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— 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

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.

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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


Through my observations: it seems that most grappling classes are male dominant. It’s not that there are a lot of women coming in and getting turned off by something that surrounds our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes; it seems that women just aren’t aware of the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and not coming in to see exactly what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ) really is about.  So that leads me to ask why aren’t there more women taking interest in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ)?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It can be a dangerous world for a woman and almost ALL RAPES happen being pinned to the ground by a bigger, stronger opponent. Wouldn’t you want to feel confident that if someone were to gain dominance over you on the ground, you would have the knowledge to possibly prevent the rape and save your life?

Women should take more interest in Martial Arts in general…not only for the self-defense aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Thai Kickboxing, Filipino Jiu-Jitsu, or Mixed Martial Arts(MMA), but for the empowerment of being a woman. It is definitely a confidence builder and who doesn’t want more confidence? It’s fun and active. It’s a great way to stay in shape and increase flexibility.  Taking martial arts or a group sport, in general, helps you meet new people with similar interest; however, the power of community among members at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, is incredible.

At Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, we don’t just teach you a series of moves for self-defense. We instill within you the confidence, through self-defense, to know you are prepared to handle yourself in ANY situation.

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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