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Boston Area Training?

Anyone know of any martial art that is in the Boston area with late afternoon or evening classes in something reality based? I’d like to cross train in kravv maga or a stand up jujitsu style- small circle, or something japanese. Late afternoon or very early evening is what would fit my schedule.

Been looking and just throwing it out there.

Yeah, check out Defensive Edge Academy in Wakefield. Sensei Rick Alford is a black belt in Lysak’s S.E.N.T.O Method, the system I have my black belt in, and also is a 4th degree black belt in Small Circle Jiu-Jitsu, a black belt in Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, and a purple belt under American Top Team head coach Andre “Dedeco” Almeida. His iCAT/LSM classes are as reality based as you’re going to find and he’s great with the Small Circle stuff too.

And if you stop in tell him one of the two newest Sento Black Belts, who lives in MA, sent you and says hi. :slight_smile:

Here’s a vid of Sensei Rick teaching some Small Circle stuff:

Looks awesome but I am west of Boston. I did train with one of Dave castoldi’s students years ago in small circle and the system is awesome. this guy is clearly the real deal as well.

I am looking for something I can squeeze in 1-2 days per week on my way home from work in boston… Most places have kid classes 4 to 7 o’clock which is when I want to workout. I do uechi 1x per week for 3 hours and train at home 2 other days in that. I got 23 years in uechi but cross training every few years for a year or 2 seems to keep it all fresh.

Thanks Sento.

[quote]Josann wrote:
Looks awesome but I am west of Boston. I did train with one of Dave castoldi’s students years ago in small circle and the system is awesome. this guy is clearly the real deal as well.

I am looking for something I can squeeze in 1-2 days per week on my way home from work in boston… Most places have kid classes 4 to 7 o’clock which is when I want to workout. I do uechi 1x per week for 3 hours and train at home 2 other days in that. I got 23 years in uechi but cross training every few years for a year or 2 seems to keep it all fresh.

Thanks Sento.[/quote]

How west of Boston?

About 20 miles, Framingham. Mass residents call the area Metrowest.

Yeah, I know Framingham, my sisters boyfriend is from there.

Sensei Rick’s place is honestly the closest good RMA place that I know of. You could drive out to Springfield and train with Shihan Walt Lysak, who is truly world class and is the BEST RMA instruction you’re going to get anywhere in the Northeast. But it’s gonna be a much longer commute to get there (well, maybe not time wise depending on what traffic you hit).