The Lawrence Martial Arts Academy is a family owned and operated business. Our Academy prides itself on having quality instruction. Our Instructors are the finest trained in the area. All of our Instructors and Assistant Instructors are First Aid and CPR trained.
We believe that Martial Arts teaches children about one of the most important components of our civilization, the basic element of a balanced education. Involvement in good things can be habit forming. Involving children in activities such as Martial Arts during the formative years will contribute to their physical, intellectual and social development. Through the Martial Arts, students learn team work, commitment, self discipline and respect, all of which help students to cope with everyday life.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS...
Our Master Instructor and owner, John Stewart, has been a practitioner of the Martial Arts since he was a child, and has been instructing since the age of 12. Mr. Stewart graduated from St. Anselm College in May, 2004, with a degree in Criminal Justice. Mr. Stewart is an Officer with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Uniform Division. He is also a Certified Emergency Care Provider.
Mr. John Stewart, Master Instructor
Mr. Michael Stewart, Senior Instructor
Our Senior Instructor, Michael V. Stewart, has been teaching karate to students of the Lawrence Martial Arts Academy since the age of 13, and has been taking karate since the age of 6. Mr. Mike is a Paramedic. He is also an ACLS Provider (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and a PALS Provider (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and is a BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) Instructor. Mr. Mike graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Service Management, and is currently enrolled in graduate school to become a Physician Assistant.
Our Senior Instructor, Matt Pouliot, earned his black belt in 1994, and has been teaching karate to students of the Lawrence Martial Arts Academy since March, 2000. A 2005 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Pouliot is employed as a Registered Client Associate for Wells Fargo Advisors in Nashua, NH.
Mr. Matt Pouliot, Senior Instructor
Miss Stephanie, Assistant Senior Instructor
Our Assistant Senior Instructor, Miss Stephanie, earned her black belt in 2007, and has been instructing at Lawrence Martial Arts Academy for several years. Miss Stephanie is also a member and the Captain of the Lawrence Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team.
Miss Leah, Head Instructor
Our Head Instructor, Miss Leah, is a graduate of Goffstown High School. Miss Leah earned her black belt in 2006. Miss Leah is an Airman for the United States Air Force. We are very proud of her and thank her for her service to our country. We miss you and love you Miss Leah, and look forward to your return home.
Mr. Matt Loranger, Instructor
Our Instructor, Mr. Matt, earned his black belt in 2002, and has been teaching karate under Mr. Stewart's direction for several years. Mr. Matt is a graduate of Goffstown High School and is attending Lakes Region Community College for an Associate Degree in Fire Science. He is also a firefighter for the Goffstown Fire Department.
Mr. John Loranger, Instructor
Mr. Jason Eaton, Instructor
OUR SCHOOL PATCH
Lawrence Martial Arts Academy Patch
The Shape:The top of the crest of the patch is like a roof, which gives shelter to all who are under it.
The Ying-Yang:The Ying-Yang represents any equal balance in nature and likewise with movements. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The Circle:The Circle is symbolic of several things. It depicts life itself, a continuous cycle -- no beginning and no end. So it is with the art of Kenpo. It too is a cycle of perpetual and unending movement or motion.
The Triangle:The triangle's shape represents strength and endurance -- such as the pyramids have stood the test of time and weather and have maintained that same existence to date.
The Colors:The white background is significant of the many beginners who form the basis of the art. The yellow represents the first level of proficiency. The black represents a seasoned practitioner. The red symbolizes the degrees of mastery.
The Lines Around the Circle:The lines around the circle represent the angles of movement and foot maneuvers necessary to perform adequately.
The Axe Shape Bottom:The axe shape bottom represents the executioner's axe. It will be used to cut any members out of the Academy if they do not uphold the values and sanctity of all it is worth.
The Letters "L" & "S":These letters not only stand for Lawrence and Stewart, but also represents LoveandSerenity, which is love for the martial arts and the serenity of a calm person who has learned through the Martial Arts to master his or her emotions.
Relaxing By Our Fish Pond
We Welcome Future Students to Stop by and Try out a FREE Class.
The Lawrence Martial Arts Academy is conveniently located on Route 101 in Bedford, NH; minutes from Amherst, Goffstown and Manchester. We offer a variety of programs to our students. We also offer private lessons. In addition, we provide free Women's Self Defense Seminars, as well as other special events throughout the year.
Directions to Our School
FROM GOFFSTOWN, BEDFORD and MANCHESTER: Take Route 101 W. Lawrence Martial Arts Academy is located on the left just before Hannaford Supermarket.
FROM AMHERST and MILFORD: Take Route 101 E. Lawrence Martial Arts Academy is located on the right just after Hannaford Supermarket.
For Further Information or Directions, Call Us @ (603) 626-9696 or (603) 471-0696