There will be many faces you will see around the dojo. Here is a little bit about us!
Mike Foley Sr.
Mike Foley has over 37 years involvement in martial arts as a student, competitor, teacher and promoter. He opened his first school in 1978 in his home town of Spaniard's Bay. In 1982, he placed first at the National Kenpo Championships in Montreal in the Black Belt division. Mike now has over 30 years experience as a black belt. To date, Mike has taught over 40,000 classes and has promotes over 100 students to black belt.
Founder of Mike Foley's Kenpo Karate and Owner/Operator of Foley's Martial Arts, together with four of his sons, Jason, Michael, Daniel and Alex, this martial arts family operates five of the largest schools and academy's in Newfoundland. Together they teach classes in Kenpo Karate, Kickboxing, Low Kick Thai Boxing, and Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Jason Foley's Academy Of Martial Arts
Michael Foley's Academy of Martial Arts
Foley's Martial Arts- Spaniards Bay ( Operated By Daniel)
Alex Foley's Academy of Martial Arts
Always considered the more natural athlete of the Foley clan.
Daniel has committed himself to the continuous learning of several martial art systems and specialties and has become fully immersed in the martial Arts Lifestyle.
In 2009, Daniel traveled to Brazil to train in Gracie Jiu Jitsu with Master Pedro Sauer and various other members and Black Belts Of The Pedro Sauer Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Association.
-Daniel Holds a rank of 1st Degree Black Belt
-Daniel Holds a rank of 2 stripe Purple belt under the PSBJJA.
-Daniel is the founder of Dark Side Jiu Jitsu.
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Darlene Stacy Walsh
FMA Lady Kickboxer instructor Darlene Walsh has been active in Ladies Kickboxing for the last 8 years. At Foleys Martial Arts-Paradise we have a core of devoted followers of the Lady Kickboxer program we jokingly refer to as fanatics and Darlene could best be described as the ring leader. Darlene is very thorough in designing her classes, very motivational in her approach and definitely an example of what disciplined training can bring to you in terms of health and fitness. Darlene's classes are always worth the effort to come out for.