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Self Defense Training

Weight Loss

We often get asked if participating in the martial arts can help with achieving a weight loss goal.  The answer is…Yes!  There are many variables that contribute to weight gain, including stress, lack of exercise, diet, etc.  The good news is that taking part in an active martial arts self defense class, like those offered at our Dojo, is designed to help reduce and manage stress as well as get your body moving and burning calories through performing the martial arts defense routines- called katas.  These special exercises use all the different muscle groups to help you become physically fit and burn the calories needed to promote weight loss.  According to one popular weight loss calculator, “The average (150 lb) person burns 475-575 calories per hour at slower pace martial arts. Moderate pace martial arts will burn 750-900 calories per hour.” 

 Cardio

First, cardio is what allows a martial artist to have the stamina and strength to accomplish a self defense goal.  Without an emphasis on cardio, our Dojo would be dead in the water before it even started.  That’s why the hard work of repetition is built into every class- to get you sweating and working your heart to improve your cardio, so your body can perform at its optimal value- changing fat to muscle in its course.  Our Martial Arts Classes do promote heart health!  

Strength

Our Dojo understands the importance of strengthening both the mind -the concentration and environment awareness- and the body’ – in stances, kicks, blocks, and strikes. Tai Jutsu Martial arts is the perfect strength training activity.  Building each layer of muscle through these exercises sustains not only the look of the body, but how it ultimately performs in stressful situations. How a student carries himself–the stance– on and off the mat melds into other areas of life including work, sports, school, and socially.  Our Dojo’s self defense system also emphasizes strength in character and models the tenets of good citizenship.  No one can deny the great feeling that comes with having a physically fit body and the confidence that exudes from someone who is comfortable and strong in their own skin. 

Personal Self-Defense Training

Your personal self-defense training begins with a one-to-one consultation to determine your specific needs, goals, experience, and interests.  You or your loved one is then matched with one of our programs that suits the unique attributes of your situation. In every self defense course we offer, you are treated as family.  Your complete satisfaction is our priority.  

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Adult Martial Arts

Leominster Martial Arts offers three unique styles of martial arts for the adult population:  Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu, Saigo Ha Daito Ryu Jutsu/Aikido, and Kumiuchi Ryu Tai Jutsu.  Each discipline has a unique curriculum and belt ranking system for students to master.  For those committed to take what they have learned  and share it with the public, there are opportunites to join the active demo team.

~Introductory Offer~ 2-week Adult Martial Arts Unlimited class Deal For just $69.95

Jr/Child/Family Martial Arts

Leominster Martial arts classes for youth and family are divided into age groupings.  Successful Samurai’s are the youngest, age 5-7, then junior, age 7-12, then family (open) would follow.  Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu is offered for all ages.  Kumiuchi Ryu, and Saigo Ha Daito Ryu Aiki Jutsu/Akido are offered to youth on an invitation only basis due to the advanced concepts and level of maturity required to be successful and proficient.  Our Family open classes offer a wonderful opportunity for all ages to work together and learn and support one another at each stage of growth.  

~Introductory Offer~ 2-week Jr Martial Arts Unlimited class Deal For just $69.95

private lessons

Private lessons are offered by appointment only to current members in 1/2 hour increments.  This is the perfect opportunity to receive intensive instruction on a weak area and hone a strength.  

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firearms training

Leominster Firearms Training offers a dozen different firearms training courses for every skill level.  Many of the courses satisfy the requirements for firearms licensing in the state of Massachusetts.  These courses are very popular and are often waitlisted.  We offer both shooting and non-shooting courses as well as basic to advanced pistol, rifle, and shotgun.  We work with local scouting troops to help our youth earn merit badges in firearm safety. All courses are female friendly.

Massachusetts NRA Home Firearms Safety LTC/FID License Class $165-Space limited!

Self Defense Classes For All interest & Fitness Levels

Our Dojo embraces diversity and welcomes the opportunity to match your personal needs to a martial arts or firearms training program that suits your needs and learning style.  Every program includes an exclusive initial one-on-one consultation to determine how we can serve you and your fitness and self-defense goals.  

Martial Arts Classes

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Adult Martial Arts Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu

Ages 12 & up                                            Minimum 2 Classes Per Week

The Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu program is our core martial arts system.  Kindai means “modern,” “Inazuma” means lightning, “Ryu,” means system or style, and “Tai Jutsu, stands for body science.  Study in this system requires an adult student to commit to at least 2 classes per week.  The students will be exposed to different stretching exercises that will increase their flexibility and muscle tone.  They will be put through a cardio workout, which will help them burn calories and lose weight.  They will learn both physical and cognitive concepts of the martial arts through strategies and tactics.  Students will also be exposed to the history and philosophy, and may also study the spirituality of the system if the students so desire.  In these classes, we focus on practical self-defense, for street situations in today’s world, primarily focusing on close quarter combat.  We utilize pressure points, joint manipulations, nerve centers, off-balancing techniques, punches,  kicks, throws, ground fighting techniques, as well as knife, gun, and club defensive techniques. Our program is a complete martial arts defensive system.

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Jr. Martial Arts Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu

Ages 7-12                                                Minimum 2 Classes Per Week

The Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu program is our core martial arts system.  Students in the Jr program are taught the core concepts of Self-control, Effort, Benevolence, Veracity, Character, Sincerity, Honor, Loyalty, Justice, and Courage.  

Students working through the Jr program learn positive ways to cope with stressors from ADD/ADHD and bullying.  As in the adult program, the junior students will be exposed to different stretching and cardio exercises that will increase their flexibility and muscle tone and help them stay fit.  Students will also learn the history and philosophy of the martial arts. 

 In these classes, we focus on the application of the core concepts in conjunction with practical self-defense, for street situations in today’s world, primarily focusing on close quarter combat.  We utilize pressure points, joint manipulations, nerve centers, off-balancing techniques, punches, kicks, throws, and ground fighting techniques.  

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Successful Samurai Martial Arts Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu

Ages 5-7                                                Minimum 2 Classes Per Week

The Kindai Inazuma Ryu Tai Jutsu program is our core martial arts system.  Students in the Child program are taught the core concepts of Self-control, Effort, Benevolence, Veracity, Character, Sincerity, Honor, Loyalty, Justice, and Courage.   Child students will be exposed to different stretching and cardio exercises that will increase their flexibility and muscle tone and help them stay fit, burn energy, and learn self-control.  Students working through the child program learn effective ways to to listen and follow directions, and positively cope with stressors from ADD/ADHD and bullying. In these classes, we focus on the application of the core concepts in conjunction with practical self-defense, for street situations in today’s world, primarily focusing on close quarter combat.  We utilize off-balancing, punches, kicks, throws, and ground fighting techniques. Students will also be introduced to the history and philosophy of the martial arts.

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Adult Saigo Ha Daito Ryu Aiki Jutsu/Aikido

Minimum 2 Classes Per Week

The Aikido martial arts system is on the other side of the spectrum as it relates to the Tai Jutsu system.  It is a more passive martial art.  Aikido is primarily the art of  redirecting an opponent’s energy, be it cognitive or physical.  Due to its off-balancing techniques, the practitioner learns how to fall correctly without sustaining injury.  Aikido emphasizes learning how to receive a throw because a majority of the aikido techniques have throws contained in them.  There are elements in this system to reduce the fear of falling that uniquely builds confidence.  If an assailant were to attack an Aikido practitioner, the Aikido student would move off to the side to avoid getting struck, redirect the assailant’s energy to ward off the attack, get the assailant into a lock technique, and either choose to immobilize the assailant, without harm or the student could utilize a throw technique to project the assailant away.  The student studying Aikido will also study the history and philosophy of this system. 

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Adult Martial Arts Kumiuchi Ryu Jiu Jutsu- By Invitation only

Minimum 2 Classes Per Week

There is a time honored tradition within the martial arts to pay respect to the Martial Arts mentor who sacrificed time and attention to nurture, guide, and instruct another to rise to the title of Soke by continuing the mentor’s martial art’s system.  As such, I, Soke LeClair pay hommage to my mentor, Soke Rubiano’s system- Kumiuchi Ryu Jiu Jutsu.  Students at our dojo begin their martial arts journey with my Kindai system and when the practitioner achieves the brown belt level, that student has all the principles and concepts needed to transfer into the Kumiuchi Ryu system. Therefore, the student may receive an invitation to commence a dual study of the two systems simultaneously.  The Jiu and Tai Jutsu systems are a more aggressive type of martial art, using a wide variety of blocks, strikes, chokes, and throws in combination with other defensive maneuvers.  

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Private Martial Arts Instruction- Any style- Members only

$45 per 1/2 hr 

Private classes are scheduled in 1/2 hour increments, which are taught by Soke Rick LeClair to current members only- no drop-ins.  Private instruction is provided to hone martial arts and self defense skills to aid the student in mastery of techniques for self-discipline, confidence, and advancement.  Private classes count toward rank time requirements.  All students are highly encouraged to book private classes two weeks to a month prior to a test date to illuminate any weak areas for additional practice and support prior to testing. Students should be in full uniform and bring a current, checked-off rank requirement sheet with them as proof of progress to the lesson.

Firearm & Safety Training Classes

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NRA Home Firearm Safety-MA LTC/FID (Non shooting) course

4 hour Course                                            Cost $165                                                        

Ammunition Not Needed/Not Supplied

Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to
explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the MA state LTC and FID license requirements. LTC-003.

 This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.

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NRA Personal Protection in The Home Course

8 Hour Course                                          Cost:  $175.00 

This course DOES NOT Include the cost of ammunition.

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the MA state requirement for a LTC-FID LTC-003.  

 Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate. 

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NRA Basic Shooting Pistol course

Hours minimum                                          Cost $175.00

Includes Ammunition

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a
pistol safely. As of September 2014, successful completion of this Course provides the necessary certification for application of your License to carry (LTC) in Massachusetts. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the MA state requirement for a LTC-FID LTC-002.

Course includes classroom and range time
learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting
from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

 

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NRA first steps pistol orientation Course

3 Hour minimum                                      Cost: $150                                                          Course Includes Ammunition               

Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. 

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning
to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship
Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

 

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NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation Course

3 Hour Minimum                                          Cost:  $175.00                                                    Course Includes Ammunition

Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

 NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning
to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship
Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

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NRA defensive pistol course

4 Hour Course                                            Cost $150                                                           Course includes Ammunition

Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol
ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop
a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a
result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, use of pocket pistols, and more. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate. This course is only conducted by NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructors.

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NRA range safety officer Course

 9 Hours                                                         Cost $175                                               Course Does Not Include Ammunition         

Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills,
and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

 This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, an Instructor Application/Course Evaluation
form.

 

 

 

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NRA basic rifle shooting Course

10 Hour Minimum                                   Cost:  $250.00                                       Course Includes Ammunition

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of
a rifle in target shooting. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the MA state requirement for an –FID. FID-003.

 This course is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time
learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle
Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

 

 

 

 

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NRA personal protection outside of the home Level 1 & 2 course

 5 Hour Course (Part 1 Basic)                           Cost:  $250                                                       

4 Hour Course (Part 2 Advanced)                   Cost: $200                                         

Ammunition Not Included for either part

Comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting
candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the MA state requirement for a LTC-FID LTC-003.

 The course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for
avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe
firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one is a nine-hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home.

Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimum and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificates(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate, and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home certificate.

The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

Note: The Lesson III of the Personal Protection In and Outside The Home courses Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.
NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.

 

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NRA refuse to be a victim seminar

 4-5 Hours                                                   Cost: $50                                                     Not a firearms course, no ammunition needed                                                

Teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime.             

 A complete seminar may last as long as four or five hours and include the entire
lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical,
inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more.
Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.
Refuse To Be A Victim: Improve your personal safety strategies with NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Program. Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it. Through a four-hour seminar (shorter presentations are available) called Refuse To Be A Victim®, you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. Hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials across the country have implemented Refuse To Be A Victim® into their crime prevention and community policing initiatives.

                                

 

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NRA first steps shotgun orientation Course

3 Hour Minimum                                       Cost $150.00                                         Course Includes Ammunition                         

Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific model
shotgun at a moving target. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular shotgun model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the shotgun; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship
Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

 

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NRA Basic Shotgun shooting Course

10 Hours minimum                                           Cost:  $175.00                                       Course Includes Ammunition 

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use
of a shotgun in shooting a moving target. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the MA state requirement for an –FID. FID-003. 

Course includes classroom and range time
learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship
Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

 

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