07-16-2010, 16:04 #1
Kali/Arnis/Escrima training in Boston
As my screen name suggests, I am a Jujitsu student. I am new to Jujitsu, currently 9th kyu, and I am looking to round out my martial arts training by studying a weapons system. I have studied Matayoshi Kobudo and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo in the past, but they don't seem like the best matches for Jujitsu, and I don't know if they are the best matches for me.
I'm interested in checking out a Kali, Arnis, or Escrima class in my area, but I can't seem to find an instructor close by. Does anyone know of any Filipino martial arts teachers in the Cambridge/Somerville, MA area?
Thanks for your help!
Last edited by jiujiteiro; 07-16-2010 at 16:06.
07-18-2010, 12:36 #2
I should have said, my Jodo class didn't seem like the best match for my current Jujitsu class, not Jujitsu in general. Jodo makes perfect sense with a lot of Jujitsu training. But classes at my current Jujitsu dojo are pragmatic and reality-based, so Jodo didn't jive as well as it would with another gendai style like Danzan Ryu or a koryu system.
So, any advice about FMA classes in the Boston area? Any pointers would be really helpful!
Last edited by jiujiteiro; 07-18-2010 at 12:38.
07-18-2010, 18:31 #3
Not in Cambridge/Somerville but there's one in Fall river, MA and another in Dorchester (600 colombia rd) Combat Serrada Escrima.
07-20-2010, 21:44 #4
08-10-2010, 21:40 #5
See if you can find Jeff Burger on this website. he is a multi-talented martial artist who is training with me in Filipino Martial Arts.
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08-11-2010, 21:15 #6
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08-17-2010, 23:24 #7
Thank you for the tip and link, Barry! Good luck with your training!
04-28-2011, 00:06 #8
I know that Ken DeJesus has a student who teaches up there. Ken teaches down in Florida. I think Brian is still up in the Boston area.
They do Modern Arnis without much clutter. Ken trained under Remy Presas and truly knows his stuff. I don't know Brian personally but I know he is highly recommended from Ken. You can google Ken Dejesus or the The Philippine Martial Art Societies web page and I think there is a link to Brian's Boston site on there if not call or email Ken and he will give you the contact info.