About The Academy

Rising Storm Training Academy (RSTA) was established by Sensei Nathan Porter in 2011 with the goal of providing quality martial arts training that helps guide students in becoming more positive, productive, and balanced individuals in all aspects of their lives. Additionally, RSTA aims to create a safe training space where students can blend their unique characters and creativity with the traditional and current views of the martial arts.


RSTA offers youth and adult classes in Kempo Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo and Self-Defense. RSTA now has two locations to better serve our students. Our main location is at 123 Muller Road in Burlington, MA within the New England Movement Arts (NEMA) complex. Our second location was just developed in September and is located at 101 Broadway Rd # 15, Dracut, MA 01826. The head instructors are Sensei Greta Genovese and Sensei Nathan Porter.

Student Benefits

The growth of our students is our top priority, and we emphasize the importance of developing leadership, confidence, and character within a teamwork-oriented atmosphere. Through the RSTA program, students are:


  • Taught values such as honesty, humility, respect, self-control

  • Given character development charts to track progress

  • Provided with leadership opportunities to mentor and assist in training beginner belts

  • Provided with opportunities to advance through belt levels and earn their official black belts


*RSTA is also a member of the Kid Safe Network: http://www.kidsafenetwork.com

Family Benefits

We encourage collaboration between parents and instructors in their child’s development and aim to create a welcoming, friendly space for both students and parents alike! Additionally, we offer family discounts, flexible scheduling, and check-in cards for family drop-off/child safety.

Rising Storm Training Academy - Woburn, Burlington and Dracut