Not at all. You’ll find that our classes for beginners are the perfect way to build up your overall fitness level regardless of your physical condition. Good luck!
Muay Thai/ Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand up striking along with clinching techniques. It is known as the art of the eight limbs as you use fists, elbows, knees and shins. We have people who train to compete, people who train for fitness and the love of Muay Thai who don't wish to compete.
Muay Thai sparring is putting the techniques and combinations you have learned in training into practice. It is essential for fighters to improve their skills. The purpose of Muay Thai sparring is to make you and your partner better. At our gym if you are training for fitness you do not have to spar if you would prefer not to.
MMA - Mixed Martial Arts is a full combat contact sport that allows striking, grappling both standing and on the ground using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling, especially on ground work and judo is also a part of BJJ. BJJ is founded on the concept that a smaller weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. BJJ is considered a martial art, a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character and a way of life.
BJJ rolling is live drilling and plays a major roll in training and development.
They are 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The gi class is done in the traditional gi which is a heavy cotton jacket , reinforced drawstring trousers and a belt which communicates rank. the Nogi calss is done in a rashguard/t-shirt and shorts.
Our kids classes are for ages 6 and up.
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Samson Martial Arts is a family run gym in Cork city. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, ego free gym where all our coaches and team treat each other with respect.

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