Voted BEST KARATE SCHOOL in the Manchester Region BEST OF THE BEST 7 Years Running!
Winner of THE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD, 2013 ! BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU TORCH AWARDS - Finalist 2014
Winner of the BEDFORD PATCH READERS' CHOICE AWARD, 2012 UNION LEADER READER'S CHOICE AWARD, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Winner of BEST OF BEDFORD for Martial Arts Training - 6 Years Running
Winner of Outstanding Achievement Award by Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health
Recipient of COMMENDATION from Governor Lynch for Extraordinary Commitment to the Community
Voted a FAMILY FAVORITE, 5 Years Running by NH Parenting Magazine
Bedford Martial Arts Academy is an A+ Rated Business with the Better Business Bureau.
BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY Welcomes its Newest Mini Master !!
William Thomas Stewart
Bedford Martial Arts Academy Instructors Train with Highest Ranking Black Belts
Instructors from Bedford Martial Arts Academy were Honored to take part in a Training Seminar with the Highest Ranking Black Belts in the World. Pictured above are from left to right are: Assistant Instructors Mr. David McAndrew, Mr. Jeffrey King, and Mr. Joshua Campbell; 9th Degree Black Belt Mrs. Doreen DiRenzo Cogliandro; 10th Degree Black Belt, Grand Master Gilbert Valez; 8th Degree Black Belt Master Norman Sandler; Master John Stewart, Senior Instructor Miss Ashley Therrien and Instructor Miss Valerie Boles.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Instructors & Staff of Bedford Martial Arts Academy on being Named the Winner of the Union Leader Reader's Choice Award for 4 Years Running ... 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY KARATE TOURNAMENT - 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to ALL who Participated in the 2015 Bedford Martial Arts Academy Karate Tournament. Absolutely Fantastic Job by ALL. We are Very Proud of Each and Every One! Congratulations Everyone!!
White & Yellow Belts - Ages 6-9
White & Yellow Belts - Ages 10-12
Orange & Purple Belts - Ages 6-9
Orange & Purple Belts - Ages 10-12
Blue & Green Belts - Ages 6-9
Blue & Green Belts - Ages 10-12
Brown & Black Belts - Ages 6-12
BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY VOTED PARENTING NEW HAMPSHIRE 2014 FAMILY FAVORITE!
CONGRATULATIONS Bedford Martial Arts Academy on being voted as a Family Favorite for 2014! Parenting NH recently conducted a survey for people to vote on their favorite family-related places in the State of NH, and Bedford Martial Arts Academy won for Greater Manchester’s Favorite Martial Arts Studio. The Family Favorite awards, is an award program that recognizes family-friendly businesses, services and places in almost 60 categories – as chosen by the readers of Parenting New Hampshire magazine. “The Family Favorites Award program recognizes those places, people and things that make New Hampshire a great place to raise a family”, said Melanie Hitchcock, editor of Parenting New Hampshire. “Whether it is at child care center, the library or the playground, parents give each other advice on what and who is the best. “ CONGRATULATIONS Bedford Martial Arts Academy Instructors & Staff!
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH
John Stewart of Bedford Martial Arts Academy was Awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the NH Governor’s Council on Physical Activity & Health. The Award is Given Annually by the Council to Individuals and Organizations that have Accomplished Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Health Lifestyles through Physical Activity and Fitness Services and Programs. (Pictured Left to Right is Debi Clark Valentine, Comittee Chair, John Stewart of Bedford Martial Arts Academy, and Jason Aziz, Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health Chair)
Congratulations Mr. Stewart on Receiving The NH Union Leader's "40 Under Forty" Achievement Award!
Congratulations to Mr. Stewart who was a recipient of the "40 under 40 Award" presented by the NH Union Leader and the Business and Industry Association. This distinction is based on commitment to community and service. It was based on all of the community efforts in which the students participate in at Bedford Martial Arts Academy, as well as the unique partnership with Easter Seals. The 40 Award recipients were professional leaders throughout the state including, non-profit leaders, large and medium company executives, public officials, small business owners, local coaches, and public servants to include a State Trooper and Air force Master Sergeant. Past recipients include Senator Kelly Ayotte, Olympian Bode Miller, Former Congressmen and Congresswomen, Governors and other public figures. In attendance at the ceremony was Governor Hassan, Former Senator and now Candidate Scott Brown, several state officials and local government officials.
Bedford Martial Arts Academy has always worked very hard to ensure that the students learn to be leaders in their community, and contribute positively as they become Adults. Bedford Martial Arts Academy is able to accomplish the goals of guiding its students to become leaders in the community because of the karate family which encompasses the academy. We thank all of our students and families for your loyalty and commitment. We value our students very much, and look forward to our strong committment to the community.
BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY KARATE TOURNAMENT
CONGRATULATIONS to Everyone on a GREAT TOURNAMENT!! EXCELLENT JOB by EVERYONE that Participated. A Special Thank You to our Judges, Andy LePage, Stephanie Lamy, T.R. Woods, & Jennifer Hart. Thank You to Annmarie Therrien for being our Score Keeper, and to All of our Instructors & Staff for your help. AWESOME JOB and Lots of Hard Work by our Participants. Proud of All of You!. CONGRATULATIONS!!
CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Stewart on being Selected as One of New Hampshire's 40 Under Forty, 2014!! The 40 Under 40 Program is presented by the NH Union Leader and Business & Industry Association of NH for Excellent Contribution to the State and its Community.
Congratulations Mr. Stewart!
BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY WINS 2013 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD !
The Academy has become a gathering place that provides a safe and fun place for kids to become productive, strong members of their community. -- Kathleen Callahan of the NH Business Review
At an Awards Ceremony, Mr. John Stewart, Owner of Bedford Martial Arts Academy, was named the Winner of the 2013 NH Business Excellence Awards for Excellence in Retail / Consumer Services.
Mr. Stewart accepted this Award on behalf of ALL of his Employees. "We are Honored to receive this Award on Behalf of ALL of our Very Dedicated and Hardworking Employees at Bedford Martial Arts Academy. Thank You to Our Tremendous Staff for their Hard Work, Dedication, and Community Service. A Truly Awesome Team!"
Bedford Martial Arts Academy Wins at the International Karate Championships
International Karate Championships
Several of Bedford Martial Arts Black Belt Instructors participated in the International Karate Championships on August 3 rd in Boston. This is the premier Kenpo Karate tournament in the world. Hundreds of competitors from over 30 nations took part in the Tournament. Bedford Martial Arts Academy was proud and honored to be a part of this event. High Ranking Black Belt judges flew in from all over the world to score the competitors. Bedford Martial Arts Academy is pleased to announce that Miss Ashley Therrien came in 1st place in her division for Forms. Mr. Ryan Lunderville came in 2nd place in his division for Sparring. Mr. John Stewart, came in 2nd place in his division for Forms. Miss Valerie Boles scored high points in her division, as well. Bedford Martial Arts Instructors also had the opportunity to attend seminars with the highest ranking black belts in the world. The Seminars were taught by 8th degree and 9th degree black belts and finished the seminar by learning hands-on from the one and only Grandmaster Velez, 10th degree black belt. We look forward to bringing the knowledge we learned from these incredible black belts into classes at Bedford Martial Arts Academy. To have an opportunity to train with so many very highly ranked black belts at the same place and time, is a tremendous opportunity and one that does not happen too often. We certainly got bumps and bruises, but we also gained invaluable skills which we will pass onto our students. Bedford Martial Arts Academy is extremely proud of their hard work and accomplishment. All of our students have the potential to compete at that level and we hope they all do in the future.
NOMINATED FOR & WINNER OF THE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Congratulations to Mr. Stewart
and the Staff of Bedford Martial Arts Academy
for being Nominated for and Winning the
2013 Business Excellence Award.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Bedford Martial Arts Academy is holding its Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. Please help our area schools and students and families that are in need of back-to school supplies. A bin will be located in our lobby for donations. Supplies that usually are in demand include: pencils, pens, crayons, white out, notebooks, colored pencils, markers, erasers, folders, hand sanitizer, tissues, and rulers. Also, any gently used backpacks are always in demand. This Year, Bedford Martial Arts Academy Students Donated OVER 8,000 Individual School Supplies and 53 Back Packs During Our "Back-to-School Drive"! Thank You for Your Generous Donations and for Helping Make it a Great School Year!
Our Promise to Nicholas
Bedford Martial Arts Academy Held its Annual Big Summer Bash Party to Benefit the "Our Promise to Nicholas" Foundation. The Event had a DJ (MC Hoopsta), Bounce House, Dunk Tank, Baseball Throw, Magic Show, BBQ (Good Thymes BBQ), Manchester SWAT Team, Demonstrations, Star Throwing, Board Breaking, Games, Activites & More. All Proceeds Raised at Bedford Martial Arts Academy's Big Summer Bash Went to Helping Raise Funds to Find a Cure for Batten's Disease, a Debilitating Disease that Attacks All Functions of the Body in Children.
Bedford Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team with Nicholas
Bedford Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team is Proud to be a Part of the "Our Promise to Nicholas" Easter Egg Hunt. 100% of the Proceeds Raised at the Our Promise to Nicholas Easter Egg Hunt Went to Helping Raise Funds to Find a Cure for Batten's Disease.
CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Judy of Bedford Martial Arts Academy, for being Awarded one of the 20 Outstanding Women You Should Know in New Hampshire. Miss Judy won this award for her service to the community and decication to her customers. Miss Judy is the General Manager of Bedford Martial Arts Academy, a friend to our karate families, and a role model to our students. Congratulations Miss Judy.
OUR CLOTHING DRIVE:
BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY is very dedicated to the community. Our Students, Instructors, and Staff take great pride in helping others and enjoy participating in charitable causes. As such, Bedford Martial Arts Academy is very excited to announce its “Clothing Drive Charity Event”, which will benefit so many people in need. Bedford Martial Arts Academy will be providing assistance to “St. Anne’s Clothing Closet”, a clothing ministry for children. St. Anne’s Clothing Closet provides FREE clothing, coats, hats, gloves, shoes, boots, socks, etc. for children in need. They are in desperate need of winter clothing, jackets, boots, and snow pants for newborns through teens. Bedford Martial Arts Academy is pleased to help this wonderful charity. Our Academy has the BEST community of students and families. Thank you for your continued help and overwhelming support.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL of our Winners, Runner-Ups, and Participants at the Bedford Martial Arts Academy In-House Karate Tournament! AWESOME JOB!!
Black Belt Recipients
Black Belt Test
Bedford Martial Arts Academy CONGRATULATES Jeffrey King, Olivia Rossetti, Bryce Blinn, Matthew Jordan, Sophia Rossetti, and Ryan Mackey on their Promotion to Junior Black Belt. Pictured above are Black Belt Recipients, with their Instrutors, Master John Stewart, Miss Stephanie Lamy, Miss Ashley Therrien, Mr. Ryan Lunderville, Miss Megan Fulton, and Mr. Daniel Locke. Congratulations to All!
Lots of FUN at Karate with Max of the Manchester Monarchs & Mr. Kiai Panda!!
VACATION CAMPS ARE a BLAST!!!
Always So Much Fun!!!
Dodge Ball, Karate, Board Breaking, Games, Obstacle Courses, Indoor / Outdoor Activities, Movie & Much, Much More!!
Ages 5 and Up
"Kicks for Cans" Food Drive
Bedford Martial Arts Academy, Kicks for Cans Food Drive
A BIG THANK YOUto All of our Students and Families for their Generous Donations to our "Kicks for Cans" Food Drive.
Students and families of Bedford Martial Arts Academy, Bedford NH, generously donated 2,138 pounds of non-perishable food items to the NH Food Bank. Our Academy, and its students are well aware of the many families that are in need. Bedford Martial Arts Academy is dedicated to helping the community. Bedford Martial Arts Academy has been voted the Best Martial Arts Studio in the Manchester Region 3 Years Running and Nominated for the Business Excellence Award. We are proud to hold that honor and are dedicated to helping families in need.
Bedford Martial Arts Academy
Thanks ALL of our Veterans for your dedication and service to our Country!
In the event of inclement weather, closings will be posted on our web site. If, however, we were unable to update the web site in a timely manner, closings for Bedford Martial Arts Academy can also be heard on the following radio stations:
WZID 95.7 FM WQLL 96.5 FM WGIR 101.1 FM or 61 AM WHOB 106.3 FM
PAIGE * ANNIE * MATTHEW
MR. JEFFREY * CONNOR * AKHI
ISABELLE * ARIANNA * LILY
ASAMINEW * LUKE * JESSICA
ALYSON * JEFFREY * THOMAS
SEAN * SELAH * ZACH
AARYAN * MADDOX * EPHRIM
KADEN * MICHAEL * CARLY
TATE * BROGAN * MADISON
ARINJAY * NICHOLA
Congratulations on Your Recent Belt Promotion !!!
Lia * Everett * Austin * Drake * Ricky * Nathan * Evan * River * Emily * Arianna * Audrey * Michael * Allie * Ethan * Shaurya * Fiona * Kolton * Max * Ali * Jake * Sunay * Parker * Ethan * Evan * Brooke * Colin * Evelyn * Leah * Jack * Joel * Amaya * Ella * Katie * Tyler * Jack * Charlie * Matthew * Chaz * Keegan * Maile * William * Joseph * Sam * Ben R. * Brian * Serena * Ben N.* Alexandra * Ben E. * Brandon * Nathan * Spencer
Slide Show by Tim Courtemanche, Silver Image Photography
Members of the BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY DEMONSTRATION TEAM put on Demonstrations throughout the State. The Demonstration Team performs at sporting events, charity events, and community events. Their performance, to upbeat music, is spectacular and a must see!
The BEDFORD MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY DEMONSTRATION TEAM
Has Performed Several Times at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios The Demonstration Team Received Rave Reviews and Was Asked to Return for Additional Performances @ Walt Disney World & Universal Studios
Fischer Cats Stadium Easter Seals "Walk with Me" Rib Fest @ Anheuser Busch Neighborhood Block Parties Bedford Police Local 1984 Family Fun Day Bedford Olde Town Day Foster / Adoptive Family Christmas Party Fisher Cats Stadium Community Benefits Charity Events
For information on scheduling The Bedford Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team to appear at your event, please call Bedford Martial Arts Academy @ (603) 626-9696 or (603) 471-0696.
Jaiziah Hooper - Throwing out 1st Pitch
Congratulations to Jaiziah Hooper
Jaiziah Hooper of the Bedford Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team was chosen to throw out the first pitch of the Manchester Fischer Cats v. Portland Sea Dogs, which took place at Fisher Cats Stadium on Saturday, May 15th.
What an Arm Jaiziah. We think you can expect to receive a phone call shortly from the pitching staff of the Toronto Blue Jays or Boston Red Sox.
Everyone at Bedford Martial Arts Acamedy Congratulates Jaiziah Hooper on an Awesome Job!
Our Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Bedford Martial Arts Academy holds FREE Women's Self Defense Seminar throughout the year. Seminars are held at Bedford Martial Arts Academy in Bedford, as well as local schools, colleges and businesses. Women who attend, learn various ways to protect themselves in the event of an attack. Instructors are on hand to provide hands-on training of simple kicks, blocks, wrist lockups and judo throws, all of which are basic moves anyone can do to help avoid becoming a victim.
The basic techniques, kicks and hand strikes, learned at this seminar should be practiced on a regular basis. The more proficient one becomes at using these techniques, the better the chances are of stopping an attack or getting away from an attacker. Statistics clearly show a need for self preservation through a knowledge of crime in this country and the many steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families.
DON'T BE A VICTIM !
Be aware of your surroundings and watch for suspicious activity. Parents are encouraged to become advocates for their children and to teach and reinforce positive values that promote academic excellence and social responsibility. It is extremely important to teach children ways to avoid being victims of violent acts. Stress personal safety, including what to do if anyone tries to hurt them.