At Thurston Academy of Martial Arts in Plymouth, Massachusetts, learn self-confidence, discipline and respect while mastering your body. Black belt instructor Joe Thurston teaches both Korean and Japanese styles to men, women and children of all ages. We teach Karate Shorin-Ryu- Shorinkan, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Weapons and Mixed Martial Arts.

BJJ and MMA Classes are instructed by Sensei Joe Thurston and Andre Almeida “Dedeco”, 3rd Degree Black Belt Under Ricardo Liborio, Founder & Owner of American Top Team. Andre is founder and head instructor of the Best Way Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team. More known as the champion maker, Dedeco knows exactly how to lead a team of competitors with the will to win.

Courage is the maker of a Thurston Academy Black Belt, and it is a characteristic that only winners possess. Courage is a measure of your heart, your desire, and your inner strength. Courage will keep you from being intimidated by the prospect of failure. Fear is a natural part of life, but it can drive you to perform better if you the courage to face your fear.

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