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About Our Instructors

We Are Passionate. We Are Committed. We Are Family.

We believe individuals “defend themselves with their head,” and that knowledge and education are the ultimate forms of self-defense (next to kindness and contribution to others).


About Us

We’ve assembled the best team of highly skilled professional martial artists to deliver expert instruction to you and your family. Our Chief Instructor is the Director of Goju-Shorei Karate and is supported by a team of 4th and 5th degree experts. Nowhere will you find a teaching staff of this level. Oh and did I mention we all LOVE what we do.


Our Mission

Attitude is everything. Attitude trumps skill, beats good looks, is more valuable than money, and is more relevant to what real ‘self-defense’ is than any kick, punch, block, arm-bar, or escape we could ever —and will ever —teach. Gratitude, respect, humility, compassion for others, and kindness, make these the real lessons we teach, insert them in everything, in every interaction, and most of all, be a shining example of them. That’s what we do here. That’s our mission.


Our Philosophy

The highest honor a school can have is to make a positive impact in the community. We believe Martial Arts is a daily practice that is as much about compassion and kindness as it is about any kick or punch. Our hope is that we impart the desire to serve onto our students so they can go out and make a better community for us all.


Our Services

We offer a progressive martial arts training experience with an innovative and exciting curriculum. It’s more than kicking and punching: leadership, bully prevention, acts of kindness, diabetes awareness, community projects and more. Learn multiple styles such as Muay Thai boxing, Goju Shorei, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do and Weapons training. .


Our Commitment

We promise to be the martial artists we say we are. You won’t find any sleazy sales tactics here. We are transparent and are upfront and honest about our business practices as well as our expectations for rank promotion. We strive to make you comfortable and “in the know” about everything we are teaching and doing. If you have questions, we make ourselves available for you to answer them. That is our promise.


100% Risk Free

We don’t have contracts at our school. Nor do we do “Upgrades”, “Black Belt Club” or any number of cheesy gimmick to suck you into a long term binding contract with us. We feel that if we are not doing our job properly then you shouldn’t have to be stuck with us. Additionally, we would never withhold instruction or give “better” instruction to those who pay more for longer. We are committed to you on day 1, and strive to give you the quality service you deserve.

Deliver real, measurable RESULTS, that’s what we do best.

Every student matters to us. We take pride in teaching life lessons that help in EVERY aspect of life and not just the kicking and punching part.

Interested? Come try a FREE class on us!


Sound Interesting So Far? I know that getting started can be difficult. Many schools make it confusing with “Long Term Contracts” or “Basic Programs” that force you into “Upgrading” to a Black Belt Club or Masters Program 3 to 6 months into training. I assure you that we are not one of those schools. What you see is what you get with us. We are of the belief that we earn your business, not force you to continue with long term contracts. Additionally we don’t force you to upgrade to additional programs so you can advance in rank or trick you with hidden fees periodically. The only other fee you will have is a $25 testing fee every quarter. So… If this sounds like your cup of tea, come try a class on me. Seriously.. No Obligation, No Pushy Sales Pitch to “sign up now and we’ll Waive Your Enrollment Fee”. Give us a call or text at 615-425-6554, Skype us at FamilyFirstMA, email us HERE, or fill our the form on our Contact Us Page and we’ll be in touch with you.