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Our Intrepid Judo Coach does it again!

He’s the greatest, He’s fantastic,
Wherever there’s danger he’ll be there

He’s the ace, He’s amazing, He’s the strongest he’s the quickest he’s the best

Donal Tannam, Donal Tannam, DONAL TANNAM

He’s the greatest, He’s fantastic,
Wherever there’s danger he’ll be there

He’s the ace, He’s amazing,
He’s the strongest he’s the quickest he’s the best
Danger Mouse

He’s terrific, He’s magnific,
He’s the greatest Judo Coach in the world

Donal Tannam, Power House

He’s the fastest he’s the greatest he’s the best

Donal Tannam, Donal Tannam, DONAL
Our intrepid Judo Coach has been at it again, there is no stopping this man!
He’s currently over in Canada at the World Masters Tournament representing Ireland.
He has picked up:
3rd in his weight category
3rd in the Ne Waza (Ground work)
5th in the Open Weight
and helped the Irish Squad place 3rd overall.
He took part in 14 fights over three days and collected 30 points that will go towards earning his 5th Degree Black belt.
He will be back at Wild Geese with his unique teaching style next week with the junior classes kicking of on Tuesday the 7th and the Adults the following day.
While looking at the results above, it may seem a little intimidating to come and train under this man, but believe me when I say, he’s an absolute gentleman and to think his slight stature, humble nature and soft voice hides behind it the technique and grace to place fifth in the open weight against much larger opponents is amazing.
His acheivements imply an animal of a man, his actual nature and presence is far, far softer.
Donal Tannam is Danger Mouse
(I think, he’s going to kick my arse after reading this….)
Congrats Coach, see you next week.
Regards

Munster Open Judo Results

Munster Open Judo Results:

Without Wild Geese Judo trying to take any credit whatsoever it is our pleasant duty to congratulate occasional visitor Paul Cummins UCD for taking Gold, Silver and Bronze, recent visitor James King UCD and first-time competitor for taking Silver, and very very faithful visitor Michael McKenna UCD for taking Bronze and Silver.

Brian Donoghue Portmarnock and recent visitor performed well but missed out on the medals table.

Lisa, the daughter & student of your venerable coach, took Gold and will be training on Sunday in the brand new 4:00 pm junior class.

Well done all!

Regards
Donal Tannam

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Who’s the new guy at Wild Geese?

Wild Geese is pleased to welcome a new instructor to it’s line up.

We already have not one, but two National Kickboxing Champions, a World Champion in Kickboxing and another in Doce Pares Eskrima. We’ve a man who took a bronze in the Kali Stick World Championships.
The list goes on.

So lets see how the new guy matches up to the standards expect. Here’s a list:

2009
Atlanta Masters – 3rd place
Hungarian Open – Silver
2008
Irish Open – Bronze
London – Gold & Bronze
French Masters – Gold
Hungarian Masters – Bronze
Waterford Open – Bronze (senior men & masters)
2007
Irish Closed – Silver (masters)
Irish Open – Gold (masters)
NI Open – Bronze
British Masters – Silver
Hungarian Open – Bronze

Well you get the idea, my fingers are getting sore so I’ll not continue. Between 2002 and 2009 this guy has amassed 2 golds, 5 silvers and 8 bronze medals, as well as a number of other championship titles.

And that’s just the ones he’s told us about.

Interested in learning form this man?

Who is he?

His name is Donal Tannam, he holds 3rd Dan black belt in Judo and is a respected member of the Irish Judo Association.

He’ll be teaching every Wed 8pm and Friday 6.30pm. Beginners and experienced are all welcome.
Special note to the MMA guys, this guy will seriously improve you take down ability…

Drop in and meet Donal any Wed or Fri.
Or better yet, jump into his class.

Regards
Wild Geese
every cause but our own
Kenpo / Eskrima / BJJ / Strength & Conditioning
www.wildgeesema.com/ wildgeesema.blogspot.com
info@wildgeesema.com
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