Who We Are?

About us

Mugendo Sligo was founded in 1986 by Michael McDermot who is a th Dan Black Belt. Now in its 36th year Mugendo Kickboxing Sligo has become an integral part of the community training people of all ages from 5 years up in the art of self defence and competition fighting. 

Mugendo, which is Japanese for the unlimited way is a modern fighting system that combines elements of boxing with different kicking techniques and movements associated with martial arts 

We pride ourselves on the success of our club over the years and the time and dedication put in by everyone involved.

Mugendo Sligo Kickboxing Grading

Rules Of The Dojo

Sligo Mugendo has prepared a set of rules that are designed to keep all club members and visitors safe.

Our rules also include showing respect while entering and exiting the Dojo (the gym) and are designed to ensure participants maintain discipline in and out of the club. 

We encourage all club members to familiarise themselves with the rules and a full copy can be downloaded here.

Our Core Values

Here at Mugendo Sligo we believe in creating an inclusive training environment that is built on respect and discipline.


Light Contact

Light Contact kickboxing should be executed with well-controlled techniques these techniques must be well controlled when they land on legal targets.

Full Contact

Full contact is a discipline of kickboxing where the intention of a fighter is to beat his opponent with full power and strength. Punches and kicks must be delivered to legal targets with focus, speed and determination, creating solid contact.

Points Fighting

Semi-contact is a fighting discipline where two fighters fight with the primary goal of scoring defined points using controlled legal techniques with speed agility and focus.

Sligo Kickboxing sparring session