Kieran O'Brien Snr
Kieran O’Brien Snr

Head BJJ Instructor

Kieran is a 1st degree black belt under Michael Russell . BJJ lineage is  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Maurício Gomes > Marc Walder > Michael Russell > Kieran o Brien. Kieran has been training in Martial Arts since

Roy O'Brien Jiu Jitsu Cork
Roy O’Brien

Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Roy is a 2nd stripe brown belt under head coach Kieran O’Brien Snr. He has over 10 years experience in BJJ. Roy, from a very young age, has competed at every belt in BJJ as well as Judo, taking gold

Dylan Sheehan
Dylan Sheehan

MMA Coach, Muay Thai Instructor, Wrestling Coach

Dylan has competed in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission wrestling and MMA. He has 13 years experience fighting amateur and professional Muay Thai. He has won gold medals at various jiu-jitsu competitions. He has won a world championship medal in

Kieran O'Brien Jnr
Kieran O’Brien Jnr

Muay Thai Instructor, Striking Coach

Kieran jnr has trained and competed in many martial arts including : Boxing Judo Brazilian jitsu (purple belt) Muay Thai (record 9-3) MMA (record 8-0) He has over 15 years competition experience fighting amateur and professionally and has been coaching


Samson Martial Arts is a family run gym in Cork city. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, ego free gym where all our coaches and team treat each other with respect.

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