Category Archives: Eskrima

Quick Introduction

Wild Geese Martial Arts are are the Irish Reps for Rapid Arnis, Guba Doce Pares and Doce Pares “Original” Eskrima. Although we love all FMA, and martial arts of every style. We’re not into politics and ego’s just training, teaching and promoting martial arts, fitness and health.

The Wild Geese are Paul Cox, 3rd dan Ed Parker’s Kenpo, 2nd Dan Shaloin Kempo, 1st Dan Doce Pares. And myself, Dave Hedges, 2nd Dan Ed Parker’s Kenpo, 1st Dan Wado Ryu Karate-Jutsu.

Our official site is http://www.wildgeesema.com/.

In the near future (as when we get time) we will be putting together an Irish Council of Kali, Eskrima, Arnis Instructors. This will be based on the British council (http://www.bckeai.co.uk/), which in turn is based on the Philippine Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Masters.

The idea of the council is to be a non profit, non political council, made up of genuine FMA instructors, with the goal of promoting FMA in all it’s forms and ensuring that the public is aware as to who are the real instructors.

If you have comments/suggestions/questions put em down here.

Wild Geese Martial Arts
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British Council FMA Festival

Wild Geese Martial Arts have a close affiliation with the British Council of Kali Escrima Arnis Instructors (http://www.bckeai.co.uk/) and attended both last years FMA festival and this years massive FMA festival.

Fortunately, Peter Lewis of Zu-Bu Kails Illustrissimo has saved me the trouble of writing a review, have a look at this special edition of the FMA Digest:http://www.fmadigest.com/Issues/special-issues/2007/Special-Issue_FMAFestival_United-Kingdom.exe

Read and enjoy. This event, and the growing strength of the British council shows us that martial arts and martial artists from different styles and backgrounds can get along and work together.

Lets drop the politics, were too much a minority to be fractured.

Oh and news just in, Steve Tappin of Escrima Concepts (read about him in the report) has confirmed that he’ll be coming to Dublin to present a seminar. I’ll post more details soon.

Wild Geese Martial Arts
any cause but our own

Wild Geese Mexico & Cuba

Paul Cox, co founder and chief instructor of Wild Geese Martial Arts was recently in Mexico and Cuba.

It was a few years since Paul and I were in Cuba to grade 2 lads up to Black belt in Ed Parkers Kenpo, the first of their kind in Cuba. Paul had spent a lot of time in Cuba training the already talented Miguel and Chino his brand of Kenpo/FMA, so he and I went over to Grade them and perform a few demo’s.

Miguel has subsequently moved on and set up clubs in Mexico. Paul was invited over to teach. He was extremely well received by the local martial arts fraternity and by the LEO’s that attended his seminars. Paul was also asked to Demo at a police training center where they were very impressed with the adaptability of FMA/kenpo to almost every possible scenario from civillian self defence, through police arrest and control to military extreme combat.

We are working on updating our website (http://www.wildgeesema.com/) to include sections dedicated to our Cuban rep (Chino) our Mexican Rep (Julio Loaiza) and Miguel Arroyo. Keep an eye out for updates.

Wild Geese Martial Arts
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New Class opened

We’ve just opened a new class due to special request.

A few of the lads I work with on the door had just seen the Bourne Ultimatum and were asking me about Krav Maga, I explained the similarities between KM and FMA/Kenpo, plus the fact that in the previous films Bourne had been using FMA so we opened a new class.

Every Monday at 4.30pm we will be teaching FMA/Kenpo at the Pinnacle Gym off Camden St, just behind Copper’s. The class format is based around empty hand and street defence. The ceilings are just too low for full on stick swinging, but we already have 3 classes based around the stick/weapons, so it’s about time we taught empty hands and unarmed vs armed on a regular basis.

So far, my students (largely due to the class time) are security and Garda, this suits us as the Wild Geese are active in the securit field and love teaching to people who may actually find themselves in the situation where they need some of this training. However we are open to everybody.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get some youtube footage sorted out soon showing all aspects of our training.

For those who don’t know pinnacle, it’s a proper Gym. Mick has set this up as a gym for people who want to train, he has plenty of free weights, a selection of machines, an outdoor (covered) section with a powerlifting platform, maize bag, punch bag and boxing ring as well as an upstairs room for martial arts classes, one end of the room features half an octogon for all you mma’ers.

Oh there’s also a treadmill and rowing machine, although they’re a bit dusty!

More on Pinnacle on http://www.irish-lifting.com/

Wild Geese Martial Arts
any cause but our own

Irelands First Doce Pares Black Belt

A big congatulations are owed to Paul Cox, instructor at Wild Geese Martial Arts.

Paul was awarded black belt status by Grandmaster Danny Guba during a private training session at Danny’s house.

While the Wild Geese are about good quality, functional martial arts, not grades, we do appreciate when a known and respected master, such as Danny, bestows us with the honour of a rank in his system.

Wild Geese Martial Arts
any cause but our own

Quick Introduction

Wild Geese Martial Arts are are the Irish Reps for Rapid Arnis, Guba Doce Pares and Doce Pares “Original” Eskrima. Although we love all FMA, and martial arts of every style. We’re not into politics and ego’s just training, teaching and promoting martial arts, fitness and health.

The Wild Geese are Paul Cox, 3rd dan Ed Parker’s Kenpo, 2nd Dan Shaloin Kempo, 1st Dan Doce Pares. And myself, Dave Hedges, 2nd Dan Ed Parker’s Kenpo, 1st Dan Wado Ryu Karate-Jutsu.

Our official site is http://www.wildgeesema.com/.

In the near future (as when we get time) we will be putting together an Irish Council of Kali, Eskrima, Arnis Instructors. This will be based on the British council (http://www.bckeai.co.uk/), which in turn is based on the Philippine Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Masters.

The idea of the council is to be a non profit, non political council, made up of genuine FMA instructors, with the goal of promoting FMA in all it’s forms and ensuring that the public is aware as to who are the real instructors.

If you have comments/suggestions/questions put em down here.

Wild Geese Martial Arts
any cause but our own