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Martial Arts training is a significantly more effective fitness program than the generic gym routine.  Who wants to sit on a treadmill for hours when you can get the same cardio workout from a martial arts class like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thai Kickboxing, or Krav Maga?  These self defense methods create a full mind and body workout. They also provide life long valuable skills you can share with your friends and family.  It boosts your overall energy level, and as a result leaves you feeling confident and accomplished.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses grappling techniques, choke holds, and joint locks to submit your attacker. To correctly pull off these moves you will find every muscle in your body working to its fullest capacity.  Thai Kickboxing uses fists, elbows, knees, and feet as focal points for defending yourself.  This art involves a lot of American Boxing and a lot of kicks to get that cardio started. Krav Maga is the most realistic and practical form of self defense to date.  It derives from Israeli military tactics and will be sure to teach you to defend yourself in any threatening circumstance.  From positioning your toes, to ducking your head, every inch of you is tested and trained for success.

Never tried Martial Arts before?  Don’t worry, the classes are broken down by experience level so that every one can learn their respective skills at their own speed.  The conditioning within the classes are highly effective regarding weight loss and personal fitness.  You may walk in thinking you have learned it all about fitness, but no matter how much you already know, you will leave sweaty and intellectually satisfied.   Every class you show up to, you are ultimately strengthening your body and your brain.

Within learning your new self defense skills, you will see a great difference in your self esteem and self confidence.  Walking down the street may not be as scary if you have been training hard all week.  All of the social activity in the Dojo may also lead to improved activity in your social life.  You may find that you have that extra boost of confidence to ask that special someone out.   After training hard, sweating, and working with your friends at the Dojo your feeling of accomplishment will shine far after you leave.  The improvements in social life are so significant you not only look better but you truly feel better.

Do you spend hours at the gym just for mediocre results? Time to stop that same boring routine and start taking Martial Arts.  The skills you learn in a Krav Maga class may save you or your friends from a street attack.  The conditioning in Thai Kickboxing will make you sweat, and the self confidence will make you shine.  The friends you make in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may last forever.  So what is stopping you?  Step out of your comfort zone and into the Dojo.  Do yourself a favor and try a class today!


Knowing self-defense empowers you with powerful techniques, strategies and confidence for life-long success!

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