Irish Jiu-Jitsu Academy Waterford Jiu-Jitsu Club

At Irish Jiu-Jitsu Academy we embrace a friendly, student-centred approach to this beautiful, but highly effective, Japanese art. We focus on the key areas of jiu-jitsu including; throwing, grappling, striking, joint manipulation, weapons, and self-defence.

The development of specialist skills in each of these areas is achieved in a graded system in both junior and senior categories. Confidence building, discipline, and self-awareness are integral to our ethos as we strive to maintain a positive learning environment for all of our students and instructors.

Venue: Waterpark College Hall, Newtown, Waterford

Our dojo is located in Waterpark College Hall. This is the gym at the top of the playing fields at the back of the College. There is a separate entrance to the right of the school gates beside a white wall.

Classes: Mondays and Thursdays 6 - 7 pm for juniors (age 5-12), 7 - 8.30 pm for seniors (teens +)
Meet the Instructors

Renshi Hazel Farrell

(5th Dan Jiu-Jitsu)

Renshi Farrell founded Waterford Jiu-Jitsu Club in 2000. She has been an educator for almost 30 years and brings this experience into her dojo. Her high rank as a female jiu-jitsu instructor is rare and is a clear testament to her dedication to, and formidable skills in, the Japanese art.

"I really enjoy the unique personalities of the students and value their input into every class."

Jiu-jitsu demonstration at the Polish Picnic
Renshi Farrell teaching at an international seminar in Germany
Jiu-Jitsu Family

Sensei Jonathan Quinn

(4th Dan Jiu-Jitsu)

Sensei Quinn has trained in Jiu-Jitsu for over 20 years. He is also highly proficient in Wing Chun and is an associate instructor in Atienza Kali. His skills in grappling, striking and weapons training are highly valued in the dojo.

Sensei Bogdan Chaus

(2nd Dan Jiu-Jitsu)

Sensei Bogdan Chaus began training in Waterford Jiu-Jitsu club at the age of 14. He is an exceptional martial artist who contributes enormously to the positive dynamic of the dojo. His compassion and patience with the younger students is commendable.

Sensei Bogdan hitting the deck

We have a very vibrant junior class at Waterford Jiu-Jitsu Club and we like to have fun while we learn. After the warm-up, we practise our break falls.

Milosz Forgiel
Eadaoin O'Shea

Our adults also practise their break falls. It's very important to learn how to fall properly in a martial art that involves throwing and falling.

Brendan Hackett
Grappling is an integral aspect of Jiu-Jitsu and we really enjoy it. It's fantastic for strategic thinking and getting a good workout!
Our style of Jiu-Jitsu also involves a lot of throwing. Our students are very skilled in this area
We train hard in our dojo but we also have a lot of fun!

If you would like to try something new and join our jiu-jitsu family, we would be delighted to welcome you to our dojo.

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Hazel Farrell


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