Grand Master serves the Holliston community as a Holliston Police Officer and owner of Next Generation Martial Arts. Mr. Woods holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Bently University. Mr. Woods is originally from Holliston, MA Grand Master Michael Woods, Hanshi 9th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, will work with you and share self defense for greater awareness of surroundings and also hands-on learning of safety strategies. Grand Master Woods provides self-defense instruction for a wide range of the community and uses a combination of martial arts styles and techniques, and will often customize self-defense training to suit individual participants. Micheal Woods has owned Next Generation Martial Arts in Holliston for 22 years and practices the martial arts since he was 15.
May 2008 Inducted into the International karate Hall of Fame
January 2004 Inducted into the Rocky DiRico Hall of Fame
October 2004 Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame as The Kenpo Instructor of the Year
August 2010 1st Place NAGA (North American Grappling Association) US Nationals Tournament
October 2010 Earned Rank of Nidan – 2nd Degree Black Belt in Small Circle Jujitsu (Since been promoted to Godan – 5th Degree Black Belt)
January 2013 Graduated from 18th ROC Reading Police Academy
September 2017 Student Resource Officer for Holliston Public Schools
*Grand Master is a title used for highly revered, master instructors of Yodan or higher with twenty years experience.