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Win or Learn – An Evening With John Kavanagh

Win or Learn – An Evening With John Kavanagh




Join John Kavanagh, the Head Coach to world renowned UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Author of best-selling book ‘Win or Learn,’ on ‘An Evening with John Kavanagh’ – as he tells the amazing story of his long road to success in MMA.  John will be joined in conversation with Kacper Rosolowski and Denis Shkuratov of Submission Radio (Australia and New Zealand’s biggest weekly Mixed Martial Arts show).  Guests will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about John’s truly inspirational approach to life and his take on being the man behind the most talked about fighter in combat sports.  A first hand look into the behind-the-scenes of the rise and triumphs of Conor McGregor.  John will also be signing copies of his book: ‘Win or Learn’ (Out via Penguin).

John Kavanagh is Head Coach at ‘Straight Blast Gym,’ Coach to world renowned UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.  John runs ‘Straight Blast Gym’ Ireland and is one of the world’s leading mixed martial arts coaches.  He is Ireland’s first MMA fighter, first Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and first coach of a UFC Champion.  John has trained in BJJ since 1996.  The first person to really bring proper BJJ into Ireland, John has made a name for himself as a competitor winning gold at the European Championships 2006 and is a world-class coach.  As Ireland’s first Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu he was the first Irish MMA sportsman to compete in the Cage.

John has coached, cornered and trained with many great names of MMA and BJJ – the fight team under John right now, has had some really impressive results.  Chris ‘The Killing’ Fields, Cathal ‘The Punisher’ Pendred, Clive ‘The Badman’ Staunton, Arni Isaksson, Gunnar Nelson, Tom Maguire, Alan Duffy, Philip Mulpeter, Conor McGregor, Kieran Cooke, James Heelan, John Marrey, Luke Corcoran, Artem Lobov, Rowdy Owen Roddy, Liam Heffernon, Patrick The Hooligan Holohan, Keith Coady, Rob The Dog Quinn, Ais ‘The Bash’ Daly to name but a few.  In BJJ: Tom King, Arek Sternalski, Nerigus, Macek, Joey Breslin and a host of others.

Many greats of MMA have passed through the SBG doors including: BJ Penn, Shaolin, Chris Brennan, Ryan Hall, Minotauro, Saulo Riberio, Xande Riberio, Rory Singer, Ed Herman, Jeff Monson, Ian Freeman, Leigh Remedios, Ian Butlin, Ricardo Liborio, Shane Rice, Thomas Egan to name a few!

 Meet & Greet Tickets: Meet & Greet tickets will include: First Two Rows – Reserve Ticket, signed copy of John’s book ‘WIN OR LEARN’ and a photo opportunity with John post show.

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