason Quinn

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