Welcome to Michael Foley's Academy!

The official Foley’s Martial Arts location for St. John’s Newfoundland & Labrador – Est. 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.

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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. Backed by over four decades of full-time dedication to the martial arts, we provide 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.
  • Flexible scheduling 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.

My whole family trains at Michael Foley's Academy of Martial Arts. The club is a safe, inclusive space that encourage kids to thrive. [My kids] learn to escape from tight spots, think under pressure, and protect themselves. We will sleep better at night seeing how strong and capable they are with years of jiujitsu and karate under their belts.
A Proud Mom
of two students.
Simply fantastic. The staff are fun, knowledgeable and will push you. I’ve tried a number of clubs in the area and the Foley’s are the best hands down. The availability of class times and different styles mean that there is something for everyone and you’ll never get bored. Five Stars.
Steve Ryan
Student, black belt, 2x WPKA junior world champion, Canadian kickboxing champion.
My husband and I discovered Michael Foley's and began training Martial Arts in our 30's. The coaches are funny, down to earth and wise. The stories of their adventures around the world over the years will educate and entertain you. Thank you, Mike and Erin for making a difference to so many. We are forever changed for the better with the skill set you have given us. See you on the mats!
Amanda Penney
Student, bjj blue belt, kickboxer.

Begin your martial arts journey with us. Fitness, stress relief, and self confidence.

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We specialize in kenpo karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and kickboxing.

Expert instruction from lifelong martial artists!

Guiding your development through experience.

Connect with us

The first step to get started is to contact us.

Address

117 Ropewalk Lane, St. John's
Newfoundland, Canada
A1E 4P1

Phone

709-738-8109

Email Address

info@michaelfoley.ca

Business Hours

Monday: 6:45pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday: 4:45pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday: 4:45pm to 9:30pm Saturday: 10am to 1:30pm