Balance BJJ Promotions

Balance BJJ Promotions May 14th 2019

Congratulations to everyone who got promoted on Tuesday night. Ray gave out some stripes and we have two new blue belts Noel and Shane!

BJJ Phibsborough

If you’re interested in starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we have a 4 week beginner’s course that’s suitable for anyone over 15 years old and up . It’s called Gracie Basics and you’ll find more information here.

Balance Ireland is affiliated to Relson Gracie 6th and 5th degree black belts Phil and Rick Migliarese of Balance Studios in Philadelphia.

Aikido – Our class for John

We can’t believe that 14 years have passed already. This year our special anniversary Aikido class for our friend John Tuohy will be on Saturday 25th May at 11.45am.

John passed away after a short illness on May 31st 2005 and each year we come together to celebrate his life with a fun, dynamic class. John was a very talented drummer as well as being a fantastic Aikidoka and a great friend.

Class for John - Aikido

So if you have some Aiki experience, you’re welcome to come and train with us at our Dojo. We’re located in Cross Guns Business Park, Royal Canal Bank, Phibsborough, Dublin 7. Click here for a map and directions.

There will of course be no charge for this special class.

Please feel free to share the event on your dojo or personal social media accounts…. thank you!


If you would like to start training and you’re a complete beginner, we have an ongoing 4 week beginner’s course. The class is on Wednesdays at 8pm. Click here for a link to the Aikido page on our website.

We’re part of the Evolutionary Aikido Community headed up by Patrick Cassidy in Montreux, Switzerland. Click here to get a link to their website.

Balance Studios: A Jiu-Jitsu Story

Balance Studios: Phil and Ricardo Migliarese began their journey over 30 years ago by themselves, when jiu-jitsu had not even established itself in North America.

Under the guidance of Relson Gracie and the inspiration of Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, the Migliarese brothers became some of the first black belts in the United States.

Today, almost 20 years after they opened their first school in Philadelphia, they have created a community, a family, of diverse individuals who are dedicated to learning from one another, on the mat and off.

“Balance Studios: A Jiu-Jitsu Story” gives the viewer a unique perspective into the service-oriented experience that the Migliarese brothers have created, and how it touches the lives of people in Philadelphia and at more than 40 global affiliates.

BJJ Dublin

Here at Balance Jiu-Jitsu Dublin, Ireland. we have lots of Gracie Jiu Jitsu classes. If you’d like to start BJJ, we have on going beginner’s courses. You’ll find lots of information here.

The art offers something for everyone, men, women and children. They can
enjoy the benefits of the simple and effective techniques as a method self defence, to keep fit and as a combat sport.

Balance Jiu Jitsu Ireland is a community, we strive to provide the best instruction with highly qualified teachers in a safe, clean and relaxed learning environment.

Ray Butcher is a 1st degree BJJ black belt under Phil & Rick Migliarese of Balance Studios in Philadelphia. Balance Jiu Jitsu Ireland are a Team Balance affiliate with Relson Gracie 6th degree black belt Phil Migliarese and Ricardo Migliarese 5th degree black belt of Philadelphia.

Our Gracie Basics 4 week course for beginners is on Tuesdays 6.45pm, it costs 50 euro. You can start whenever you like and do your 4 weeks.

Evolving Warrior Aikido Seminar Montreux, Switzerland

aikido seminar ray butcher


Ray will be teaching at an Aikido seminar in Montreux, Switzerland from 14th to the 16th of October.

Here’s the details if you’re interested in attending!

Evolutionary Aikido Seminar :
“The Evolving Warrior”
“L’évolution du Guerrier”
“Der Evolving Krieger”

Patrick Cassidy, 6 dan
Ray Butcher, 4 dan
Durward Burrell, 4 dan
Vance Landry, 4 dan

14-16 October, 2016

at Aikido Montreux
100 CHF before/avant/vor September 15th
120 CHF after/après/nach 15.9.2016

Friday / Vendredi / Freitag

Saturday / Samedi / Samstag
Dinner party at dojo / Fête/dîner au dojo / Dinnerparty im Dojo

Sunday / Dimanche / Sonntag

See the Facebook Event here!

New Balance Yoga classes

Yoga in Dublin


Reclaim your wellbeing

Our new class schedule has started and we’ll be adding new classes as September goes on.

Our new lunchtime class is on Mondays 1-1.45pm, it’s open to all levels and there’s a special drop in rate of 10 euro for this class.

Kids and Teens Yoga classes will be back on Wednesday 21st September, 4 – 5pm Kids Yoga 5 – 10 years and Teens & pre-teens 11 yrs – 16 yrs 5 – 5.45pm. A drop in class is 10 euro, 6 weeks – 55 euro and 12 weeks – 96 euro. We will also be running an Parent and Teen class on the last Saturday of each month… call us to book your place.

We also have a new Monday class starting on the 26th September Yoga & Meditation for Relaxation. This class is from 8-9pm, the perfect way to wind down after a busy day.

Our regular Ashtanga Yoga classes are still happening:

Monday 6.30pm Beginners

Tuesday 10.30am All Levels

Wednesday 6.30pm Beginners

Thursday 9.30am All Levels

Thursday 6.30pm Improvers

Saturday 10am All levels

A drop-in class is 14 euro and we also have an 8 class pass, it’s 80 euro and valid for 8 weeks.

Thinking of starting? You just need to come early on your first night to register. Bring a mat if you have one but we have some spares and some available to buy in our shop. Apart from that bring an open mind and a willingness to learn!

See you on the mat…