The origins of Red Star Sport Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing were established in a school hall in Cabra, in 2004. From a local part time club, Red Star has evolved into a professional full time training club with a host of internationally recognised fighters.
Now based on Nore Road in Glasnevin, close to Woodies DIY, Red Star continues to be one of Dublin’s most well known martial arts clubs in the country.
Red Star is known for it’s warm and inclusive atmosphere. We are a child friendly club, 80% of our membership are under 18. Our focus is on developing strong and confident martial artists, promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
We have a number of classes designed specially for each developing stage of a child’s growth. Starting at 4 years of age we have the Little Kickers, moving from 7 to 12 years we have the Tigers class and from there we have the Warriors class for younger teens, and then we have the older teens and adults. There is something for everyone at Red Star!
All our coaches are certified by the Irish Martial Arts Commission which is the government recognised national governing body for Martial Arts in Ireland. All our coaches have valid first aid certificates. All our coaches are Garda Vetted and all have acquired Safeguarding 1 and Safeguarding 2 courses. Red Star is a proud member of Kickboxing Ireland. We are also affiliated to ITF Head Quarters in South Korea for our Taekwon-Do certification.
Our children’s officer is Lauren Bradshaw. Lauren joined Red Star back when she was only 7 years old. Now at 20 years, she boasts three European Kickboxing titles, numerous national titles and three Irish Open titles. Lauren teaches our younger classes and has proved to be a great role model for the children. Lauren’s journey through the martial arts is testament to the work we do at Red Star, providing a pathway for young athletes right to the top of the most prestigious rankings of our sport.
Red Star’s head coach is Jon Mackey. Jon teaches the older teens and adults at the club. He is currently the national coach for Kickboxing Ireland. Jon has been teaching since 2004 and started his training in Taekwon-Do in 1987 when he was 9 years old.
If you have any further questions, please do get in touch. We’d be happy to welcome you at our club anytime.