New Level Grappling Academy is The Go-To Martial Arts School in Kelowna and West Kelowna For Adult & Kids Martial Arts Classes

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150+ reviews

from families and students like you... and counting

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Customers served! 1546 Customers Trained!

RDC Jiu Jitsu Academy is a family within itself. Being part of the gym for over six years. It challenges you to grow both as an individual and as a team member. You will be hard pressed to find the level of talent and quality people any where else.

Game G. | Member

Amazing place to learn and grow as both a amateur and a experienced grappler. Coaching is great and the other members are exceptional people to be around. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone interested in the sport

Ryder K. | Member

Absolutely loved my experience here! The place was spotlessly clean, the instructor was knowledgeable and engaging, and the vibes were just right. Training partners were great, and everyone was super friendly. Highly recommend!

Megan L. Member

Why Choose New Level Grappling Academy in Kelowna?

Located in the vibrant heart of Okanagan Valley, New Level Grappling Academy in Kelowna, BC, offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu. Founded by Sterling Redlack, and Andrei Tarasenco. Our mission is to provide top-tier technical expertise while supporting every student's personal journey. 

Unlike traditional martial arts schools, our atmosphere fosters relaxed yet proficient learning, emphasizing individual progress and open interaction. Join us in evolving together, like a collaborative think tank for martial arts mastery.

  • Inclusive Learning - Our martial arts school fosters inclusive learning by welcoming diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and abilities. In an encouraging atmosphere, everyone is valued, respected, and supported on their unique martial arts journey.
  • Community Atmosphere - Our school is more than an institution; it's a community that fosters positive values, creating an environment where personal growth is encouraged and celebrated.
  • Versatile Goals: - Whether your aim is fitness, self-improvement, or self-defense, our program is designed to meet diverse objectives.

Martial Arts Classes For Kelowna 


What makes us special is that we offer a wide variety of programs designed to keep you active, build confidence, stay focused, and get fit, as you learn to protect yourself.

Kids Jiu Jitsu (No-Gi)

This martial arts class for kids teaches No-Gi Jiu Jitsu, promoting discipline, fitness, and self-defense skills in a supportive environment.

Fundamental (No-Gi)

This martial arts class teaches the fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, emphasizing leverage, joint locks, and submissions for effective self-defense.

Daytime All Levels (No Gi)

This martial arts class, Daytime All Levels (No Gi), offers dynamic training for all skill levels, focusing on technique, agility, and camaraderie.

All Levels (No Gi)

This martial arts class, No Gi All Levels, offers dynamic training for practitioners of all skill levels, focusing on technique, agility, and relentless determination.

How to get started

Like what you see so far? Here is how you can get more information about our programs, pricing, schedules, as well as how to get started.

Download our free starter kit.

Download our free starter kit for current details on our programs, pricing, schedules, a tour of our campus, and special online promotions


Join us for an assessment class.

Come join us for an assessment class to experience first hand what we are all about. Our instructor will work with you (or your kids) to figure out which program will help you reach your goals.


Sign up for one of our martial arts classes.

If you love what we have to offer, and think we can help you or your child achieve and grow, then let us know and we will enroll you into the program that fits you best.


Meet the Master Instructors Behind New Level Grappling Academy

They are not only accomplished practitioners themselves, often holding high-level belts, but they are also knowledgeable mentors who provide valuable insights into the techniques, strategies, and philosophy of Martial Arts.

At New Level Grappling Academy , we pride ourselves on the quality of our Coaches. You can expect the following from our Masters:

  • Amazing recommendations and positive reviews
  • A commitment to creating a positive Martial arts experience for all students, no matter their learning needs
  • A love and passion for teaching and helping students grow and succeed

Sterling Redlack

Black Belt / Co-Founder / Main Instructor

Dan Maurice

Black Belt / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Andrei Tarasenco

Grappling Sport Black Belt / Co-founder

Adam Mingaud

West Kelowna Main Instructor

Why the Kelowna Community Loves

Our Martial Arts Classes

Justin Law recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Google

As an older BJJ beginner, I wasn’t sure what I was in for. The fundamentals program gave me a very solid base to be able to continue my BJJ journey in the advanced classes. The experience and knowledge of the coaches is excellent, and their passion for teaching and sharing knowledge is evident. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend New Level Grappling to anyone wanting to start training in BJJ, or even as a higher belt looking to up their game!

Kyle Clements recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Google

Amazing atmosphere and energy in this gym! Its so easy to stay motivated training in a place like this and the instruction is truly world class. Could not recommend this gym enough for both beginners and seasoned vets.

Kaella Ubogi recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Google

New Level Grappling is THE spot for jiu-jitsu in Kelowna! I've been training here since I was a kid, and now I'm part of the adults program. The atmosphere is top-notch - respectful and feels like family. Plus, the coaches are amazing. Highly recommend!

Art Dadson recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Facebook

Fantastic group of guys and gals of all levels. Everyone was very receptive and welcoming and were happy to share their knowledge with me. I highly recommend giving RDC a try, you won't regret it!!

Melissa Alexis Turner recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Facebook

I've been taking a women's kickboxing class at RDC for over a year. I love the class and it's an awesome club with awesome instructors! They are very knowledgeable and experienced in their craft.

Sylvester Abanseka recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Google

From beginners to existing or advanced practitioners, if you are all about physical/ mental wellness and great camaraderie all wrapped up in world class teaching and learning of BJJ skills/techniques, then I recommend you look no further than New Level Grappling Academy where you can be transformed from a beginner to a confident grappler within a few months or just polishing and enhancing existing techniques!

Andrew Thiessen recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Google

Amazing Brazilian Jujitsu Club! It all starts from the top down with high level skilled instructors. They are not just accomplished competitors but very knowledgeable instructors as well. Each instructor is always striving and learning to make themselves better, which then they pass it onto the students that make the club members better. You can tell the instructors truly love the sport and Martial Art that Brazilian Jujitsu is.

Also, the environment is very friendly, but encourages hard work and self improvement, and really feels like a family. I can't say enough good things about this club and how it has improved my personal Brazilian Jujitsu skills and also improved my life overall.

Brandon Ringer (Brandito) recommends New Level Grappling Academy

via Google

If you’re looking for a high level jiu jitsu experience with a fun and supporting atmosphere this is the place to go! I’ve been training with sterling for the past 15 years and throughout my jiu jitsu experience I’ve never met a coach with so much passion and knowledge for the sport.

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