2 new Blackbelts at Athy BJJ Dublin.

Wednesday 14th December i left for Dublin Ireland to corner a fighter on the BAMMA / Bellator which was taking place at the 3 Arena in Dublin.

While i was in Dublin i attended my Black belt Mick Aldridge academy in Athy to teach a workshop. While i was there i promoted Mick Aldridge to the rank of 1st Degree.

After the seminar with my blessing Mick promoted 2 students to the rank of Black Belt.

Louis McMahon and Andrew MCconvile .

Huge congrats guys well done.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Blind you say ?????

Words can not explain how I felt tonight after watching my purple belt student teach the class in my absence.

“Why would this leave you speechless I hear you ask” , “well this purple belt is blind”! ……….

Having taught & practiced jiu-Jitsu alongside this incredible individual for the past 4 years I often forget he is visually impaired, visiting jiu-Jitsu practitioners are not forewarned that he has a visual impairment yet this talented young man arrives in the academy day and night practicing and refining his skills sparring and training alongside sometimes the most elite professional MMA & UFC fighters.

Tonight I witnessed him reveal another chapter in his journey and this has been one of my proudest moments of not only being a teacher but as a human being.

Tonight I was truly humbled…….

Thank you jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Family for teaching me to to speak the global language of our art, to be able to share with everyone & anyone especially those who are less fortunate & considered to be disabled.  Osssssssss


Our very own Professor Had to keep this one a little quiet.

Had an amazing time on set with Orlando Bloom & the beautiful Janet Montgomery filming the feature Romans.

Orlando Bloom has starred in many films including – Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Black Hawk down, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings.

Janet Montgomery Has starred in the hit Salem, Black swan, wrong turn 3, Merlin.

Look out for the film 🎥 Directed by none other the the Shamassion brothers coming soon below are some pics from the set.

Could you clinch in a street fight.

fullsizeoutput_c1One of the most concerning parts of a violent street altercation is the ability to close the distance and clinch on an opponent who is intent on striking you.

Since the early UFC Royce Gracie showed how effective the clinch was and how it was an integral part of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

While there are many ways to clinch an adversary we believe that starting at a grass roots level will not only give the jiu-jitsu practitioner the ability to execute the clinch  but will also teach him/her the confidence to execute this move.

This week we will be focusing on variations of the clinch and pressure testing it feel free to stop by and take your first FREE class.

We look forward to meeting you.

Professor Eddie Kone shares secrets of the Closed Guard

In this Video Professor Eddie Kone shares some link here ->  Secrets of the closed Guard

This is a great video no matter what level of jiu-jitsu you are.






It is with Great honor and pleasure that we can announce the Legendary Royler Gracie will be teaching a seminar at The Eddie Kone Academy of jiu-jitsu on

Saturday 28th May 2016.

This 1 day only event which we invite everyone from the jiu-jitsu community who wishes to learn from Grandmaster Helio Gracie’s Son who is considered to be the most technical of all the Gracie’s.

Reserve your space here or by emailing info@ekbjj.com

we look forward to seeing you on our mats.

Date: 28.05.2016

Time: 13:00

Location – Eddie Kone Academy of jiu-jitsu HQ


Our objective for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is to unite and educate the jiu-jitsu community and not to form separation or politics, this seminar is open to everyone regardless of school, affiliation or belt rank. We look forward to seeing you there.

SPACES ARE LIMITED. Reserve yours now.


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