Combat & Fitness


Sven van Zuilen                         Martial arts and fitness coach

Hi everyone, my name is Sven Van Zuilen. Like many martial artists of my generation, I became hooked on martial arts when I first saw Bruce Lee. My first martial arts discipline as a young child was Judo. I loved every minute of the training and the respect offered to students in the dojo. I couldn't have been more proud to be wearing a gi. I then started training kickboxing and Thai Boxing at the age of 15.  I was fortunate to travel the world throughout my life and along the way I was able to actively study Kyokushin -Kai Karate, Combat Sambo, Boxing, and Barokai (Dutch MMA). I lived in Germany for many years where I was a member of the Bushido Muay Thai & Free Fight Team. I feel that life has come full circle for me now. I am very proud to be teaching a free style martial arts programme to the children and adults. I am very happy to be a part of the RWCF team and Virtus Martial Arts. Osu. 

Shannon Wilson                                 Cycle Fit - Zumba Fitness

​Shannon Wilson is a Clinical Psychologist, with a specialization in sport psychology and child adolescent treatment. Shannon is also a workshop presenter for resorts world wide. She works with children, individuals, couples and families doing psychological treatment as well as group work combining fitness/ creativity and health. She is a certified fitness, yoga instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching for 20 years. Join Shannon for motivating fun classes to inspire and create balance in your life.

David Johnson                            Martial Arts & Self Protection INSTRUCTOR 


My name is David Johnson and I have had a lifelong interest in the martial arts. I happily teach classes and workshops with Virtus Martial Arts and R.W. Combatives. I enjoy martial arts training immensely not solely for the ability to defend myself but also for the self-confidence, calming influence and the reliable structure it has brought to many aspects of my life. 

In my younger years, I began studying Shotokan Karate and Boxing. For five years prior to moving to Ireland, I studied Tiger Crane Kung Fu in Surrey, UK with 
Sifu Darren Trottman. I cross trained in Shaolin Kung Fu for two more years before finding combatives training and freestyle martial arts. Since early 2012, I have exclusively trained with Mark Lee out of RWCF gym. I started teaching in RWCF-West Cork and continued teaching R.W. Combatives when RWCF-Kenmare opened.

I always look forward to the next training session as I love to learn and share new skills with others as well as improving upon those we have already worked on. Having been able to teach my skills to others continues to quench my thirst for Martial Arts.


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Meet our Instructors   Real world combat & Fitness Staff bio

Jamie Googan                                                   M.A. Instructor & Personal Trainer          

My name is Jamie Googan and I am proud to say that I am challenged by stammering.  I’m a martial arts and fitness coach here at RWCF with a degree from 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. 

Finn Glenn                             Head Personal Trainer & Sports coach

Finn Glenn is Munster's most sought after Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach. "I am an enthusiastic personal trainer and fitness instructor who is on a mission to bring health and vitality to my community. I feel energised by the thought of being able to impact people’s lives through exercise and good health. I genuinely want to inspire and demonstrate to people that investing in their own health can be the best decision of their life."