Exciting addition to the Ronin Grappling family!

Last month we welcomed to the Ronin Grappling family the good folks at Evolution MMA, down in the Scottish Borders. A few of the guys have travelled up to train with us or to attend seminars with us in the past and it was an absolute pleasure to return the visit today!

Along with Ronin OGs James and Fraser, I drove down to teach a NoGi open guard passing seminar, and it was most excellent to meet the rest of the crew, and get some proper rolls in!

I’m really looking forward to working closely with everyone, and to be part of their Jiu Jitsu journey!


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What an incredible day! We had @el_guanche run a 3 hour seminar on No-Gi Open Guard Passing, and it was a huge success!! So many little details that make all the difference.
Thanks to everyone that came, and let’s get ready for many more in 2020. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

New premises!

After months of blood, sweat, tears, and stacks of red tape, I can happily announce that I’m now opening up a proper academy!

I’ve had so much support and advice from members of the grappling community, my friends and training partners, and especially my partner Cristiana – the list is exhaustive. There’s been an awful lot of challenges, and this academy wouldn’t have been possible, if it wasn’t for the people who have consistently helped me throughout the process.

This is something I’ve been dreaming of doing for years, and as soon as I walked into this place, I knew it was the one. I had no idea at the time, how much of an absolute pain in the arse it would be, but it’s all been worth it!

We will be officially opening on 22nd September with an extra special open mat! Once open, we will be running a new timetable, with nearly double the number of training sessions!
All classes, barring the Saturday afternoon Gi classes at NewLife MMA, will run at this new location from 22nd September on.

Thank you to everyone who has helped this idea become a reality, and I look forward to seeing you on the mats soon!

With Love,

Giles โค๏ธ

Ronin Grappling
2nd Floor, 90 Main St, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 2HZ