I have just found out that well known Limerick martial artist PJ Bennis has died after an illness. I've known PJ for many years and he was a very influential figure in the martial arts scene in Limerick helping many, many people particularly in less well off areas of the city. PJ produced some great fighters and has left a legacy that will be hard to fill.
Sad news, I training in his gym a few times back in the day.
Had met P.J. up and down, always struck me as a genuine guy, only ever heard good things about his training, R.I.P.
Was shocked on Friday to hear of his death. He was a great kickboxing instructor and worked a lot with kids. I had the pleasure of traveling away to a few world championships with him. A great man !
I remember him from years ago,
It's a terrible loss for his family, friends and the martial arts community. RIP.
I,ve known PJ for well over 20 years and he was a very decent man.
RIP Master Bennis.
RIP P.J. and condolences to his family