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Promoted to 9th degree Black Belt January 23, 2016

 Sensei Mark Tuthill Promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt in Bermuda Dec. 20, 2015

I started the school in May 1990 and went full time in 1993.

2016 Greg was picked by the Florida Launch of the MLL as the 11th player overall

2015 Greg Melaugh was signed by the Denver Outlawsv MLL Pro- Lacrosse Team

2013 Sensei Ed's son Greg ends College Lacrosse career as a 2x Captain and 2x Lacrosse All American with Merrimack College

 2013 Ben Melaugh named Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. for Salem State U. mens lacrosse team

2014-2015-2016 Ben was named offensive player of the year for Salem State University Mens Lacrosse team

2016 Ben Broke the Salem State Lacrosse Record as the All time Leading Point and Goal scorer for the Vikings.

Ben was also Selected to to play in the New England Senior All Star game featuring Div1,2,and 3 players.


43 Year training Anniversary

Sensei Ed started his training in 1972 - 44years

Sensei Ed Melaugh

Sensei Ed Melaugh, is a highly advanced, 9th-Degree Black Belt in Small Circle Jujitsu, began his training in 1972 and opened his martial-arts school in Stoneham center in May, 1990. Needing more space, he moved in May, 1993, to Woburn near Montvale Avenue and I-93.

Classes for children and adults ages 5 and up

Men and women, a number of them law-enforcement, security officers, and EMT's learn advanced personal-practical street protection in day and evening classes, including dealing with armed attackers.



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Street Practical Small Circle Jujitsu, Fitness Kickboxing, serves adults, teens and children throughout the greater Boston area.- Ed Melaugh


Street Practical Small Circle JuJitsu Program

Our Street Practical Small Circle JuJitsu program serves adults, teens and children throughout the greater Boston area since 1990. Students are from more than 48 communities in five states. Some advanced candidates are from overseas.
Children,Youth starting age 5 to 13 learn Practical Street Smart JuJitsu and schoolyard safety basics. They learn to deal with bullies, how to recognize street threats quickly and how to avoid or deal with them. They learn how to deflect an attacker and get away safely.

Our Adult Street Smart Small Circle JuJitsu teaches you how to deal with all types of potential attacks, from empty handed, multiple attacks to weapon defense. learn to stay focused and in control of the attacker, Our program is great for law enforcement to help stay in control and to help subdue the attacker. Our self defense program makes sense.

Anyone who is concerned on how to protect themselves we are the program for you.

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Posted by Brian Plunkett on December 16, 2011 at 12:35pm 0 Comments

One of the reasons that I love Small Circle Jujitsu is that it gives me motivation and great reason to cross-train.  Cross-training involves doing other activities or exercises with the goal of helping you train for your primary pursuit, such as Small Circle Jujitsu.  I have always tried to train as rigorously as possible in jujitsu class in order to get the most out of my limited time in class. I never get enough time in class though.  Over the years, I have had to come up with other ways to try to stay in good enough shape to be as effective as possible in Small Circle Jujitsu and to give myself the best chance at self-defense.  I am motivated to do other things – to cross-train – because I know that this will help improve my Small Circle Jujitsu.  Knowing that every little bit helps, it makes these other activities much more fun and meaningful.  

So what else do I do?  First, I try to walk as much as possible.  Instead of taking the subway to my office in Boston, I make…


Why I train at NESCJA

Posted by Brian Plunkett on December 16, 2011 at 12:27pm 0 Comments

I have continued to train over the years at NESCJA and look to Sensei Ed Melaugh as a mentor because Small Circle Jujitsu is the most complete and practical self defense training that I have experienced.  We constantly challenge ourselves to get better and more efficient at defending all varieties of attacks including open hand attacks, grabs, punches, kicks, knife mugs (both moving and static), club, bat and machete attacks, both gun and assault rifle confrontations, and multiple attacker scenarios.  We always train to defend ourselves while staying standing if possible but we are prepared to go to the ground and grapple and defend quite readily.  Many of us probably go the mat too quickly for Sensei Melaugh's liking!  Our philosophy at NESCJA is to offer many different tools to our students who will then find the right ones to fit their body types, movement styles and personalities.  We teach our students to make the best decisions possible and to never give up and to keep…


Best Self Defense School

Posted by Joseph M. Pires on December 10, 2011 at 5:52pm 0 Comments

Every time I come to class, I am convinced what I am learning from Ed Melaugh at New England Small Circle Jujitsu in Massachusetts (MA) is the best form of practicle self defense.  I met Ed Melaugh through a referral from Professor Dave Castoldi.  It only took one class to make me a believer. "This is the one!" 
Ed and his team have proven to me that no matter how strong, big, tall, male/female, or even rank... that anyone (in a short amount of time) can learn to protect themselves effectively and get out of a bad situation.  If you are searching for great well rounded Martial Arts School with friendly people who are always eager to help and share information, you found it!                Thank you Ed Melaugh for your commitment and dedication to the Art of Small Cicle JuJitsu and Practicle Self Defense!

Joe Pires

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Fitness program - lose weight, tone up, stretch out, relieve stress, get stronger, learn how to defend yourself, and have some fun this is the workout for you.

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New England Small Circle JuJitsu

2 Merrill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: 781-932-9366



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