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Arlington's newest Jiu-Jitsu gym, NESF Boston, opened at 965 Mass. Ave. on Oct. 23; its managers say that they are now offering a seven-day free trial to first-time local visitors.

NESF Boston says that it offers classes in Jiu-Jitsu for everyone from martial arts beginners to seasoned practitioners and that classes are designed to accommodate all fitness levels, providing a challenging yet rewarding workout that contributes to overall health and well-being.

A message from the proprietors says that classes are available to suit any skill level, that the curriculum promotes effective fundamental techniques as a foundation for both novice and advanced practitioners and that the curriculum teaches practical self-defense skills that empower individuals with the confidence to navigate real-world situations.

NESF Boston says that its gym culture is friendly, playful and flexible and that it offers a collaborative environment for students to grow and thrive together, with personalized attention from expert instructors. The gym manager and head instructor is Dave Roy, a third-degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

Local hours of operation in Arlington currently are Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and again from 5:30 to 9 p.m.; on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.

NESF was founded in Amherst in 1993. For more information, visit

This news announcement was published Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, based on information from NESF Boston.