All Classes are taught by Head Instructor Julie McHale, 4 times World Champion and 3 times European Champion, 15 years National Irish Champion .

From a tender age of 10 years old Julie began her martial arts career, learning the art of Karate for a number of years, she went on to become a first degree black belt at the age of 16. She then focused and quickly excelled in the style of kickboxing.

Competing in semi-contact kickboxing for many years, Julie then went on to compete at international level in light and full contact kickboxing. After graduating from school, Julie pursued her love of sport as a career through her academic training, undertaking a serious of third level and advanced fitness training courses.

Julie, a 4th degree blackbelt has been training for over 30 years and has a glittering career in martial arts, carrying an accolade of achievements and success.

Julie has been bringing pride to her hometown of Bray since 1999 when she first competed at international level. Representing Ireland at world and european championships, Julie has an international honours role that is simply remarkable.

She has won over 200 tournaments and championships.

The achievements Julie has won are truly exceptional, she is an outstanding ambassador for sport, providing young athletes with an excellent role model. In 2006, Bray Chamber of Commerce recognised all Julie’s achievements, receiving the award for Person of the Year.


World Gold Medal Ireland 2000
European Gold Medal WAKO Italy 2002
World Gold Medal Greece (Semi-Contact)2002
World Gold Medal Greece (light-contact) 2002
European WAKO Gold Slovenia 2004
World Silver Medal WAKO Hungary 2005
World Gold Medal WKA Spain 2006
European Gold Medal WAKO Macedonia 2006
World Silver Medal WAKO Belgrade 2007
6 times International Irish Open Winner
National Irish Full Contact Champion
15 years National Irish Champion
Bray Chamber Person of the Year 2006
WOMAA World Martial Arts Games – Gold Medal – Light Contact – Cardiff 2011
WOMAA World Martial Arts Games – Gold Medal – Full Contact – Cardiff 2011

All Eagle Martial Arts Instructors are:

  • Garda Vetted,
  • Safeguarding, Qualified First Aid, 
  • Club Children’s Officer