Read What Our Students Say About Us:
"The training is top notch and the friends I have made are priceless."
I started training with John in April of 2006 and four years
later I'm a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt! I never thought I
would make it this far but training is top notch and the friends I
have made are priceless. I am a Law Enforcement Officer (10 years)
that does shift work which makes it tough to stay in shape. When I
started training I weighed over 190 lbs (5'7" tall), I instantly
lost over 20 lbs and have kept the LBS off training three times a
week. I have made many street arrests and the times when they have
gotten physical I was able to control the suspect with out injuring
myself. As Law Enforcement Officers we are coming in contact with
many people on the street that are trained in Mixed Martial Arts,
Muay Thai boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, its time that we learn to
defend ourselves against these types of aggressors. So if you want
to get in shape and learn a skill that can help you when "the s**t
hits the fan", come on down and check us out at Connors MMA Team Mad
Carlos Crespo, age 40
"Connors MMA is more than a gym; it's a network of people who want to see each other succeed and help each other improve."
If you're looking for a new way to get in shape, see results fast, and feel the benefits from exercise than do yourself a favor and sign up for a class at Connors MMA/Mad Dog Jiu Jitsu.
After months of hearing from coworkers about the classes they were taking at Connors MMA I decided to finally try Muay Thai. After just one class, I was hooked. With a month I was signed up for every class John had to offer and found myself racing out of work to get back on the mat. When was the last time you felt that way about a treadmill or bench press?
Connors MMA is more than a gym; it's a network of people who want to see each other succeed and help each other improve. If you've every considered trying MMA/BJJ/Muay, you owe it to yourself to sign up and take a class at Connors MMA.
Padraic O'Connor, Sales Rep, age 28
"I would recommend Mad Dog jiu Jitsu training to everyone who wants to stay fit, healthy and wants to improve their defensive abilities."
My name is Luis Velasquez. I have been training with John at Mad Dog jiu Jitsu for over two years. I feel that training with John has been extremely beneficial to me and has helped me in my profession. Maintaining my stand-up abilities as well as developing a ground game allows me to enter a possibly volatile situation calmly. It's comforting to know where my strengths and weaknesses lie on a given day and know that I have tested myself in the gym. All the instructors and workout partners here are great and are quick to answer any questions or elaborate on new principles, positions, and techniques. I would recommend Mad Dog jiu Jitsu training to everyone who wants to stay fit, healthy and wants to improve their defensive abilities.
Luis Velasquez, age 36
"It is great to see his students benefiting from his leadership and sincere dedication to teaching."
As a martial artist, coach, and just all-around quality person, there is no one I respect more than John Connors. I have had the good fortune of training with John for well over a decade as we have come up through the ranks in BJJ. Not only is he a great athlete in his own right, it is great to see his students benefiting from his leadership and sincere dedication to teaching. Whether you want to compete or just get in great shape while having fun and learning awesome skills, if you are in the area you owe it to yourself to learn from John!
Chief Instructor - NEXUS Martial Arts & Fitness
"My waist has gone from a 34 to a 30 and my cardio has drastically improved. John is an excellent instructor and makes new students feel welcome."
Before I started training at Connors BJJ I was running and lifting weights. I was 43 years old and I was in decent shape but working out was becoming less and less enjoyable. Since training BJJ with John for the last 7 months I have lost 20 pounds and I feel better than ever. My waist has gone from a 34 to a 30 and my cardio has drastically improved. John is an excellent instructor and makes new students feel welcome. He is knowledgeable and supportive. I plan on training at Connors BJJ for as long possible.
Thanks for all the help,
Chris Borelli, 43 years old
Consultant, Walpole MA
I’m 73 years old and have been active in martial arts for over 50 years. Starting judo while in college I later boxed a bit, earned several black belts in Tai Kwon Do and practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 15 years. It’s been a delight for the past 3 years to train with John Connors at his academy. Gone are all the childish bowing and hierarchy of traditional karate and gone also are the narrow and sometimes pedantic focus on esoteric techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Instead John concentrates on moves that work keeping each lesson concentrated on a very few basic and workable ones. The repeated practicing of these moves develops the motor memory that make them terrifically effective.
Author, 78 years old
"I couldn’t have been more surprised at how much technique I retained in just one week."
John’s passion for Martial Arts are evident in his teachings; structured drilling on the offense and defense (with several nuances) as well as free roll time to practice what you have learned. In my opinion you can evaluate a school/instructor by the students and John’s students are respectful, kind, and exhibit nothing but honor in the dojo.
If you are looking for a school with affable students who truly want to work with you and an instructor who is dedicated to teaching the sport, science and art of BJJ, Muay Thai Kickboxing and MMA then Connors MMA is the place for you.
"It has been a life changing experience for me and I am honored to have a spot on the mat..."
It has been a life changing experience for me and I am honored to have a spot on the mat.
"I feel very fortunate to have been able to train at Connors Martial Arts..."
From the first day you go on the mat you walk into a familiar,
friendly, helpful and positive environment. John leads a very casual
but structured and directed environment in which each individual
student is encouraged and coached to develop at their own pace and
capacity. The variety and different style of classes offered really
makes for a unique experience when compared to many academies around
the area. I feel very fortunate to have been able to train at
Connors Martial Arts / Mad Dog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I would
encourage any and all my friends to try this as well.
thanks, John Pappas
"Here I am today training with some of the best training partners and instructors..."
When i was 13 years old i was fat and out of shape and i was looking for something that i would like to help with my weight. So i called a bunch of gyms and checked them out and i didnt see anything special until i went to Connors MMA/ Mad Dog BJJ and saw this beautiful studio and i thought to myself "I must be at the wrong place" and then John came out of his office and greeted my brother and myself and he asked me if i wanted to try a class and i hesitated a little bit and said " ummm... not today, maybe next time.". So i sat in on the class and i got to see john instructing some kids and it looked like a lot of fun and so i wanted to try this sport out and see how i liked it. I went home and told my parents and they told me "Matt if you sign up you better stick with it.". If you had asked anyone 3 years ago "do you think matt would ever train to become a Mixed Martial Artist" they would have laughed in your face and told you "NO!". Here I am today training with some of the best training partners and instructors. I have competed in 2 tournaments for BJJ, One was a smaller competition that i had placed 2nd in due to a minor mistake on my part and the other was NAGA which is one of the bigger competitions around and i ranked 2nd in my division against bigger,older, and more experienced guys. But with johns great coaching i kept my cool and did a fantastic job. I didnt come in 1st but i got to show everyone my skills and how well i could compete against someone who is bigger than me.
Thanks so much john for everything you done for me.
15 year old High School student
"I find myself looking forward to the end of the work day, so I can train at Connors MMA..."
Good Morning John.
I just want to Say, "
Thank you again". The training was great yesterday.
You are a great teacher and run a fantastic academy. I find myself looking forward to the end of the work day, so I can train at Connors MMA Academy. See you Monday, on the mat. My back has never felt better.
Have good weekend.
"Your training offers a great mind/body connection..."
Just wanted to Thank You for all your help. At the age of 38, after years of power lifting and bodybuilding, I developed a load of lower body injuries that prevented me from doing conventional cardio ie: biking running etc. But I found that BJJ and MMA have allowed me to experience the best cardio workouts of my life. Your training offers a great mind/body connection in the sense that it challenges you mentally as well as physically Your detailed and experience instruction has helped me attain my short term goals more quickly than expected. The team atmosphere that you have created at Connors MMA makes everyone proud of each others success'.
Thanks John, see ya on the mat!
Todd Miner with UFC Vet Gabriel Gonzaga
Our Student Mark Vogel and his new blue belt:
Pedro lost 31lbs in only 8 weeks!
UPDATE: Pedro has now lost 43lbs in only 12 weeks!
UPDATE: Pedro has now lost 72lbs in 27 weeks!
"It would not have been possible
without training at Connors MMA."
Jesse McElligott NAGA New England Championships Expert Heavyweight Champ; Matt Tullos NAGA New England Championships Expert Teen Champ; Brandon Weiland NAGA New England Championships 13 year old Champ
"199.8 lbs! First time under 200 in 7 years, thanks bro."
"... as a 36 year old data analyst and father of 2 young kids I just couldn't see training as a good fit for me... After 5 hours of lessons I can say that I just wish I hadn't waited so long."
After I saw my first UFC in the octagon I became interested in brazilian jiu jitsu. But as a 36 year old data analyst and father of 2 young kids I just couldn't see training as a good fit for me. I was looking to get in shape, develop some self defense and challenge myself physically and mentally. But I wasn't looking to train to see who could take the most damage. After speaking to John on the phone I could tell his professionalism and articulate instruction would be a good fit for me and so I started a private lesson.
After 5 hours of lessons I can say that I just wish I hadn't waited so long. The facility, instruction, pace, adjusted level of intensity to meet the student, diversity of fighting styles and John's overall flexibilty to meet your personal needs have been amazing. I would highly recommend taking an intro class at Connors Brazilian Jiu Jitsu if you have been thinking about learning but like me you were concerned if it would work for you.
Senior Technical Consultant, BCBSMA
"Aside from being a very accomplished and talented Black Belt, John has the uncanny ability of teaching in a very easy to understand way that allows for everyone to progress at a rapid pace."
I have been training at Connors MMA / Mad Dog Jiu Jitsu under the instruction of John Connors for almost five months now. Coming from an athletic background and being a college athlete myself, competing in football, weightlifting, and track and field, I can honestly attest to the fact that the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the entailing workouts are some of the hardest, most stimulating, and most rewarding workouts I have ever undertaken during my entire athletic career.
Aside from the pure health and fitness benefits that you will receive in undertaking the practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, choosing Mad Dog Jiu Jitsu as your place to train over others has many other added benefits as well. Not only will you get to train in a very comfortable, unthreatening, and relaxed environment, but you will be surrounded by guys that are equally zealous in their pursuit of mastering the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, while simultaneously having a downright good time. Furthermore, the mats are new, there is ample changing space, and overall the facilities are impeccably clean at all times. I can assure you that you will be hard pressed to find any other training facility as well kept and equipped as Connors MMA.
Lastly, as if it could not get any better, you will have the
privilege to train under one of the best grapplers in New England.
Aside from being a very accomplished and talented Black Belt, John
has the uncanny ability of teaching in a very easy to understand way
that allows for everyone to progress at a rapid pace. His
instruction is clear, his demonstrations intelligent and easy to
follow, and his skill second to none. As a student and friend of
John's I can honestly say that choosing
place to train has been one of the best decisions I have made for
myself and I will continue to train there for as long as I can.
- Mike Campanella, 21 years old, college student
"The instructors, fellow students and yourself have got to be the best bunch of guys that I have ever trained with..."
The instructors, fellow students and yourself have got to be the best bunch of guys that I have ever trained with. You all are professional, courteous and down to earth. The short time that I have been training with you was a very enjoyable and knowlegeable experience. You have alot of patience with your students That is good. Tell Jesse that i enjoyed rolling with him. He took it easy on me because he knew that I was new. I learned alot from you and him. And also from Ken Take care Bob
- Bob McNally, age 50
"The people... are some of the most intelligent people I've ever met anywhere."
I first found out about Connors MMA / Mad Dog Jiu Jitsu from seeing a flyer at J.P. Licks in West Roxbury. As an avid MMA fan, and a single father totally out of shape at age 37, I decided I had to give it a try. I showed up for No Gi class after corresponding with John Connors, who told me to "bring a cup." I did, and it was awesome. I had forgotten how much I loved wrestling, and how good a workout it is. Well, that first night I got a little too intense, and I ended up puking in the bathroom four times. After that first night, I was hooked on Mad Dog Jiu Jitsu.
Now here I am, 16 months later, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a part of John's amazing close-knit group of competitors. Training at the facility is great; it is so clean and organized. The people I roll with are some of the most intelligent people I've ever met anywhere. Saturdays are particularly fun because I take the MMA class (which is fantastic) and then enjoy some "open mat" training in whatever I want. John is always up for some stand up work, and he always goes easy on me. LOL! John Connors is the best Martial Arts instructor I've ever known (I did some years of Tae Kwon Do and Japanese Jiu Jitsu in my youth), and you can't go wrong with Connors Mixed Martial Arts Academy. It is stimulating for the body, mind and soul.
[Matt Rosenfeld along side former UFC Welterweight Champ Matt Serra]
Matthew John Rosenfeld
"BJJ was a better work out and I got in great condition for the season..."
As a high school wrestler i needed something to keep me in good shape and keep me busy during the off-season. My dad was training at Connors MMA in BJJ and he wanted me to get into it and see what it was like. My first class was a month away from the first wrestling practice. It turned out that BJJ was a better work out and got in great condition for the season. I went on to place in a state tournament, triple my win total from the previous season, win the "most improved" award, and I was elected team Captain for next year.
After the wrestling season ended the first thing i wanted to do was get back on the mat at Connors MMA. From that time on i have been able to experience great things such as training with my Father, Todd Miner, and meeting new people. It was also great to train with more teens my age and become great teammates and good friends.
Last week i was able to experiance my first grappling tournament. With Johns great coaching I was totaly comfortable and was able to take first in my division.
High School student
"I have lost 41 pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. "
I have trained with John @ Connors MMA / Mad Dog Jiu Jitsu several times a week for over a year. Within that year, I have seen great improvements in myself both on and off the mat. First of all, I have lost 41 pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. Jiu Jitsu has given me a level of confidence that I never had before. This confidence has helped me professionally, has helped my marriage and family life and has really helped me step up my Jiu Jitsu. John is a fantastic instructor and his training facility is second to none (large clean mats, clean bathrooms, ample private changing facilities, available parking, etc). There are plenty of classes that fit most any schedule. The people that train @ Mad Dog are competitive yet safe. You are not going to get hurt but you will get a heck of a work out. After a tough day @ work there is no better relief than taking a class @ Mad Dog - whether Gi, No-Gi or MMA. See you on the mat...
Chad Lightfoot, Systems Engineer
Chad before training Chad after training
"John strikes a wonderful balance in keeping the training fun and as safe as possible but still challenging."
I have practiced a number of martial arts at a wide range of schools over many years, and John Connors' school is among the best places I have seen. John strikes a wonderful balance in keeping the training fun and as safe as possible but still challenging.
What I most admire about John, however, is his thoughtful approach to martial arts instruction. He is continually experimenting, questioning, reading and working to improve his skills, and he is eager and adept at sharing his knowledge. Simply put, Connors MMA / Mad Dog BJJ is a great place to train.
Jon Grayzel, MD, age 45
You have built an amazing school with a great atmosphere.
Thanks very much for your feedback and advice.
I really appreciate the way you have taught me
and Christopher. We feel very fortunate to be
working with you - jujitsu has become an
important part of our lives. You have built an
amazing school with a great atmosphere. I have
really been impressed by the other students I
have met - good, smart, friendly people who are
also extremely effective martial artists. It is
a real testament to your ability as a sensei.
Christopher and I look forward to continuing to
learn from you and Jesse.
Thank you again,
"He is always safe and always has fun."
My son Chris has been attending your youth class for about a year, since he was 10 1/2 years old. I brought him to try a class with you, because it was not a typical Karate class, where many of his friends have been attending for years. Chris is not a joiner of any kind, mostly a computer/video kid, tough to get out of the house. He has played soccer and baseball, but prefers and does better at individual sport, such as archery.
Your class has introduced him to a new individual sport, where he can develop at his own pace while being in a group. He has met new kids from different areas. At first I was concerned about his size and age, but Chris has grappled with boys the same size and weight and also some a few years older and tower over him. He has used some moves on his 17 year old brother! He is always safe and always has fun. Best of all he gets out of the house and works up a sweat.
wish more young kids would consider this sport. I hope that my son will continue through his teen
years and into adulthood.
Lani Morra, Westwood, MA
"I can honestly say in all my years of both in the grappling world and in education, John Connors is one of the best coaches/educators I have ever had the pleasure to learn from and with. "
As someone who has wrestled for 20 years and been an educator for 10 years, I have come across all types of coaches and teachers, good, bad, and downright unethical. I can honestly say in all my years of both in the grappling world and in education, John Connors is one of the best coaches/educators I have ever had the pleasure to learn from and with. He has created a culture that focuses on learning and continuous improvement. He himself takes a learner's stance -- always trying to improve his own game while he assists his students in becoming more skillful. While he himself is a master of the sport, he never looks down on a student or questions their ability. Rather, he always trying to help everyone to improve all the time. He always takes the time to answer individual questions. On top of the excellent culture and environment John has created, the physical space is second to none.
"That nervousness soon disappeared when I started training at Connors MMA ..."
When I had decided to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I was excited, yet a little nervous, that I would embarrass myself by getting tapped over and over again. That nervousness soon disappeared when I started training at Connors MMA / Mad Dog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. John Connors had made me feel welcomed from day one. He took the time to introduce me to the other students of whom have now become my training partners and friends. At Mad Dog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the students range from doctors, lawyers, students, teachers, police officers, etc. All of them are decent human beings who share a love of this great martial art without any brash egos. It has now been over a year since that first nervous day of starting my training and I have never regretted my decision to train with John Connors. His approach to teaching is safe, effective, and fun. He takes the time to answer any and all questions from his students and will demonstrate a technique over and over until he is sure everyone understands it. My Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training combined with my exercise regimen makes me feel like I am in the best shape of my life. I have John Connors and Connors MMA / Mad Dog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to thank for that.
Sincerely, Robert Matthews Lead Systems Analyst
"I highly recommend this school for anyone who is looking to learn an exciting new sport or who is bored with the day in day out of the gym. "
I've been interested in martial arts my entire life, but after taking a few semesters of karate classes in college I was somewhat turned off to the experience. Too much mental prep - too little useable experience. I've also never been one for classes and preferred to learn new sports on my own. Connors MMA / Mad Dog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been an eye opening experience. First off, John's teaching style is the best I have experienced. He is patient and quickly learns every student's strengths and weaknesses and helps to improve their game based on their assets. Second, there is a great group of friendly students who are eager to train and willing to learn. I highly recommend this school for anyone who is looking to learn an exciting new sport or who is bored with the day in day out of the gym. I used to lift weights 6 days a week, but after a year of BJJ I'm the strongest I have ever been in my life and I weigh 10lbs less. Give the intro class a shot, you'll be hooked.
- Josh Garland, Director of Product Management and
"John does a nice job of balancing working with him and pairing you up with the right partner so that you never feel overly dominated or disheartened."
I have trained with John Connors since April of 2006. It has helped with my overall physical conditioning tremendously. I have replaced most of my cardio training with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai work.
John does a nice job of balancing working with him and pairing you up with the right partner so that you never feel overly dominated or disheartened. Others in the class are extremely helpful and patient.
I tell all my existing clients about the benefits of John's classes. It has changed my body for the better as will yours.
As important as weight training and proper diet is, without a regimented cardio program you will never achieve the lean body you are looking for. John does a great job of organizing his classes with a quick warm up, light stretching, learning proper technique, then ample time at the end for randori.
Another great benefit of training in the combat arts is the increased confidence you will have when in uncomfortable situations.
Zagami 26, Expert Personal Trainer
"My bjj has skyrocketed since I started training under you..."
I have to say I feel my bjj has skyrocketed since I started training under you...I have noticed a big difference in my skillset and have definitely been able to address some of the holes in my game...I have recommended you to many people so I hope I can get them in there...I appreciate you tailoring some of the training (adding gloves and strikes) so I can get ready for this fight. Just wanted to say thanks.
see ya tonight!
- Chris Snow, MMA fighter
"It is a fun, respectful and professional environment to train and I am proud to be a part of it."
I have the opportunity, because of traveling for business, to train at some of the top academies in the country. Steve & John have a very practical, effective approach to teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is gaining knowledge that is applied to techniques that makes the training very effective and understandable. Both Steve and John spend the necessary time with me in order to help me achieve my goals.
My skills have excelled to a new level since joining Connors MMA. It is a fun, respectful and professional environment to train and I am proud to be a part of it.
Left to right: Ken Jenkins, John Connors, Steve Whittier, Kenny Florian, Dan Robin, Paul Ciciarelli
-Paul J. Ciciarelli, Independent Sales Representative, The
"Connors MMA is one of the best training facilities I have ever trained in."
Connors MMA is one of the best training facilities I have ever trained in. The training area is perfectly laid out and the mats are exceptional to train on. John and Steve are two of the best coaches I have ever had the privilege to train with.
They are always there and have a very comfortable hands-on-approach to your training. I have never felt that a concept went over my head. If it did, they were right there to break it down for me.
I really enjoy the rapport with my training partners. No matter what level someone is, everyone works as a team to improve.
It's by far one of my best investments in my training.
Kevin J. Kearns, B.S. Exercise Physiologist
The Fitness Connection Inc.
14 A Northmeadows Rd. Suite 302
Medfield, Ma 02052 USA
"I can't think of better group of guys to work out with."
Training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at Connors MMA has been a positive experience for me on many levels.
First, I can't think of better group of guys to
work out with. Both Steve Whittier and John Connors are
knowledgeable teachers that also know how to keep it fun.
Secondly it's a nice place. The facility has nice clean mats, adequate changing room and has plenty of parking spaces.
If you want a fun place to work out; learn a functional and effective martial art; then, I don't think there is a better place to go than Connors MMA.
Ken Jenkins, age 40
My first impression is that your school is by far the cleanest school I've ever seen... as I said that day, the mats are pure love and that the training is fantastic.
"The school has an incredible combination of a fun and friendly environment with exceptionally fast-paced, high-level learning. "
I can not say enough about the positive
experience I've had training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Steve and John
in Dedham. As teachers and coaches, John and Steve are excellent:
detailed, clear, and patient. They have the expertise and ability
to coach athletes looking to compete, but are amazingly good at
relating techniques and concepts to people of any age or interest
level. It is a guarantee that anyone who walks through the doors
will improve, and will improve rapidly.
In addition to the skill of the instructors, the atmosphere in Dedham is exceptional. Everyone is friendly, everyone helps each other out, everyone has fun. The school has an incredible combination of a fun and friendly environment with exceptionally fast-paced, high-level learning.
I am very happy that I found this school as a place to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If you have any interest in furthering your training, or curiosity about beginning training in BJJ, I can't recommend this school highly enough. Stop by just once, you will be impressed.
Dan Robin, age 39
"It is a true "self defense" art and a whole lot of fun."
Several years ago after having seen the UFC, I was curious to see what all this brazilian jiujitsu was all about... How could a smaller man defeat a larger opponent? I was looking for a martial art that wouldn't require me to do flying backkicks or crazy acrobatics but want to feel like I could protect myself if need be. JiuJitsu gave me the confidence that I was looking for, and I know for a fact that it works if applied appropriately. It is a true "self defense" art and a whole lot of fun. It's almost like being a little kid when practicing techniques that require you to roll around on the ground. Heck, who can't "lie down" on the ground? Now all you need to do is learn how to move. Also, it's such a good workout.
Steve Whittier in my estimation is one of the finest coaches around. Being athletics myself, I can relate to many of Steve's instructional techniques that he uses to teach. He brings not only a very high level of skill in his own practice of BJJ but also an intellect that causes a practitioner to improve. Ever since meeting him I was sure that he will go to the top with his students.
Connors Mixed Martial Arts Academy is the nicest gym that I've ever been in. It is extremely clean and welcoming. The mats used for BJJ for the first time that I've ever experienced actually are hygienic. The place makes you feel like you're in a professionally run business, yet it welcomes kids and families. Therefore, it is suitable and caters to basically everyone. I really enjoy the atmosphere there.
John Connors is the type of guy who can flip you on your back with such ease yet he's modest and down to earth. He runs Connors Mixed Martial Arts Academy without any ego, although with his skill he could if he chose to conduct himself that way. I wish him all the success with Connors Mixed Martial Arts Academy and hope continued success.
Paul Roe, age 40
"You have an unbelievable facility... great students, and a wonderful team atmosphere."
I am sending you a message to thank you for teaching me. You are an unbelievable instructor you are able to articulate positioning very well and even though my time at your academy was brief I definitely learned a lot, you have an unbelievable facility by far the best place I have been to, great students, and a wonderful team atmosphere. I wish you the best, I hope to train with you again some day.
"It has been an honor to train with John and everyone that is interested in quality instruction should check out his program."
I have trained with John Connors for well over nine years and he is a true student of the game. His teaching style is very methodical and approachable for the beginner while his grasp of the complex techniques makes him an ideal teacher for the advanced student. It has been an honor to train with John and everyone that is interested in quality instruction should check out his program.
Dan McCarthy, age 40
"I learned more about fighting in my first Introductory lesson at Connors MMA / Mad Dog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu than I did in four years of training in another martial art."
"I lift weights all the time. Nothing, NOTHING compares to this. Cardio, strength, weight loss - this is the best!"
As a former high school and
college wrestler, I was looking for a place to keep in shape and
also to try something new. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is similar to
wrestling in a lot of ways, but it also requires learning a unique
skill set in order to succeed. John Connors is very skilled at
breaking down complicated moves step by step so that someone like
myself who is slow at learning new moves can understand how to
utilize them. I have learned a lot in the time I've been training
here, and would highly recommend training to anybody looking for
a fun way to stay in shape, especially former wrestlers.
"You and your staff are incredible instructors and you have truly great students as well. I have all incredible things to say about you and your school and I refer everyone that I meet that is interested in grappling. "
Matt Abate, age 32
Impact Martial Arts, Walpole
"I just like to thank you for the great experience and knowledge you have given me."
CJ Fay, Boston, MA
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