Mind. Body. Performance.

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As the South Coast’s premier source for self-defense and mind-body fitness, Nexus Martial Arts unique approach is a result of the rare mix of expertise offered: high-level coaching and training experience in martial arts and fitness combined with professional training and teaching experience in higher education.



Nexus Martial Arts provides world-class training to students of all ages, fitness and experience levels. Whether you are interested in improving your overall health and well-being or your personal performance through functional martial arts and combat athletics, the Nexus staff is committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Originally located in the Boston area, Nexus was relocated in early 2007 to its current 6,400 square foot facility in Wareham, Massachusetts. Nexus offers daytime, evening, and weekend classes for men, women and children (ages 4 years and up) in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and mixed martial arts as well as functional strength and conditioning.

Nexus Martial Arts is the East Coast Regional Headquarters for Straight Blast Gym International, a leading worldwide organization for functional martial arts training & coaching, and the U.S. home of Pride veteran and former EliteXC middleweight champion, Murilo “Ninja” Rua. Nexus is also affiliated with Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Sityodtong USA.


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  • 6,400 Square Foot Facility
  • Separate studios for Grappling and Kickboxing/MMA
  • Boxing Ring
  • Full array of bags, boxing & kickboxing pads and equipment
  • Strength & conditioning equipment and exercise room
  • Student Lounge
  • Changing Rooms
  • Pro Shop


  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts (self-defense & combat athletics)
  • Fitness / Functional Strength & Conditioning
  • Law Enforcement
  • Private / Semi-Private Instruction
  • Seminars


Nexus Martial Arts’ professionally trained staff is overseen by Chief Instructor/Coach and SBG International East Coast Regional Director, Stephen Whittier.

Whittier holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roberto Maia of Gracie Barra Boston, and has trained extensively with top BJJ and MMA competitor, Kenny Florian. Whittier is also a Muay Thai trainer under Mark Dellagrotte of Sityodtong USA, and has previously earned black belts and/or instructor ranks in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, and karate.

Professional Testimonials

“I have known Steve Whittier for many years and I can honestly say that he is one of most intelligent and well-rounded martial artists that I have met anywhere. He has a very practical and effective way of approaching the learning and teaching of martial arts. He has helped me prepare for countless grappling competitions and has been invaluable in helping me win my MMA fights. His ability to analyze techniques and integrate a practical methodology from a myriad of martial arts makes him a unique and special teacher.” – Kenny Florian, UFC Lightweight Contender

“It was a real pleasure to develop new friendships and do a month-long training camp at Nexus Martial Arts. Steve Whittier is a great coach in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA, and I have learned the most training at Nexus of any gym I have trained at in the U.S… This is my new training home in the States!” – Murilo “Ninja” Rua, Pride FC Veteran, former EliteXC Middleweight Champion.


NEXUS Martial Arts
Address: 14 Kendrick Road, Unit 1 Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: (508) 295-5427
Website: http://www.nexusma.com/


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