Here are girls and boys Martial Art & Karate Studios in Bridgewater MA
27 Perkins St,
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Bridgewater Martial Arts was established two decades ago. The school was first opened by Shawn Gallagher in an old mechanics bay and has been in its current location for over fourteen years.Shawn Gallagher and John Hatfield started their martial arts training in the early 70’s at the Brockton “United Studios of Self Defense”. This school offered an excellent form of martial arts known as Shaolin Kempo. John Hatfield became Shawn Gallagher’s private student in 1977 and and took over ownership of Bridgewater Martial Arts five years ago. Shawn and John have been providing the Bridgewater area with quality martial arts using a combined sixty years of experience.
Our dojo is dedicated to preserving traditional martial arts and giving an experience unlike other American programs. BMA attempts to provide it’s students with a truly beautiful experience rooted in the Asian tradition. Unlike many martial arts programs BMA is dedicated to providing the practitioner with a unique form of expression. The BMA student can expect to get a great workout while learning a proven form of self-defense.
The current school has over 5,000 square feet of space and is carpeted for safety with state of the art matting for extra protection. We are conveniently located in Bridgewater center. Although the classes are small we have the ability to accommodate large and special groups.
The younger student as well as the adult will reap the benefits of our “old school” training and approach to karate. Ingrained in our teaching method certain traits like honesty, humility, and character are emphasised. These personal traits will be useful in all aspects of life such as employment, personal relationships and of course school. Because of this teaching method BMA has been invited to join an international federation of martial arts schools. We are proud to be the only American school invited to participate in this federation.
We are dedicated to the community approach and have raised several thousand dollars for the students of the Bridgewater area schools. Our tournament held regularly is a great test of the students talent and has raised considerable amounts of money for the area school system.
350 Bedford Street,
Bridgewater, MA 02324