Karate and Jiu-Jitsu Classes in Cambridge, MA

We are very excited to have a second location to share our amazing training programs. We will start classes on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Cambridge, MA. It is conveniently located next to Fresh Pond Mall, inside Danzan Ryu Boston at 51 New Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Please contact us about starting your martial arts journey today. We offer Gracie Combatives, the official self-defense program of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We also offer Traditional Karate, in the style of Uechi-Ryu Karate from Okinawa Japan – the birthplace of Karate. We also offer an amazing Karate Fitness class, it’s a fun way to learn Karate and get in amazing shape at the same time.

Please look at our current schedule below for April 2016.

GC April Cambridge SS

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Online Store is Open

Our online store is now open primarily for our current students to help with merchandise orders. This will also help with knowing current inventory of products in our pro shop.

Currently their is no e-commerce shopping cart for the website, because it cost too much money. The costs of operating an e-commerce site will raise our current prices. The current prices of our products are sold at a considerable discount to our students.

Please follow the instructions for ordering by submitting the orders online, then a PayPal invoice will be e-mailed to you for final review and payment. Any coupons and discounts will be reflected on the final invoice. Once you have made payment, then you can pick up your order in our school.

Our online website is: www.CombativeArtsBrand.com

Please contact me if you have any more questions.

Thank you,

David Chan

Free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar | Quincy, MA | Dec. 3, 2014

Earlier this week, our fellow training partner Adam Choi sent me a news article on Facebook about an attack in Quincy, MA. A man attacked a woman leaving the North Quincy T Station. From police reports, it was concerning that the attacker could have easily stole the woman’s purse, but he did not and continued to attack the woman. Luckily the woman was able to get away, but the attacker is still out there. This post received a lot of attention, and it raised concerns about safety for women.

In response to this attack that took place in Quincy, MA, the Institute of Combative Arts is offering a free women’s self-defense seminar. This special 1-hour seminar is designed for first-time self-defense students and will teach participants three critical techniques to address the following scenarios:

– How to break free from an attacker who grabs you without warning.

– How to avoid being taken to the ground by a determined attacker.

– How to escape from underneath an attacker pinning you to the ground.

Location:

Institute of Combative Arts

28 Chestnut St., Upstairs

Quincy, MA 02169

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

6pm – 7pm

Details: Absolutely no experience is necessary. This seminar is designed for first-time students and is suitable for ages 13 and up (Note: girls under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Please wear comfortable workout attire.

Instructors: David Chan & Susie Melchionda

Cost: FREE but you must RSVP in advance to save your spot! E-mail: instituteofcombativearts@gmail.com, or call (617) 657-4418.

Okinawan Karate Masters are Coming to Massachusetts

Dear Karatekas,

The Okinawan Karate Dojo is pleased to announce hosting of a training camp for all practitioners of Shohei‐Ryu and Uechi‐Ryu on August 4 through 9, 2014, in celebration of the dojo’s 40 th anniversary. We are excited to announce that Master Tsutomu Nakahodo, 10th dan Hanshi and council member of Okikukai, Master Toshio Higa, 10th dan Hanshi and the President of Okikukai, and Asao Nakasone, 4th dan, kata champion in 2010, 2011 and 2012 of the Okikukai World Championship and secretary general of Okikukai Chatan dojo, are the special invitees.

DeCosta sensei recently traveled to Okinawa, Japan, where he was promoted to 9th dan by his sensei, Master Nakahodo, and Master Higa. DeCosta has been studying karate for over 50 years and is a member of the Okikukai Association and the Uechi‐Ryu Association.

The training seminars will be held at two locations in North Attleboro, Massachusetts:
Main dojo ‐ 24 North Washington Street
Freemason Lodge ‐ 46 South Washington Street

Morning Classes:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday ‐ 10:30am to Noon at the main dojo
* Limited to first 25 sign‐ups received and is only available to attendees selecting
‘All Evening Sessions’

Evening Classes:
Monday through Friday ‐ 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at the Freemason Lodge

A dan test for 6th dan and above will be held Saturday, August 9, and farewell banquet will follow. Further information will be forthcoming on these two events.

Prices and class training sessions are listed on the application form. Please register early as space is limited.

For more information on the training and to sign up please see the PDF forms located here: http://www.shoheiryukarate.com/masters/

Domo Arigato,

Ed Decosta ‐ 9th Dan