Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self-Defense fosters the physical and spiritual empowerment of all through training in violence prevention and nonviolent martial arts. Our community is a safe and supportive environment for anyone who wants to learn. We have the power to end violence in our community, and every person has the right to defend themselves. Sun Dragon is an inclusive space where anyone can train, regardless of who they are or their ability to pay.
Our violence prevention program teaches Empowerment Self-Defense. This approach emboldens us to feel strong, safe and respected in all situations. We examine social issues that contribute to violence and believe survivors should not be blamed for what’s happened to them.
We practice Seido Karate, an accessible martial arts style for children and adults that focuses on developing a resilient spirit. Seido's inclusive mission focuses on accessibility, improvement and determination over perfection and competition. It's never too late to start training in Seido.
We offer a full schedule of classes Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays. Adults who attend our in-person classes must be vaccinated and wear masks, and we are transitioning towards vaccination requirements for our children’s programs. We have set up extra ventilation and require masks for all children’s classes.
While all classes are currently being held in Zoom, there are plenty of opportunities for all students to train regularly each week, attend workshops, and join social meetups and special events. We've even partnered with the Seido Boston and Seido Thousand Waves dojos to offer additional classes.
Our head instructor, Sensei Graham Smith, holds a yondan (4th degree black belt) in Seido Karate. Sensei's Corner is his weekly blog that often offers words of enlightenment, support and encouragement to the karateka (karate practitioners) and future karateka at Sun Dragon.
We can’t do this crucial work without you. A tax-deductible donation to Sun Dragon funds our scholarships and community programs, allowing anyone to access life transforming self-defense and martial arts instruction, regardless of income or personal finances.