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.

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New Year’s Training Special!

ICA NY Special

This is an amazing opportunity to give Jiu-Jitsu a try. For $99 you get unlimited Jiu-Jitsu training and get a FREE Gi (uniform)! There is no commitment to join.

This offer expires this month, January 31st.

Space is very limited, so reserve contact us today!

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.

Jiu-Jitsu is Growing

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After a couple of years of having Jiu-Jitsu classes only on Wednesdays, we are now expanding. There will be beginner Jiu-Jitsu classes:

Tuesdays: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Wednesdays: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fridays: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

If you live in or around Quincy, MA. Please let your friends and family members know about our Beginner Jiu-Jitsu program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program.

Although Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies of real fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family (founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) have shown that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, our Beginner Jiu-Jitsu Program is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. You need absolutely no experience to start this program. Our instructor conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

Gracie Garage Quincy Success

On February 1, 2012 one man’s dream to share Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the world happened in Quincy, Massachusetts. They all came; men and women, young to old all showed up at an open house held at the Institute of Okinawan Karate-Do. The open house was an hour and half long consisting of an introduction to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, history, philosophy and training.

Now more than a month into training after the grand opening. Only a dedicated group of individuals stay and train Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to its fullest. People here are just amazed of the self-defense effectiveness and the very enjoyable training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has to offers.

Our group is excited to continue training and learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for a long time. Our goal is to eventually become a certified training center. So look out, the Gracies will be visiting the city of presidents soon!

http://www.gracieacademy.com/

https://www.gracieuniversity.com/

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Quincy

Today people are recognizing the effectiveness of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone from the U.S. Army to Professional Fighters has added it to their arsenal, and now you can add it to yours.

The Institute of Okinawan Karate-Do will soon host Gracie Garage Jiu-Jitsu meet-ups.

Grand Opening 

Institute of Okinawan Karate Do
28 Chestnut St.
Quincy, MA 02169

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information about Jiu-Jitsu meet-ups, contact David Chan by e-mail: davidchan857@hotmail.com

For more information about Gracie Garage go to:

www.gracieacademy.com

www.gracieuniversity.com

Looking at Judo

Judo is a derivative of jujitsu, which is a traditional Japanese martial art originally created for killing or maiming an enemy. For the jujitsu practioners of long ago, the only rule was to win by any means necessary. However, in the 19th century, Japan underwent a period of modernization known as the Meiji Restoration; it was an era during which Japan discarded feudalism in favor of the modern world, trading traditional swords for modern guns. This era also helped lay the groundwork for judo founder Jigoro Kano to change the face of the Japanese combative martial arts.

In his journeys abroad, Kano came into constant contact with emerging Western sports and their ideals. Originally, these sports had come about as a way for the Western armies to maintain their physical health. Kano saw value in this, too. He wanted to preserve the timeless qualities of jujitsu — loyalty, discipline, resolve, honor, morality — and discard the traditional qualities in which the martial artist learns techniques to hurt, maim and kill. To do this, Kano made judo safe, rewarding and challenging.

The ancient Japanese warrior Minamoto Yoritomo once stated that the outcome of a battle is determined by the preparation one has invested. Ask yourself: What do I need to do to have a real chance at winning?

— Hayward Nishioka

Does the U.S. Army’s Combatives system include too much BJJ?

I was online today and found a good article with a video of Matt Larson speaking about the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP). Matt Larson answered a popular question that has plagued many top MACP instructors from their soldiers. After watching the video I feel Larson answered the question very well, and to my expectations. Even with my strong striking martial arts foundation, I believe that a grappling style martial arts is the best system to be implemented to modern soldiers, and what better system to use then the Jiu-Jitsu from the Gracie family.

You can watch the video here at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/self-defense-training/combatives/matt-larsen-does-macp-include-too-much-bjj/