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Who We Are?


of Kindred Spirits

First 2 Strike Freestyle Martial Arts are about building a community of kindred spirits learning a Practical Self-Defence Martial Art while also improving ones health and fitness, confidence, and discipline in a safe, friendly, and respectful environment.

About our Classes

First 2 Strike Freestyle Martial Arts is based in Figtree, Wollongong NSW.

Welcome to our mixed martial art program, where we focus on self-defence without the pressure of competition.

Our freestyle martial art evolves with its practitioners, drawing inspiration from traditional martial arts like, tae kwon do, choi kwon do, karate, boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, wrestling and more. The result is a unique and effective form of self-defence that adapts to your needs and abilities.

At our studio, we believe in developing not just physical strength, but also confidence, power, focus, flexibility, coordination, balance, and overall fitness. We strive to create a safe, friendly, and supportive environment for our students to learn valuable self-defence skills while gaining important life skills.

Our classes begin with a recital of our Tenets - Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit. This sets the tone for a positive and respectful training session. We then move on to stretches based on yoga before starting the training.

Our Adult program is reflected through our 9 coloured belt system, taking you from White to Black Belt. We invite our students to grade from the Head Instructor when they have attended enough classes and display the appropriate skill level and aptitude for that belt. Our unique 'Tip Testing' or 'Stripes' grading technique motivates and rewards students for reaching milestones in between belt gradings. 

For our Juniors/kids program, we offer a simplified version of the Adult program. Juniors begin at White Belt, with a white stripe system leading to the final Red/White Stripe Belt, depending on their age. From the age of 11, they will automatically move into the Adult program, ready to take on new challenges and continue their martial arts journey.


Join us in our quest for knowledge, preparedness, and confidence.

Our mixed martial arts program is suitable for all ages, so come and train with us today!

Pil Sung - Certain Victory

Founder and Instructor
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Vince Serra

 Head Instructor & founder of First 2 Strike Freestyle Martial Arts

Welcome to the world of First 2 Strike Freestyle Martial Arts, where our head instructor, Mr. Vince Serra, has over 20 years of experience in Martial Arts. He is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Maiolo Freestyle Tae Kwon Do, trained under founder Dominic Maiolo.

Vince believes in a holistic approach to self-defence, with the philosophy of being 'the eternal student', constantly learning and evolving to integrate concepts, techniques, and methods into a balanced and powerful self-defence system.

We aim to build confidence, strengthen your focus, and improve your fitness by training both your body and mind. Our classes begin with a recital of our Tenets - Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit - followed by stretches based on yoga, and then onto the training session.

At First 2 Strike, we encourage students to research techniques and methods from other styles and bring them into the class. We believe in the our First 2 Strike system, where we develop our own style of self-defence suited to the character, personality, and physical ability of the individual, preparing you for real-life situations while promoting health and fitness, confidence, discipline, and respect.

Mr. Vince is currently training in the First 2 Strike system and also in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Blue Belt). His vision is to integrate these amazing martial arts into the First 2 Strike system. He is excited to share his knowledge and constantly learning from other martial arts to evolve and expand his knowledge.

Join us on this exciting journey of exploring the rich and exciting world of Martial Arts, and discover how you can develop the knowledge, preparedness, and confidence to face any challenge that comes your way.

Pil Sung - Certain Victory.

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