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Having children in Martial Arts programs helps them in many less obvious ways. They are learning social mores and goal setting, in some cases before they even step into elementary school. Here at Dragon Within Martial Arts we believe one of the that the most central aspects of martial arts is Self-Discipline. Children engage in both mind and body during class. They learn listening, self esteem, and teamwork skills. Helping them to develop in these areas, has a direct effect on their confidence, fitness, and they are able to navigate though other parts of their world.  Their behavior in school improves, their concentration, respect and ability to cooperate improves, making for a happier, healthier academic experience. 

The best part is, ITS FUN! They are learning and growing all the while absolutely engaged and enjoying themselves. Some of the topics that we tackle throughout the year include, Handling Bully situations, Respecting others, having a positive attitude and being assertive

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Knowing self-defense empowers your child with powerful techniques, strategies and confidence for life-long success!
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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 MA, Swampscott MA, Nahant MA

ImageLearning the Krav Maga technique requires total physical commitment as well as mental toughness that can carry you through challenges of all kinds. In the past 75 years, much has changed since Imi Lichtenfeld first fought for his neighborhood in Slovakia. However, several cornerstones of the technique have held firm. Every Krav Maga fighter of the past and present has learned to approach each of these elements with complete focus.

  1. Self-defense. The key is not meeting strength with strength in Krav Maga. Instead, you are taught to look for weaknesses in a typically larger opponent. Trading blows is inadvisable and dangerous under the circumstances. Try to hit in the throat, the groin or the eyes to put an aggressor on the defensive. You need to be precise when going after these targets or you will be faced with a secondary attack.
  1. Offense. Defense stops the attack of an assailant. You block a punch; stop a kick; deflect a tackle; or avoid a chase. Once you are in the clear, you need to make sure your attacker can’t lodge another assault. React swiftly and pummel your opponent into submission. Unless you move quickly and inflict damage, you are putting yourself in further danger. In Krav Maga, the best defense is a good offense.
  1. Disarming assailants. Taking weapons from opponents is essential to preservation. You might be threatened with knives, guns, bats, chains, sticks, swords or any number of terrifying objects in the course of your defense. Devise a technique with teachers to respond to the deployment of any weapon imaginable. While military operations require this skill, it is useful for civilian defense as well.
  1. Fighting with supreme confidence. Stepping into a sea of enemies and emerging in sound health is a feat that requires the ultimate concentration and supreme confidence. Krav Maga black belts are known for fearlessness and power in the face of high danger. Prepare mentally for the greatest challenges a human being can face and you will be ready to confront the most fearsome challenges that come your way.
  1. Achieving the highest level of stamina. In a fight to the death or during flight from menacing forces, the utmost in stamina is required of Krav Maga masters. As you progress through the different levels of skill, push yourself to train at levels of strength and endurance you never thought possible. Becoming a master at this self-defense technique requires a total physical commitment. There is no telling what type of endurance may be required of a fighter with his back against the wall.

The locations and the type of fighting have changed since Lichtenfeld honed his warrior technique in Bratislava. What hasn’t changed is the fearlessness with which a Krav Maga fighter must approach combat on a daily basis. Keeping your cool and moving from defense to decisive offense is the only way to make a foe submit. Learn from your masters how to become the state-of-the-art fighter you can be with Krav Maga.

Last Big Match of the Year! UFC 141Alistair Overeem vs Brock Lesnar.   This is the return of Brock Lesnar to the octagon since losing the heavy-weight title to Valasquez in October 2010 after being out of commission due to an injury.  The speculation is that this may be Brock Lesnar’s last fight in the UFC.  We can expect Lesnar to want this to be a ground fight with his strength being in grappling/wrestling; however, with Overeem‘s stand up skills we can expect him to want to stay on his feet as long as he can.  Alistair Overeem (-150) is favorite over Brock Lesnar (+120).

Rest of Pay Per View Card

Donald Cerrone (-275) favorite over Nate Diaz (+215)

Jon Fitch (-240) favorite over Johny Hendricks (+190)

Alexander Gustafsson (-325) favorite over Vladimir Matyushenko (+265)

Nam Phan (-245) favorite over Jim Hettes (+195)

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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

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

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The list of benefits for children who practice mixed martial arts is incredible!    There are a lot of people who speculate that MMA/Mixed Martial Arts isn’t for kids based solely on what they see on UFC; however, the reality of mixed martial arts and children isn’t one geared towards fighting–but more of a way to give your child confidence.  There are a lot of strong positive applications for mixed martial arts that reaches far beyond learning self-defense or keeping your child physically active.

Here are a few examples of how Mixed Martial Arts/MMA has helped a few of our students….

One main value gained from children taking Mixed Martial Arts/MMA is the level on confidence that it instills within them.   At Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, we don’t force children to compete.  We do (however) have a few who like to compete and it’s a great confidence builder!  We have these four kids (ages ranging from 10-16)  who love to compete in NAGA (North American Grappling Association).  They have been written up in our local paper and it makes them feel good about their accomplishments.  It also teaches them that, win or lose, if they gave it their all–they should be proud of what they have achieved.  Being a sore loser isn’t an attribute in any of these kids.  They are humble in their achievements and gracious in the lesson learned from their defeats which makes them work even harder next time.  They set goals and work to achieve them.  Which is a huge thing for kid’s to learn:  goal setting.

There is a simple benefit from kid’s enrolled in mixed martial arts; it can improve the results in almost anything that you do in conjunction with their Mixed Martial Arts/MMA classes.  We have one teen, 15 years old, who is flourishing in school with A’s and B’s and this all started when he began his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ.

The Most IMPORTANT thing to stress is that our programs at DWMMA, Salem MAinstills confidence in Children!  Whether it is performance in school or sports they have the confidence to perform to their fullest potential.   Or, if they were to encounter bullying or peer pressure–they have the confidence to make the best decisions to make you proud as a parent.

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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

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?

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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

Krav Maga (Massachusetts) is a system; some would argue a philosophy; that was born out of necessity.  After Israel gained it’s independence in 1948, Krav Maga’s founder Imi Lichtenfeld was asked to develop an unarmed combat system for the state’s new army.  He had a problem though–this army wasn’t like most armies…Instead of physically fit, gung ho, 18 year old recruits–the Israeli Army was comprised of recruits ages 15-55. Imi had to come up with a realistic defense system that would work for everybody. The system, now known as, Krav Maga, had to be:

  • Easy to learn
  •  Easy to perform
  • Easy to remember under stress
  • Must work from an unprepared position.

Lucky for us, these same prerequisites apply to teaching self-defense in Salem Ma today.  At Dragon Within Martial Arts, you’ll learn  that the system is:

  • Instinctual – rather than fighting your natural instincts, we’ll show you how Krav Maga Salem Mass, uses those instincts to your advantage.
  • It is an integrated system – ideas like “redirect” the “pluck, which you’ll see in almost every class, are a few basic tools that are used over and over again. With fewer tools, it’s easier to remember.
  • Krav Maga teaches you to defend and attack simultaneously, switching the balance of power to your favor.  It’s faster and it also prevents us from mentally falling into a “victim mentality”.
  • You’ll see that Krav Maga teaches aggressiveness – this brings our training alive and in a real self-defense situation will neutralize the attacker more quickly.
  • You’ll also see that we test our responses under stress – multiple attackers, from multiple directions.  You fight how you train.   How you respond in the gym is how you respond in the street.

While these are principles that were used to construct the system, there is only one “rule” in Krav maga: rules create limitations.  A street fight is not sport fighting.  The one rule… go home safely.

But enough reading about Krav Maga, come down to the academy to try it out!

Learn Self-Defense, Gain Confidence and Get in Great Shape. Discover how anyone can Train and Enjoy Krav Maga Salem MA,  regardless of your Age, Fitness level or Experience.


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

— LeFrancois endures three-day, 24-hour, certification exam to become DWMMA’s youngest Krav Maga Instructor —

Salem resident Shane LeFrancois,16, was notified today that he passed the Krav Maga Alliance Instructor Certification exam held on October 14-16th 2011 in Attleboro MA. Shane, a life-long martial artist, already holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate and has been an assistant instructor at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts (DWMMA) for the past two years.

After a grueling 24-hour ordeal conducted over three-days; the exam tested physical fitness, knowledge of the martial arts and teaching abilities.  The resulting certification adds Krav Maga to Shane’s impressive arsenal of martial arts achievements.

Dennis Cregier, owner and head instructor of DWMMA Salem Mass commented on Shane’s achievement: “Of the 32 seasoned martial artists in attendance, Shane was definitely the youngest; there were men and women there who have been doing martial arts longer than Shane has been alive. … He did great.”   Alan Jenkins, Sr. Instructor at DWMMA added: “we are proud of him – a lot of people would have been intimidated; not him. He held his
own.” Five additional instructors from DWMMA got certified along with Shane, including: Dennis Cregier, Alan Jenkins, Greg Jackson, Peter Wellman and Andrew Boyd.

Developed by the Israeli Defense Forces and translated as “contact combat”, Krav Maga Salem Massachusetts has long been renowned as a complete, extremely effective, self-defense system. Emphasizing, both offensive and defense techniques, Krav Maga teaches students both self-defense techniques
as well as situational awareness – that is, recognizing and avoiding a potentially dangerous situation before it turns violent. In addition to the no-nonsense approach to self-defense, Krav Maga is a fun way to get seriously fit. Using rigorous calisthenics, punching bags and other boxing equipment, Krav Maga works different muscle groups every training session. With a varied workout, students will build muscle and shed pounds quickly, but remain challenged and engaged as they progress.

For the general public interested in learning more about Krav Maga, Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts (DWMMA) in Salem, Mass is hosting a FREE
Krav Maga workshop
and Open House from 5-9pm. The open house will feature an introduction to Krav Maga, demonstrations and a hand-on self-
defense seminar. In addition, regular classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Thai Kickboxing and kids martial arts classes will be in session.

Regular Krav Maga classes begin on November 7th and will be offered on Monday through Thursday at DWMMA’s 11 Franklin Street location. With
programs designed for students of all levels, DWMMA offers high-quality martial arts instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ, Thai Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts/MMA, Krav Maga and kids Karate/Martial Arts.

Learn Self-Defense, Gain Confidence and Get in Great Shape. Discover how anyone can Train and Enjoy Krav Maga 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 fitness & self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

Is Krav Maga just for self-defense?

Although Krav Maga was designed for street self-defense and hand-to-hand combat, today it is becoming a popular way to stay in shape. Krav Maga, the  martial art of the Israeli army, has been used for the training regimen of choice of many of Hollywood’s top stars such as: Ashton Kutcher, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez— and now, it’s coming to Salem Mass, so it’s available for you too.

People who train in Krav Maga aren’t just learning practical self-defense skills to be able to protect themselves in any situation–they are losing weight, they are gaining confidence and they are getting healthy in a fun way.

So what about Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is an incredibly functional, realistic form of self-defense, however its added benefits are beneficial for anybody looking to get in shape with an awesome cardio workout and toned functional muscles.  It will help build your mental health with personal empowerment, balance and confidence that you will be able to stay safe in virtually any situation.  Although, the art of Krav Maga isn’t necessarily designed for these benefits alone; they are by products.  The principals behind Krav Maga is to be able to fight while fatigued during combat or a street altercation.   You must be able to push yourself to your limits and beyond.  With that as a building block to Krav Maga; needless to say,  the class will be intense exercise.

Krav Maga is:

Simplicity– It is designed for people to learn the techniques quickly because they are based on natural body movements.  This makes it simple for anybody to learn and enjoy the benefits.

Aggressiveness– In a real life self-defense situation; you need explosive power, and aggressiveness!  The curriculum of Krav Maga, the intensity and aggressiveness of the martial art alone translates into burning lots of calories fast.

Fun- With regular exercises, it’s easy to get bored with your same old work out regime.  Krav Maga is a fast-paced, fun and interesting way to stay in shape and alter your body and mind for the better.

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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:
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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)

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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