About Peri Zourides

CEO – Chief Encouragement Officer

peri-croppedPeri Zourides is the owner and head trainer at Seven Star Energy Centre. He completed his Exercise Science studies from the Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA) in 2008.

He has a sports background in football and basketball, was involved in traditional Chinese Martial Arts for 12 years and Kettlebell training since 2007. He works as a personal and group trainer, is a sports conditioning coach, martial arts instructor and corporate wellness facilitator. Peri works with people to improve their physical and mental states through better movement and breathing patterns, increased sports and athletic performance and improved energy management principles for a well balanced life.

These goals are attained with a variety of different techniques such as Kettlebells, Natural Movement systems, traditional Chinese Martial Arts, Feldenkrais and Yoga

Qualifications and Courses

  • MovNat Team Instructor 
  • FMS Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • HFPA Exercise Science and Personal Training
  • National First Aid Academy Certified
  • SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Level 1, trained by Pavel Tsatsouline
  • SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Level 2, trained by David Whitley and Fabio Zonin
  • SFB Certified Bodyweight Instructor, trained by Karen Smith
  • SFG Plan Strong Attendee, trained by Pavel Tsatsouline and Fabio Zonin
  • Primal Move Certified Instructor, trained by Shaun Cairns
  • MovNat Certified Instructor, Level 1 and 2, trained by Cameron Pratto
  • MovNat Certified Instructor, Level 3, trained by Erwan Le Corre and Danny Clark
  • Original Strength Reset, trained by Piers Kwan
  • GMB (Gold Medal Bodies) Elements, trained by Piers Kwan
  • HKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor, trained by Shaun Cairns
  • FitPro Kettlebell Ballistics Instructor, trained by Shaun Cairns
  • Indian Club Bell Basics, trained by Master SFG Shaun Cairns
  • Muscle Activation Level 1 & 2, trained by Douglas Heel
  • DNAlysis, DNA Fit Practioner, trained by Ian Craig and Daniel Meyersfield
  • XLR8 Bronze Level Trainer, trained by Waldo van Heerden
  • KNVB (Dutch Football Academy) World Coach
  • Olympic Core and Strength Conditioning, trained by Craig Sutton
  • Pain Management, trained by Dr Andre Sorger
  • YMAA Martial Arts Instructor, trained by Corlius Birkil, George Mentis and Aiden Lottering
  • Feldenkrais Method, trained by Barbara McCrea
  • Fascial Manipulation Introduction – Level 1, trained by Stefano Casadei
  • Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship Basic and Advanced Business Course Graduate
  • * selected as 1 of the top 6 entrepreneurs in the group to present Seven Star Energy Centre
  • * selected as 1 of 15 entrepreneurs to be sponsored for the week long, Creel Price entrepreneurship international boot camp

Working Experience

  • Seven Star Energy Centre Owner and Head Trainer (2008 – Present)
  • MovNat Team Instructor (2019 – Present)
  • MovNat Assitant Instructor (2017-2019)
  • YMAA (Yang’s Martial Arts Association) (2000 – 2012)
  • YMAA JHB Head Instructor (2008 – 2012)
  • YMAA JHB Kids Kung Fu Head Instructor (2009 – 2012)
  • Personal Trainer – Lonehill Sports Clinic (2008 – 2009)
  • Personal Trainer – Seven Star Energy Centre (2008 – Present)
  • 1st Team Basketball Head Coach – St Stithians College (2000 & 2004)
  • Head Basketball Conditioning Coach – St Stithians College (2008 / 09)
  • Head Football Conditioning Coach – St Stithians College (2008 / 09)
  • U14 & U15 Redhill Basketball Head Coach (2010)
  • Personal Trainer to Happy Jele of Kaizer Chiefs (2008)
  • Assistant Conditioning Coach Fourways High School Rugby (2008)
  • Personal Trainer to Art in Motion, Junior Dance Company (2008)
  • School Referee – Basketball and Football (2004 – 2010)
  • Workshop Lecturer (2009 – Present)
  • Personal Trainer to Trevor Hall of Super 15 Lions (2010)
  • IDC Class Instructor (2012 – 2013)
  • Waterfall Estate Class Instructor (2012 – 2013)
  • Waterfall Estate Training Co-Ordinator (2012 – 2013)
  • DNAlysis Practitioner (2012 – Present)
  • Stepping Stones Kung Fu Instructor (2013)
  • FSP Contributing Editor (2014 -) – FSP Link

About Irving Fina

CTO – Chief Tactical Officer 

Irving Fina is a certified TACFIT® field instructor and Ip Chun Wing Chun practitioner under Sifu Dean Jones.

He also has a Brazilian Jujitsu background and In addition to this, he has attended survival Jujitsu seminars hosted by Alberto Gallazi. He has an extrovert, bright personality and enjoys other sports like skate boarding, surfing as well as recording music and doing live stage performances.

Irving believes in the balance of flow between Breath and movement. He believes that if fitness or training is administered properly it transforms into its own discipline that can be attributed to meditation techniques such as reclined yoga.



Qualifications and Courses

  • TacFit Certified Instructor

Working Experience

  • Seven Star trainer (2017 – Present)

Speciality Training Areas

  • Mobility, Strength, Conditioning

About Mark Gouws

CMO – Chief Martial Officer

In 1992 Mark Gouws started his Chinese Martial Arts training. The first systems he studied were the southern division style, Wing Chun and a northern division style, Lune Whan Kune. His dedication in these disciplines led to him being awarded Si-Heng level (second stripe).

In 1997 he moved to London, furthering his interests Chinese Martial Arts and trained Traditional Long Fist Kung Fu (Chángquán) and Tai Chi. On his return to South Africa in 2000, Mark joined YMAASA – Yang’s Martial Arts Association South Africa and started studying White Crane (Bai He) and the northern division style Long Fist (Chang Chuan) as well as internal systems Tai Chi Chuan under Corlius Birkill (President of YMAA South Africa).

He has achieved a YMAA International grading (Level 2) in Long Fist and Tai Chi Instructor (Level 3) , through Dr. Yang Jwing Ming. Mark has attended various seminars presented by Dr. Yang in South Africa.

Qualifications and Courses

  • YMAA Certified Instructor

Working Experience

  • Seven Star trainer (2015 – Present)

Speciality Training Areas

  • Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Kids Kung Fu, Meditation, Qi Gong