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When I started training at TRK, I focused mainly on Jiu Jitsu until one day I realised that I was actually abjectly afraid to do MMA. This is when I knew I had to do it. I forced myself into the Mixed Martial Arts Fundamentals class. Coach Matthew O'Rourke was covering that day and before the class commenced, I confided in him my lack of experience in combat sports. Whilst the more experienced members trained technique, Coach O'Rourke took me aside and taught me how to throw a jab. He had me practicing my stance and movement. This level of consideration from such a top level athlete made me feel really welcome in the gym. Now I look forward to the class every week. Coach Paul Nolan is the main trainer. He is always pushing us to reach our full potential. When I am in his class, he explains things so well and talks about this own experiences as a fighter. I always feel I leave the class having learned something and Coach Nolan's infectious energy, ethusiasm and consistent encouragement have succoured me to improve at martial arts in ways I never thought possible.
I am in my 30s and was a complete beginner but I must say that I am absolutely blown away by the encouragement, the kindness and the professionalism of the young men and women who I have been training with over the last few weeks. I've learned as much from some of the 13 and 14 year old athletes as I have from the highly skilled, phenomenally professional, awe-inspiring tutors who are somewhere in their 20s; Ryan, Wayne and Myles are all top level young guys and yet they have been very kind, patient and welcoming to me, an older female with very little experience in Martial Arts. Team Ryano is also home to some stellar female athletes such as Jenny and Paige, who have been wonderfully welcoming and altogether generous with their time and advice. If you are a sedentary professional like myself who sits typing emails and attending meetings all day, I would highly recommend you consider Martial Arts, it is a profound de-stresser.
Once you find your footing in class, it's hard not feeling at home in the gym.
Great atmosphere in the gym there’s something for everyone there great for mental health and confidence boost
I'm into my third month at Team Ryano now and I just can't say enough good things about the place. The friendly atmosphere, the work ethic, the skill level... all these things combine to make it the real deal. Whether you're aiming to step into the octagon or just into your favourite jeans that don't fit anymore, this is the place to be.
A fantastic facility. Friendly, encouraging and fun environment. Experienced coaches with a wealth of knowledge. I couldn’t recommend more! I was pretty much a lost soul before I found BJJ and MMA with Team Ryano Kilkenny.
My son started in January 2022 and I can't recommend coaches Dom and Jp enough for their kids Jiu-jitsu classes. The time and patience that they put in with each and every child is just brilliant. It's a brilliant way to help teach kids about the importance of team work, community and respect. Again, I can't recommend them highly enough.
Great gym with a great atmosphere. The Coaches are very helpful and experienced. Would highly recommend.