NARRAGANSETT BAY BUDOKAI​

MARTIAL ARTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

NBB Kickbox is a program unique to Narragansett Bay Budokai. All fitness levels are welcome and every class is a little different than the last. The curriculum is designed to be suitable for everyone from competitive kickboxers to beginners looking to engage in an effective fitness program with no interest in combat. There is no mandatory sparring or contact within the program but additional gratis sparring opportunities are offered. 

Kickboxing

We are very fortunate to be partnered with BJJ Black Belt Danny Savery under NEU BJJ and Andre "Dedeco" Almeida. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and self defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Danny has produced BJJ champions, he is IBJJF Referee Certified, IBJJF Black Belt Certified & USBJJF Black Belt Certified. Danny was a professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter in 2006. In 2009, Danny became an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and is CPR certified. Danny retired from the Tiverton Police Dept. where he was a Full Time Police Officer. Danny also is a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Rhode Island Police Academy and the Tiverton Police Dept.  He is the founder of the Best Way BJJ Combatives program.


Lil' Dragons & Super Dragons Karate

Teen & Adult Karate

​The teen and adult programs are designed to help students to confidently develop self defense skills and physical fitness in a family friendly, social, yet disciplined atmosphere. The teen curriculum is slightly more fitness oriented while the adult program replaces some of the fitness training with more defense application. The teen program is for adolescents ages 13-16. Ages 17 and older are considered adults within our curriculum. 

This program is designed for children 3-6 years old. Kids 3-4 years old are classified as “Lil' Dragons” and 5-6 year olds are classified as “Super Dragons". This program is designed to help children learn about strangers and build confidence, discipline, and socialization skills while developing basic martial arts skills in a fun but structured atmosphere. Children will work on basics such as focusing, listening, and following directions, while incorporating colors, right and left, and numbers.

This program is designed for children 7-12 years old. It is designed to help students learn to defuse tense situations with bullies and strangers both orally and physically, as well as beginning to develop a strong base in physical fitness as they grow. Classes will be held in a friendly environment to promote confidence, socialization, and building friendships; but also in a strict environment to promote discipline, focus, and listening. 

Ann Salzarulo (ann.salz@gmail.com) a native of the Berkshires, combines an intuitive connection with students and a 40-hour training in trauma sensitive yoga with The Trauma Center of Boston. She is a seasoned 200-hour - Registered and Insured Yoga Teacher RYT of the Yoga Alliance. Trained with Grace Yoga's Judy McClain in Dharma Mittra devotional yoga. The practice covers Vinyassa flow, asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing disciplines), and mindfulness meditation. Ann has lived, worked, danced and practiced yoga in countless cities throughout the world including Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dakar Senegal, Guatemala City, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic and Managua Nicaragua. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and has extensive experience working in both US and global social service sectors with those affected by trauma. Her technical dance background is from Adelphi University, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Skidmore College, and the University of Seville, Spain.​

Yoga

Youth Karate

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu