BKJA/Borges Karate Jiu-Jitsu Dojo, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, offers classes in traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate for children and adults, along with Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu. Our school is owned and operated by Head Instructor/Sensei, J BORGES. We are also the home of BKJA Fight Club.
The school of Borges Karate Jiu-Jitsu was started in 1995 by Sensei J. Borges, a student of Almeida. At the time, Sensei Borges only accepted three students. The class he taught was brutal, very demanding, old school karate. Peter, Duane, and Rick were the three original students. These students became a force to reckon with. As years passed, Sensei J. Borges was asked if he would accept more students. It took a while to convince Sensei J. Borges, but he decided to give it a try. He started to teach all ages, from minors to adults, some older than him. There were only two classes a week that Sensei Borges taught, because he still trained under Master John Almeida three nights a week and competed in point tournaments, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts.
Today, Sensei Borges says that what he teaches is what he has experienced in life. Old and new students who train under Sensei Borges learn more than how to fight. They learn how to walk through this world with confidence, no matter what they do in life, may it be work, school, or just doing every day tasks. We all need peace in our lives, no matter where it comes from. Sensei Borges teaches what he knows from the heart and his students learn through life experiences, not just blocks, kicks and punches. One might say that he provides his students with the tools that prepare them to deal with whatever life throws at them whether it be with knowledge, or blocks, kicks and punches. He teaches his students to always remember: “You learn to fight so you do not have to fight.”