About us

Primary Focus

Kickboxing and Martial Arts focus on developing students in a positive manner to stimulate mental and physical health and growth. As an individual or family activity you can develop these competencies and life skills together or as a individual at a pace which suits you desire and ability. We encourage all students to develop themselves to their maximum potential. Which in turn will enables you to defend yourself against negative influences in your life.

Bushido Martial Arts provides an unparalleled Kickboxing, fitness, and leadership experience that is unique in these ways:

  1. World-class instruction by qualified, competent, Sport Ireland and Garda Vetted professional black-belt Coaches, well trained instructors, and world champions.
  2. Program approach – our belt program is formalized and consistent, with a clear progression through defined frequent goals, and positive recognition and reinforcement as each new milestone is achieved.
  3. Kinship – Bushido Martial Arts is a family orientated Orginisations and we cultivate a family atmosphere. We welcome parents, children, and families to spend time with us. We also make it easy to foster friendships, enjoy teamwork and community.
  4. Leadership development – through Kickboxing, we deliver skills in personal leadership that extend outward to families, friends, the workplace, and community. We offer a formal leadership development program for members with the required qualities and initiative.
  5. Consistency and quality – during 30 years in practice, we have developed a consistent program and membership experience. Our instructors are trained by us from a young age and hand-selected to ensure that the Bushido Martial Arts experience is consistent and high quality. Bushido Martial Arts instructors and students also perform consistently well in both national and world championships.
  6. Flexible schedule – we provide a range of class times that makes it easy for busy members and families to maintain a successful practice, and that helps to ease scheduling burden on busy parents.
  7. Ability to set own pace – members can join at any time during the year, and will work at their own pace. The nature of our programs and high teacher-student ratio means that there is
    never a rush to catch up.

Teaching Excellence

Within Bushido Martial Arts class our coaches and instructors are personally selected, not only for their Kickboxing and Martial Art skill, but also for their ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding to students of all ages. All our Coaches are Sport Ireland qualified Kickboxing instructors/coaches, Code of Ethics certified and Garda vetted. They are all actively encouraged to advanced training and continuously upgrade their skills. It is no surprise BMA instructors are ranked among the finest in the world.


Age Limitation

The training in Kickboxing can be adapted to cater for your individual needs. The age limit is from five up, there is no upper age limit as you can adapt the training to suit your own physical and mental abilities. There has been a particular rise in the last number of months in the number of young people whom wish to develop and grow in a progressive and modern Martial Art you will be taught to, Punch, Kick, Sweep and Throw. Kickboxing is without doubt one of the most comprehensive Martial Arts Systems in Ireland.


Programs Designed With You In Mind

Within a kickboxing class, we are interested not only in self defence skills, but also in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, to allow Kickboxing students to progress quickly and easily toward their personal goals. Our instructors take seriously their responsibility as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.

 

The martial arts were originally aimed toward self defence and the preservation of life. Today, however, people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own reasons for wanting to train in Kickboxing. Some want to learn self defence, some seek to become physically fit, some enjoy the sporting aspect of tournaments, and others just want to have fun. Whatever your reason for wanting to train and grow with us, you will find others with similar interests training at Kickboxing Martial Arts.


Primary Focus

Kickboxing and Martial Arts focus on developing students in a positive manner to stimulate mental and physical health and growth. As an individual or family activity you can develop these competencies and life skills together or as a individual at a pace which suits you desire and ability. We encourage all students to develop themselves to their maximum potential. Which in turn will enables you to defend yourself against negative influences in your life.


What is Kickboxing

Kickboxing is one of the youngest martial arts systems and one of the fastest growing. Kickboxing has been in existence since the early 60s. Its conception came about because of the desire of Martial Artists to test their skills against each other in a safe and controlled environment. In fact in the safe way and manner that Judo evolved from Jujitsu.

It requires a high level of fitness both mentally and physically and is a dynamic and effective Martial Art. It incorporates kicking, punching, sweeping and throwing. Irish Kickboxing has been particularly successful over the last number of years and has produced a number of WAKO Senior World/European Champions in their respective weight divisions. Ireland has been one of the fastest developing teams on the World tournament circuit and was ranked in sixth place in WAKO in 2007, a tremendous accomplishment for a country of four million people.

Playing The Game

In Kickboxing there are three main disciplines and All competitors must wear the appropriate safety equipment. Male: Head Guard, Mouth Guard, Shin Guard, Boots, Gloves and Groin Guard. Female: Head Guard, Mouth Guard, Groin Guard, Chest Guard, Shin Guard, Boots, and Gloves. One referee and three judges score the competition.

Point Fighting

By far the most popular discipline, this form of competition is run over three by two-minute rounds on a matted area. The objective of this competition is to penetrate your opponent’s defences and deliver an effective and controlled technique with your hands of legs. The scoring system is as follows.

Punch 1pt
Kick head 2pts
Kick body 1pt
Jumping kick, body 2pt
Jumping kick head 3pt
Sweep 1pt
Each time a fighter scores the match is stopped and the three referees score the technique, if two or three judges are in full agreement then a score is given. The objective for the fighter is to score as many points on his opponent as possible. The winner of the contest is the fighter with the highest score. In the event of a tie, time is extended by one minute, if the competition is still tied then it will then be decided by sudden death, the first fighter to score.

Light Contact

This competition may be held in a ring or on a matted area, the objective of this type of competition is that you hit your opponent with as many techniques as possible with control. The more complex and difficult the scoring technique the higher the score (See Semi Contact Scoring). If you hit your opponent without control you are penalized or even disqualified depending on the severity of the offence. The winner is judged by the person whom has scored and landed more techniques, in the event of a tied result the fighter whom was judged to be technically better will be given the decision, after the three by two minute round

Full Contact

The name speaks for itself; this form of competition is performed in a ring and primarily has similar rules to boxing. The main difference is that opponent may also use his legs to defend and attack. The competition is finished when a fighter is knocked out or TKO. If the competition ends after the three two minute rounds then the fighter who has scored on his opponent effectively and proficiently will be deemed to be the winner, in the event of a tied result the fighter whom was judged to be technically better will be given the decision

Clothing

The competitors wear loose fitting clothing, a pair of kicking pants and V neck tops are very popular, however T shirts are permitted in some circumstances, they must be a club T shirt.

Coaching Standards

At Bushido Martial Arts our instructors are personally selected, not only for their Kickboxing and martial arts skill, but also for their ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding to students of all ages. They are all actively encouraged to advanced training and continuously upgrade their skills. It is no surprise Bushido Martial Arts instructors are ranked among the finest in Europe.

Programs Designed With You In Mind

At Bushido Martial Arts we are interested not only in self defense skills, but also in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, Bushido Martial Arts students are encouraged to progress quickly and easily toward their personal goals. Our instructors take seriously their responsibility as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.

The martial arts were originally aimed toward self defense and the preservation of life. Today, however, people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own reasons for wanting to train at one of the Bushido Martial Arts clubs. Some want to learn self defense, some seek to become physically fit, some enjoy the sporting aspect of tournaments, and others just want to have fun and get fit. Whatever your reason for wanting to train and grow with us, you will find others with similar interests training at one of the Bushido Martial Arts clubs. Bushido Martial Arts has developed proven teaching methods that will not only help you learn the art of self defense quickly and easily, but also provides a wide range of other exciting benefits for students of all ages and abilities.

Benefits for you

Physical Benefits of Kickboxing:

  • Improved Reflexes and Coordination increases your performance in all physical activities!
  • Increased Strength and Stamina boost your energy so you feel great all day long!
  • Increased Flexibility & Weight Control for better overall fitness!
  • Great Cariovascular Work Out keeps you in good shape physically!

 

Mental Benefits of Kickboxing:

  • Improved Concentration for better work and study habits!
  • Stress Reduction & Increased Levels of Relaxation for a longer, healthier life!
  • The Peace of Mind that comes from knowing that you are able to Protect Yourself & Your Family.
  • Increased Self Confidence & Self Discipline to develop a positive attitude toward life!

 

Whatever your reasons and your goals, Bushido Martial Arts can help you to become physically and mentally fit. Start Your Training Today at one of our authorized schools!

Inspire - Grow - Develop - Create

BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS places a great emphasis on the participation of women in the organization. Kickboxing, as most of the fighting sports is a sport primarily dominated by men. However women have found that kickboxing provides them with excellent benefits. Women understand this as a great idea for healthy life surrounded by the people with the same passion. Not to say about self-defense abilities that may be useful.

BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS is willing to work on the development of kickboxing among women through the creation of equal opportunities for all members of organization. Conscious participation of women in BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS indicates a high level of the organization and its high standards.  Focusing on equality, we must see the differences between male and female. WWe need to engage BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS Committees to develop joint educational materials that reflect the differences between the sexes.

 

Education Medical aspects of women participation in competition Weight reduction methods for female fighters Adaptation of sports rules for women if necessary Respect for cultural and religious differences Fair play Dual career possibilities Physical and mental health Enthusiasm and satisfaction

 

Promotion We need to promote women in BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS but we can also promote kickboxing by women. Among us there are many successful and talented female athletes, coaches, referees, etc. Let’s find a way to their femininity proved helpful in promoting BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS.

 

Participation Women representation should be mandatory in all fields of BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS development and in all operative levels.

 

Mixed participation and teams BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS want to encourage to increase the number of mixed participation between the genders. As of today BUSHIDO MARTIAL ARTS have practiced mixed participation in Point Fighting for over 20 years already, however it is important to exploit the possibility to develop this in various disciplines and with extending the number of women.