Real WorlD Combat & Fitness
CIT Good Start Team 2015
B.A. Leisure and Recreation Management
3rd Degree Black Belt (F.M.A.)
1st Degree Black Belt (Tae Kwon Do)
R.W. Combatives Instructor
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Fitness Instructor
Certified Spin Instructor
As a child growing up with a severe stammer. I always wondered why I spoke in a different way from other students and why they would laugh at me. I was always self-conscious of my speech and what I was going to say. One of my biggest emotional struggles came from growing up without being able to say my own name without stammering. Something that most people take for granted. I would always avoid situations where I would have to talk and sometimes even introduce myself using a different name to avoid stammering.
CIT Karate Team at Irish Karate Intervarsity Tournament
Since joining the McGuire Programme in August 2012, I found a new level of self-belief that I could have never imagined before. For the first time in my life, I found joy in speaking and communicating with others. I would like to take this time to thank the directors of Real World Combat and Fitness and the Maguire Program for the fantastic work they have done with me in this area of my life.
"Personal development only occurs when we actually venture beyond our existing comfort zones. We can all alter our mental blueprint of ourselves. The more we push out of our self-imposed boundaries the more we feel discomfort and know we are confronting our fear in a positive way. It shows that we are playing to win and will never look back. It confirms that we are willing to take risks to challenge ourselves which in-turn redefines our self-image and our perceived role in the world around us. Unchartered waters will hold no fear for you and during this process you can transform your self-image, self-confidence, and self-belief. The blueprint of who you are can be redrawn. "
Only a Few Years ago
UTV Ireland News Appearance
I have a genuine passion and a hunger to help and inspire others to be the best that they can be. I want to offer them the tools that they need to make the most of their lives. Here at Real World Combat and Fitness, I am constantly challenged and pushed out of my comfort zones. This encourages me to share my experience and strive toward continually growth as an instructor.
Speaking at the Launch of the National Access Plan 2015-2019 Hosted by the Minister of Education, Tainiste, and the CEO of the Higher Education Authority
My name is Jamie Googan and I am proud to say that I am challenged by stammering. I’m a martial arts and fitness instructor here at RWCF and a graduate of Cork Institute of Technology where I studied Recreation and Leisure Management. I am also the chairperson of the CIT Swimming club and a qualified personal trainer. Some of my many interests include martial arts, competitive swimming, writing, and public speaking.
I started my martial arts career at the age of five and from the moment I stepped inside that martial arts class I knew it was for me. Martial arts offered me a place of personal freedom where I could be myself and not have to worry about being judged by anyone who was critical of my stammer..
Recognized As A Top Athlete