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Fall 2017

Holliston/Hopkinton Patch
Holliston Karate Students Rake In Tournament Awards
Holliston Reporter
Cormier’s Self Defense Academy Celebrates 30 Years
Holliston/Hopkinton Patch
Cormier's Self Defense Academy Celebrates 30 Years

Summer 2017

Boston Parents
Top 5 Martial Arts Classes in MA in 2017

Winter 2017

Worcester Business Journal
Movers & Shakers

Fall 2016

Metrowest Daily News
Cormier's Competes in Tournament
Holliston Reporter

Cormier's Self Defense Academy Wins at Tournament


baystateparent Magazine Award
People on the Move: Jim Cormier
Jim Cormier11.26.2016
Sensei Jim Cormier was promoted to the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) in Hakko Denshin Ryu Jujutsu by Soke Michael J. LaMonica, the grandmaster of this martial art. If invited to do so, he will begin training for the level of Shihan (Master).
baystateparent Magazine Award
Celebrating Our 29th Year!

Summer 2016

baystateparent Magazine Award
Winner: Best Martial Arts Studio
Holliston Reporter
Learn Self Defense for Life at Cormier's Self Defense Academy

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Training with Shihan Hoggart

Training with Shihan Hoggart

Menkyo Kaiden Shihan Sandai Kichu Ken Hoggart of Shining Mountain Dojo Canada conducted a weekend of intensive training for Sensei Cormier and Sensei Williams. Shihan Hoggart is the highest ranking Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju Jutsu practitioner in Canada and is the senior North American representative of the Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju Jutsu Federation. Accompanying Shihan Hoggart were Sensei Barry and Sensei Michael, who, along with Shihan Hoggart, also spent an afternoon instructing our teen and adult Hakko Denshin Ryu Ju Jutsu students.

Like Soke LaMonica, Shihan Hoggart is a wealth of information and insights. He is also is gifted with a great sense of humor while inflicting pain! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and his team and are looking forward to their return.
Sensei Bill Kamataris and World Masters Judo Champion Diana Wiesbach

Sensei Bill Kamataris and World Masters Judo Champion Diana Wiesbach Visit

Many, many thanks to Sensei Bill Kamataris, Director and head instructor of Paladin Martial Arts in Clinton, and Diana Weisbach, two-time World Masters Judo Champion, for instructing and training with us on January 15, 2016. It was an honor to welcome you and we had a great time!
Soke LaMonica’s Visit!

Soke LaMonica’s Visit

In June 2014, we had the honor of a visit by Soke Michael LaMonica, San dai kichu, the Grandmaster of Hakko Denshin Ryu Jujutsu and his wife, Shihan Chris LaMonica. The LaMonica’s traveled here from the Hakko Denshin ryu Jujutsu (HJJF) hombu in Akron, OH. Sensei Cormier and Sensei Williams enjoyed several hours of training with them, as did our HDRJJ students, who had the pleasure of learning many exciting techniques.

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