MMA classes in Amherst, MA
Our MMA classes may include a mixture of techniques from Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and other practical styles.

One style by itself has proven to be no longer effective in the cage. One main focus in our Mixed Martial Arts classes is the fusion of techniques from all the styles we take from.

MMA fundamentals class
Wednesday: 6:30-7:15 pm

MMA regular class:
Wednesday: 7:30-9 pm


Self-defense classes in Amherst, MA
If you have only boxing skills, you will get kicked, kneed, elbowed and taken down. If you have only Muay Thai skills, you will get punched and taken down. If you have only wrestling skills, you will get punched, kicked, kneed, and elbowed a lot.

No one art can stand on its own. This class has techniques from Boxing, Muay Thai & Wrestling.

Standup fundamentals class
Tuesday: 6:30-7:15 pm

Standup regular class
Tuesday: 7:30-9 pm


Submission grappling classes in Amherst, MA
Our Submission grappling (no-gi) classes focus on a mixed style that includes techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Sambo, Judo, and other grappling Martial Arts.

Submission Grappling fundamentals class
Friday: 6:30-7:15 pm
Saturday: 1:45-2:30 pm

Submission Grappling regular class
Thursday: 7:30-9 pm
Friday: 7:30-9 pm
Saturday: 2:30-4 pm


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in Amherst, MA
This class is geared toward traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the ground fighting system introduced to the world by the Gracie family of Brazil. It is practiced with a gi/kimono.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals
Friday: 6:30-7:15 pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu regular class
Friday: 7:30-8:30 pm


Wrestling classes in Amherst, MA
All fights/matches start standing. No matter how good you are on the ground, if you can't get your opponent there, it won't matter.

This face-paced class focuses solely on getting the fight/match to the ground. A heavy taste of wrestling with some Jiu-Jitsu and no-gi Judo sprinkled in.

Takedowns & Throws fundamentals class
Monday: 6:30-7pm

Takedowns & Throws regular class
Monday: 7-7:30 pm



NESF has been teaching MMA in Western MA since 1993, making it the oldest MMA school in New England in continuous operation.

We offer instruction in Mixed Martial Arts, a sport and approach to martial arts that draws the most effective techniques from Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, and other practical combat styles.



(Less than 30 days experience)

Tuesday -
Kickboxing: 630-7:15pm

Wednesday -
MMA: 630-7:15pm

Friday -
Jiu-Jitsu:  630-7:15pm

Saturday -
Jiu-Jitsu: 1:45-2:30pm

Free training


Take advantage of our free, one-week trial period of instruction and training in Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Submission grappling.

Your free week starts when you take your first class and runs for a continuous 7 days from that time. Click here for more information.

Contact Info


NESF is located in South Amherst, MA, just 2 miles south of Amherst center, on Route 116.

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  Phone:    413-345-2928
   Address: 460 West St.
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