Our Mission Statement is to “provide personalized martial arts instruction to all students, regardless of ability, in an effort to increase self-esteem and foster a positive belief system allowing students to not only defend and protect themselves but to achieve their goals and dreams.”
Why We’re Different
Since 1995, we at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy® continue to take a personal interest in each and every student and family. It is our goal not to simply have a student attend a martial arts class, but to allow everyone to have a thought provoking and enlightening experience each and every training session. While learning how to defend one’s self is at the core of our mission, it is our responsibility to ensure that each student develops essential life skills in the areas of leadership, self-empowerment, public speaking, and productivity to name a few. We focus on the big picture and know that our students will be equipped to achieve all of their goals and aspirations in the real world.
Seth Winch – Chief Instructor, Kempo Nidan Rank, Jujutsu Shodan Rank
Began studying martial arts in early adult life in another school but gave up training to raise his family. As life happens, he ended up taking his youngest daughter to karate lessons and watching her reignited his love for the arts. He only joined Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy to lose weight and improve the quality of his life.
In the course of training, he achieved rank and enthusiasm and has made many friends in the arts and outside the arts. He was asked to teach at other CMAA schools in Winthrop and North Reading. While improving and training to black belt levels his relationship with the founder, Soke Paul Cervizzi, grew. Soke Paul has personally trained him and guided him through higher level material, jujutsu and the teaching methods which has made CMAA a leader in martial arts instruction in the United States.
Seth has a Master’s degree in Education science as well as teaching corporately and at the college level. He volunteers time to Andover schools and private organizations to teach the importance of self-defense. External programs have been taught to Girl Scouts, College Bound High School women, realtor groups and others.
Received Black Belt Epic Martial Artist of the Year April 6th 2013
Received Black Belt Martial Artist of the Year April 5th 2014
Received Dedicated Martial Artist of the Year May 5th 2015
Received Most Thoughtful Martial Artist of the Year April 30th 2016