How does the free, one-week trial thing work?
If you are thinking about joining NESF, you can try out a week of classes for free with no strings attached. The free week starts when you take your first class and runs for a continuous 7 days from that point. You can jump into any of the classes during that week. This offer is only open to local residents and college students in town for the semester. If you are just passing through, a day pass fee is required.

How much are membership fees after the free week?
Membership fees can vary a great deal depending on your availability, commitment level, and college-student status. During your free week, you can look over the different membership options and find one that fits your individual needs and budget.

Do you require contracts for memberships?
We have optional contracts. We do not require them. There are many different ways to pay for your membership.

I have very little, or no experience. Can I still join?
Absolutely. The fundamentals classes will get you up to speed in no time.

Do women train at your gym?

Do you offer private lessons?
Yes. Please visit the Private Lessons page here.

Do you have a kids program?
Not at this time.

What is the minimum age?
Currently, the minimum age required to participate in NESF’s classes is 15.

Can I watch a class for free?
Yes. All classes on the NESF schedule are open for public viewing. We only ask that you remain fairly quiet while the class is going on.

What day should I come in for my first class?
That really depends on which class sounds like it interests you the most. If you have little or no experience, you should only come on a day that has a fundamentals class that you can attend. Any day that has a fundamentals class is okay to start. Check the NESF schedule, pick a day, and come on down. Try to be about 10 minutes early for your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork.

What should I wear to my first class?
Most NESF students wear a t-shirt and board shorts or something similar. If you are attending the BJJ class, you’ll need a BJJ gi. We have a few gi jackets hanging up here at NESF that you can borrow on your first day, but it’s always best to have your own equipment/clothing. No guarantees the ones we have will fit you. If you’d like to window shop for, or purchase one, you can check out BJJ gis here.

Do I have to buy equipment?
Until you know what classes you like and which ones you’ll be attending, we do have some gear you can use. It’s always best to have your own gear though, once you get going.

Can you get me a fight?
NESF has been in the MMA business since 1993. If you have the skills needed and you’re in great shape, then yes, we can get you a fight. But first … we’ll need to make sure. :-)