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Michael Sweeney

Mike is a dedicated lifelong martial artist committed to sharing his passion and expertise with his students.

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Position: Head Coach 

Phone Number: 587-226-4605

401 33 St. NE Unit #8, Calgary, AB, T2A 7R3

Experience: 44 years of experience

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Why focus on teaching functional self-defence to our new students? Because in all my years of teaching, I have never had a beginner walk in the door and tell me that they wanted to start training to win a medal in a tournament.

biography

Mike is a dedicated lifelong martial artist committed to sharing his passion and expertise with his students. Training since his early teens, he has extensive expertise in disciplines such as Shotokan Karate, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Filipino Martial Arts, Combat Submission Wrestling and Muay Thai Kickboxing, and brings a wealth of diverse knowledge to his instruction. In 2007, over a decade and a half, Mike achieved the prestigious rank of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt from his Nova União teacher, Wagnney Fabiano.

Affiliated with Straight Blast Gym since 2003, Mike and his wife, Becca, owned and operated a successful martial arts school in Kingston, Ontario for over 23 years. In 2018, they returned from international travels with the goal of using their extensive experience to create the ultimate jiu-jitsu training facility. They initially settled in the Okanagan Valley and immediately began sharing their knowledge with the vibrant community at Pacific Top Team Vernon. Simultaneously, they began formulating a plan to create their new facility in Alberta.

With Mike’s wealth of experience, commitment to growth, and a warm, inclusive teaching approach, you can trust that you’re in the best hands when you train at Straight Blast Gym Calgary.