Martial Arts

  • Evolution Martial Arts Academy

    This thriving club boasts professional and amateur Irish and World Champion members. 

    Classes available in Kilkenny are: 
    Lil Dragons (ages 4 to 6), Sport Karate (age7+), Hyper Pro Training, Hyper Fight Club, Forms and Weapons. Kickboxing classes also available. We regularly hold exciting camps and run Self-Defence workshops. New for 2019 SPECTRUM SKILLZ. Designed for age 7 to 10, children on the autistic spectrum.

  • Kilkenny Judo Club

    Coaching provided for all grades by third Dan, qualified coaches. Club members compete in National competitions. From age 7 and for all abilities from the complete beginner upwards.

    Tuesday, 7.30pm to 8.30pm for juniors, 8.15pm to 10pm for seniors (over 16’s).

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  • Kilkenny Juvenile Fight Club

    We are children's kickboxing and self-defence club suitable for 6 to 16 years old.

    Our classes are Saturday mornings.

    Beginners: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm

    Intermediate and Advanced: 11.00 am to 12.00 pm

    Class costs are  €6 per week or €20 per month.

    Membership per year is €30, which includes insurance and therefore is essential.

    The first class is free.

    Please bring a bottle of water and a towel.


  • Kilkenny Tai Chi

    Tai Chi is an internal martial art recognised for its health benefits and enjoyed by over 300 million people worldwide.  It can be practiced at any age and practiced to a level of intensity that best suits your goals whether they be learning how to relax, using Tai Chi as an aid to recovering from an injury or illness, developing improved flexibility and fitness, or practicing more intensely to a higher level of qi flow and gong fu skills over a longer period of training.  Classes take place every Wednesday.

  • World Taekwondo Association

    Martial Art Taekwondo, Sport Taekwondo, Kids Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jahn Bong (stick), Children’s World Taekwondo Programme (fun, discipline, build confidence and self-esteem), Adult’s World Taekwondo Programme (fitness, self-defence, security and peace of mind).

    Suitable for children from age 5.

    Monday and Thursday, 7pm to 8pm (adults and children taught separately).

    International Cert (WTF).

    Cost: €7 per class.