Inside Look at Kenmare’s Martial Arts for Kids

We are always having fun in our Virtus Martial Arts class. This is a sneak peek at our ages 7-11 year old class with Coach Sven. Your first class is free so be sure to contact the gym for more info and reserve you place in class.

Virtus Martial Arts offers a family oriented approach to martial arts classes aimed at children and teens. It strives to develop the balance, dexterity and coordination of the mind and body through martial arts drills, games and competitive sparring. Emphasis will be placed on values such as goal setting, self-esteem, persistence, creating a positive attitude, self-confidence, self-discipline, leadership development, as well as many others. We combine concepts from Karate, Kung Fu, Jujitsu and Taekwondo to create a fun yet challenging freestyle martial art programme that families love. We maintain small class sizes to ensure plenty of attention to each student. Join us out of Real World Combat & Fitness in Kenmare, Co Kerry.

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Fun Heavy Bag Drills with Virtus Martial Arts – Kenmare’s Dojo

Coach Sven recently guided some of the young lads through several fundamental punch-kick combos on the heavy bags. The guys do a great job focusing on improving after every session. Have fun discovering what you are truly capable of by joining us for a FREE no obligation class. Beginners are welcome.

Call 064 6648486 to reserve a spot in our next class.

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Keep it simple and believe it can be done.
What are you doing today that is significant or different from any other Thursday? Change only happens with effort.

Over thinking is one of the biggest causes of our unhappiness.

Happy Thursday!




I train to be strong and healthy. Of course I train for Aesthetics like the other 99% of people do, let’s face it, who doesn’t want to look good? But becoming stronger and remaining in good health is my lifestyle.

The gym is a place for me to better myself as a person, as a trainer and as a role model. When I enter the gym, in my mind I am entering a battlefield. My mind is the battlefield. There will always be that voice that gives you an easy option, an easier exercise to do, less weight to lift, less reps to do but you will never get the results you are looking for if you listen and choose the easy way out. “nothing in life worth having comes easy”. I use training as a tool to make me stronger in my life outside of the gym. When I overcome adverse and intense exercises that seems ridiculous or too much, I gain a sense of confidence, a confidence that no one can take away.

I train so that I can understand what my clients are going through.
How can I tell someone what to do if I haven’t done it myself?
I train because it makes me feel, breathe and see that I can achieve great things if I work hard. I feel alive when I am training.

Strengthen your mind as much as you worry about how you look.
Your mind is the key to you achieving your physical desires.

Stay Strong.

Free Martial Arts Class in West Cork

Free Martial Arts Class in West Cork

One of the best parts of our job here has to be working with children. We are truly passionate about the lifelong benefits martial arts training can offer a child. With the school year coming to an end we wanted to invite local parents to have their child try our martial arts programme for free. Our programme runs all year round and uses a flexible class credit system which means you won’t be paying for classes you can’t attend. (Planned Holidays, etc) Contact us at 02831944 to arrange your child’s first class.

How Do You Get the Body of a Fighter?

How Do You Get the Body of a Fighter?

What do you get when you combine Thai Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing conditioning exercises? An intense, total-body workout which can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. K-Fit Fight Fitness is an up tempo fitness class set to high energy music with one purpose in mind. Get you fighting fit and have the time of your life doing it. For information be sure to contact us at Real World Combat & Fitness in beautiful West Cork. Phone 028 31944 or email

Volunteers needed to be in Martial Arts Video in West Cork

Volunteers needed to be in Martial Arts Video in West Cork

As you may know, we are starting our Fight Club (Open Mat Sparring Session) this Saturday from 12:00-14:00. We will be doing some filming during the Fight Club and we are looking for volunteers who may be interested in being on camera during their training session. All levels of experience are welcome. If you are interested in being on camera please send us a message. We train at Real World Combat & Fitness in Drimoleague, West Cork. Thank you.

Open Mat Martial Arts Sparring Sessions in West Cork

Open Mat Martial Arts Sparring Sessions in West Cork

We wanted to let everyone know that Saturday 13th of April we will begin our open mat sparring sessions. We will run it from 12:00-14:00. If you train in another club you are more than welcome to come make use of the facilities. The cost will be €5. Free to Premium Martial Arts Members. We have two martial arts training floors available, heavy bags, safety equipment, etc. Find a training partner and have some fun with it.