Martial Arts Classes Wakefield MA, MMA, BJJ, Self Defense, Karate Kids http://www.defensive-edge.com Northshore's premier Martial Arts classes for Adults, Teens & Kids in Self Defense, MMA, BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Muay Thai, & Fitness Wakefield Mass Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:05:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 No classes today http://www.defensive-edge.com/classes-today/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/classes-today/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:18:30 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=1475 All classes today , Wednesday, February 5th, are canceled due to snow.  Defensive Edge San Diego sounds like a good idea :-)

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Santa Visits Defensive Edge! http://www.defensive-edge.com/santa-visits-defensive-edge/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/santa-visits-defensive-edge/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:04:35 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=1410 Our kids were treated to a surprise visit from the big man in red!  Santa arrived after the kids classes and spent some time passing our gifts and treats!

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Today’s FightFIT Cancelled / Open for BJJ http://www.defensive-edge.com/todays-fightfit-cancelled-open-bjj/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/todays-fightfit-cancelled-open-bjj/#comments Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:06:37 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=1406 FightFIT Class for Noon today 01/03/14 is cancelled due to snow.  We will have evening Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class this evening at 6:30 PM.

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Classes Cancelled due to snow storm http://www.defensive-edge.com/classes-cancelled-due-snow-storm/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/classes-cancelled-due-snow-storm/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:23:34 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=1398 Classes for Thursday, January 2nd are cancelled due the the snow storm.  We will advise you regarding classes for Friday.  Have a safe and peaceful day.

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Our Holiday Schedule http://www.defensive-edge.com/holiday-schedule/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/holiday-schedule/#comments Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:21:05 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=1387 Seasons Greeting from Defensive Edge!  During the 2013 Holiday Season, we have a modified schedule as follows: Monday, Dec 23 - Open Tuesday, Dec 24 - Closed Wednesday, Dec 25 - Open Thursday, Dec 26 - Closed Friday, Dec 27th - Open Saturday, Dec 28th - Open Monday, Dec 30th - Open Tuesday, Dec 31st […]

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Seasons Greeting from Defensive Edge! 

During the 2013 Holiday Season, we have a modified schedule as follows:

  • Monday, Dec 23 - Openkarate santa
  • Tuesday, Dec 24 - Closed
  • Wednesday, Dec 25 - Open
  • Thursday, Dec 26 - Closed
  • Friday, Dec 27th - Open
  • Saturday, Dec 28th - Open
  • Monday, Dec 30th - Open
  • Tuesday, Dec 31st - Closed
  • Wednesday, Jan 1 - Closed
  • Thursday, Jan 2 - Open for our Normal Schedule
We are looking forward to a safe and healthy 2014!

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Our 14th Annual Halloween Party http://www.defensive-edge.com/come-14th-annual-halloween-party/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/come-14th-annual-halloween-party/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:29:48 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=820 Defensive Edge Martial Arts celebrated its 14th anniversary by having its 14th annual Halloween costume party. Kids enjoyed a day filled with fun and games with friends and family!

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Halloween 2011Defensive Edge Martial Arts celebrated its 14th anniversary by having its 14th annual Halloween costume party. Kids enjoyed a day filled with fun and games with friends and family!

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9 New Jr. Blackbelts! http://www.defensive-edge.com/9-new-jr-blackbelts/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/9-new-jr-blackbelts/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:16:33 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=759 Defensive Edge Martial Arts Academy Welcomes 9 New Junior Black Belts and One New Second Degree Junior Black Belts Wakefield, MA (October 5, 2013) After six plus years of intensive training and commitment,  8 local students recently earned their Junior Black Belts from Defensive Edge Martial Arts Academy.  In addition, Brett Senders, of Reading, earned […]

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Defensive Edge Martial Arts Academy Welcomes 9 New Junior Black Belts and One New Second Degree Junior Black Belts

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Wakefield, MA (October 5, 2013) After six plus years of intensive training and commitment,  8 local students recently earned their Junior Black Belts from Defensive Edge Martial Arts Academy.  In addition, Brett Senders, of Reading, earned his 2nd degree Junior Blackbelt.  “This is a great achievement for each student that demonstrates their hard work, commitment and perseverance. I am very proud of them,” said Alford.  The recently promoted 1st Degree Jr. Blackbelts include: Wakefield residents Joseph DeBenedictis (14), Dante Bucci (11), Neil Smith (10), Brett Butler (10), and Jake Levine (10); Stevie Lafferty (10) and Cali Lafferty (8) of Peabody; and Kevin McMaster of Saugus.

To be awarded the Junior Black Belt and a 2nd degree Junior Black Belt, the students are challenged both physically and mentally for about 3 hours.   After students undergo a difficult physical portion called “Hurricanes”, they are required to teach a variety of techniques to demonstrate their understanding, communication skills and confidence in their abilities.  In addition, there is an intense sparring section of the test which requires the Junior Black Belt candidates to defend themselves from over 100 attacks from classmates in safely simulated yet realistic self-protection scenarios.  In the final section of the test, the candidates spar with full force against the instructors who, in return challenge the student both physically and mentally without hurting them.

“This is a very demanding test, both mentally and physically but these kids have been training here for most of their lives.”  Instructor Rick Alford stated.  “These students walked away with a sense of pride, success, and confidence which is what our school is all about,” he explained.

About Defensive Edge Martial Arts Academy in Wakefield MA

Founded in 1999, Defensive Edge (www.defensive-edge.com) is a modern, multifaceted martial arts academy that incorporates four highly effective disciplines: Small Circle Jujitsu (Modern Self Protection), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Wrestling), Muay Thai (Thai Kick Boxing) and MMA or Mixed Martial Arts). Perfect for all skill levels and age groups, its programs provide students with cutting edge techniques and tactics for real world self-protection, fitness, combat sports competition and personal growth.  The school serves students in Wakefield, Reading, Melrose, Stoneham, Saugus, Lynnfield and surrounding communities.

 

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Family Fun Day! http://www.defensive-edge.com/family-fun-day/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/family-fun-day/#comments Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:20:20 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=751 At Defensive Edge, You're Family! September 28, 2013: It was a great day full of Fun & games for friends and family of Defensive Edge!  We had our pet Dragon to take some photos, face-painting, board breaking contests, Prize Wheel, hot dogs, drinks and more!

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At Defensive Edge, You're Family! September 28, 2013: It was a great day full of Fun & games for friends and family of Defensive Edge!  We had our pet Dragon to take some photos, face-painting, board breaking contests, Prize Wheel, hot dogs, drinks and more! defensive edge family day

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Defensive Edge MMA fighters Shine! http://www.defensive-edge.com/defensive-edge-mma-fighters-shine/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/defensive-edge-mma-fighters-shine/#comments Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:15:46 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=749 September 21st, 2013 - Lewiston ME   Defensive Edge MMA Fighters Dan Connaughton and Nermin Zilic Fought hard and well at New England Fights in Lewiston, ME.  Dan Connaughton remains undefeated in MMA with his 1st round KO!  Nermin Zilic Fought a hard battle but lost a split decision despite out-striking his opponent.

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Dan Connaughton after his First Round KO victory

Dan Connaughton after his First Round KO victory

  Defensive Edge MMA Fighters Dan Connaughton and Nermin Zilic Fought hard and well at New England Fights in Lewiston, ME.  Dan Connaughton remains undefeated in MMA with his 1st round KO!  Nermin Zilic Fought a hard battle but lost a split decision despite out-striking his opponent.

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Congrats to our newest Grads! http://www.defensive-edge.com/congrats-newest-grads/ http://www.defensive-edge.com/congrats-newest-grads/#comments Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:07:53 +0000 http://www.defensive-edge.com/?p=744 July 31st, 2013 After several months of hard work and dedication, several of our youth students have been promoted to their next level belt.  Each month kids are tested on the material that was taught over that 4 week span. "I'm proud of the progress that these kids have been making in class and out". […]

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New grad for July 2013

New grad for July 2013

After several months of hard work and dedication, several of our youth students have been promoted to their next level belt.  Each month kids are tested on the material that was taught over that 4 week span. "I'm proud of the progress that these kids have been making in class and out". Said Sensei Rick Alford.  "I just love to see the kids mature and grow with the school!"

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