Sensei Ed Melaugh
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2013 Sensei Ed's son Greg ends College Lacrosse career as a 2x Lacrosse All American with Merrimack College
2013 Ben Melaugh named Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year for Salem State University Mens Lacrosse team
41 Year Anniversary
Sensei Ed started his training in 1972 - 42 years
He started the NESCJA in May 1990 and has been in business for 24 years.
Sensei Ed Melaugh, is a highly advanced, eighth-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.
Street Practical Small Circle Jujitsu, Fitness Kickboxing, serves adults, teens and children throughout the greater Boston area.- Ed Melaugh
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 Street Smart Small Circle JuJitsu teaches you how to stay focused and in control of the attacker, this helps out our Law Enforcement students "This is for anyone; kids, adults, women, men, older people, younger people."
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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…Continue
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…Continue