Dave Roy and Kirik Jenness have been teaching MMA in Western MA since 1993, making NESF the oldest MMA school in New England in continuous operation. The school is located in South Amherst, MA, just 2 miles south of Amherst center on Route 116. Dave Roy is the first American BJJ black belt in Western Mass.

NESF offers instruction in Mixed Martial Arts, a sport and approach to martial arts that draws the best moves from Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, and other practical styles. The claim to use the “best” moves in martial arts is not hype or hyperbole, it is proven, even scientific. Through live practice and competition, for each individual, techniques that work are adopted, and ones that do not are dropped.

While members of NESF compete regularly on a professional and amateur basis in MMA fights and grappling contests, training is by no means limited only to individuals whose goal is to step into a cage. We ask only that you be willing to train hard, keep an open mind, and maintain a positive attitude. NESF members range in age from 15 to 60+.