Defensive Edge Martial Arts Academy in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is a modern, family friendly martial arts academy that incorporates four specialized disciplines all under one roof: Our Small Circle Jujitsu is led by Sensei Rick Alford and is a Reality Based Martial Art that teaches modern, practical self defense to men and women with specialized children’s classes ages 4 and up.
Our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Wrestling) programs are led by BJJ World Champion and North East representative of the American Top Team, Andre “Dedeco” Almeida. MMA and BJJ are sport based martial art that has become the fastest growing sport in the World thanks to organizations like the UFC and Pride.
Our Muay Thai (Thai Kick Boxing) is a sport based martial art that improves the striking aspect of sport fighting competition.
Perfect for all skill levels and age groups, all of our programs provide students with cutting edge techniques and tactics. We also focus on building values and self esteem for life long personal growth and development. Whether you’re looking for real world personal protection, a new fitness challenge for yourself, or a competitive Combat Sports Team, look no further than Defensive Edge.