MMA Training at Shaolin 

Team Shaolin MMA are producing some of the finest MMA fighters in the Country, UK, EU & soon to be World. You can train for fun or to compete. Either way you'l be a vital part of the Team.
If your a complete beginner we will teach you the fundementals of MMA eg. Fight Stance, Striking, Clinching, Wrestling, Judo & Jiu Jitsu. We try to teach our students the concepts of the techniques they are learning. After completing a beginners course they will understand & know how to gain the advantage over an attacker. They will know how to get to dominant positions on the ground, they will know submission attacks from these positions & also know how to defend standing or on the ground when they are put in bad positions/situations.
Experienced Martial Artists are welcome to join our intermediate galway mma classes & learn the more advanced techniques. They will learn to chain attacks whilst grappling, or to chain striking into wrestling into a submission. They can participate in sparring & the more competitive training drills. We do not believe in (Sparring Hard) it will not be tolerated in the Academy as it stops progression and is not benifitial to anything but the Ego. We have Pro & Amateur level Galway MMA competitors & coaches at the Shaolin MMA Galway Academy. We welcome anyone from other clubs through our doors for sparring or any extra training. Oss

MMA Coaches

Head Coach: 
Ben "son of life" Davis

Ben has been coaching Mixed Martial Arts for seven years; in 2013, he created Shaolin MMA Galway. Since its creation Shaolin MMA Galway has trained students to winning Multiple Irish MMA championships and four International European Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champions. Ben himself won the advanced blue belt division, making it five medals for Shaolin MMA thus far.
Ben has a background in Amateur Boxing. He is a former Irish Sanshou Champion, International European No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Champion & CFC Pro Irish MMA Champion, a BJJ Purple Belt under Hugo Borim ESJJ Ireland. He is one of Europes best pro bantamweight fighters & has fought some of the best MMA fighters in the world & is still gunning for a World title today.

Ollie Mannion

Ollie Mannion is an experienced mixed martial artist & bjj competitor. Hes Won numerous accolades in all fields of combat. Hes been involved in mixed martial arts for over 15 years. He is a qualified gym instructor, personal trainer, kettlebells instructor and nutritionist.

BJJ Coach
Michel Ferreira Da Silva

Michel is our BJJ Coach. He is a BJJ Brown Belt under Eduardo Santoro ESJJ Acadamia. He has won Brazilian National BJJ titles & most recently won Bronze at a NAGA International Event. He is a great coach & a brother on the mats. Oss 
Olympic & Freestyle Wrestling Coach
Drazen Selimovic
Drazen is our wrestling coach. He is a Croatian National Olympic & Freestyle Wrestling Champion, He is also a Croatian amateur mma championship silver medalist.
He is an awesome coach & a vital part of the Shaolin Family. 
  1. Indra "mama bear" Davis
    Indra "mama bear" Davis
    Indra is our Womans MMA Coach. She is one of Irelands best amateur females. She has won the Cork MMA Open. Shes a BJJ Blue Belt and has won multiple Irish BJJ Gold medals at both White & Blue Belt. She Is a Youth Worker for Foroige & a great coach for Team Shaolin MMA.
  2. Dom Cowan
    Dom Cowan
    Dom is a great Teammate & Coach he predominantly teaches our childrens Classes, Beginners Classes & does 1to1's. Hes a BJJ Blue Belt, the Irish Grappling Championship 73kg Gold Medalist & Ryoshin No Gi 75kg Championship Gold Medalist & is an Amature MMA Competitor.
  3. Kaylem Ruane
    Kaylem Ruane
    Kaylem coaches our Beginners MMA & BJJ Classes & also covers some advanced MMA/BJJ classes. He is a highly ranked Irish Amatuer MMA Fighter with a win also in Scotland. He is the Irish Open BJJ Open 81kg Gold Medalist, NorthWest Grappling 80kg Gold Medalist & Absolute Gold Medalist, Rolligator 80kg Gold Medalist & Absolute Gold Medalist.
  4. Andreeas "Judoka" Binder
    Andreeas "Judoka" Binder
    Andreeas is our Judo coach. He is a 2nd Dan Judo Blackbelt & has won multiple Judo National Titles. He holds a BJJ bluebelt. He is a Irish K1 Champ, CRC Irish MMA Champ & Former WCFC Irish MMA Champ. He also coaches mma & is available for 1to1 private sessions.
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