Banner Martial Arts & Fitness
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Banner Martial Arts & Fitness Opening Hours

ADDRESS & MAP

Unit 7,

Quin Rd. Business Park,

Ennis, Co. Clare | V95 E161

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Friday 4pm - 9pm

Saturday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Closed Sunday & Monday



Classes start Tuesday 24th March 2015!


Check out our scheduled timetable to view list of classes.


Again our new address will be: Unit 7, Quin Road Business Park (behind the Ozone Gym, across from Flynn's Sheetmetal)


Our class sizes will be kept strictly limited, and first preference will be given to pre-existing members before we will open the classes to the general public. First class is FREE by appointment.


Please email us or call 087 4650533 if you are interested in reserving your preferred class day/time slot.



Announcing the Grand Re-Opening of Banner Martial Arts & Fitness, Ennis on the 17th March 2015!


Due to unfortunate circumstances, BMAF has been closed for the past 18 months. :-( But you can't keep a good team down! We're baaaaack! Stronger and even better than before.


Connor & Sarah Donovan invite you to a "Meet & Greet" afternoon at their new school on the 17th of March (Paddy's Day!) from 1pm - 4pm. We would love to see you all again and show you our fantastic new facility, including a super-comfy new parent's lounge.


Our new address will be: Unit 7, Quin Road Business Park (behind the Ozone Gym, across from Flynn's Sheetmetal)


Our class sizes will be kept strictly limited, and first preference will be given to pre-existing members before we will open the classes to the general public. Classes start 24th of March, first class is FREE by appointment.


Our new class schedule can be found on our timetable page


Please email us if you are interested in reserving your preferred class day/time slot.


Hapkido Seminar 4th December 2012 with Grandmaster Ik Hwan Kim


We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to Grandmaster Ik Hwan Kim who gave a fantasic Hapkido Seminar and of course to all who attended and assisted in the seminar. We had a article in the The Clare People, Tuesday 20th November, so please click on news article image to read more.


Hapkido Seminar 4th December 2012 with Grandmaster Ik Hwan Kim Hapkido Seminar 4th December 2012 with Grandmaster Ik Hwan Kim Hapkido Seminar 4th December 2012 with Grandmaster Ik Hwan Kim Hapkido Seminar 4th December 2012 with Grandmaster Ik Hwan Kim

Taekwon-Do Blackbelt Grading 4th December 2011


Congratulations to our 14 newly promoted Blackbelt students and of course Mr Connor Donovan on his IV Degree which took place at Banner Martial Arts last December 4th with Master Creedon.


Promoted:

New Black Belts:

Mr Connor Donovan - IV Degree

Neil Cullinan - I Degree

Nathan D'Arcy - II Degree

Shauna Enright - I Degree

Gary Hennessy - II Degree

Mark Fahy - I Degree

Robert Kennedy -II Degree

Natalia Fankulewska - I Degree

Martin McCormack - II Degree

Saoirse Felle - I Degree

Kieran Thynne - II Degree

Emer Moroney - I Degree

Alex O'Doherty - I Degree

Alice O'Brien I Degree

Bridget O'Brien - I Degree


Check out the Photos which can be viewed on our Flickr website Click here »


Banner Martial Arts Open Tournament November 2011


Congratulations to every who competed in Sunday's Open Tournament and to all the top 3 winners in their categories.


Click here for RESULTS » & Photos can be viewed on our Flickr website Click here »


Check out the Video's of our newest category Self Defence Demonstration. Click here »


Congratulations to our newest Black Belt - Mr Fergus Courtney


Big Congratulations to Mr. Fergus Courtney who was awarded the schools 1st Black Belt in Kickboxing this week after his grading last Sunday. We would also like to congratulate all other Kickboxing and Taekwondo students on their successful belt promotions also this week


Mr Connor & Mrs Sarah Donovan

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HAPKIDO GRADING 01-05-2011

14 Students of Hapkido students successully tested under Master Norman Creedon for their Hapkido Yellow Belts on Sunday. Master Creedon praised the standard of those testing and looks forward to the future of Hapkido in Ennis. After the grading Master Creedon taught a Hapkido class open to all, which was well-attended by 34 interested students.


ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 2011

Over 120 members marched in this year's St. Patrick's Day parade. This year was very special in that we were joined by Master Norman Creedon who assisted us with putting on a Hapkido demonstration in front of the main stage during the parade. A great pportunity for the people of Clare to see something different! After the parade, over 200 members and family members got to witness a dynamic demo by Master Creedon and his team back at the school followed by an awesome Bouncy Castle Party with face painting and tea/coffee. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day! Check out our photo galleries for pics!


ANNUAL SCION TAEKWONDO COMPETITION 2011

This weekend a group of "Banner Martial Arts & Fitness" students travelled to Cork to compete in the Annual Scion Taekwon-do Competition. 14 Banner Martial Artists competed amongst over 200 Martial Artists from across Ireland. Meagan O'Connor is only 4 years old and this was her first competition ever. She won First Place in her Pattern Division and 2nd Place in her Sparring Division. A special team of girls worked very hard together to choreograph and rehearse their own Musical Pattern Performance and have won 1st Place for the second year in a row! Natalia Fankulewska, Caitriona ni Riordain, Alice O'Brien, and Shauna Enright. Other acheivements include Michael Neylon winning 1st place for his Pattern Division, Paul Kirwin winning 3rd Place for his Pattern Division, Aaron Kelly 2nd Place in Sparring, James McNamee 3rd Place in Sparring, Caitriona ni Riordain 3rd Place in Patterns, and Natalia Fankulewska won 1st Place in both her Pattern and her Sparring Divisions! Instructors Mr. & Mrs. Donovan are very proud of the accomplishments of their students and of all the training and practice put into preparing for this annual event.


BMAF WINTER OPEN COMPETITION

Was a great success! Despite the bad weather, attendance was high and a good time was had by all! Thanks to everyone who participated with such positive attitudes and good sportsmanship. Mr. & Mrs. Donovan were well pleased with the atititudes and efforts of all of our students on the day. Thanks to everyone who helped with scoring, and judging. Thanks also to everyone who brought anything for the Clare Animal Welfare donation drive. Every little item added up to a great big help! Check out our photo gallery for photos of the day and results.


Master Class in Cashel

Banner Martial Arts & Fitness Black Belt instructors recently attended a Technical Master Class presented by Master Creedon on 7th of November in Csahel. The course was well attended by other ITF Eireann black belts who enjoyed to opportunity to focus on technical details of Black Belt patterns.


MASTER CREEDON'S HAPKIDO SEMINAR

It was an honor to host a visit from Master Norman Creedon, 8th Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do, 5th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Master Creedon provided us with a very tasty introduction to the Korean Martial Art of Hapkido. Attendees had the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of very effective and practical self-defence techniques. Some participants had a background in Taekwon-do, some in Kickboxing, and some had no martial arts experience whatsoever, but everyone attending had a very satisfying day and left feeling empowered and enlightened. Many special thanks also to James, Jonathan, and Senad, some of Master Creeedon's students who cam to assist on the day. Everytime you turned around there was someone there to help explain and demonstrate. A fantastic lesson!


PAUL O'LEARY SEMINAR

Paul O'Leary visited our school recently for a very informative course on Kyusho Kitsu Pressure Points, with practical self-defence applications A greate day was had by all, and we came away with many useful techniques. Paul O'Leary is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwon-do and a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Ao Den Kou Kitsu.


JOHN BRAWN SEMINAR

Many thanks to John Brawn for visitng our school recently. John taught a self-defence course focusing on restraint techniques and some pressure points. Participants also enjoyed the workout session John threw in at the end of the course. John is a Black Belt in Karate, and also a professional instructor of Close Protection Skills.


2010 ROBIN RUN RELAY RACE:

Our annual fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of Jim Donovan. This year we ran 5k in a partners' relay. The weather was divine and the atmosphere was brilliant. A healthy dose of competition blended with a generous outpouring of teamwork. What else would you be doing on a Sunday morning? All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Reaserch. Final total raised will be announced when all the line cards have been returned. Many thanks to everyone who took part. Thank you.


  • 1st Place Men's Team: Fergus Courtney & Patrick Courtney
  • 2nd Place Men's Team: Connor Donovan & Mark Brophy
  • 3rd Place Men's Team: John Hayes & David Bell


  • 1st Place Ladies' Team: Martina Martin & Pamela Kennedy
  • 2nd Place Ladies' Team: Aideen McCormack & Anne Marie Carpenter


  • 1st Place Juniors' Team: Tim Janssen & Brendan Cussen


  • 1st Place Family Team: Marie O'Brien & Bridget O'Brien
  • 2nd Place Family Team: Aine Murphy & Mairead Murphy
  • 3rd Place Family Team: Frank O'Brien & Alice O'Brien


2010 BLACK BELT GRADING:

Banner Martial Arts & Fitness is proud to promote EIGHT of our students to 1st Degree Black Belt!

Nathan D'Arcy

Kieran Thynne

Rachel Daly

Radion Bessonov

Gary Hennessy

Ryan Kerswill

Robert Kennedy

Martin McCormack


have all embodied the true spirit of Taekwon-do through their humble and dilligent study of the art.

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