Shihan Michael Woods

Shihan Michael Woods started his martial arts journey at the age of sixteen, at Milford Studio of self defense, under the instruction of Shihan Joe Shuras and Sensei Steve Linnell. After graduating from Bentley College in 1991 he resumed training with Sensei Craig Seavey. Shihan received the rank of Shodan, 1st degree black belt, in 1993 at Nick Cerio’s Kenpo Karate, and received the title of “Sensei” from Professor Nick Cerio and Shihan Craig Seavey. Shihan received the rank…

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Sensei Mark Murphy

My interest in karate was sparked by watching my daughter’s karate class. I was interested in getting back into shape, so I decided to give it a try. I enjoy taking classes as well as helping with instruction in the children’s classes. There are inherent benefits that one gets from the dojo including physical fitness, self-esteem and self-defense skills. The most valued to me is the intangible benefit of the camaraderie with other students that is built upon honor…

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Sensei Lisa Lewkowicz ( The Commander)

Grace. Power. Quick, free flowing decisions made in the face of changing challenging opponents. These are the properties that have always fascinated and filled Lisa with awe. In Brighton as a young adult, she studied Shotokan for 2 years and received the rank of blue belt. After moving to Hopkinton, she studied Tae Kwon Do and Washin-Ryu, hoping for a talented Sensei and a dojo that had kind supporting students. After a chance meeting with a long time NGMA…

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