About Dracut Kenpo

Dracut Kenpo Karate has been under the same ownership since 1991. Starting as a small health club class, it moved to its present location in 1992.  Feel free to email us at


Mondays: 4pm to 8pm
Tuesdays: 7am to 9am and 4pm to 9pm
Wednesdays: 4pm to 8pm
Thursdays: 7am to 9am and 4pm to 9pm
Fridays: 4pm to 8pm
Saturdays: 8am to 11:30am


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Our Staff

Professor George Thibault

Shihan GeorgeProfessor George Thibault, owner and head instructor of Dracut Kenpo Karate, has been training in the Martial Arts since 1983 and has been teaching martial arts since 1985. In addition to teaching at Dracut Kenpo Karate, Professor George also has taught the Curriculum Plus or After School programs at the Campbell, Greenmont and Brookside Elementary schools in Dracut. He started teaching martial arts at Nick Chamberlains’s School of Self Defense in Chelmsford in 1985, taught at the Courthouse Health Club in Chelmsford, and Images Health Club in Dracut. An eighth degree black belt, Professor George continues to pursue his Martial Arts training under Professor Nick Chamberlain of Dallas, TX. Seminars and national Kenpo gathering work shops round out his yearly educational regimen. Professor George Thibault has been involved in tournaments as a competitor and judge in Kata, Weapons Kata, Sparring and Self Defense. He took 1st PLACE in the Self Defense Category at the 1995 World Kempo/Kenpo Tournament held in Boston, Ma. He has taught over 10,000 people in the Merrimack Valley and has trained over 50 Black Belts with a dozen attaining the title of Sensei (instuctor/teacher), two of whom have gone on to open successful dojos of their own. Much respect and credit is due to the following people for their most valued instruction, guiding influence and precious time: Prof. Nick Cerio, Prof. Nick Chamberlain, Hanshi Bruce Juchnik, Shihan Mark Sheeley, Shihan Ray Erlandson, Shihan Michael Brown and Shihan Michael Burton.

Shihan Judith Bourret


Shihan Judy’s martial arts adventure came upon her much like Bilbo Baggins’ adventure came upon him: unexpectedly. A casual invitation to try a class at Dracut Kenpo Karate, a casual awareness that learning some self-defense could only be a good thing, and bam! 2003 – the adventure began. Since that time she has avidly enjoyed the atmosphere of hard work and continuous growth that is fostered at Dracut Kenpo Karate. Currently a fifth-degree black belt, with the rank of Godan and the title of Shihan, Shihan Judy is very grateful to be able, as a martial arts instructor, to offer other students of all ages and abilities the chance to enjoy the excitement, the challenges, and the rewards inherent in good martial arts training. And yes, the ability to defend oneself IS a very good thing!

Sensei Gabriel Cutler

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” - James Bryant Connant