Shannon Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Shannon Jiu-Jitsu Academy was established in 2017 by Jarek Bujnowski.
Jarek is the Head Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Multiple European and Irish Championship medalist. His martial arts and sports journey started at the age of 8 training Olympic Wrestling. Over the years he fell in love with Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu.
He opened Shannon Jiu-Jitsu Academy as Shannon Town's only BJJ academy it quickly built a reputation as a friendly and effective environment for those new to BJJ to learn the art, as well as being open and accepting to members from all BJJ academies and martial arts backgrounds.
Shannon Jiu-Jitsu Academy is proudly affiliated with Berserkers Team Poland and Brasa Team Brazil.
Berserkes Team is the biggest and strongest by far BJJ team in Poland with multiple team trophy wins on Polish BJJ nationals and ADCC nationals.
Head coach of Berserkers Team - Piotr "BAGI" Bagiński is a BJJ 3rd degree Black Belt and a legend of his own. He is one of the very first Poles participating in BJJ, multiple medalists of World, European and Polish Championships. Despite his age, Piotr Bagiński is still a very active competitor (participating mainly in adults division) as well as leading his team towards victories.
Besides running the biggest BJJ/MMA academy in Poland BAGI has the privilege to be Polish National Grappling Team head coach and Polish National Jiu-Jitsu Ne-Waza head coach.
Brasa Team was formed in 2004. This team came together after one of the most surprising break-ups in the history of the sport. The split in Alliance Jiu Jitsu squad that laid the foundation for Brasa and later for a number of other teams that have grown to be among the strongest academies of the 21st century, such as Checkmat, or Zenith BJJ. The Brasa team had its heyday around the mid-2000’s decade through champions such as Ronaldo ‘Jacaré’ Souza, Robert Drysdale, Felipe Costa, Demian Maia, Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ and many others.
Felipe is IBJJF 2003 World Champion. His success came as a surprise to most in the BJJ community as no other competitor had ever won a World Championship in the black belt division, without having ever placed on a podium of a major competition prior to receiving his black belt.
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti >
Rodrigo Medeiros > Felipe Costa > Piotr Bagiński > Jarek Bujnowski