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Jiu-Jitsu through no eyes.

A short video made by my friend Paul Shammasion about a student from our academy who has a condition that has no remedy.

Enjoy and please share. The Blind Grappler Video Here.



Start 2017 learning jiu-jitsu.



Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu proprietary training program is our beginner program for adults.

By joining this program, you will learn the core fundamental techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a safe, cooperative, & Friendly environment and need NO previous martial arts experience .

Each lesson addresses both standing and ground self-defence techniques.You can join the program at any time and participate within the class without previous experience or fear of injury.

Your safety and technical growth are our number one concern; there is no obligation or pressure to participate in sparing in any of our classes until you feel comfortable.

If you have ever been unsure about trying martial arts for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then our

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu proprietary training program  is for you.

New students need absolutely no experience to begin this program.

our black belt instructors conduct classes daily and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an enjoyable & safe experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

We look forward to seeing you & welcoming you to our jiu-jitsu family.

For information or to book a free lesson please contact info@ekbjj.com or visit our website


Terry Brazier wins big at BAMMA/Bellator

This past weekend saw Mixed Martial Artist Terry Brazier take to the cage at the 3 Arena Dublin for the BAMMA /Bellator fight card.

Cornered by Eddie Kone & Kenny (Kenshiro) Moysten .

Brazier was fighting rising SBG Ireland star Niklas Stolze who was on a 7 fight win streak.

Brazier took the fight straight to Stolze and pressured him for 3 rounds.

The outcome was Brazier wining the fight by Unanimous Decision.

Brazier has had a meteoric rise in MMA after only starting MMA in 2014.

Braziers is currently on a 7 fight winning streak.

Everyone here at the Eddie Kone Academy of jiu-jitsu wish to congratulate Terry on his impressive win.

Terry Brazier and other professional MMA Fighters frequently attend the academy to practice jiu-jitsu and work strategies with Professor Eddie Kone .

We always welcome new students and professional athletes looking to improve or add knowledge to there existing jiu-jitsu.15391012_10210546928656820_3708417594566414175_n15492462_1756918301295557_8362764722184483650_n15541903_1756326854688035_980886503424916274_n15622261_1756895654631155_483058070949493280_n15622730_10154609729541265_5508049824655219179_n

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.

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 teaches the fundaments of posture whilst inside the closed guard.

In the video below Professor Eddie Kone teaches the guard pass principles, mindset, and technical attributes to our fundamental class. These are core fundamental details all White Belts should carry with them on there journey to the Black Belt.


The importance of teaching Jiu-jitsu as a complete and comprehensive martial art.

When most people here the word Brazilian jiu-jitsu they associate it with a sport which has two people rolling on a matted Tatami area wearing  judo style suits . This could not be more further from the truth and the Essence of jiu-jitsu Taught at the Eddie Kone Academy of jiu-jitsu. That said we are completely in support of any sport which promotes healthy lifestyle and all of the benefits that come with it. We are very proud to have come from a lineage of Grandmaster Helio Gracie and his sons, we are also honoured to teach what was and has been taught to us not only by Grandmaster Helio Gracie but his sons too. At our Academy we Teach Jiu-Jitsu from the perspective of self defence, so what do we mean by this?. By the above we are talking about the jiu-jitsu which would give a Normal (Non Athletically gifted) person confidence and the ability to defend himself should he or she be attacked by an assailant on the street and when going to the ground is not an option.

Let me put this into perspective, If jiu-jitsu is being taught at your school with ground grappling  as its only objective or form of self defence then you are learning a sportive style of This amazing Martial art, let me also say that for those whose only objective is to compete and win medals then this is the perfect place to train.

From the moment a potential student comes to our Academy we make it clear that if winning medals and become sports jiu-jitsu champions is what they are seeking then our school may not be the best for them, that said in our Association we have both European and world champions but this is not our primary focus. From the start we make it clear to all students what they are learning is Helio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu which was and is still a complete art of self defence the areas the students will cover are Striking,Clinching,TakedownsThrows and ground grappling.

We believe that students should be given the complete package and not be falsely mislead into believing they are learning an art which would save there life where the only option they have is to take the assailant to the ground and apply an armlock.

There recently has been much debate over Gracie jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian jiu-Jitsu and are these 2 different things or the same?. The above mentioned points are just a few details which are differ between the 2 and that doesn’t mean right or wrong it only means do your  research and find  the correct school and teacher  which is offering the best classes and training for you. At our Academy we have a no politics approach to training and regularly have students visit from different schools to learn what they believe is not being taught at there school.  Above all know the reasons you want to train and don’t be mislead.