Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and self defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was made famous when a tall and skinny Brazilian named Royce Gracie shocked the world and showed the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu against much bigger and stronger opponents is a real combat situation.  First Strike Martial Arts Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Professor Sean McHugh received his training and his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt from Master Marcus Soares who is an 8th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belt directly under the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA legend and pioneer Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr.
With the Growth of First Strike Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team in 2018 we were invited and are now apart of 11 x Time World Champion Alliance Jiu-Jitsu International Team.

Module 1 is an introduction to the fundamental techniques and movements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Applications of basic self-defence and competition are addressed.

Module 2 is an intermediate class that builds on the basics. This class is recommended for students who have a strong understanding of the foundations and techniques practiced in Module 1.

Advanced is an invite only class of students that meet a higher-level of experience and technique.

Arm bar submission hold

Carlson Gracie Sr, First Strike Head instructor Sean McHugh and Marcus Soares in 2005

Because 95% of all confrontations end up in a clinch and/or on the ground Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven to be the most effective martial art in real life confrontations. In addition to being a highly effective martial art BJJ is also an amazing way to get into shape.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructors

Professor Sean McHugh