1. Are Martial Arts For Kids Right For Your Child?

    If you’re on this site investigating martial arts classes for kids, either you’re looking for the best kids martial arts classes in Westborough (that’s us!) or you’re curious to know if martial arts is the right activity for your child. Here are some points to ponder when you’re trying to find the right after-school program for your kiddo. Martial Arts Classes Ar…Read More

  2. Are You More Interested In Defense or Offense?

    Every martial art has a different origin. Some have been created as forms of self-defense against armored opponents, other have been created as a backup for when a military’s weaponry has been exhausted. Still other forms of self-defense have been about subduing an opponent instead of killing them The type of martial arts classes you choose to take can have a lot to do w…Read More

  3. Helping You Choose Which Martial Art Is For You

      Here at IMA, our martial arts school breaks down into four distinctive classes: kids martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and self-defense classes. With so many options, which one is for you? Let’s take a look at each. Kids Martial Arts Are you a kid? This is probably where you should be! Our kids' martial arts classes are all about giving kids a w…Read More

  4. How IMA Kids Martial Arts Are Different From Our Adult Classes

    We’re very happy to be able to offer kids martial arts classes to children throughout the Westborough area. It gets kids exercising and teaches them some excellent life skills. But you probably won’t be surprised to learn that our martial arts classes for kids aren’t exactly the same as our adult MMA, kickboxing, and BJJ classes. Here are a few of the most obvious di…Read More

  5. Why Are Movie Fights So Different Than Real-World Fights?

    People come in to take martial arts classes at Integrated Martial Arts for many reasons. Some are looking for self-defense classes, while others have been fans of MMA since it was incorporated more than 20 years ago. Still others come in thinking it would be great to fight like Jackie Chan. Yeah, about that last reason. While Jackie Chan is an accomplished fighter and spen…Read More

  6. Why We’re Offering Back To School Specials For Martial Arts Classes

    At first you might think that our back-to-school specials are just another way for us to draw attention to our martial arts classes. After all, it makes sense for department stores to have back-to-school prices for clothes, and big box stores to have deals on pencils, glue, paint, and markers. But a martial arts school? Here’s why we’re doing it, and why it makes perf…Read More

  7. Will Kids Martial Arts Classes Make My Child More Violent?

    It’s a question that’s on every parent’s mind when they bring their kids to martial arts: “Will martial arts for kids make my child more violent?” It’s a legitimate question, and one that we understand parents asking. We’d like to put your mind at ease and let you know that martial arts aren’t all about violence. In fact, kids martial arts are just as much…Read More

  8. How Martial Arts Training is Better Self Defense Than a Gun

    There are those people out there who swear by guns as the primary form of self-defense that everyone should have. There’s no doubt that guns have worked as self-defense in some circumstances, but there are times when it’s definitely not the answer. Here are a few ways in which a martial art is the better option. You Can Take Your Martial Art Anywhere Even with a concea…Read More

  9. Why Martial Arts Changes Lives

    If you talk with any long time martial arts practitioners, you’ll quickly notice that many of them often place an emphasis on how the martial arts have changed or enhanced their lives, not just physically, but in many other ways as well. What is it that makes the martial arts so life changing for so many? Martial arts, at the outset, are explicitly concerned with more…Read More

  10. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes Are For Everyone!

      Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most effective martial arts around. It’s predecessor, Jiu Jitsu, was originally developed so that unarmed villagers could defend themselves from the samurai of Japan. Since striking would prove ineffective against the armor of the samurai, practitioners of Jiu Jitsu could use the attacker's energy against them, employing pins, joint l…Read More