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122 are 5-Stars…

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kristen rao
kristen rao
17:43 14 May 20
I started at Bochner's in November, after 5 years at the same kickboxing studio. After taking about 4 months from working out, I really needed to jump back in. I had heard from some friends that had joined so it was an easy decision. Walking into a new place can be intimidating at times, but I didn't feel that way at all. I felt myself getting stronger and my endurance started building back up. The coaches are approachable and very supportive, and setting fitness goals, whatever level you are, has never been easier!
Lynne Michaelson
Lynne Michaelson
22:46 28 Jan 20
My kids have had a great experience over the past few years at Bochner’s. All of the instructors are great & so encouraging with the kids. I am glad someone recommended my daughter to take self defense here! She has learned so much and gained strength and skills to defend herself. Added bonus my son loves it too! Sensei Marc does a great job of making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. I highly recommend Bochner’s!
Jaclyn Pelopida
Jaclyn Pelopida
15:31 24 Jan 20
Bochner's kickboxing classes are my absolute favorite! The coaches, music and classes are fun, heart-pumping and full of positive energy. No one is in competition with one another and the coaches are great at cheering you on! You can go at your own pace and stay in your comfort zone with modifications fit for you, or challenge yourself with each move. Every class is different so you're always working different parts of your body and every class is an amazing workout. Best in Cranston!
Elizabeth Gannon
Elizabeth Gannon
18:02 13 Jan 20
Excellent workout! Friendly, extremely personable instructors/owner! Very clean facility. Great convenient location. Reasonable membership fees!
Erika McEnery
Erika McEnery
17:07 13 Jan 20
My son has been coming to class here once a week for the last couple of years. He loves everything about it! The classes are fun, the instructors are knowledgeable, and they really work with you at whatever level you feel most comfortable. Being a teacher, I love the concept of the mat chat and the focus being around self defense. Highly recommend!!
lori martin
lori martin
15:59 12 Jan 20
Took a self defense class yesterday with a group of friends and daughters who are going off to college soon. I can’t that Marc and his team enough. The class was not only filled with useful self defense techniques and rules to live by, it was so much fun. I would recommend everyone take this class. It was truly empowering!!! Thank you Marc and team!
Jack Jones
Jack Jones
15:22 03 Feb 18
Excellent staff, down to earth. Kids love the specialized attention, family atmosphere.
Meg
Meg
21:46 14 Nov 17
My son has been coming here since September, not even 3 months in and he's already learned so much. Every class is super fun, lots of laughs and always a good time even when your just sitting there watching. I would highly recommend anyone with children to come give it a try and see for yourself, promise you will not be disappointed!
Sharon Kaye
Sharon Kaye
18:28 07 Nov 17
I have been attending the Kickboxing classes and love it!!! Marc & Cindy prepare an awesome class and everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. If your looking for a new workout give Bochner's a try.
Anthony Manzi
Anthony Manzi
20:17 24 Oct 17
My daughter has attended Bochner's Realistic Self Defense for over a year now. Sensei Marc and his team do an excellent job with the children’s classes. The environment is friendly and inviting. Family is routinely involved in the classes. The classes are a mixture of traditional instruction time, lesson oriented games, calisthenics and "mat chats”, a discussion with the children in the class about the topic of the week. Topics include discipline, self-esteem and so on. Overall, I would highly recommend Bochner's.
Rebecca Moeller
Rebecca Moeller
15:30 24 Oct 17
Marc and his team are amazing! He is a great community health and wellness partner, always providing great information and services to help others. I would recommend him for anyone that is looking for a place to learn self-defense training for themselves or their kids! Always putting situations in real life terms, especially for kids to relate too! It's the positive atmosphere you want to be around.
zach french
zach french
17:11 24 Sep 17
Awesome professional Dojo that will set you up with physical and mental skills for life. The group atmosphere is easy going and will introduce you to the use of force and self control. Not only does Bochner's teach you self defense but also teaches the greater skill of how to diffuse various situations without using force. A completely different atmosphere than other Martial Arts schools. Highly recommended!
Cindy Howard
Cindy Howard
22:18 22 Nov 16
My son has been with BRSD for approximately 5 years. He began as their very first Tiger and is now 9 and currently a Purple Belt in their youth class. He has gain so much confidence and respect by attending classes here. Sensei Marc and his staff are all very kind, friendly and want to be sure it's a fun and safe environment for all. Thank you for all you do.
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– Joseph H. –

I am a city police officer and I started training Judo/Jiu-Jitsu over 25 years ago up in Boston, Massachusetts to better prepare myself for police work. I’ve been fortunate to meet and train with some very talented martial artists over the years. Sometime around March/April of 2014, I met Sensei Marc Bochner while I was visiting one of his students at his school. I not only noticed how talented Marc is, but I also studied how well his students were moving. Marc is without a doubt very talented, he is also very polite and professional. He truly believes in a no-nonsense approach to self-defense and he and his staff are very determined with helping others reach their self-defense and fitness goals. I joined Marc’s school shortly after our meeting and I have definitely grown as a martial artist. I couldn’t be happier with the results thus far and I look forward to the years of training ahead. I highly recommend Bochner’s Realistic Self-Defense Training and Fitness Center.