There is a lot of questions regarding our newest saying written up above on the beam giving sturdy foundation to our building:  WE ARE A BLACK BELT SCHOOL.  What does that mean?  It means that it’s our mission, as martial arts instructors, and as leaders, to help you EARN that black belt.  It doesn’t mean that everybody who walks through that door will get a black belt.  It means that once you put that clean, bright, white belt on and step onto the mat–it is the beginning of a fantastic journey in the progression towards earning your black belt.

Now,  a black belt itself is nothing more than fabric placed upon your waste.  You wear your belt with pride and respect for martial arts, but the value of BEING a black belt is much more.  It is about knowledge, dedication, discipline, respect, commitment to martial arts and humbleness to know that even once you’ve reached that coveted black belt, your journey has just begun.

The lot of people who come in looking to take Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ, or even Krav Maga, don’t necessarily have earning their black belt as their driving force behind taking martial arts.  Some do it for fitness, self-defense or even just for fun.  Somewhere along the way, something clicks within them– that on top of all the great benefits of martial arts, there is a solemn driving force of transforming as a human being, intellectually and spiritually being in tune.   Of not getting your black belt but BEING a Black Belt.

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA , provides the most realistic and practical fitness & self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

($65 Value)


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