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Boston Martial Arts Center
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One of the keys to learning martial arts, is to allow yourself grow in a natural way. If you rush the process, you are skipping key information that could lead to your personal growth.
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NO EVENING CLASSES or Day Class’s JANUARY 27th at Boston Martial Arts Center
Dear Students, Due to the Winter storm the Boston Martial Arts Center will be closed effective Tuesday JANUARY 27th – NO EVENING CLASSE’S and Day Class’s. We will be open again on WEDNSEDAY JANUARY 28th at 6 p.m. for evening classes. If there is any change ...
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Boston Martial Arts Center "Happy New Year" (Some of the things I learned)
" This past year (2014) has been a great year for deep learning about life and martial arts. The best lessons have not always conveniently fit with my way of looking at the world. They represent deep fears, biases, etc., about myself that I may not want to ...
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Kenjutsu from Boston Martial Arts Center Winter Bootcamp 2014 
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Learn Martial Arts in a natural way!
One of the keys to learning martial arts, is to allow
yourself grow in a natural way. If you rush the process, you are skipping key
information that could lead to your personal growth.   Some martial arts systems were designed for learning that is
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"This past year (2014) has been a great year for deep learning about life and martial arts. The best lessons have not always conveniently fit with my way of looking at the world. They represent deep fears, biases, etc., about myself that I may not want to face. These things can manifest in the form
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161 Harvard Ave #4e Boston, MA 02134, United States
161 Harvard Avenue #4eUSMassachusettsBoston02134
(617) 789-5524bostonmartialarts.com
Martial Arts School, Self Defense SchoolToday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pmSunday Closed

The Boston Martial Arts Center has been actively training and teaching in the Boston area for over 25 years. We have grown from a small, dedicated group of practitioners into a full-fledged martial arts school devoted to training quality individuals in the best martial arts and self-defense available anywhere.

We are an officially recognized school, Bujinkan Dojo Boston, under the auspices of the international Bujinkan organization directed from the main headquarters in Tokyo, Japan by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. All of our instructors are internationally certified through Dr. Hatsumi and the Bujinkan organization for the benefit of all our students.

Our Chief Instructor, Mr. Mark Davis, is a shidoshi in the Bujinkan organization and continues to train intensively via frequent trips to Japan to study with the Grandmaster, Dr. Hatsumi, and several other extraordinarily talented Bujinkan instructors. Stateside, Mr. Davis continues to train with Mr. Stephen K. Hayes, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and Ninjutsu. Mr. Hayes has been studying with Grandmaster Hatsumi longer than any other American and has been repeatedly seen on the cover of Black Belt Magazine. Mr. Davis hosts open-to-the-public seminars with Mr. Hayes annually.

Instructors at the school must meet a minimum training time standard, must have appropriate rank, and must be actively continuing their own training both at the Boston Martial Arts Center and via seminars or special training trips to Japan.

All instructors are also certified in First Aid/CPR which must be maintained yearly in order to keep their instructor status, which allows the Boston Martial Arts Center to offer the best, highest caliber of martial training anywhere. Give us a call today at (617) 789-5524 and find out why we’re not only different, but also the best.


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"Mark Davis is a highly knowledgable, friendly, and patient instructor."
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"This isn't a sport martial arts school..."
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"Great atmosphere."
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Robert Trotter
11 months ago
I've been a student here for ten years. I've trained at other martial arts schools, and in other systems, and I have never found a more welcoming place, where the instructors are not only dedicated to giving their students the best training in self defense available, but also to helping their students better themselves through the martial arts. Mark Davis, the head teacher, keeps the atmosphere fun and family friendly, while also delivering the most serious treatment on the subject of getting home safely. This isn't a sport martial arts school; the training available here has only one purpose- to keep you safe. It has the added side effects of building confidence, agility, strength, and a sense of purpose. This school really brings out the best in people, and the people who train and teach here are the best in the world.
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Robert R.
a year ago
Bad Atmosphere.
Response from the owner - a year ago
We are very sorry you had a bad experience? But who are you?
A Google User
5 years ago
I remember from the very first day, Mr Davis saying "...come on down and try a few classes"....and I've been here ever since...almost 6 years later!! What I find really nice is that Mr. Davis and senior instructors are not showoffs but at the same time know the material inside and out. There is nothing flashy or shiny, no frills, but reality based training with the purpose of protecting your mind and body. I find that there is no pressure and really enjoy the atmosphere. I also feel that the school really and sincerely cares about what they teach and it is a source of great pride to be a part of it!! I also have enrolled my kids in the kids classes and they are always eager to go to class on Saturday mornings!! I would definitely recommend it to whoever is looking to learn a martial arts system that makes a significant and meaningful contribution to their lives.
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A Google User
6 years ago
I've had the distinct honor and pleasure of studying at the Boston Martial Arts Center for almost 20 years now. Prior to attending, I studied at a variety of other schools in other styles never quite finding exactly what I wanted until I walked through the doors of the Boston Martial Arts Center. The curriculum is without peer and the instruction is without a doubt the best I've ever had. Given that the techniques I've learned from Mark Davis and his senior instructors saved my life numerous times during my years with the US Air Force, US Government, and private sector executive protection, I am 100% confident in writing that you will not find a better school anywhere. The atmosphere is conducive to asking those all-important "what-if" questions that are routinely frowned upon at other schools that simply do not operate from the same knowledge base. Classes are fun, informative, and appropriately challenging. In my current career as a writer of a dozen novels and several non-fiction books (including the Complete Idiot's Guide to Ultimate Fighting) the knowledge and insight I've gained in my years of study at the Boston Martial Arts Center have helped me achieve life goals and success in my life that I would not have if not for the excellence of instruction at the school. You won't find a better martial arts school anywhere in New England or anywhere else as well. - Jon F. Merz
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Joe Szep
a year ago
Mark Davis is a highly knowledgable, friendly, and patient instructor. He is a rare source of accumulated knowledge and wisdom. You are encouraged to learn new skills and develop yourself. I have made many friends at the dojo. It feels like family to me there. Whether you are interested in learning self-defense or martial arts, you should come by, check out the dojo, and try a class!
Jennifer Kronmiller
a year ago
great atmosphere.
A Google User
3 years ago
This place is awesome. You can take as many classes as you want and they are open 6 days a week. Mark Davis is an incredible instructor and his staff are always there if you have any questions on the material. Great information in a laied back fun atmosphere.
A Google User
5 years ago
I started training at the Boston Martial Arts Center in early 2007 after training elsewhere. I'm glad that I did; I've enjoyed my time at BMAC immensely. Mark Davis: Mark's technical, teaching, and interpersonal skills are outstanding. He nicely manages the tricky balance between approachability and authority; he's a super-nice guy, but unquestionably the master of the dojo. Other instructional staff: The other instructors bring a nice mix of different skill sets and philosophies to their classes. It's worth noting that several members of the teaching staff have been with Mark for ten years or more; while they are all deeply experienced, they continue to train and grow under his direction. Students: The student cohort is supportive and friendly. There's a good mix of serious and casual students; some are there virtually every day, while others come a couple of times per week. Curriculum: The formal curriculum taught at BMAC could be generally described as "traditional." This traditional material is used to teach important concepts and principles that are then translated to modern contexts and applications. Students are encouraged to experiment and make their own discoveries under the guidance of the teaching staff; the "why" question reigns supreme. Rote memorization and mechanical reproduction of techniques are very much discouraged. Schedule: Great hours! Classes are held every weeknight, on Saturday mornings, and during the lunch hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Classes are 45 minutes long, so many students stay for multiple classes per evening. Facility: The dojo facility is adequate. The space is large enough to comfortably accommodate all but the largest class groups. The carpeted floor gives incentive to develop good rolling and falling skills. The dojo is very convenient to both the MBTA Green Line and the #66 bus. Both stop about one minute from the dojo building.
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