“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.”
Co-Owner/Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor / assistant Muay-Thai Kickboxing Instructor
Sean's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey started in the late 90's with a variety of instructors. He then earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in 2014, under one of the world's highest ranked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors, Master Marcus Soares. Sean strives to learn from the best instructors and competitors in the world and is now a proud member of the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu international team.
2014 earned his BJJ Black Belt direct under Canada's highest ranked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor 8th degree BJJ Black Belt Master Marcus Soares
over a dozen medals won in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Former provincial level High School wrestling competitor and national level Olympic Weightlifter competitor
trained with multiple world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions and legendary Instructors
trained with multiple UFC Champions and veterans
Head Muay-Thai Kickboxing Instructor
You're in good hands when attending our Muay-Thai Kickboxing classes with Coach Cody. His vast experience, attention to detail complimented with his warm demeanour and big smile have made him a popular instructor in Kelowna.
trained at White Tiger Muay-Thai from 2003-2010 under Wade and Jade Irwin
was instructor at White Tiger Muay-Thai from 2007-2010
trained at world renown Tiger Muay-Thai school in Thailand
started teaching Muay-Thai Kickboxing at First Strike Martial Arts Academy(now Alliance Jiu-Jitsu) in 2014
trained with kickboxing Legend & Multi World Champion Ernesto "Mr. Perfect" Hoost
amateur Muay-Thai Record 1-0-0
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
Kristian found Brazilian Jiu-jitsu through AIkido, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo in 2009 after a long history of training in various other traditional martial arts. These arts are weaved into his BJJ game and he enjoys sharing those unique insights with his Alliance teammates. Come out and join him for some fun training!
Judo blue belt
2011 - Promoted to BJJ blue belt by Professor Roy Dean at the Roy Dean Academy in Bend Oregon.
2014 - Promoted to purple belt by Professors Chris Desautels and Joe Bossenberry of Infight Canada at QCMA in Regina Saskatchewan.
2017 - Promoted to brown belt by Professor Sean McHugh of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Kelowna
Melissa McHugh co-owner of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Kelowna and is the behind the scene's organizer of the team and events.