Tristar Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver’s #1 Mixed Martial Arts Academy!

We at Tristar Vancouver Martial Arts strive to provide a safe and fun training environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

Walking into a new gym can be very intimidating but with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors you’ll feel right at home and leave excited to return. Tristar Vancouver strives to build a family and community environment bursting with positive energy and good vibrations.

Our doors are open to people from all walks of life with all different levels of skill & experience. We welcome everyone from beginners and those who have never tried martial arts before to Professional fighters and everything in between.

We are very firm believers in respect for all beings and as such we have a “leave your ego at the door" policy. Every member is here to learn and have fun at the pace they see fit. We respect each individual's needs and we hope that each member in return can be respectful of their environment, their fellow teammates and coaches.

Come down, build confidence, have fun, lose weight, learn martial arts and become part of a thriving and vibing community. We welcome you to our ever expanding Tristar Vancouver family.

Meet The Owners

Rochelle Okoye


Rochelle is a Professional, Hollywood Stunt Woman and Actress, as well as a Best Selling Author, Tedx Speaker and Speaker. She can be found both on the big screen and your television, starring in numerous Hollywood, Blockbuster Movies and Television shows. When’s she’s not on set or on location filming, you can catch her working out at Tristar Vancouver or training fellow Actors and Stunt Performers.

Kajan Johnson

Founder/COO/Head Coach

Kajan is a lifelong martial artist specializing in MMA, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. He began training and competing professionally as a highschool student in 2002 in Prince George, B.C. under Coach Bill "The Butcher" Mahood. In 2006 he moved to Coquitlam where he began to train at The Fortess with the likes of Bibiano Fernandes, Tony Pep, Kultar Gill and many more. From this gym he began to have great success in the Canadian scene quickly becomming the XMMA Lightweight Champion.

In order to continue his quest for knowledge Kajan moved to Montreal in late 2011 in order to live and train at the famed Tristar Gym under Coach Firas Zahabi and the great Georges St. Pierre. It was from here In 2014 he was casted on the Ultimate Fighter Show, where he was then awarded a contract to fight in the UFC. Kajan fought in the UFC for the last 5 years of his career, retiring in late 2019.

Today you can catch Kajan on the mats teaching class, training with our fighters and instructors in our competition class or on your television screen!

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Milos TheDeadlyWhiteBelt
Milos TheDeadlyWhiteBelt
08:01 27 Jul 19
My little nephew was a very timid and shy kid before he took his first class at Tristar. Months went in and he fell in love with the training and all the fun he was having . He’s been more vibrant and more confident then when he started and He can’t say enough good things about Kajan and the rest of the team .#KidsMMA #Bullyproof #BJJ
afshin kt
afshin kt
19:56 25 Jul 19
If you are interested in martial art come to this place, been going to many gyms but this one is amazing and I highly recommend it for every level. Very humble coaches and high level students. Over all for all the programs that they offer, they are number one 👆. Being able to train and roll with Kajan is different thing tho, 2 months in feels like I know them for ages and learned so many things specially Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Just give it a shot
sam ramsay
sam ramsay
19:31 24 Jul 19
Awesome for Kickboxing, Ju-jitsu, Wrestling, grappling and striking
S Basi
S Basi
03:16 06 Jul 19
Kajan is an awesome instructor I can already see a difference in my son in the short time we've been there.
Brian Fong
Brian Fong
06:11 08 Jun 19
I have been training kickboxing at Tristar Vancouver and it has been great. Trained at a few places before but love Tristar emphasis on good technique. Will be joining the jiu jitsu and wrestling classes as well in the future.
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