55 R Main Street, Kingston, Massachusetts 02364

Kingston's Premier Martial Arts School

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Kids Karate

Would you like to give your child an early advantage that will last throughout life? We design each kids Karate class to suit your child's age, abilities and skill levelùso whether your child is just starting out in karate for kids or has already received several belts, Thurston Academy will bring out the champion in your child!

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Adult Karate

From a killer workout that will give you the perfect body, better health and leave you feeling nothing short of amazing, to the invaluable life saving self-defense skills you'll acquire, there are so many reasons to give Thurston Academy's adult Karate classes a try.

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Womens Kickboxing Fitness

Ladies, are you sick and tired of all the fad diets and so-called miracle fitness programs that have given you nothing but disappointment? If you're serious about effortlessly losing weight and getting into great shape quickly, then the women's kickboxing fitness classes at Thurston Academy of Martial Arts are just what you need!

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our Brazlian Jiu Jitsu classes not only promise to give you an incredible workout, but you'll also learn invaluable self-defense maneuvers that could save your life. As you're trained on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds, you'll be gaining bodyguard-grade self-defense skills that will have any attacker running scared!

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Krav Maga

What would you do if you were mugged or attacked by a thug? That's probably not a question you ask yourself every day, but give it some serious thoughtàwould you become one of the sad statistics who didn't stand a chance, or would you be able to fight back and walk away with your life?

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Staci L.

I don't even have the words to express how amazing this place is! 2 years I decided to switch up my workouts and go outside of my comfort zone and I found myself taking Alison's women's kickboxing cla...

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Jenna G.

Alison and Joe are the two most incredibly motivating and supportive coaches I have had the opportunity to learn from. If you want to see what a "judgement free zone" really feels like, take one of Al...

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Sally K.

 am in my eight year at Thurston Academy in the Women's Kickboxing Classes. Before Thurston I was sporadic at my workouts, never quite happy or satisfied with my results. This class is the best w...

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Ed T.

My daughter and I have been training here for a few years. A great environment for all - young and old alike. Joe and Alison Thurston are dedicated professionals and care about your well being, health...

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Jennifer E.

My families experience at Thurston Academy has been amazing. My husband, Son and I all have been training here for over two years and feel blessed to have found this wonderful Academy with supportive,...

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Learn About the Services Thurston Academy Offers

  • Confidence & Self-Esteem

    Confidence & Self-Esteem

    There are a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence from helping you manage fears and maintain a positive mental attitude. Train with us and you'll discover there is no better way to build your confidence then with the Martial Arts.

  • Discipline & Self-Control

    Discipline & Self-Control

    With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.

  • Self-Defense


    Knowledge of Self-Defense produces advantages far beyond looking cool and hoisting trophies. With these skills you'll learn to defend yourself in a variety of situations, whether life-threatening or you're being bullied in school. Not only that, but you'll gain the confidence to use - or not use - these skills to keep you and your family safe.

  • New Friends & Mentors

    New Friends & Mentors

    Our team is dedicated to your success. Whether that means pushing you to your limits, being a friend in a time of need or spending extra time to show you a technique you're struggling with, our community is here to make you feel comfortable and safe while having fun and learning effective techniques.


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