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John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh

The Godfather of Irish Martial Arts & Coach to UFC Champion Conor McGregor


Dublin

Europe

Ireland

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John Kavanagh, is regarded as the godfather of Irish MMA at the SBG (Straight Blast Gym International). He is instrumental in helping a small, unfunded and unsupported club in Dublin, make an impact within the world’s fastest growing sport. His story is at the very heart of the explosion of MMA in Ireland and the production line of UFC champions they produce and develop.

As a speaker audiences learn of John’s truly inspirational approach to life and his take on being the man behind the most talked about fighter in combat sport. It is the story of how to follow a dream and realise a vision. Football players, rugby players and entrepreneurs were all interested to see how this, all of this was built. How did he go from 14 years ago being in a shed with a couple of lads to standing in Las Vegas with the most popular fighter on the planet?  John’s story in his own words is; “a tale of coming from nothing to something, overcoming obstacles and finding success in business and in sport.”

To book John Kavanagh for speaking appearances contact the Promotivate Speakers Agency Europe on +44(0)2078711829 or using our contact page here.

  • "One of the best indications of a healthy lineage is that each generation becomes better than the one before. John Kavanagh is proof of that. Having cornered more than a thousand fights, and then applying a thoughtful intelligence to that wealth of experience, John has reached the highest levels a coach can reach. All of us within SBG are so proud of his success, and the success of his team. As a coach it was an honor and a privilege this weekend to award John his 3rd stripe as a black belt. He understand Jiu-Jitsu on a level well beyond where I've gone, and our young students who follow, will take it even further."

    Matt Thornton, SBG Founder

  • John Kavanagh "One of the best indications of a healthy lineage is that each generation becomes better than the one before. John Kavanagh is proof of that. Having cornered more than a thousand fights, and then applying a thoughtful intelligence to that wealth of experience, John has reached the highest levels a coach can reach. All of us within SBG are so proud of his success, and the success of his team. As a coach it was an honor and a privilege this weekend to award John his 3rd stripe as a black belt. He understand Jiu-Jitsu on a level well beyond where I've gone, and our young students who follow, will take it even further."
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