Darryl Gallagher, an 18 time world kickboxing champion from Bangor, has set up the city’s latest Martial Arts gym, The Dog House Kickboxing Club, situated at the back of Asda car park behind the High Street.

Darryl started kickboxing at the age of 5. Due to a lack of opportunities; an 11 year old Darryl chose to travel to Liverpool 4 times a week to train at the world famous Mushin Kai club under the guidance of the renowned martial artist Alfie Lewis.

The commitment, hard work, loyalty and ambition Darryl learnt whilst training in Liverpool is now evident at his own gym and through its members.

The Dog House

The Dog House runs various classes from children’s, women’s kickercise to competitive kickboxing as well personal 1-2-1 sessions.

The Dog House has a full matted area for martial arts and fitness, a bag room as well as a fully equipped gym. Darryl has recently been elected Vice-President of the Welsh kickboxing squad. He hopes to help the people of Bangor achieve their goals, from weight loss, building self confidence, self defence or to seek the same opportunities of travelling the world and competing as he did.

If you would like to join or simply learn a new skill, lose weight, learn self defence or build your child’s self confidence there are various classes held at the Dog House from Kids kickboxing, Women’s kickercise to Adult kickboxing lessons.

All are welcome at the Dog House for further details contact Darryl Gallagher on ‭07790 672150 or visit his Facebook page THE DOG HOUSE (kickboxing and fitness centre).

Train Hard, Fight Easy

Darryl’s fight team has so far collected 8 gold medals, 6 silver and 3 bronze in the 3 months they have been competing including a gold and bronze at the recent World Martial Arts Organisation (WMO) British Championship.

On Sunday 17th of February 2 Young Bangor Martial Artists from the newly formed Dog House Kickboxing club returned from the WMO British Championship with a gold and bronze medal.

Jack Jones and Billy Jones; both 14, won gold and bronze medals respectively at the British Championships as well as qualification for the WMO World Championships to be held in Portugal in September.

Darryl Gallagher receives his 4th Dan award from sensei and world renowned martial artist Alfie Lewis recently