333 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604
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Who We Are

About Worcester Martial Arts Academy in Worcester, MA

Luis Soto

Director at Worcester Martial Arts Academy in Worcester, 3rd Degree

Are you looking for a top-notch martial arts center as a way to get fit, develop life skills or to protect yourself and family? Well look no further, because first class martial arts instruction is right here in Worcester!

Hello and a warm welcome to the Worcester Martial Arts Academy. We offer a variety of classes for both kids and adults in Judo, MMA, Women’s Kickboxing and Self Defense, Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a positive, holistic learning center the WHOLE FAMILY will love!

It’s All About You. Classes here at Worcester Martial Arts Academy are designed to meet your needs, whether it’s for personal fitness, self-defense, or competition. We work with students of all ages, sizes and fitness levels so if you’re totally NEW to martial arts (and maybe a little nervous about starting), no worries at all. We love beginners just as much as intermediate or advanced level students and will train you safely and at your pace.

Martial arts provides a FUN, healthy and EXCITING way to learn new skills, tone your entire body from head to toe and increase mental focus and confidence. And you know what that means?...

  • Your child will be bully-proof wherever they are - at school, on the bus, extracurricular activities, everywhere.
  • Adults feel safer knowing they have self-defense skills under their belt (no pun intended) that they can use to protect themselves and their loved ones.
  • Your child will develop important life skills that help to ensure they get good grades, are well-adjusted and successful in life.
  • Adults can hone their self-improvement skills and no longer have to be afraid about asking for a raise or a promotion or taking on a challenging project.

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination!

Check out the super-low, RISK-FREE web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so reserve your spot today and watch your life change in amazing, empowering ways!

The entire staff focuses on providing a positive, safe, and encouraging martial art and fitness environment for all our students. Taking the first steps in beginning or advancing your martial arts training, getting physically fit, or finding an outlet for your child 's never-ending bursts of energy can be difficult.

That’s why we 've worked hard to create a warm and welcoming space for you in an effort to reduce your stress in finding what you’re looking for. We strive to make each and every experience you have with us the best one possible.

Martial arts is not quick fix to what you’re looking for and it’s not easy… but it is super FUN, action-packed, and a GREAT way to get fit! And not just get fit…but stay fit, too.

Whether you’re 4 or 84, you’ll learn new, challenging fitness moves that keep everyone moving around and physically fit. Learn awesome self-defense techniques like kicks, punches and throws that are super exciting.

Make new friends, laugh and feel good about yourself and your accomplishments. And the best part about it all is that it is SO FUN! Where else can you learn and have fun at the same time without it costing a fortune?

We have an amazing curriculum that is designed to provide a lifetime of opportunity for you and your family. We believe that families that spend quality time together on a regular basis become closer, stronger and more loving. Training together is a great way to strengthen those FAMILY BONDS, which makes it easier to get through any difficulty in life.

Worcester Martial Arts Academy has the most fantastic instructors around! They are all certified black belts, have years of experience and the utmost dedication to their art. It makes their heart sing to be able to share their knowledge and skills with you and watch you grow physically, mentally and emotionally.

Your life is about to get amazing in totally unexpected ways! We look forward to joining you on your journey to optimum health and fitness, Black Belt level skills and success!

Head Coach & Instructor

Luis Soto began his training in 1991, studying the martial art of Miyama Ryu Ju-Jitsu and Judo in the Bronx, New York.

In 1998, Luis moved to Massachusetts to attend Holy Cross College and continued his training at the Worcester Judo Club in Worcester, MA.

Luis holds a 6th degree black belt in Miyama Ryu (Japanese Ju-Jitsu) and 3rd degree black belt in Judo.

He is a national level coach certified with USA Judo and has had the privilege of training with or competing against some of the top Judo athletes in the country. He has also competed at the World Masters/Veteran Judo Championships.

Luis received a BA from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

How to Get Started

Come join our Worcester, MA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Judo, Kids Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts, Self Defense, and Womens Kickboxing. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (508) 410-4861 if you have any further questions. Worcester Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!