1 Lowell Ave., Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

Steve Nugent’s Karate Institute: Premier Karate in Winchester

Discipline, Respect and Honor

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Kids Martial Arts near Winchester

Kids Karate

At Steve Nugent’s Karate Institute, we have the #1 program for children's martial arts in Winchester with our Kids Karate programs! We start enrolling children as young as 3 years old to offer the physical and mental benefits that are found in Karate. Come see us today to learn more!

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Adult Karate

Our Adult Martial Arts program will use the fundamentals of karate to get you started on a fitness routine that will have you leaving big box gyms in the dust! You'll lose weight, develop muscle, and enjoy reduced stress and anxiety.

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Our Cardio Kickboxing classes offer the greatest workout in Winchester. We'll help you get real results, from weight loss to lean muscle gain, all while you have fun and connect with our amazing community we've cultivated here at Steve Nugent’s Karate Institute.

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Krav Maga

Join us today for the best Krav Maga Classes in Winchester. We're helping everyday men and women across our community stay safe in the face of danger and build confidence in themselves in no time.

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Mixed Martial Arts

Our MMA training has been handcrafted over several years by championship fighters and world-class coaches. Our system has been proven to support everyday men and women in becoming fit and strong, help professional athletes win out on titles, and get Winchester moving. Discover how we can help you achieve your goals through MMA!

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Sheila Lewis

Life changing. I am a mom of 2 kids and have been training at Steve Nugent’s Karate Institute for over 5 years. The community is strong and supportive and the instruction is truly at the highe...

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Marge Shinkle

Grandmaster Nugent and every instructor really care about helping and encouraging each student to work towards being the best they can be, giving goals to strive for with each class and each belt. I ...

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Angelo Papia

I have been attending classes for over 10 years at Steve Nugent karate Institute. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend this school to someone of any age....

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Jeremy Harrington

Sensei Rich is phenomenal with small children! Our son loves his classes and is in his third session....

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Adriana Deoliveira

The best instructors. They are patients and loving....

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We're proud to have nationally-certified instructors, a supportive and passionate community, and a safe training environment where kids and parents alike can enjoy learning Karate and other martial arts together! We encourage our students to remain physically fit, maintain self-discipline, and spend the majority of each class on technique -- we want to provide high-quality instruction but also make sure that training is fun!

At Steve Nugent’s Karate Institute, our goal is to teach you or your children the intricacies of Karate while improving your confidence and instilling a powerful sense of purpose. Our instructors strive to uplift you, support you on and off the mats, and to help you become the best you can be.

If you're curious about Martial Arts training, we're happy to sit down and talk about how fitness, self-defense skills, unwavering confidence, and pure fun all come together to craft an incredible training experience.

Just fill out the short form below to reach out to our team about your interest in Martial Arts classes!


Learn About the Services Steve Nugent’s Karate Institute Offers

  • Confidence & Self-Esteem

    Confidence & Self-Esteem

    By training in the martial arts, you'll develop unwavering confidence and heightened self-esteem. Karate will give you the opportunity to live fearlessly here in Winchester or wherever life takes you.

  • Discipline & Self-Control

    Discipline & Self-Control

    Mastering each new technique and journeying from white belt to black belt requires perseverance and self-control, and the lessons you learn with us at SNKI will make a difference in all aspects of life.

  • Self-Defense


    The martial arts will prepare you to defend yourself in an emergency situation, both by giving you the fitness and techniques you'll need, but also by expanding your ability to recognize a dangerous situation.

  • Community


    When you train with us here at Steve Nugent's Karate Institute, you're getting more than just martial arts lessons. You're connecting with our community and meeting lifelong friends and mentors.


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