Welcome To First Strike Martial Arts Academy l Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing l Kelowna




Start Now! Train martial arts at Team First Strike. Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and or Muay Thai Kickboxing and feel and look GREAT!

First Strike Martial Arts Academy is the original Martial Arts school in the Okanagan representing the legendary Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA Team.

Contact us today and get your FREE trial pass 250-979-0027!

Do you want to experience the excitement of one of the world’s fastest growing sports and learn the dynamics of an incredible proven martial art in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay-Thai Kickboxing? Then come have some fun and get your FREE trial pass with no obligations.

Are you visiting the Okanagan and want to train? Call us about doing drop in’s.  We welcome all visitors!

Call us today! 250-979-0027

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  • Do you want to have the confidence and ability to defend yourself?
  • Do you want to get into incredible shape?
  • Do you want to increase your flexibility and over all health?
  • Do you want to be a part of a supportive team?

Then contact us today and get your FREE trial pass 250.979.0027! For self defense, fitness and fun you’ll find what ever you need at Kelowna’s First Strike Martial Arts Academy.

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History Of First Strike Martial Arts Academy

Head instructor  and owner of First Strike Martial Arts Academy, Sean McHugh moved from Vancouver to Penticton BC in 2009. Then Mr. McHugh opened First Strike Martial Arts Academy doors in March of 2010 in Penticton BC and then moved the academy to Kelowna BC on October of 2011.

Mr McHugh has been apart of the Carlson Gracie team under the direct tutelage of 8th degree Coral Belt Master Marcus Soares since 2001 and is excited to bring all his years of experience of Brazilian jiu-Jitsu from the Carlson Gracie team to the Okanagan. Our Muay-Thai Kickboxing instructors bring years of training and teaching experience that anyone at any level can enjoy and learn from.


Our goal is to create the biggest and best martial arts team in the Okanagan and having a lot of fun as well.

Martial Arts is our vehicle to help strengthen the body and mind while giving you the confidence to attain your highest goals what ever they may be.

95 percent of all confrontations end up in a clinch and/or on the ground. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay-Thai Kickboxing are the most effective and proven martial arts in real life confrontations.

For fun, fitness or competition we welcome you to be apart of one of the biggest teams worldwide. The Carlson Gracie Team!