Randy Brown Mantis Boxing

Mantis Boxing, Kickboxing, & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Community atmosphere. Improve yourself. Reduce stress. Learn amazing arts. The Dojo has been operating as a Mantis Boxing/Kickboxing training center in the Westford, Littleton, Acton area since March 2004.

Since then, 6th degree Black Belt Randy Brown, has been offering technical, impassioned instruction in the classical art of Mantis Boxing. Later adding modern arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, and streamlined Self-Defense to enhance his offerings. The interior, designed and finished by the staff and students, reflects the rustic, pragmatic, community atmosphere of New England. The single-level, open area, wood beam Dojo provides an unmatched comfortable atmosphere to train, learn, and perfect your art.

05/16/2018

MantisBoxers

New video is up!

HEAVY ASSAULT - Go heavy, or go home! This striking combination, plucked right from the catalog of Mantis Boxing techniques passed down for centuries, is to overwhelm the opponent with big, destructive, blows.

Connecting with the first one is ideal and effective, but if they duck, or move back...

05/10/2018

MantisBoxers

What's the difference between a Hook Punch and a Circle Punch? Are they really that different? Yes, and yes.

The Hook Punch is used at a closer range, similar to an uppercut. It works well when you are striking in tight, or engaged in a Clinch (Lǒu 摟). In here, a long range strike will extend beyond my opponent. We position the arm in a tighter hook shape to help...

04/30/2018

MantisBoxers

Light, fast, yet highly effective'; the Whipping Fist is a great punch to have in your arsenal. Check this video out for more on how to throw it, pad drills, and bag drills that you can use to perfect this sneaky shot.

03/09/2018

The Russian Twist - One of my Favorite Core Strengthening Exercises for Mantis Boxing and BJJ

This is by far one of my favorite exercises for building core strength. When we're boxing, grappling, we use our core constantly to twist. In boxing, it is to assist in power generation in a punch. In grappling, it is to throw someone, maneuver on the ground, or twist our way through an escape.

Transverse core rotation is a term thrown around a bit, and in Mantis Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we do a ton of that! The Russian Twist is a low tech exercise to do at home, or add to your gym routine, and can help us with...

This is by far one of my favorite exercises for building core strength. When we're boxing, grappling, we use our core constantly to twist. In boxing, it is t...

[03/08/18]   Hello Team,

According to Nat Grid, we have power back. We will attempt to hold all evening classes. If you would like to attend, we will see you there!

Classes Currently Cancelled
-Resumed-

Please check your emails for the latest cancellation schedule.

Thank you!
Randy

[03/08/18]   Hello Team,

We are currently without power and heat at the gym, along with some of you who have reached out to tell you will not be in class (thank you). There will be no noon class today. I will keep you updated when utilities return and classes resume.

Classes Currently Cancelled
Thursday -
12p - CANCELLED
5p - TBD
6p - TBD

Please check your emails for the latest cancellation schedule.

Randy

03/08/2018

"Fist of Kunlun"

Check out this excellent video from Vincent! He and their team did a great job on this short film. Thomas makes his acting debut as well. Appropriately as the 'Hugging Ninja'! Great job, all!

It's a seemingly peaceful night, and a man from Kunlun goes out for a jog. Evil never rests. It will take everything he can muster to beat the Enemy back int...

[03/07/18]   Hello Team,

It seems like this storm is stalling. Roads are fine at the moment. We are going to RESUME the 5p WOD class, and the 6p Ground class tonight.

Classes Currently Cancelled
Wednesday - 7p - CANCELLED
Thursday - 6a - CANCELLED

Please check your emails for the latest cancellation schedule. If the weather changes we will adjust accordingly. Stay safe everyone.

Randy

[03/07/18]   Hello Team,

The latest WX update is in. We are still looking good for keeping the Noon class on the schedule.

Classes Currently Cancelled
Wednesday - 5p, 6p, 7p - CANCELLED
Thursday - 6a - CANCELLED

Please check your emails for the latest cancellation schedule. If the weather changes we will adjust accordingly. Stay safe everyone. Thank you!

Randy

randybrownmantisboxing.com 02/05/2018

There Are No SECRETS!!!

"WHY DO I SUCK AT THIS?" Are you frustrated with your progress?

I want to take a few minutes today and try to shed some light on this obscure 'suck zone' we go through, and perhaps offer you some perspective to help you not only get through it, but optimize your progression.

"Arrrrgghh!!! Why Can't I Get This!?!?!", "Why is that person getting this so much faster than I am?", "Why do I feel so stupid, or uncoordinated?"

These are common questions I hear, or see, as a coach/mentor/instructor. In order to understand why martial arts, or any new activity requiring physical prowess [other sports apply here] is giving you a hard time, we have to look at the human brain. I have taught highly intelligent people over the past decade and a half, that can't tell you where their arm is located if they don't stop and look down at it. I have lost count of the amount of times I have corrected someone and had them look at me incredulously and state - "I am?!?!?!"

randybrownmantisboxing.com I want to take a few minutes today and try to shed some light on this obscure 'suck zone' we go through, and perhaps offer you some perspective to help you not only get through it, but optimize your progression. "Arrrrgghh!!! Why Can't I Get This!?!?!", "Why is that person getting thi

10/06/2017

The Winter Project

Hey Team, Check out this band The Winter Project when you get a chance. Our teammate Chris is part of this band talked about in the article. You can check them out on Spotify, Amazon, Google, etc., or they have CD's and even...VINYL available if you like the old school phonograph thing.

Take a listen, or catch them at a local show.

Some ink (pixels?) on the new EP from the Worcester Telegram.

[09/27/17]   Hello Team,

If you have any of the items listed below that you would like to contribute, I will be bringing donations to Dedeco BJJ next Tuesday to be sent enroute to Puerto Rico to help. My friend and BJJ Black Belt Rich Cummins is going to take them to a drop off point where they will be shipped. Please have to me by Monday evening. Thank you.

Items:
New or slightly used clothing.
Shoes.
Sheets/Bedding.
Canned Goods.
Non-perishable items.
Toiletries.
Baby needs.

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930 Main St
Acton, MA
01720

Opening Hours

Monday 17:00 - 20:00
Monday 12:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 07:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:30
Thursday 17:00 - 19:00
Thursday 06:00 - 07:00
Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
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