The Metrowest Academy of Jiu Jitsu was founded by Head Instructor Paul DiRienzo in August of 2007. DiRienzo opened the academy so that he could do what he loved most: teach, train and pass on the long tradition of the martial arts. The Metrowest Academy specializes in teaching real world self-defense to students of all ages. We believe with the right attitude and right instruction anyone can learn to defend themselves - and even better - know themselves in the process.

Our goal is to provide our students and their families with a safe environment where they feel comfortable both training and working out. We provide martial arts and fitness classes, with a number of payment options available to meet all of our members' needs.

about sensei paul dirienzo

Sensei Paul DiRienzo is the owner and head instructor at the Metrowest Academy of Jiu Jitsu. He believes in teaching real life self-defense to students of all ages. His approach is dynamic training to practice those tactical skills in realistic scenarios. In 1997, he began training in American Jiu Jitsu at Boston College.

Sensei Paul became a certified instructor and earned the rank of Shodan, 1st degree Black Belt, in 2002. He went on to receive the rank of Nidan, 2nd degree Black Belt and currently holds the rank of Sandan, 3rd degree Black Belt, which he earned in 2009.

His dedication to training in a range of disciplines includes small circle Jiu Jitsu, Western Boxing, Judo, Aikido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sensei Paul also has expertise in offensive/defensive knife and handgun through his training with industry leaders Rory Miller, Hock Hocheim and Raffi Derderian. He also attends advanced training courses with firearms at the Sig Sauer Academy and participates in The Combat Focus Shooting program under the creator and founder, Rob Pincus. DiRienzo recently contributed to the next book in the CFS Instructional series authored by Rob Pincus.

Sensei Paul’s credentials are also comprised of several certifications in fitness and health. He was a former Master Trainer with Town Sports International, is certified in Personal Training (through NASM), Group Exercise (through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America), Pre/Post Natal Fitness (AASI/ISMA) and Boxing Certification through ISCA. He is also qualified in Nutritional Management (LMA) and Muscle Activations Techniques.