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Dave McElwain reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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Ross and Colton are awesome. They have made learning Jiu Jitsu unintimidating and fun. So get out of your comfort zone and learn Jiu Jitsu from a great group of knowledgeable instructors. You won't regret it.

Candace Elaine Higgins reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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My husband I and signed up earlier this year and have been taking classes ever since. The instructors are absolutely phenomenal and are so welcoming. The amount of knowledge the instructors have is just mind blowing. I had never once thought I’d be learning Jiu Jitsu and actually be grasping it & enjoying it so much. Do yourself a favor and dip your toes into their offered start up classes and you’ll see what I mean.

Michael Palin reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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Wow, what an amazing place to learn Gracie Jiu-jitsu. Fun, safe and friendly environment with sensational instruction.

Brian Johnson reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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Fun atmosphere, great place to learn valuable life skills

Tammy Pelli Leonard reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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My son, daughter and I all train here. The instructors are knowledgeable, supportive and professional.

Shane Rondeau reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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We have been looking for a great place in the Manchester area for our 4 year old son and we stumbled on Manchester karate studio. This studio has an unbelievable atmosphere. They have no shortage of amazing instructors. They have an ability to balance safety, fun, and self awareness that is uncanny.

Nicole Cobb reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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Love the way the instructors make each child feel everytime they enter the studio! They are consistent and the perfect mesh of strict, fun/silly and nurturing. Way to go on building a successful environment for kids who, these days,tend to struggle with self-esteem, acceptance and respect! 👍

Heather Villemaire reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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Classes have been great for my daughter and I. The instructors are knowlegdeable and make classes fun.

Sean Gagnon reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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Honestly before taking my two now 5 yr old twins here it was hard to control them without them yelling or running around like well crazy kids usually do. Now they are calmer kids who still act like kids but when given a task they can do that task with little guidance. They are doing well in school because they are used to listening and showing respect to their katate teacher and that carries over into school. We decided to sign them up for the black belt program because we knew that they liked it and showed the dedication needed to go to that program. Again 5 stars for a karate studio. They dont just teach karate like other places, they teach kids and even adults life lessons and making them better people.

Lawrence Davis reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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I have been training kenpo for 10 years now at MKS. The staff is great and friendly and the training environment is 5/5. Highly recommend coming to train here.

Sean Buckley reviewed Manchester Karate And Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5
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Amazing karate studio. Loved it so much that my three kids, my wife, and I all take karate lessons now. The instructors are amazing and fully vested in the students’ development. Feels like a second home for my family.

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Mr. White and Manchester Karate Studio History

Mr. White began training in the martial arts at the age of eleven and by his Senior year of High School he had earned his Black Belt. Following High School, Mr. White served in the United States Naval Reserve for six years. Upon his return to civilian life he opened the Manchester Karate Studio in October of 1984 and has since served as its director and chief instructor.
Mr. White is currently an 9th Degree Black Belt in the Parker system of Kenpo Karate. Mr. White received his early training in the Ed Parker system of Kenpo Karate from Mr. Lee Wedlake, Jr., one of Mr. Parker‘s first generation Black Belt students. After completing the physical requirements of the Kenpo system with Mr. Wedlake, he was referred to Mr. Richard “Huk” Planas – the Executive Director of Ed Parker‘s martial arts organization, the International Kenpo Karate Association (IKKA). With Mr. Planas ‘and Mr. Wedlake instruction and guidance, Mr. White developed a keen understanding of the master key moves used by Mr. Parker. Mr. White ran a series of Kenpo techniques that completed one of the Kenpo ―base move categories. Impressed with his understanding and ability to apply the Kenpo system, Mr. Parker personally selected Mr. White to be the Technical Director for the New England region of the IKKA in 1987. At this time, Mr. White was serving as the IKKA State Representative for New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. In 1989, Mr. White became the first Kenpo instructor in New England to have students complete the requirements for Black Belt in the Parker system of Kenpo. These five individuals tested before the New England IKKA Board of Examiners (Headed by Mr. Parker) and all five were promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt. Prior to these promotions, and still true for many regions of New England today, Black Belt rankings were politically awarded to individuals who were either in the process of learning the Parker system of Kenpo or who were training in various Chinese Kempo based martial arts. Following the passing of Mr. Parker in December of 1990, Mr. White founded the New England Chinese Karate Federation (NECKF) to preserve the original system of Kenpo Karate as developed by Mr. Parker. Today the NECKF stretches from Connecticut to upstate Maine with over 1,000 students. Later the NECKF merged with the Progressive Kenpo Systems (PKS) which is led by Mr. Lee Wedlake. In addition to his martial arts career, Mr. White in conjunction with his highest ranked Black Belt James Peacock, had completed a Lock Flow Drill and a Handcuffing and Weapons Retention program for local and state police officers in New Hampshire. In September of 1998, Sgt. Joseph Marceau, the director of the Police Standards and Training Council, invited him to present his program to the New Hampshire police state trainers in Concord, NH. Mr. White‘s training methods are now in use in several N.H. police barracks. Manchester Karate Studio is now the Flag Ship school for Ed Parker‘s Kenpo in New England, if not the entire US. Mr. Wedlake has said on numerous occasions that he believes Manchester Karate Studio to be the largest school with direct lineage and teaching of Ed Parker‘s American Kenpo. In honor of this, Mr. Wedlake put on loan an original gi belonging to Ed Parker.
Mr. White is a Certified instructor in the Gracie Jiu Jitsu system recognized by the Gracie Jiu Jitsu first family and operates Northern New England first and only Certified Training Center for Gracie Jiu Jitsu system in Manchester NH.