Like practicing the piano while leg-pressing another piano, martial arts help develop strength and discipline simultaneously. Bolster body and mind with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for 10 Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes (a $250 value)
- $59 for 20 Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes (a $500 value)
Each class begins with 20 minutes of warm-up, followed by 20 minutes of drills. Next, the instructor spends 20 minutes teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques to the class so that they can spend the final half-hour practicing as the instructor supervises.
In Kelowna, adult classes meet Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101 classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and kids classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
In Penticton, all-level classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
First Strike Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
It started with watching Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris movies as a kid—since then, Sean McHugh has taken his martial-arts study seriously. Since 2001, Sean has trained under 8th-degree red-and-black belt Master Marcus Soares as part of the Carlson Gracie team. In 2010, he decided to spread the benefits of Brazilian jiu-jitsu by opening First Strike Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Penticton. By 2011, he was ready to open another school in Kelowna. Together with his team of instructors, he trains students in the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which helps strengthen bodies and minds alike.
Because many real-life confrontations end on the ground or in close struggles, Sean views Brazilian jiu-jitsu—which focuses on ground-based grappling—as one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense. Each of the studio's classes starts with a warm-up and drills. Next, the instructor will teach new techniques and supervise a half hour of free rolling, where students can practice their moves with one another, rather than waiting to try them out on stuffed animals at home.