Hey Mike, I live just north of Lowell MA. It will be two years in January that I have been training with full instructor Nick Stevens. I also attended my first Sama Sama this past July. I train under him at NEF in North Bedford NH. The class is scheduled from 730pm to 9pm on tues and thurs. Additionally, Guro Nick will usually host a 5 hr seminar once a month on a Sat. This month it is the 27th of Dec. Because of my work schedule I can only attend class once a week, and unfortunately I will not be at the seminar this month, again, because of my work schedule. You can find out more about Guru Nick’s training group here:
I would suggest you attend the 5 hr seminar (noon to 5pm) this 27DEC15 and go from there.
Hope to meet you in the future!