A real MMA choke

The D'Arce or Brabo choke is a versatile and powerful choke for use in Mixed Martial Arts or NoGi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition. It would be wrong to call it simple, as getting it just right is a tricky prospect, but it has the benefit of…

Why you should find time to train

We pride ourselves on being a place where anyone can start training, be it Jiu Jitsu or MMA, and we get asked a lot of questions and hear a lot of people's concerns about starting out. A lot of them centre around the idea of time."I'd like…

Grapplepalooza Results

Below are the results from the Grapplepalooza Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament held in Kyuzo Gym on April 19th 2015.Thanks to all competitors, referees, and coaches for their support.Women White belt HW Gold- Silvia Scomparin Silver- Lydia…

Kyuzo take Silverware at Grapplepalooza

Sunday saw a 6 person representation at the Grapplepalooza Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, which was hosted in our gym here in Glasnevin. The tournament was for the Adult (18+) and Juvenile (15-17) categories, and took place in a round robin…

MMA Fitness, without fighting!

In our last article, we spoke a bit about how to get started with Mixed Martial Arts training. This time, we're going to focus on you, the guy or gal who wants to get the fitness of a fighter, without actually training MMA.We've noticed that…

The 3 Ways to Start Mixed Martial Arts

It seems everyone is interested in MMA these days, but did you know that it's easy to get involved with MMA at amatuer level, and that you don't have to fight in a cage to do it? Let's have a look at the various ways you could get involved,…

Kyuzo- What's in a name?

Sometimes people ask where the name Kyuzo comes from. Here's a comprehensive explanation, and a brief bit of Kyuzo's history to go along with it.Our club was formed in 2003 as K.O. Martial Arts, which it remained for about 6 years until we…