Guro Grande George Brewster

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Guro Grunde George Brewster began his studies of the martial arts in the early 1950’s in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the YMCA and the Boston Judo Club. While at the Y he met Geo Gonis, a Karate master who persuaded him to change his focus from Judo to the study of Karate.

He went on to study Okinawan Goju-Ryu and then Goju-Kia Karate and joined the GoJu-Kai organization and achieved Karate Master. George Brewster and three martial arts colleagues founded the first Goju-Kia Karate school in Boston, Massachusetts. He taught at the YMCA, the Boys Club, Lena Park, the Berea School and various other locations in and around the Boston and New England area.

1975 he was introduced to Arnis a form of Filipino Martial Arts by Amante P. Marinas, teacher of Arnis Lanada and Pananandata. George Brewster became Guro Grande (Grand master) founder of the Boston Arnis Club. Under GM Brewster’s direction, the Boston Arnis Club is noted for its incorporation of 4 primary styles of Filipino martial arts, Arnis, Kali, Escrima and Dumog. He also became an associate member of the Bakbakan Organization under Master Ray Galang of Bakbakan International. 1924 – 2006

If everyone were trained to defend themselves maybe some of the bullies of the world would think twice about aggression ….. And so, the training must go on! GM George Brewster

In 1985 Guro Brewster met Peter Freedman Sensei of Ketsugo Jujutsu system at Franklin Park, Mass. He was introduced by Freedman Sensei Jujutsu teacher. In the year of 2000 Guro Brewster handed the torch (FMA system) over to Peter Freedman Sensei and made him the new Grand master of the Boston Arnis Club – Guro Grande. Later after Guro Brewster’s passing, Guro Peter Freedman renamed the Boston Arnis club  to Brewster Arnis, out of respect for his teacher the late great Mr George Brewster.

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