Welcome to the Martial Arts Mats Ireland blog, where our skilled and passionate team of authors come together to share their expertise and insights in the world of martial arts and combat sports within the Irish market. With a diverse range of experience in MMA, BJJ, Judo, boxing, kickboxing, Taekwondo, and sport karate, our authors offer a wealth of knowledge to our readers, providing valuable tips, advice, and engaging stories. Whether you’re an experienced martial artist, a newcomer embarking on your journey, or simply an enthusiast of combat sports, our blog is your ultimate source for everything related to martial arts training, equipment, and the community in Ireland.

Author: Glenn Chegwidden

Practicing various martial arts since 1986 and an interest in computing from a very young age. Started an ecommerce martial arts business in 2003 when studying for a Masters in Internet systems. What began as a hobby while working as an IT director for multi-billion-dollar multinational has since scaled to a business with multiple fulfilment centres across the UK and Ireland.

Interested in all martial arts but especially passionate about Chinese Martial arts and culture. Favourite weapon – Shaolin Steel Whip Chain, although I’m not too good at yet 😊

Author: Dave Van Kooten

Dave is a freelance writer who specializes in articles focusing on athletic flooring and fitness. In the fitness articles that he’s written, Dave likes to highlight the unsung hero of any gym—gym flooring. Athletic flooring is the first form of personal protective equipment, cushioning falls and preventing injuries.

Dave has experience writing for environmental organizations, nonprofits, and has even done some sports journalism. But he’s most passionate about sharing tips and strategies for athletes to create a dream home gym so they can take their training to the next level.