The Metrowest Academy of Jiu Jitsu was founded in Natick, Massachusetts, by Head Instructor Paul DiRienzo in August of 2007. DiRienzo opened the academy so that he could do what he loved most: teach, train and pass on the long tradition of the martial arts. We specialize in teaching real world self-defense to students of all ages. We believe with the right attitude and right instruction anyone can learn to defend themselves- and even better- know themselves in the process.

The Metrowest Academy of Jiu Jitsu offers a variety of martial art and fitness classes. At the Academy you can learn to defend yourself with our Jiu Jitsu classes or get a great work out with Tai Kickboxing or Total Body Shaping. Personal training sessions are also available for scheduling.

Our goal is to provide our students and their families with a safe environment where they feel comfortable both training and working out. We provide martial arts and fitness classes, with a number of payment options available to meet all of our members’ needs.

Sensei Paul DiRienzo is the head instructor at the Metrowest Academy of Jiu Jitsu. With the background of a high school wrestler, he began his training in American Jiu Jitsu in 1997. After graduating from Boston College, Sensei Paul achieved the rank of Shodan, 1st degree Black Belt, in 2002 and became a certified instructor. Currently holding the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree Black Belt, he continues his dedication to training and will be going up for his Sandan, 3rd degree Black Belt, in September 2009.

DiRienzo trains in many disciplines in addition to American Jiu Jitsu, including small circle Jiu Jitsu, Western Boxing, Kickboxing, Judo, Aikido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He enjoys teaching real-life self-defense to students of all ages and levels. Sensei Paul’s expertise also includes several certifications in fitness and health. As a former Master Trainer with Town Sports International, he is certified in Personal Training (through NASM), Group Exercise (through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America), Pre/Post Natal Fitness (AAAI/ISMA) and Boxing Certification through ISCA. In addition to his fitness credentials, DiRienzo is qualified in Nutritional Management (LMA) and Muscle Activations Techniques.

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