Join our classes at STUDIO GALERA in Bandon, Co. Cork.


Coach Galera

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Galera has a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and has won many Irish and International BJJ competitions since 2015.

He became a European Champion and Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion in 2017 and received the award for Senior Male Competitor from Cork Martial Arts Promotions.


Galera had his first encounter with capoeira in Brazil as a teenager more than 20 years ago and is now a Professor in the international capoeira group Grupo Candeias.

He has been teaching capoeira in Bandon for over 10 years and in the past years also taught at University College Cork and the COPE Foundation for special needs.


Galera is a retained firefighter with the local Bandon Fire Service. He competed in the World Police & Fire Games in July 2022 and won 2 gold medals as a Jiu-Jitsu competitor.


For his competitions, Galera is sponsored by: West Cork Coffee, Sika Strength, and Bandon Strength & Conditioning.

About our classes

Kids love Gymnastics

In this class your child will learn floor gymnastics, for example: cartwheels, handstands, back handsprings and aerial cartwheels.

We have a sprung floor in our gym, covered with thick professional mats which makes it a safe environment for your child to learn gymnastics. We also have monkey bars, rings, beam, crash mats, and inflatable equipment.

What to wear

Comfortable clothes: girls can wear leggings and a tight shirt and hair in a ponytail. No zippers/buttons.


Students pay per term, 35 euro for a 4 week term, payment due on the 1st class of the term.

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Capoeira: Creative Workouts, Fun, Acrobatics, And Music

Rooted deep in Brazilian culture, Capoeira is a martial art that is a mixture of gymnastics, rhythm and self-defense.

To the untrained eye it might look like a dance, but capoeiristas learn to react fast to attacks and dodge them while simultaneously moving into position for their next attack.

What to wear

For the first few classes you can wear comfortable clothes, no zippers/buttons. You can buy a capoeira uniform from Galera.

Monthly Membership

Students pay a monthly membership, payment due on the 1st class of the month.

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Learn To Defend Yourself With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

You'll train with Galera who regularly participates in international BJJ competitions and became European and World Champion in 2017.

What to wear

You'll need a Gi (kimono) for the training, but if you're just starting out, you can borrow one when you come for your first class.

Monthly Membership

Students pay a monthly membership, payment due on the 1st class of the month.

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Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at Studio Galera caters for all levels with classes suitable for those who are looking to get fit and those looking to compete.

With our experienced coaching staff we will have you competent in all elements of mixed martial arts in our bright, spacious and safe environment.


  • Boxing gloves, preferably 14 or 16 oz
  • MMA gloves 6 or 8 oz
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield

Monthly Membership

Students pay a monthly membership, payment due on the 1st class of the month.

Register for MMA classes

Monthly Membership

€35 for Kids and Teens
1 class per week

€60 for Kids and Teens
2 classes per week

€90 for BJJ Adults
unlimited BJJ classes

Class schedule



Unit 11
Bypass Business Park
Bandon, Co. Cork
P72 DW27


  • toilet
  • changing room
  • free parking

Studio Galera is equipped with a sprung floor that absorbs impact on falling and jumping.

The sprung floor and the walls are covered with professional mats.

Free parking is available on site.

Contact us 087 216 1808
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