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At Defensive Edge Martial Arts & Fitness in Boston’s North Shore town of Wakefield, we’ve been helping Men, Women and Children reach their goals of a healthy and fit lifestyle since 1999.  There’s no better way to get in great shape than our Martial Arts and FightFIT Classes!

Our Knowledgeable Martial Arts Instructors are passionate about bringing out the best in every student – in every class!

At our Modern Martial Arts Academy, we feature many of the World’s most powerful Adult Martial Arts and Kids Martial Arts! Including: Adult MMA, Youth MMA, Adult BJJYouth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Adult Muay Thai, Youth Muay Thai,  Kids KarateAdult Reality Self Defense, and Teen Martial Arts – Defensive Edge in Wakefield Massachusetts has it all!

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Adult martial arts classes

Defensive Edge offers some of the most popular Martial Arts styles in the World! Our Adult Martial Arts programs will help you get into the best shape of your life, improve your health and give you the confidence you need to succeed both on and off the mat.


martial arts classes for kids

Kids love our Martial Arts because they are a blast! Parents love our classes because they are a safe way for kids to become more confident, focused and respectful.  Our modern curriculum is well rounded to help our young students become ready for any of life’s challenges!


FightFIT Fitness Classes

Ignite your metabolism and burn up to 1000 calories with our high intensity fitness classes!  FightFIT is packed with metabolic circuits using dumbbells, kettlebells, Battling Ropes, TRX,  gymnastic rings, Harnesses, and Heavy Bags.  Try a Class Today!


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Kids Trial Classes


kids karate classesWhether you are experienced in Martial Arts, or you have never tried a class in your life; you will feel comfortable here at Defensive Edge Martial Arts in Wakefield, MA.  We offer fun and exciting Martial Arts Classes for adults and kids in a variety of separate programs.  There is nothing quite like our professional martial arts instructors leading you through a high-Fight Fit Fitness Classesenergy workout!  Our famous FightFIT classes are designed for functional fitness. Defensive Edge instructors are dedicated to helping every student become their best!  Students learn technical Martial Arts skills, develop ultimate physical fitness and learn priceless self defense skills.

Martial Arts Character

muay thai classes wakefieldRespect, Self-discipline, Humility, Assertiveness, and Character Development are always emphasized in our fun, family friendly martial arts classes. All of our martial arts classes are excellent for gaining overall health and physical fitness that go well beyond an ordinary Fitness Class! Within a short time, our students gain the benefits of improved strength, fitness, weight management, and coordination. Feel the stress melt away in a fun class that will teach you skills that could save your life!

Discover The Defensive Edge Difference!

Our martial arts classes are designed to not only Fitness Kickboxinghelp you dominate in competition but also bring out the best in you mentally and physically!  We learned a long time ago that if people are having fun, they learn much faster.  Our mission is to develop the kindest people that dominate personally, professionally, and physically.  With our World-Class Martial Arts classes for Kids and Adults – You can too!

Latest News at Defensive Edge

Change to FightFIT schedule for Monday!

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Change to FightFIT schedule for Monday!

Hi Everyone, We had a large number of kids sign up for our big Nerf War and Movie Day on Monday.  As a result, we're going to push the 12pm FightFIT class back to 1pm [...]

Belt Ceremony

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Belt Ceremony

Hi Everyone! We're excited for our Youth Belt Promotion Ceremony tonight.  Because of the ceremony, all regular youth classes will be cancelled for tonight.  Adult classes will be held at their normal times. We hope [...]

Youth Belt Ceremony

February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Youth Belt Ceremony

Hi Everyone, Our next Youth Belt Promotion Ceremony is coming up on Wednesday February 15th! Lil' Dragons and Golden Eagles will graduate at 4pm Super Samurai and Shoguns with graduate at 5pm ALL YOUTH CLASSES [...]