Thomas B., Boxborough, MA Martial Arts Coach

Thomas B.

Martial Arts


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Long time practitioner and teacher of martial arts including Karate, Judo, Ju-jitsu, and Tai-Chi-Chi Kung View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Codman Hill Rd, Boxborough, MA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

  • Suffolk University (MA)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Tai Chi

  • Sweep, Strikes, Balance, Blocks, Chi, Jabs


  • Suffolk University (MA)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Tai Chi

  • Sweep, Strikes, Balance, Blocks, Chi, Jabs

More About Coach Thomas

My Martial Arts experience and background extends back for more than 40 years. I first started in Kodokan Judo (first degree black belt) and then I became interested in Karate. I studied with two of the top Karate men in this area, and received a first degree black belt in Uechi-ryu and a fifth degree black belt in Goju-ryu Karate.

Although I competed in the sports arena, my real interest was always in the practical self-defense aspects. Thus, I began studying Jiu-Jitsu, again under experts, and achieved the rank of second degree black belt in Nihon Jujutsu.

Throughout my career, I became deeply involved with Iron hand training (Gung -fu), Internal Chi-Gong study with a Chinese master, Kyusho(Pressure Points), and other expert teachers who showed me many principles and concepts related to martial arts and self-protection. I consider myself a serious practioner and teacher,, who now can utilize the combined martial arts of Karate, Judo, and Ju-Jutsu in a realistic and effective manner.

My purpose now is to train and teach a combined martial arts approach to serious individuals who have the desire to learn the principles, techniques, and benefits.of self-protection.

I look forward to hearing from those persons who share my enthusiasm to learn personal protection.

In Budo,
Tom Bruno - Renshi
IMAF (International Martial Arts Federation)
U.S. Judo Association & Federation
American Ju-Jitsu Association
U.S. Ju-Jitsu Federation

Certified Instructor Grade 3 level for the International Martial Arts Federation from Tokyo, Japan (5th degree black belt)

Attained the title of Renshi ( Bachelor's degree in Martial Arts )

Achieved second degree black belt in Iaido (sword)

Life member of both the United States Judo Association and United States Judo Federation

Member of the American Ju-Jitsu Association and U.S. Ju-Jitsu Federation

CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

One on one hands on training teaching all the basic skills necessary for learning and appyling various strikes, throws, joint locking, chokes, and attacking pressure points, to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in a self-defense situation. Small groups of 2-4 serious individuals will be honored for training at reduced rates.

Emphasis is placed on understanding the concepts and principles which allow the applications to be successful. Repetition drills then progress slowly until the student(s) fully grasp the mechanics of the techniques. A progression of adding new applications builds upon the previous techniques allowing for greater competency.

Personal safety is of the utmost importance in every training session. No special attire or equipment is necessary when training.

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Client Reviews

Great first session! Coach was professional and very helpful in explaining all techniques.

Coach Thomas is a very dedicated and enthusiastic instructor. He takes time to explain the techniques and is always open to questions or comments.

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