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How do I turn to Krav Maga when my life is on the line?

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Turning to Krav Maga with Your Life on the Line

In the darkness of every night lurks a potential danger. You may go your whole life without experiencing the terror of an attacker darting out an alley. Or you might find yourself forced to fight or lose your life when an unstable force comes hurtling your way. How will you respond?

No one wants to expect anything of this sort happening to him or her, but you simply can’t guarantee what will come your way, no matter where you are and what you do. Fortunately, Dragon Within teaches that modern self-defense techniques can empower any man, woman and child to beat back an attack and make it to safety in one piece. Krav Maga is the apotheosis of all the self-defense techniques, a gritty skill set learned on the mean streets of pre-World War II Slovakia – where Fascist gangs roamed and anyone who came from the wrong family could end up with a split skull.

The History:

Imi Lichtenfeld invented the technique known as Krav Maga on these violent streets of Eastern Europe. The balance had swung in the favor of Nazis and he had no choice but defend himself or perish. In those days, Lichtenfeld learned how to counter assailants wielding knives, bats, guns, chains and weapons no had even seen before. It was survival of the strongest – survival of a fighter who could bring unparalleled mental toughness to every encounter and overcome physical limitations with sheer cunning and lightning-quick reflexes.

The Vinidication of a Self-Defense Style

Lichtenfeld survived that ugly period from the mid-1930s all the way up to the Nazi takeover of the region. He made it out of Europe on one of the last refugee boats that took to sea. It was a painful experience, but the proof was indisputable: Lichtenfeld was a survivor and his technique had worked. Upon settling in Israel after the war, the IDF quickly made a place for him in special forces training.

Protection You Can Trust

Incorporating these survival techniques to suit modern times took less refining than you might think. The same concept applies to modern-day muggings. You are walking down the street and you happen to notice a shadow moving in an alleyway. No one is on the street. As you approach, you see movement. An attacker jumps out…are you ready to engage, or do you feel hopeless?

Dragon WIthin teaches that with Krav Maga training under your belt, you will be ready to meet the challenge and repel the attack. Whether you know it or not, quick action in times like these can save your life. You never know when an unhinged attacker will decide he or she wants to jeopardize your life. Knowing how to disarm an assailant in rapid-fire movements could be the difference between waking up in a hospital or walking home unscathed.

Living in fear is no way to respond to the challenges of this world. Krav Maga is not a system designed to get you asserting yourself in violent situations. It is a technique meant to reassure you. It is confidence, pure and simple. When your life is on the line, you’ll know you are ready to respond.

Don’t wait for the moment when you are caught unprepared. Act now and get your free private lesson to see for your self the difference between a prepared person and an unprepared person.

Call 9787458511

email: dragonwithin@gmail.com

or visit 11 Franklin st. Salem MA 01970

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Learning the Critical Skill of Guard Passing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu At Dragon Within, We teach a unique style to our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We keep in mind everyones safety and ability. Making sure everyone is working to their full potential while keeping in mind they have limits.  

Guard passing remains one of the most important skills to develop in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The guard is a significant part of the Jiu Jitsu game since it offers both offense and defense on the ground even while situated on your back. The ability to pass the guard gives a Jiu Jitsu player an edge as well. Through being able to consistently pass the guard, the offensive and defensive capabilities of an opposing Jiu Jitsu player become less effective. Becoming talented at guard passing does not refer to learning a ton of different guard passes and merely memorizing them. Good guard passing skill is based on understanding a number of basic principles and being able to effectively execute them.

In order to pass the guard, you must go over or under the legs.

This is not always safe. At Dragon Within, we understand that without decent control of an opponent and good posture on your part, a weak guard pass leaves you vulnerable for sweeps and submissions. The process of passing the guard the properly begins with establishing good base and posture. Base refers to maintaining both stability and a low center of gravity, two traits critical to prevent from being off balanced or swept. Posture means your positioning protects the neck, arms, and legs from attacks. Once your posture and base are solid, the time comes to control the legs and, if the guard is closed, uncross the ankles.

Opening up the closed guard requires putting some level of pressure on the legs to force the ankles to uncross. Again, without good base and posture, this is not going to be easy at all. Once you have opened up the legs, you must control them along with the hips. With the open guard, you do not have to uncross the ankles. You simply go right into controlling the hips and legs, although this can sometimes be difficult based on the positioning certain open guard present.

Whether you choose to go over or under the legs, you positively must put pressure on your opponent. Controlling the hips is important to prevent an opponent from putting you back in the guard, although focusing solely on the hips while ignoring the importance of pinning him can make a guard pass weaker. The finishing positions of a guard pass is a pin be it side control, the scarf hold, or even the North/South position. To make a pin work effectively, you have to really anchor your weight down. This process has to start during the guard pass because, quite simply, a loose guard pass is not going to help keep anyone in place for a pin.

Developing these skills can take time.

Among the best ways to become better at guard passing is to drill. Your training partner can put you in a number of different guards. While the partner offers moderate resistance, you work on guard passing and pinning. Correct your flaws and mistakes and try to improve with each training session. Your guard passing skills might increase immensely as a result. And great improvement could come far quicker than you ever imagined.

Elbows In! Protecting Yourself When Pinned

No one likes to be pinned down in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Pinning and holding is a large part of the game so anyone interested in learning Jiu Jitsu must learn how to deal with pins. The various top positions such as mount, side mount, north/south, scarf hold, and even knee on stomach are all designed to keep someone in place so in order to be submitted. Escape is the goal when you are pinned, but escaping is not always easy to do. You could end up being pinned for several minutes. To help reduce the chances of being submitted, your posture has to solidly defensive while also creating the best leverage for escaping.

Keeping the elbows close to the body would be among the most important of all posture considerations. There are two major problems present when the elbows are too far from the core of the body. The first is the arms are very vulnerable to submissions. An opponent can easily wrap under the elbow and go into a spinning armlock. The reason it is so easy to wrap the arm is the distance from the elbow and the body presents a significant amount of space.

The second problems is the arms lose a great deal of strength since supporting muscle groups cease to be involved. As a result, forcing the arm down to execute a bent shoulder lock is not all that tough. An opponent on top has a lot of leverage. Having weak arm posture further reduces the ability to defend the arms. Pulling the arms and elbows in towards the body makes attacking them dramatically more difficult.

In order to escape from the bottom, your elbows must press into points on the opponent’s body in order to create space. This is very difficult to achieve when the elbows are even slightly out of position. When they are too far from the body, they can offer no effective leverage at all.

Does this mean all hope is lost when your elbows are out of position. No, it just means you must make it a priority to bring them back in. Performing a simple short bridge to bump an opponent up can create enough space for just enough time to return the elbows to their correct position.

All of this takes practice and experience, but that is what training is for. As long as you continue to focus on good posture on the bottom, the chances are likely you will improve in no time.

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15 of our most fabulous students showing their skills in a demo at the Culture Fest in Downtown Salem.

15 of our most fabulous students showing their skills in a demo at the Culture Fest in Downtown Salem.

 

How To:

Prove you’re a hard working & motivated martial artist.

 

*We put together a team of hard working students. They worked after class to prepare for a demo at the 8th annual Culture fest. These martial artists are truly inspirational.*

 

  1. Establish a team of highly motivated students.

So at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, We could have basically taken all of our students and made a fantastic demo team. We have approximately 100 child students in 3 different age groups. These age groups make up our 3 classes; Little Dragons, Juniors, and finally Young Adults. Our little Dragons are 4-6 years old. Our Juniors are ages 7-10 years old and our Young Adults are ages 11-14. We gathered as a team and hand picked 15 kids from all three classes to perform in the demonstration.

 

 

We pair up all our students carefully with each other to avoid any size or strength issues. No child is set up for failure!

 

 

  1. Teach them the moves.

Each of these students may take one or more classes per week. In addition they now added a new practice with our staff and coaches to prepare for this demo. During this hour they took their energy, discipline and confidence and brought it to life. Also bringing ones own offensive and defensive techniques in a full-blown skit. They have different variations of punches, kicks, covers, space and combinations performed in unison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We keep them motivated with rewards and special attention and praise all the time. We even offered a snack in between classes because they get hungry after all that exercise.

 

  1. The Situations

-Baylie walks down the street and yet again, runs into that mean ol’ bully of her, Autumn. Autumn puts her hands on her one more and time and Baylie has had enough She defends herself with a crazy monkey in 50/50 then a take down. But she doesn’t stop there, no she mounts and pins that mean bully. She takes total control of the situation and then calls for help. This is great way to assert yourself against a bully with our hurting them. Remember our intention is not to hurt anyone, but do defend and evade the situation.

 

-Michelle, a tiny little thing, is walking alone and nasty looking stranger (played by our child instructor Mr. Mark) comes at her. He tries to lure her in with some money and grabs her wrist. Michelle doesn’t panic, nope, instead she takes control and grabs his arm and gives him a couple upper cuts. But when that isn’t enough she does a double leg take down get into side control mount and gives him one heck of an arm bar. This nasty bum is in some serious pain and is yelling for help, but she doesn’t give in. She takes his money and runs away yelling for help.

 

-Caleb stands on stage with Isabella showing their best boxing feed and pad work skills. They truly know the true meaning of striking, ducking and evading a strike to away from an opponent.

 

-Austin and Braeden show a more competitive style to MMA. They rock the stage with roundhouse kicks, catching, and takedowns. They even simulate a knockout. This demonstrates the more competitive edge of martial arts and the real sport imbedded in it.

 

-Sarah and Steph (one of our adult students) demonstrate a little competition mixed with some real life skill. The show walking teep kicks into roundhouse kicks. This shows a more traditional Thai Kickboxing and what its all about.

 

 

Each student looks absolutely adorable up on stage, and not one student got stage fright. They were all excited and pumped to perform!

 

 

  1. About Dragon Within

The Dragon’s at Dragon Within have been involved in martial arts training for over 50 years combined. This school has been alive for more than 10 years and is  constantly growing. Our philosophy is to teach students self defense within the Art.  The staff and students show compassion when training in the Dojo.

We believe that within the structured class our students develop self-confidence, motivation to set and reach goals, respect, discipline, and self control.  Our class is taught at a pace, which allows students to advance in their belt over time.  The time and work it takes to stay in class and earn a higher rank is what grows character, self-discipline, and patience.  We understand that it is a difficult thing to stay motivated towards, which is why it is such a great achievement when they receive that belt.  We stay focused on the Art and the way our curriculum is designed helps develop positive characteristics in our students over time.  

Our kickboxing class has the same mentality. The curriculum is designed to keep you focused and motivated. You will feel like you have accomplished something new after each class whether it be physically or mentally. 

We also offer private ART classes if you want a little refresher or missed a few days during the week. This is our way of keeping you on track and not letting you fall of the wagon. 

If you have a Facebook and would like to see a recent album or see the flow of the way we operate please find us at facebook.com/dwmma .  We also post schedule changes and member notifications there as well so definitely a good idea anyways! 

 

 

 

We have experience with students of all backgrounds and maturity levels. Even children with social disorders and anxieties tend to thrive at Dragon Within

 

 

  1. Dragon Mission Statement

Dragon Within Martial Arts provides our members with an environment where people of any background, experience and fitness level can learn and    train. Our classes are taught in a fun ego-free environment.

 

Our goal is to help our members to develop, grow, and improve both physically and mentally through their progression in Mixed Martial Arts, Krav Maga, Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self defense and Fitness Training. We accomplish this by offering the most functional, realistic, innovative, and enjoyable martial arts and fitness training available.

 **We would also like to give a special thanks to Miss Jess, kids program coordinator and lead instructor, for putting together such an amazing show. And huge thanks to the A3D for hosting the 8th Annual Culture Fest in downtown Salem and inviting us to be a part of it.**   

  1. Come see what we are all about.

Now I can’t possibly tell you everything Dragon Within has to offer, but what    I can tell you is that we are a dedicated school. We take pride in teaching kids of all ages and all backgrounds, the ability to have confidence, self-respect, discipline, and motivation. To find out more please call 978-745-8511 or click www.dwmma.com . You can even visit us at 11 Franklin st. Salem MA 01970. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have any time. Don’t forget to schedule your free private lesson or class today!

 

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Brazilian  Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is an enormously popular martial art. This is why you see so many BJJ schools are opening all over the world. Of course, the presence of a school is not the main indication of its value. The number of students enrolled in the school is. When you look closer at these students, you will see many training as frequently as possible and others train when their schedule permits. Since BJJ schools often offer unlimited training per month, there is a lot of flexibility available in terms of how often a student can train.

But, how many days a week should a student train? This is an important question that needs to be asked and answered. There are active and athletic students that train virtually every day of the week and there are also those that have to train far less because training too often leads to them becoming sore and somewhat broken down.

Really, you do not want to become sore or too beat up to train. That does no one any good. When you are over-trained, you end up missing days of class. Does that help your ability to progress in BJJ? Absolutely not!

Again, different people’s bodies will react in a completely different manner to their training regimen. There is, however, a safe medium that you can follow in order to be sure that you avoid over-training. That medium would be playing it safe and training about three days a week.

These three days should not be consecutive. The reason for this is you want to at least one rest day in between the three workout days because your body will need time to recuperate and heal. When you do not get the proper amount of rest, the body will start to break down. This is where all those aches and pains come from. Those that are older BJJ practitioners will be more than familiar with such pains which is why they might be more willing to take such breaks than younger BJJ’ers. However, just because you are young does not mean you are invulnerable. Over-training can affect anyone at any age.

There are going to be those serious minded BJJ players that want to train each and every single day. They reason they wish to do so is not all that difficult to figure out. They just want to become very good at the art of BJJ. Here is a little news for those that have such desires in mind: frequency does not always equate with quality.

The true value of the class will be in the quality of the instruction combined with a good attitude for learning. In short, you need to enroll in a good class and then make the most out of it when you are in the class. This means you should py very close attention and ask pertinent questions when they arise. (Of course, you should ask them at the appropriate time) Follow these very simple steps and you will find it is a lot easier to get the most out of your three day a week training plan.

Don’t Wait!
Call Today!
978-745-8511

Or Visit our Website
www.DWMMA.com

Knowing self-defense empowers youwith powerful techniques, strategies and confidence for life-long success!
CALL NOW TO SET UP YOUR  FREE INTRO LESSON

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

 

 

Attention local residents! Salem, MA is the place to be on Halloween! You know it and we know it! Please join us to be delighted, scared, and have a horribly delectable experience on October 11th! ONE NIGHT ONLY!! Image

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Join US! If you DARE!! 

*All Kids and Adults Welcome, All kids need to be accompanied by an adult and sign in is required. 

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Or Visit our Website
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Knowing self-defense empowers your child with powerful techniques, strategies and confidence for life-long success!
CALL NOW TO SET UP YOUR  FREE INTRO LESSON

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

 

Anybody that had a chance to watch UFC 139— this article is just a reiteration of what you already knew… if you didn’t, then I suggest you go to PPV and order it to watch five round the match between Hendo vs. Shogun which was one of, if not THE, best fights in UFC history.  Both contenders fought with all of their effort and it was apparent.  However, the argument of it being a clear 48/47 victory for Dan Henderson is a little blurry for UFC fans, and even Dana White stating:

“I thought it was a draw,” White told MMAWeekly.com following the event.  “This is one of those tough fights.  In the first round, they both knocked each other down. You give Henderson the first three rounds. You give Shogun (round) four and 10-8 in the last round for a dominant round. It’s a draw, It’s one of those tough ones. That’s how I scored it.  I don’t consider myself a professional judge, but I had the fight a draw.”

Whether or not the fight was a draw or if Dan “Hendo” Henderson clearly beat Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is taking a backseat to the undeniable greatness that was this event.  Both men fought with every ounce of themselves and made UFC 139 an event to go down in MMA/UFC infamy!  What are your thoughts?

Want to train like UFC Fighters Dan “Hendo” Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua?
Learn Self-Defense, Gain Confidence and Get in GREAT SHAPE!  Discover how anyone can train and Enjoy MMA/Mixed Martial Arts regardless of your Age, Fitness Level or Experience!

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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

YOU’RE INVITED!

Come join us at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, in launching our newest program, Krav Maga North Shore MA!  This is an Open house event that is open to anybody in the community looking for information on Krav Maga, or any of our amazing programs we offer at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts.  There will be food and drinks (provided by Lynn Meatland) and Music.  We will have prizes to raffle but most of all we are holding a FREE KRAV MAGA WORKSHOP!(must pre-register)

For more Information on Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts or Krav Maga North Shore MA
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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA , provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

A movie about two brothers who haven’t seen each other for years, the younger not speaking to the elder and both estranged from their father, who both wind up competing out of financial necessity in the same world-wide mixed martial arts worldwide championship?  How serendipitous!  The premise of the movie Warrior seems to be a guarantee of cliché melodrama you would expect from an underdog fighter film; however, for those who have no clue what Mixed Martial Arts(Salem Mass) entails, this movie could suffice for some MMA edification.

They not only act the parts, they enact the physicality of the roles.  As Mixed Martial Arts fighters they have to be in top shape and they are.  The fight scenes are brief but authentic looking.  This movie really entails what martial arts is about.  You really have a lot of respect for people who compete as Mixed Martial Artists.

Interested in MMA/Mixed Martial Arts in Salem Massachusetts

DWMMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Salem Mass– we take the most effective combat techniques from styles such as Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Western Boxing. The blending of all these arts is what creates a unique fighting system. Most MMA gyms and programs are geared toward the fighters. Our unique approach makes this high-level training safe and fun for students of all ages and interest levels!

Learn Self-Defense, Gain Confidence and Get in Great Shape. Discover how anyone can Train and Enjoy (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts Salem MA,  regardless of your Age, Fitness level or Experience.


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

  

Learning a martial art can be an effective way to stay in shape and relieve stress and pent-up aggression, all while learning self-defense.  Commonly known styles we have: Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and Kickboxing.  There are a lot of “fighting styles” that are relatively unknown the our Western culture… one being Eskrima.

Eskrima (also known as Arnis and Kali) is a Filipino martial arts style that originated to train large numbers of Filipinos how to defend themselves against conquistadors, using little besides their bodies and sticks.  The techniques are usually easy to learn, but the style is complex enough that fighters must take many years to learn every nuance.  Although it is weapons based, it also includes striking (kicking and punching), wrestling and grappling, and even ground-fighting, as well as teaching practical defenses against most weapons.

At Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA our Filipino Jiu-Jitsu program incorporates Filipino Martial Arts Concepts into a well-rounded self-defense system.  Filipino Jiu-Jitsu is not a new system or style, it is a modern approach towards practical street self-defense.  This unique fighting method combines the principles, concepts and techniques of Panantukan (Filipino “dirty” Boxing), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ, silat, Muay Thai kickboxing, Combat Jujitsu and Filipino Eskrima/Kali/Arnis (Stick & knife fighting) to make it very modern approach towards practical street self-defense.

Filipino Jiu-Jitsu  is well suited for men, and women of all ages, because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential. Only the core techniques have been taken from these combative arts and organized into an easy to learn curriculum that can benefit the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner. In addition to learning effective self-defense, Filipino Jiu-Jitsu also provides the student with the means to improve their physical fitness, awareness, flexibility and self-confidence. Combining the best of many styles into a blended system gives our students the advantage they need to protect themselves in virtually any situation.

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Children’s programs.

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and

North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

Dragon Within student Klug earns grappling honor

By Jean DePlacido correspondent

John Klug had always been interested in Mixed Martial Arts/MMA, but he had no training at all when he joined Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts in Salem last March. The 16-year old athlete from Lynnfield was a very quick learner, and he especially loved Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Klug made up his mind to compete in the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) event in Hartford, Conn., on July 30. NAGA is one of the largest BJJ Ground Fighting competitions in the Northeast, and with less than four months experience under his belt he placed second in both Gi and No Gi.

“Gi is a loosely fitted two piece garment held together with a cloth belt,” said Klug, who plays wide receiver and cornerback on the Lynnfield High football team. “No Gi is very different because you compete in athletic shorts and a tee-shirt. There is a huge difference because in Gi you and your opponent can grab onto the lapel of the Gi and the pants, giving more leverage. In No Gi there is nothing to hold onto so it is much harder.”

Klug proved to be a master of both styles at the NAGA event.

“Ever since I was very young the sport has interested me, and I’ve fallen in love with grappling. I’ve always played basketball, but I’m thinking of switching to wrestling this year,” he said. “I think I picked up the skills you need in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)  quickly because (Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts) has the best instructors around.”

Klug is getting ready for his next competition, another NAGA event in Lincoln, Rhode Island on October 15. His goal is to take first place in both Gi and No Gi this time. He sets the bar very high, but has the results to back it up.

Patricia Cregier, wife of Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts owner Dennis Cregier, said Klug is one of several talented teenagers they are working with. She has seen their confidence built through martial arts.

“John is an excellent example of how a teenager should be,” said DWMMA owner and head instructor Dennis Cregier. “He shows dedication to being part of Dragon Within, and has extraordinary natural talents in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

BJJ is a complex martial art, and the fact that at 16 with only a few months training he came in second in both Gi and No Gi shows what kind of talent he has. He’s also a good kid, and I am glad to be able to help him learn martial arts, especially since he shows so much potential.”

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Children’s programs.

Visit Our Website!

www.DWMMA.com

30-DAYs FREE!!!

Don’t Wait!  Call TODAY to sign up for your 30 DAYS FREE!

978-745-8511

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and

North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA