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Beginner Boxing Classes now Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Starting November 1st we now have beginner boxing classes on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Wednesday’s class at 6pm will be an hour long class designed specifically for beginners, and will help to orient our new members into the boxing program.

Everyone is welcome, so come in and try out a free class on us


Jimmy Pedro Seminar

Don’t forget about Jimmy Pedro coming to Combat Sports Boston this Saturday the 18th. Seminar starts at 10am and it is $75 at the door.

Don’t miss out on this opprotunity to train with one of the most succesful Judo competitors  in American history. He is a 2 time Olympic Bronze medalist and a 3 time medalist at the World Championships.

Check out his website at


Grapplers Quest

Combat Sports Boston showed up big time at this past weekends Grapplers Quest during the UFC fan expo. The guys combined for 10 podium visits with 4 Gold, 4 Silver, and 2 bronze medals. This is quite an impressive feat considering that our gym has only been operating for 7 months. That is just a testament to the superior coaching and instructing that the Combat Sports trainers provide for their students.

We want to congratulate each of the guys that competed and took a medal home in their respective divisions:

Mark Rowe: Gold, Heavyweight BJJ; Gold No-Gi Heavyweight; and an overall Absolute Gold in his No-Gi division.

Mark No-GI Absolute Gold

Mark Rowe BJJ Gi Gold

Pete Talieri: Gold, Featherweight BJJ

Chris Halpin: Bronze, Superweight BJJ

Jarret Leech: Silver, No-Gi Middleweight

Will Witbold: Silver, No-Gi Superweight

Will Witbold Silver

Sean Mathews: Silver, No-Gi Cruiserweight

Phil Myers: Bronze in the overall Absolute in his division

Tony Garza: Silver, No-Gi Heavyweight

We would also like to congratulate Beacon Hill Athletic Club’s  Lee Kennon for his Silver medal finish in his Lightweight No-Gi division

Lee Silver

Sorry for the lack of Pictures guys. Let me know if anybody has any else and they will be posted


Classes started strong!

Last night was the first night of classes and we had a ton of people coming in to check it out.  BJJ and Beginner Muay Thai both had new faces and we know everyone had a good time!

Sean teaching Muay Thai

Phil teaching BJJ

The boys learning in the ring

Sean teaching on the bags

John and Sean

Come down to check out more- remember, come in and train for free until next Wednesday!


Equipment? Check!

Thousands of lbs of equipment, 4 hours, 15 bags of trash, 10 guys, 2 girls, elevator down for the day, numerous bruises and wicked sore lower backs but the EQUIPMENT IS FINALLY IN.


  Parker and Jason carrying 2 of about 100 steel posts up 3 flights of stairs.

Mark didn’t complain once the whole time…..haha

 Almost the end…


So as you can see, we have been hard at work but this thing is coming together.  This place is going to be no joke- we can’t wait.



We are excited to announce the addition of Vincent Silvestre


We would like to announce the addition of Vencent Silvestre to our training staff.  Vincent is a brown belt in BJJ and has over 10 years of experience training, competing & teaching Gi & No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Vincent has trained and taught at Chute Boxe, BTT & Sityodtong Boston.  Vincent is an experienced MMA fighter and is versed in Boxing & Muay Thai.  Just another example of why Combat Sports Boston will offer unparalleled instruction.


Official Release

Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs and Combat Sports Int’l to open new Mixed Martial Arts training facility

BOSTON– December 7, 2009 —The Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs (BHAC) announced today a unique partnership with Combat Sports International, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) equipment industry leader, to create the first multi-use, state of the art facility in New England to serve both professional fighters and recreational newcomers. 

The facility will be located at the BHAC North Station gym and will include an MMA ring and octagon cage, and a full complement of bags, mats and training gear.  Some of the area’s best MMA technicians have joined BHAC to serve as trainers at this facility, teaching a full range of classes for the novice all the way to the highly experienced. The Combat Sports International Training Center will provide instruction at all levels from the professional athlete to the soccer mom.  Kids programs will be available as well, teaching discipline and self-respect in a fun and social atmosphere that fosters health of mind, body and spirit.

The BHAC and Combat Sports International partnership comes at a favorable time, following Governor Deval Patrick’s bill on November 30, 2009 to make Massachusetts the 42nd state to regulate MMA fighting.  Fighters from across the Globe including those that train at the new Combat Sports International facility will now be allowed to fight in Boston.  Scheduled dates are planned for summer, 2010.  

The much sought after instructors on staff include a veritable who’s-who of the MMA world:

Phil Myers – With over 10 years of mixed martial arts experience, Phil Myers has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  Phil is a Gracie Barra black belt under Roberto Maia and has taught at both Gracie Barra Boston and Gracie Barra New Hampshire.  Phil has complimented his jiu-jitsu skills with extensive judo training, and competes actively at the local, national and international levels.

John McDonough – John has more than 20 years of experience in the martial arts. He has trained extensively in MMA, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling, boxing & karate.  Before joining the Combat Sports International training staff John taught MMA, Muay thai & grappling at Sityodtong Boston, Integrated Fighting under Jason Godsey and New England Submission Fighting under Kirik Jenness.  John is also an experienced corner man and fighter manager. 

Sean Matthews – Sean has practiced Muay Thai for over a decade.  He has trained under Master Toddy in Las Vegas, Kru Toy at Sityodtong Thailand and at Sityodtong Boston.  Sean has taught all levels of Muay Thai and MMA at Sityodtong Boston and is an experienced cornerman and cutman.  In addition to his Muay Thai and MMA experience, Sean studies jiu jitsu under Gracie Barra’s Roberto Maia and Phil Myers and trains in the Dog Brother’s Stick Fighting system under Greg Brown.

Travis Robertson – Travis has been fighting competitively for over 10 years. He has trained extensively in Muay Thai, MMA and boxing.  His tenure includes Sityodtong Boston for seven years and under both Kru Toy and Kru Yoddecha at Sityodtong Thailand.  As a trainer, he taught at Sityodtong Boston and as the head Muay Thai coach at Unit 2’s training facility in Atlanta, Georgia

About the Combat Sports International Training Facility:  Located at the Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs (BHAC) North Station facility at 261 Friend Street, the center is directly across the street from Boston’s sports and entertainment arena, the TD Bank Garden. 

For more information please visit:

Media Contact:

Lee Catherine Crabb, Public Relations Director, Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs


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