is the Director and Chief Instructor of Emerald Necklace
Budo Martial Arts in Boston, MA. He is a black belt in Shorin-ji
ryu karate, and he has been studying the martial arts for
over 20 years. He trains regularly with Sensei Brian Ricci
and Sensei Dennis Mann of the Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International
at their dojos in Malden and Sharon, Massachusetts.
has been certified as a martial arts instructor by the American
Council on Martial Arts, an organization that focuses on
important teaching issues such as teaching by age groups,
safety in the classroom, and student motivation. To better
help his students and clients set and achieve their personal
fitness goals, he is currently studying to earn a Specialist
in Martial Arts Conditioning (SMAC) certificate from the
International Sports Sciences Association. Sensei Gould
is also a member of The 100, a group of martial arts instructors
dedicated to promoting environmentalism, peace education,
and non-violent conflict resolution.
martial arts background, Sensei Gould is also a certified
instructor for the radKIDS personal empowerment and safety
education program for children and the R.A.D. Basic Physical
Defense program for women. He has an interest in yoga and
meditation, and he maintains his CPR certification through
the American Red Cross.
is a Boston University graduate and former United States
Marine Corps officer. He currently lives in Boston, MA where
he is active in the local community. In 2002, city officials
recognized the Neighborhood Crime Watch he started in Mission
Hill and Jamaica Plain as one of the Top Ten crime watches
in Boston. Mr. Gould is currently a Crime Watch Coordinator
for the Ringer Park Crime Watch Group in Boston’s
Allston neighborhood. This group was recognized as a Top
Ten Crime Watch in 2004.