Welcome to Defense-Wise Martial Arts Fitness Center

Where every student matters!!!

16 Ferry Street, South Grafton, MA 01560

"Come join us for a free trial Karate class"

Who we are

We are a professional Martial Arts School that centers on Kenpo KARATE, with a complement of Yoga, Kickboxing and other specialized classes in a SAFE, disciplined, fun, and clean environment. Defense-Wise is staffed by a team of mature and dedicated part time Instructors with many years of experience where the Martial Arts have become a way of life. We are passionate about teaching and sharing our knowledge with any student that is willing to learn so that the Martial Arts family may continue to grow and evolve.

Join the Defense-Wise Family where Passion, Integrity and Quality Instruction make a Difference!

Mission Statement and Philosophy

This is a school where every student matters!!!

Our aim is to positively influence and help build a student’s character while teaching self defense and various life skills as we promote fitness and good health. Our students are children, age 4 and above and adults of all ages.

Certificates and patches have been implemented as a “Rewards” system in addition to earning belt ranks.

The school emphasizes a “REACH KIDS” philosophy focusing on developing “Respect, Effort, Positive Attitude, Control, Honesty, Kindness, Integrity, Discipline, and Sincerity while also fostering:

➢Perserverance
➢Responsibility
➢Open Mindedness
➢Goal Setting
➢Accomplishment
➢Mentoring
➢Self Confidence
➢Balance and Coordination
➢Flexibility
➢Endurance
➢Mind and body Strength
➢Focus and Concentration
➢Team Building
➢Good Sportsmanship
➢Humility
➢Leadership Skills
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Little Dragons Class
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DefenseWise Kids Class
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DefenseWise Family Class
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DefenseWise Adult Class

Teaching style

Defense-Wise teaches “Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate” as part of the school’s curriculum. “Kenpo is a combination of ancient self defense techniques and modern scientific principles, an unending flow of motion, a force which can overwhelm any attacker. Every move creates a specific reaction in your opponent, each reaction leads you to your next move. Every strike is a block, every block is a strike. Each move flows into the next. This logical and sequential flow of action is the essence of Kenpo. To control the power of Kenpo you must first control yourself, train your spirit as you train your body, developing inner strength, balance and harmony as you learn.” Defense-wise Kenpo karate Grafton, Upton, Sutton, Hopkinton, Westborough, Shrewsbury, Millbury, MA

The Dojo

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Come experience our warm and inviting Dojo which is a large open spaced multi purpose facility. We have generous class space with finished wood flooring and high ceilings, a carpeted stage for demonstrations, a carpeted back room for stretching and/ or privates, as well as a comfortable lobby. Let the positive Feng Shui embrace you and enhance your learning experience.

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