Welcome to Michael Foley's Academy!
Continuing the legacy of Foley’s Martial Arts in St. John’s Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Established in 1978.
Experience the martial arts lifestyle.
Taught to you by lifelong martial artists.
Improve your confidence.
Martial arts are a proven method to improve self-esteem and self-confidence.
Build physical strength and wellness.
We can help you reach your fitness goals with our fast paced, high energy classes.
Become part of the team.
Whether you choose to compete or not, you will benefit by training with our world class competition team.
Who we are:
Since 1976, the Foley name has been synonymous with martial arts in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. Mike Foley Sr. opened the first Foley’s Martial Arts location in 1978 and Michael Foley opened the St. John’s location in 2003. Backed by over four decades of full-time dedication to the martial arts, our academy provides expert instruction in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo Karate, and Kickboxing in the city of St. John’s. Our mission is to share our martial arts lifestyle with our academy members. If your goals are healthy living, fitness, stress release, personal development, self defense, or competition, then we have the experience and training structure to help you achieve them. For more information, check out our programs page.
Our Academy Provides:
- Improved heath and fitness while reducing stress.
- A friendly team atmosphere to support your goals and progress.
- Six days of structured classes throughout the week.
- A clean and well equipped training environment.
- First class professional instruction from highly experienced and certified coaches.
What our students say
How have martial arts changed lives? Hear from our students.
Begin your martial arts journey with us: improve fitness, relieve stress, and gain self confidence.
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We specialize in kenpo karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and kickboxing.
Guidance Through Experience:
Our academy offers expert instruction from lifelong martial artists. Michael Foley grew up training with his father and has stayed focused on personal development through competition his whole life; first as a very active competitor and then as a dedicated coach. His experience in both roles is extensive and it is the cornerstone of our academy. Each member of our coaching staff carries on that tradition.
We want to ensure the safest and most comfortable training environment possible, therefore our entire coaching staff has CPR & First Aid certifications that are kept up to date. The are all required to provided a police background and vulnerability sector check.