Pankration MMA Kickboxing Academy has been providing top quality professional tuition in martial arts and fitness in Limerick since 1992. Run by Dermot Mc Grath and Catherine Costigan, PKA has classes to suit everyone from Little Ninjas (4-7 years), Kids MMA/Kickboxing, Adults MMA and Ladies Fitness Kickboxing.

We have been coaching MMA in Limerick since 1993. Our students and fighters have competed in everything from amateur mma league matches, kickboxing, karate, sanda and pro MMA across europe and the USA in CageWarriors, Bamma and Invicta. Find us on Facebook at Pankration MMA Kickboxing Academy.


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For kids between 4-7

We have our Little Ninjas Beginners Class on weds at 4.30 and sat morning at 9.30. There’s a max of 12 in a class with two instructors for each class.

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For kids between 8-13

Beginners kids class for 8-13 year olds is on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm. Max of 16 kids per class with two coaches.

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We have been coaching MMA in Limerick since 1993. Our students and fighters have competed in everything from amateur mma league matches...

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  • Best gym in Limerick to be in. The training plans and circuit workouts is never the same from abs, sparring, kicking, pushing the prowler, kettlebells, etc, etc, etc. Training is serious but we always have a good laugh and great fun. Dermot and Catherine is the best. They do personal training too and you be amaze by doing what you think you cant do. This is the place where my membership will never expire.
    Mag Gui
  • Catherine has helped me overcome so many obstacles. When I first met her, I was taking 6 painkillers a day due to chronic low back pain. I was feeling down due to the pain and powerless to do anything about it. It was getting to the point where I was thinking of giving up work. However, through Catherine’s guidance, I finally learned how to perform exercises pain free and I am now doing strength and conditioning exercises I never dreamed I would be able to do. Catherine’s gentle, postive and encouraging nature continues to inspire me each week I train with her. I now work 6 days a week, feel strong mentally and physically and I’m very happy – all of which is down to Catherine. I cannot recommend her enough and will never be able to thank her enough.
    Orla Smyth

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