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Latest News..............

October 2018 Grading

Congratulations to Adam Geoghegan


who passed his black belt grading to achieve the rank of 1st Dan. Adam has been training privately at the World Mu-Gen-Do University this past year.


Pictured below l to r Professor George Canning 10th Dan and founder of Mu-Gen-Do, Donal Cleary 2nd Dan, Adam Geoghegan 1st Dan, George Canning Jnr 9th Dan (undefeated World Champion), Fergal Lawlor 5th Dan (Mugendo Martial Arts Academy in trim)

Student Area has been upgraded with it's own homepage. You should find it easier to navigate around the new updated videos from 2013-2017. Please note this is for students of the University only


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July 2015 Grading updates

Congratulations go to two respected students this month

Craig Brady and Fergal Lawlor

Craig Brady for attaining his 2nd Degree blackbelt in Mu-Gen-Do.

Craig hope to start his own club soon and will continue his training with the University


Fergal runs several successful clubs around the Co Meath area along with one to one personal training. His details can be found in the links page along with the other recognized Mu-Gen-Do Kickboxing trainers


Fergal Lawlor 5th Degree Blackbelt

presented by Professor George Canning 10th Dan Founder and

Professor Canning Jnr 9th Dan

April 2015

Students of the World Mugendo University attend the presentation of 8th Dan which was awarded to Pat McParland for his continuous growth in Mugendo. 


Well Done Pat

l to r. George Canning Jnr 9th Dan, Tim Crowley 6th Dan, Joss Fanning 6th Degree, Fergal Lawlor 4th Degree, Pat McParland 8th Degree, Donal Cleary, Karl Fanning 4th Degree, Craig Brady, Kevin Phoenix

and the professor himself

George Canning Jnr 9th Dan with Pat McParland 8th Dan and Professor George Canning 10th Dan

April 2014

Congratulations to the Fanning Brothers for hard work and higher Degree achievements. The lads are also running a summer camp this year. Irish Fighters Magazine interviewed the guys recently and we are looking forward to reading the article in June.


Professor George Canning 10th Dan and George Canning Jnr 9th Dan, award Karl Fanning 4th Degree, Joss Fanning 6th Degree, Leon Fanning 6th Degree. Well done chaps.


See the links page for your growing Mugendo community

Professor George Canning honours Irish Strongman Eamonn Keane with a 7th Degree in Mugendo. Eamonn, a school teacher and a long term student of Mugendo traveled in from Mayo.

Eamonn holds weightlifting world records

and last year was the subject of a special documentary on TG4

(Ireland's Irish Language TV Station)


‘Éamonn Ó Cathain – An Fear Iarainn’


In the documentary, Eamonn goes in search of his ultimate goal in weightlifting by attempting to become the only man ever to achieve a career grand slam of world records in 12 different endurance weightlifting disciplines.

He has also previously held world weightlifting records in at least 4 other categories.

February 2014

World Mugendo University Students gather around Pat McParland

who was awarded his 7th Degree by Professor George Canning and George Canning Jnr

Patrick was also honoured with becoming assistant to the professor in the dojo

See Irish Fighters magazine Issue 1 2014 for full story

November 2013

 Stuart Connell receiving his 2nd degree from

Professor George Canning 10th Dan

Martial Arts Adapting To Your Lifestyle


Stuart Connell is the living proof of using the unlimited way Mugendo Martial Arts with private one to one home tuition with Professor George Canning 10th Dan world Mugendo University.

3 Years ago Stuart met the professor and told him he always had an interest in martial arts but his knee problem stopped him from trying. The professor immediately gave him an exercise routine to help his knees and this progressed into a home tuition routine enabling Stuart to become more active in martial arts.

Over the following 2 years Stuart trained at home with weekly visits from the professor and he attained his 2nd Degree along with his level of Body Guarding for his business and home security.

Nothing is impossible with the correct determination. Another success story for Mugendo.

(Above) George Canning Jnr 9th Dan

presenting Body Guard Cert to Stuart

October 2013

Award Ceremonies at the World Mugendo University

A historic day for the World Mugendo University was when Brendan Burke, 5th Dan, Head of the D.E.A. Seychelles, returned to Ireland to be awarded as a 6th Dan, which holds the title of Master in Mugendo by Professor George Canning.

Also in attendance George Canning Jnr 9th Dan (Professor) and Tim Crowley 6th Dan (Master)

The Master and his student meet !!

Legends meet

Tim Crowley 6th Dan (Master), Brendan Burke (Head of D.E.A. Seychelles) 6th Dan Master and George Canning Jnr 9th Dan (Former World Mugendo Champion)

L-R. Back Row: Killian Owens (2nd Degree) Andrew O'Leary (2nd Degree) John Kennedy (3rd Degree) Fergal Lawlor (4th Degree)

Front Row: Tim Crowley,(6th Dan Master) Professor George Canning (10th Dan) Brendan Burke (6th Dan Master) Professor George Canning Jnr (9th Dan) Pat McParland (6th Degree Master)

New Pages ..........Updated Media and Magazines with all archived reading at the click of your mouse

and Champions of Mugendo.... starting with Brendan Burke

August 2013

Fergal Lawlor is awarded his 4th Degree Black Belt by Professor George Canning. Fergal also teaches Mugendo in Trim, Co Meath



In attendance l-r Pat McParland, Fergal Lawlor, Professor George Canning and John Kennedy

Fergal in action with a flying kick...........

see September Irish Fighter Magazine for his full story

April 2013

After the Easter Break, the professor put the students through a surprise Master Class of advanced strength building technics to help them develop strength and resistance....



student Karl Fanning was awarded his 3d dan on the day

January 2013

6th Degree Master Award

Professor George Canning and

George Canning Jnr award Pat McParland his 6th Degree Master Cert

Students of the

World Mugendo University

Anthony Kelch, John Kennedy,

Cathal McDonnell,

Pat McParland, Professor George Canning, Maurice Gibney, George Canning Jnr,

Attila Kondor.

5th Dan Award

Maurice Gibney receiving his 5th Dan from Professor George Canning and

Award for the Professor by his students

December 2011



The Professor was awarded this magnificent marbled plaque from his students in a surprise celebration as a token of their gratitude for all of his teachings over the years.


Every student made a short speech about how the prof had influenced their lives and made them become more confident and stronger in personal growth.



Pictures show (L) the award, (R) Pat and the Professor

(Below) students and families in attendance