Martial Arts Club land on their feet with new premises – The Echo Newspaper

By Maurice Garvey

HAVING established a successful martial arts club over the last 20 years in the heart of the village – it was with some trepidation that BMA Clondalkin owner and head coach Ilija Salerno began to seek out a new premises last year.

Formerly based in Clondalkin Enterprise Centre, Ilija and other business owners at the centre were “left in the dark” over plans by the landlord to build apartments on the site, which essentially forced him out of a settled base.

Ilija Salerno and Roy Baker at the new premises on the Ninth Lock

Deciding to move and finding a suitable new premises are two different things entirely. Luckily for Ilija and over 200 members at the club (with extensive waiting lists for most age groups), they have landed on their feet nearby in the

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