By Jeff Perez Jeff Perez on May 18th, 2013
RAVE REVIEWS About Our Wareham Kids Karate (Martial Arts) and Leadership Program
Jeremy’s latest report card had a comment that said, ‘Jeremy is an active and positive participant in class. He has gained a great deal of self-confidence and is doing well in all academic areas.’
I believe this is due in great part to the time he has spent at Nexus. All the coaches are patient and helpful. Jeremy has learned far more than the techniques I signed him up for. He spends each month learning a new life lesson that goes far beyond the Nexus walls. I recommend Nexus to everyone I can and look forward to the summer program this year!”
Want to find out more about our Wareham Kids Karate Program? Give us a call today at Nexus and ask about our FREE Trial… 508-295-5427Promoting your blog wasn't simpler due to a SEOPressor free.
By Stephen Whittier on May 10th, 2013
Mark Your Calendars Now For the…
Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Camp 2013
**Open To All Levels – Beginners Welcome!**
Two Days Of World Class Instruction!
Day One: Saturday June 8th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. (with lunch break)
Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness
Day Two: Sunday June 9th 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (with lunch break)
Connors Mixed Martial Arts
A 4th degree BJJ Black Belt and world-renown martial arts performance coach, Matt Thornton is the founder and president of Straight Blast Gym International(SBGi) and one of the most in-demand instructors in the world.
It’s the radical way in which many people find their personal style of training evolving, changing, and growing for the better – even after just a weekend of training with him – that make his approach to teaching the art so unique.
Pre-Registration by May 25th – Space is Limited
Nexus Voted the Region’s Favorite Health & Fitness Center for 6th Year In A Row + New Fitness Classes!
Thanks to everyone for voting Nexus the region’s #1 Favorite Health & Fitness Center for the 6th consecutive year! We take a lot of pride in helping kids, teens, and adults to be their best physically and mentally.
Be sure to check out our newest fitness programs, enrolling now…
YOGA & MMA Fighter Fit (Get Fit Like A Fighter Without Getting Hit)
SBG International Spring Camp Review
Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness owner and chief instructor, Stephen Whittier, was a featured instructor at the 2013 SBG International martial arts training camp, held this month in Kalispell, Montana.
This year’s event spanned three full days and drew over 80 participants from across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Iceland, and even Chilé. Attendees included teens, men and women up to their early 60′s in age, and ranged from hobbyist students to professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts trainers and athletes, including multiple world champion instructors and coaches of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighters.
Whittier, who founded Nexus in 2003, has traveled extensively over the years, conducting seminars in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts across the U.S. as well as internationally.
“It couldn’t have been a more positive experience,” he states about the training camp. “Along with myself there were 15 other BJJ Black Belts and MMA instructors there. The quality of the instruction, the students, the training and the overall atmosphere was the best I’ve seen yet. A couple of my students made the trip out West as well and we all felt it was just an amazing event to be a part of.”
In addition to another West Coast seminar later this year, he is slated to teach at the next training SBG International camp, to be held in Mexico in October.
Coach Steve Named First Burn With Kearns Master Trainer
“Big News – we have our first official Burn With Kearns MMA Fitness Trainer Master Coach! Stephen Whittier of Nexus Martial Arts in Wareham, MA, has made the grade! After an intense process he has finished the criteria for Master Coach! Steve has been with me since day one back in 2006 when I started this certification course, and we are working together on many concepts for Q3 and Q4 this year!”
Coach Steve says: “Thanks to Kevin for all the support over the years, I was excited when Nexus was named the first ever Burn With Kearns certified training center years ago, and now to see the organization grow all across the world like it has is awesome. I’ve not only been using Kevin’s protocols for many years myself, I’ve also used them to train everyone from professional fighters to sports teams and individuals. Working toward the BWK Master Coach level has made me stay sharp!
This is a great addition to our awesome health & fitness resources we offer, especially considering we have such an awesome staff, in particular personal trainer James Simmons, who does an amazing job as a fitness trainer for our athletes and our SuperFit Womens Bootcamp!”
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By Jeff Perez Jeff Perez on April 27th, 2013
Nexus Instructor Takes Cape Cod – New Bedford Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu International!
Our own chief instructor, Stephen Whittier, once again traveled out West as a featured instructor at this year’s SBG International training camp to give a little taste of Cape Cod and New Bedford Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to an international audience!
The 3-day martial arts event included over 80 attendees from across the United States as well several European countries, Canada, Iceland – even Chilé.
Students attending the camp ranged from teens to men and women from their early 20′s to early 60’s in age, and included both recreational students and pro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts trainers and athletes alike. There were even multiple world champion instructors and UFC fighter coaches.
By Stephen Whittier on April 25th, 2013
Legendary Irish martial arts trainer John Kavanagh (coach of Gunnar Nelson and Conor McGregor, two of the top prospects in the Ultimate Fighting Championships) returned to Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness last week to train, conduct a seminar, and plan the final leg of McGregor’s training camp when they return for the UFC in Boston on Aug. 17.
While in Massachusetts, Kavanagh took the opportunity to also plan for his next trip to the States in August, when the UFC returns to Boston.
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Top MMA trainer Kavanagh trains, teaches at Nexus in Wareham – Wareham, MA – Wicked Local Wareham http://www.wickedlocal.com/wareham/news/x409757179/Top-MMA-trainer-Kavanagh-trains-teaches-at-Nexus-in-Wareham#ixzz2RRbPLaig
For more information about our award-winning Youth, Teen, and Adult Martial Arts & Fitness Programs or our Women Only SuperFit Bootcamp, call us today at 508-295-5427 or visit http://www.NexusMa.com.
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By Stephen Whittier on April 18th, 2013
Congratulations To Our Newest Youth Martial Arts Junior Black Belt!
We recently awarded our latest Youth Martial Arts Junior Black Belt to Nexus Young Adults student, Megan Hayes.
Megan has been with the program for nearly 6 years, and is a great example of the qualities we look for in our youth classes… along with possessing an exceptional skill set, she has also been part of the Nexus character development and leadership program for as long as she’s been training.
As always, the Nexus curriculum is about building authentic confidence and skill in every student. Instead of just teaching theoretical techniques (as is common in most kids marital arts programs), our training methods are designed to ensure that kids are building realistic skill while training safely and having fun. During her test, Megan trained with over 20 of her fellow students in a row – a tradition that showcases the great progress each student has achieved with their youth martial arts black belt since they started practicing.
Best of all, Megan’s father, Brian (also a Nexus student), participated in the test and personally awarded her the belt.
The test came at the end of a full day of testing all the children in our kids program, from our 3-4 year old Neos class to our 5-7 year old Nitros class and up to Megan’s Young Adults class and finally the Teens program.
One of the key characteristics that determines if a child will become a Black Belt one day (and cultivate the unique and lasting personal benefits offered in the Nexus program) is consistency and perseverance. This takes effort and discipline, but as Megan has shown, it’s well worth it!
Be sure to visit www.WarehamKarate.com for more information about our award-winning youth martial arts program, or call 508-295-5427 today.All the elite blog writers trust a membership wordpress plugin.
By Stephen Whittier on March 25th, 2013
New Bedford Mixed Martial Arts: Experience the Difference
At Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness we never settle for “standard”… we foster a professional yet friendly and supportive learning environment for every student looking to learn martial arts and develop themselves as people.
This is the reason that when it comes to New Bedford Mixed Martial Arts, we’re in a class all our own!See what top MMA fighters and coaches have to say about Nexus!
Many times when people hear “MMA school,” they associate it with a bunch of tattooed tough guys beating each other up and a ton of big egos. And unfortunately, this is often the experience many students have when they go to a new gym – but not at Nexus!
The same goes with tried and true experience… Nexus is the ONLY academy in the greater New Bedford area with instructors who have been training and teaching MMA since back before the term “Mixed Martial Arts” even existed!
Nexus is headed by the region’s senior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructors and MMA coaches, period. And it is the only school to have coached multiple “A Level” MMA athletes from top promotions like the UFC, Elite XC, and Pride.
We believe that in order each student to make their New Bedford Mixed Martial Arts training successful, they must find a program with the experience and expertise to help them reach their individual goals. Whereas most gyms teach the techniques and methods the instructors are most interested in, our programs – from our dedicated beginners classes to our advanced classes and competition team training – is 100% based on the students’ needs!
And when it comes to fitness, Nexus is on the cutting edge as well… It is the first facility in the world to be certified in the famed Burn With Kearns Core Fitness and MMA Fighter Fit programs by leading strength and conditioning trainer, Kevin Kearns, and boast some of region’s top certified personal trainers. We’ve even been awarded with the region’s top health & fitness facility honors for 5 consecutive years!
So whether you want to become a smart, technical MMA fighter or just train for fun, practical self-defense, overall fitness and the feeling of accomplishment of mastering the best martial arts on the planet, we have a program for you!
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to start you martial arts journey. Call us today at 508-295-5427 or visit our MMA page today – you’ll receive a FREE MONTH trial complete with an instructional DVD, t-shirt and even a free private lesson.
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By Stephen Whittier on March 21st, 2013
Raising the Standard of Professional BJJ Schools in New Bedford
Assuming that you want a workout that is effective, fun and a welcome break from the same old health club center plans, think about visiting the best of the area BJJ schools in New Bedford, MA – Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness.
The Nexus BJJ program will help you get and stay in shape by working every major muscle group in your body and burning more calories per hour than virtually any other workout!
And this is all while learning one of the most effective and proven self defense systems on the planet (and unlike other BJJ schools in New Bedford area, Nexus teaches the time-tested Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense curriculum along with the sport aspects of the art). In addition to its fighting roots, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also a popular international sport and martial art enjoyed by men, women and kids of all ages.
Students searching for the highest level of expertise need look no further than Nexus…
The Nexus jiu-jitsu program is headed by Chief Instructor Stephen Whittier, the senior ranking BJJ Professor in the area, fellow second degree Black Belt, John Connors, and coach John Murphy (Pan American, New York Open, Boston Open, NAGA and Grapplers Quest champion).
The academy is part of Boston BJJ Network, the largest and oldest association in New England, under NE’s highest-ranking professor, Gracie BJJ black belt, Roberto Maia. Plus, Professor Whittier is the East Coast regional director for world-renown martial arts & BJJ organization, Straight Blast Gym International. He has taught seminars across the country and internationally, and wrote extensively as a technical training expert for Ultimate MMA (formerly Ultimate Grappling) magazine.
Students are taught a carefully researched and organized curriculum beginning in the Nexus introductory classes to ensure that they learn the proper technique and develop the physical conditioning to move to the next levels…
Never a “one size fits all” program, Nexus offers a variety of classes to meet different students’ need and individual motivations for training, whether they be fitness, stress reduction, confidence and self-discipline, or training for BJJ or Mixed Martial Arts competition.
It’s no wonder that Nexus has become a “destination location” for other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors and students from all around the country and other parts of the world –including Brazil, Canada, Iceland, England, Ireland and more!
Call today at 508-295-5427 or visit our BJJ Page here. You’ll receive a no-risk FREE MONTH trial, including a school t-shirt, private lesson and even an instructional DVD just for checking us out!
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By Stephen Whittier on March 19th, 2013
If you are looking for the best, most experienced MMA Training in Wareham and the surrounding region, you’ve found it! Welcome to the exciting world of Team Nexus Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness academy.
Internationally recognized and respected for it’s high quality instruction in MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and self-defense, Nexus is “walks the walk” and proves it’s the premier academy for MMA Training in Wareham, Cape Cod, and the greater New Bedford area of the South Coast.
Nexus is lead by head instructor Stephen Whittier, a second-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt as well as a senior instructor in Sityodtong Muay Thai and coach of multiple UFC fighters and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions; second-degree BJJ Black Belt and MMA coach John Connors; and a strong team of professional coaches dedicated to their students’ success.Nexus Chief Instructor Stephen Whittier, Nexus Brazil instructor Cesar Barros, former MMA world champion Ninja Rua, Matt Borges and UFC title contender Kenny Florian.
In spite of its unmatched pedigree in the area of training high level competitive athletes, this MMA training in Wareham goes far beyond working with fighters… in fact, out of hundreds of students at Nexus, the vast majority practice martial arts to get in great shape and avoid workout boredom, learn realistic self-defense skills, reduce stress and generally better themselves through their training.
This is why Nexus had received numerous national awards for martial arts excellence as well as regional awards for being the top health and fitness program.
But when it comes to a proven curriculum tested in real world competition, Nexus is in a class by itself:
- Nexus instructors have personally trained with and coached multiple top pro MMA fighters, including former UFC top title contender Kenny Florian, former Elite XC world champion Ninja Rua, former UFC and Pride world champion Shogun Rua, UFC lightweight Spenser Fisher, and UFC fighters Roderigo Damm and Erick Silva.
- Nexus is among the only academies in the U.S. to have a school in Brazil – the birthplace of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts – led by Haidar Superfight Champion and MMA coach, Cesar Barros.
- Together with its sister school/team Connors MMA, the amateur team went 22-1 in 2012 alone!
- The Nexus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team has produced many individual champions and even North American Grappling Association (NAGA) team championships, with students winning gold at NAGA, Grapplers Quest, and International BJJ Federation Pan Ams, Boston Open, and New York Open tournaments.
For more information about the competition team, visit http://www.nexusma.com/adult-programs/competition/#
You don’t have to be in shape or have any experience to get involved! Our special beginners-only program is specifically designed to walk you by the hand from the first day in class and gradually build up your skills and fitness levels.
That’s why we’ve had so many successful student from 3 years old to nearly 70 years old having fun and improving their skills!
To take advantage of our FREE MONTH trial program (including a private lesson, t-shirt and MMA instructional DVD), call today at 508-295-5427 or visit our MMA Training in Wareham webpage.Attempting to find a wordpress plugin menu?
By Stephen Whittier on March 18th, 2013
Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness – when it comes to experience, professional instruction, and results there is no doubt that Nexus offers the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in New Bedford!
It’s true… our chief instructors have been black belts in BJJ for longer than most other instructors have even been training! In fact, the program is part of the oldest and largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association in New England.Part of the Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Network – the original and post prestigious in New England!
Nexus offers a highly organized martial arts curriculum specializing in programs for self-defense, fitness, and even competition. Our diverse array of classes allows students to focus on their personal goals and needs…
For students looking to improve their overall fitness, lose weight and relieve stress, our program has won the Region’s Favorite Health & Fitness Center for the past five consecutive years! And our dedicated classes for beginners ensure that anyone, including those who are out of shape and have no experience, can learn at a proper pace from day one.
When it comes to self-defense training, our Chief Instructor has extensive experience training law enforcement (even at the federal level) and civilians alike for “real world” survival, not just the sport aspect of BJJ.
Nexus also offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs for more advanced students looking to pursue their black belt, and for competitors we have special team training opportunities for both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts!
Find out why we’re the only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in the New Bedford area to train multiple UFC and Elite XC fighters and the only academy to receive national awards for excellence!
Our experienced staff is down-to-earth and truly cares about each student’s progress. And although all of our instructors have competition experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and/or MMA and have coached students to win at the highest levels of these arts, we also realize that each student comes to the school with a unique set of interests and motivations.
That’s why our unique approach has always set a higher standard than just martial arts training… our instructors are also highly trained as professional educators – with the skills and experience to teach more effectively and accommodate our students’ different learning styles and personal needs.
For more information about our FREE MONTH TRIAL of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in New Bedford – including a free private lesson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructional DVD and t-shirt – call us today at 508-295-5427 or visit This Page!
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By Stephen Whittier on March 13th, 2013
Looking for Kids Martial Arts Classes in Wareham?
Make sure you find a complete martial arts program for your child (or children) that includes proven results for realistic self defense training as well as character development, in a positive learning environment.
A common fallacy is that all martial arts styles and approaches are the same. however, kids martial arts classes aren’t one size fits all, and all programs are not the same in terms of quality and professionalism.
When it comes to skill development, let’s look at martial arts in terms of two categories: either hypothetical or reality-based.
The fact is, most youth martial arts programs offer theory based curriculums, where students train techniques in the air or in “kata” (pre-arranged sequences of movements). These are outdated and ineffective training methods, even for young kids.
By comparison, even youth sports involve scrimmaging to prepare for games or other competition. The top kids martial arts should be no different; they should permit students to safely add progressive resistance so their skill development is more technical and realistic.
The premier martial arts program in Wareham is at Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness, where we teach the most effective striking arts, including boxing and Muay Thai, along with the most effective grappling styles, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
In addition to realistic training, our instructors also help kids to build positive character and life skills, so youth students develop increased confidence, self-discipline, and perseverance. These are crucial personal resources for success not just in martial arts, but for life in general!