Live Private Training Camp with World Champion Rodolfo Vieira at Baltimore Martial Arts on August 15th, 2015

Live Private Training Camp with World Champion Rodolfo Vieira at Baltimore Martial Arts on August 15th, 2015

Rodolfo Viera

Imagine being able to stand on the mat and pick the brain of one of the toughest BJJ fighters to ever live…

(Click here to train with Rodolfo Vieira in Baltimore on August 15th 2015)

Rodolfo Viera GFT Baltimore

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Summer Camp – A Few Spots Remaining

Children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Camp – July 2015 – A Few Spots Still Left

We still have space in our Children’s BJJ Summer Camp that is scheduled for July 13th – July 17th hosted by Baltimore Martial Arts Academy.

Our Kids Jiu-jitsu Camp will include an intensive week of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training combined with activities and games that are fun for the kids.

Most of our activities will be held at our facility, however we may schedule some off site field trips to destinations like the Patapsco State Park & other fun places (see the video below).

Summer Camp

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Camp 2014

This Summer our camp will include a field trip to the nearby Patapsco Valley State Park for nature hiking and exploring! Mr. Gary Berger, owner of Baltimore Martial Arts, will be the camp leader and coordinator. Space in our Summer Camp is limited. Register NOW and reserve you child’s spot while there is still room! Member and non-members welcome!

It’s that time of the year to register for Kid’s Summer Camp!

Summer Camp
Our Kids Karate Summer Camp is a great introduction to our regular Kids Karate program that is an ongoing program held throughout the year at Baltimore Martial Arts. Whether your child is already learning Karate or brand new, our Karate Summer Camp for Kids is going to be an experience that your children will never forget.

Summer Camp Cost $197
or
$325 for Two Kids

Enroll Now!

Karate Camp Session #1 July 13th – July 17th 2015

Tentative Summer Camp Itinerary

Time Activity
8-9AM Parents Drop off kids at our Karate Center
9AM-10AM Fun & Games
10AM-Noon Martial Arts Lessons or Field Trip
Noon-1PM Lunch Time
1PM-5PM Fun & Games / Martial Arts Training
4PM-5PM Parent Pick-up Time
5-6:30PM Additional Training Available for  a Fee – Please Inquire

 

Summer Camp

Baltimore Martial Arts offers several children’s martial arts classes including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kung Fu & Judo. If you are interested in having your child come try a free class please call us at 410-465-7799 to schedule.

If you have a child that is being bullied or who is bullying others and you would like to discuss this matter in person, please feel free to call or email me, Gary Berger, owner of Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness.

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Walk in M-F, 4:30-9PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 12:30PM & Sunday 2-4PM
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Please Vote for Danyelle Berger

Kettlebell Instructor

Please Vote Danyelle Berger as Baltimore’s BEST Fitness Trainer & Groundgame as Baltimore’s Best Gym.

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

“Best of Baltimore Readers’ Poll 2015”

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Please show your support for Danyelle Berger and Groundgame. Your votes will help her be recognized as one of Baltimore’s Best Fitness Instructors in BALTIMORE Magazine.

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Julio Cesar BJJ Seminar at Groundgame

GFT BJJ Elkridge Learn Secret BJJ Techniques from a Non-Gracie Master

Master to Denilson Pimenta, Rodolfo Vierra & others…

Julio Cesar, 6th Degree BJJ Black Belt & founder of the prestigious Ground Fight Team GFT of Brazil. Master Julio will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at GROUNDGAME in Elkridge, Maryland on Thursday May 21st from 6:30-8:30PM.

DiscountED ONLINE REGISTRATION price $50

Most practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are unaware that there are other lineages of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu besides the Gracies. The founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,  Mitsuyo Maeda, had TWO disciples – Carlos Gracie and Luiz França.

One of Franca’s students was a man named Oswaldo Fadda. Despite being labeled an outcast by the Gracie family, Fadda opened his own academy on the outskirts of Rio on January 27, 1950.

Fadda and his students specialized in foot locks and a year later he issued a challenge to the Gracies in the media. Hellio Gracie and his students accepted the challenge and lost badly! Fadda was the first man to ever have beaten Helio Gracie yet few people know this information.

Fadda’s linaege continues today in schools like Ground Fight Team, Nova União, Deo Jiu-Jitsu (Deoclecio Paulo) and Equipe Mestre Wilson Jiu-Jitsu (Wilson Pereira Mattos).

Special Online Price — Only $50
At door Price is $60

 

Groundgame
Walk in M-F, 3:30-8 PM Saturday, 8:00AM – 1PM
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Email us at:contact@groundgame.training

Groundgame 6020 Meadowridge Center Drive, Suite R Elkrdige, MD 21075
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kettlebells, Kickboxing & Bootcamp in Elkridge, MD. – GROUNDGAME Grand Opening

groundgameBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Kettlebells in Elkridge

Get in shape

Learn self defense

Gain Self Confidence

Develop Self Discipline.

Join us for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kettlebells and Kickboxing. Try a Month for FREE – no obligtions!

CLICK HERE for GROUNDGAME’S SCHEDULE

BJJ Elkridge Md

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kettlebells, Kickboxing & Bootcamp classes in Elkridge

Come to our Grand Opening Saturday May 9th.

8-9am Kickboxing Fitness
9-10am Kettlebells
9-11:30am Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
Noon-3PM Food, Fun, Demos and prizes for the whole family.

BJJ in Elkridge

Groundgame
6020 Meadowridge Rd., Suite R
Elkridge, Maryland 21075
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Phone: 410-799-7878
Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Wanna train with Brazilian Champions?

Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Brazilian Champions

matheus-gonzaga-elkriidge-bjjMarcos Paulo Gonzaga and his brother Matheus Gonzaga both won their respective divisions with the Gi at the IBJJF NY Open this Saturday. Both brothers train and teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, MD and Groundgame in Elkridge, MD.

Denilson Pimenta Denilson Pimenta BJJ in Elkridge MDis Baltimore Martial Arts head BJJ instructor. Denilson Pimenta recently won the IBJJF Pan American Championships in California. This is Denilson Pimenta’s fifth Pan American BJJ along with 3 Mundial (World) gold medals & 2 International Gold Medals.

marcos-gonzaga-bjj-elkridge-mdCome train and learn authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Brazilian champions at Baltimore Martial Arts & our sister school, Groundgame, in Elkridge, MD. Groundgame is our second location and is having it’s Grand Opening in Elkridge, MD May 1st 2015. Come try classes for 30 Days Free – no obligation.

If you re interested in learning more about our Brazilian Jiujitsu schools and our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in Elkridge or Catonsville, please call 410-465-7799 or email us baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

Baltimore Martial Arts
6565 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD. 21228

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Elkridge, Maryland

Groundgame

Second Location Grand Opening May 1st, 2015

Groundgame
6020 Meadowridge Rd.
Elkridge, Maryland 21075
Looking for a map?

Phone: 410-465-7799
Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Kid’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp

Children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Camp – July 2015

Mr. Gary, owner of Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness, is having another children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Camp this Summer. His two boys, Bryce age 8 & Tristan age 6, are the first two registrants.

Our Kids Jiu-jitsu Camp will include an intensive week of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training combined with activities and games that are fun for the kids.

Most of our activities will be held at our facility, however we may schedule some off site field trips to destinations like the Patapsco State Park & other fun places (see the video below).

Summer Camp

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Camp 2014

This Summer our camp will include a field trip to the nearby Patapsco Valley State Park for nature hiking and exploring!  Mr. Gary Berger, owner of Baltimore Martial Arts, will be the camp leader and coordinator. Space in our Summer Camp is limited. Register NOW and reserve you child’s spot while there is still room!  Member and non-members welcome!

It’s that time of the year to register for Kid’s Summer Camp!

Summer Camp
Our Kids Karate Summer Camp is a great introduction to our regular Kids Karate program that is an ongoing program held throughout the year at Baltimore Martial Arts. Whether your child is already learning Karate or brand new, our Karate Summer Camp for Kids is going to be an experience that your children will never forget.

Summer Camp Cost $197
or
$325 for Two Kids

Enroll Now!

Karate Camp Session #1 July 13th – July 17th 2015

Tentative Summer Camp Itinerary

Time Activity
8-9AM Parents Drop off kids at our Karate Center
9AM-10AM Fun & Games
10AM-Noon Martial Arts Lessons or Field Trip
Noon-1PM Lunch Time
1PM-5PM Fun & Games / Bathroom & Prepare for Class
4PM-5PM Parent Pick-up Time
5-6:30PM Additional Training Available for Fee – Please Inquire

 

Summer Camp

Baltimore Martial Arts offers several children’s martial arts classes including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kung Fu & Judo.  If you are interested in having your child come try a free class please call us at 410-465-7799 to schedule.

If you have a child that is being bullied or who is bullying others and you would like to discuss this matter in person, please feel free to call or email me, Gary Berger, owner of Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness.

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
Looking for a map?

Walk in M-F, 4:30-9PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 12:30PM & Sunday 2-4PM
Visit our You Tube Channel{Baltimore Martial Arts You Tube}.
Email us at:baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Grand Opening Groundgame BJJ in Elkridge, MD

groundgameGroundgame Grand Opening New Second Location – Elkridge, Maryland

We are proud to announce that Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness is opening a second martial arts and fitness school in Elkridge, Maryland. Our grand opening is scheduled for May 1st, 2015. We are giving this second location the name Groundgame.

Groundgame will specialize in offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kettlebells & fitness kickboxing though we plan to also add Muay Thai Kickboxing & MMA in the near future.

Our kettlebell program in Catonsville will be moving to our Elkridge location and we are expanding our class schedule accordingly. Our kettlebell head instructor,  Danyelle Berger, will be teaching 2-3 days per week.

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Groundgame is truly our specialty and is unrivaled. Led by 3X World Champion & 5X Pan American Champion and 3rd Degree Brazilian Black Belt, Denilson Pimenta, Groundgame is an international hub for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and world class BJJ athletes. Brazilians come to Groundgame to train, teach and compete in World Class tournaments. We will be offering BJJ classes for adults and children of all ages and skill levels.

The same popular kickboxing fitness program that we teach in our Catonsville location will also be offered at Groundgame. Owner and black belt instructor, Gary Berger, will be spearheading the kickboxing fitness program.

If you re interested in learning more about Groundgame please call 410-465-7799 or email us baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

Please note that unless you are exclusively a kettlebell member, you will need to either upgrade your existing membership or enroll in a separate membership if you wish to attend one or both of our facilities. Please call or email us to inquire about pricing.

Groundgame
6020 Meadowridge Rd.
Elkridge, Maryland 21075
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Phone: 410-465-7799
Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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New Movie Pairs Ronda Rousey with Pencak Silat Action Star, Iko Uwais

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Shortly after Ronda Rousey’s spectacular victory over Cat Zingano, Peter Berg announced that he will be producing a film, called “Mile 22,” featuring Rousey and International Silat Superstar, Iko Uwais. In a March 2nd article, “Variety” quoted Berg as saying, “I am a huge fan of what Gareth (Evans) and Iko did on both ‘Raid’ films, and I’m very excited at the possibility of working with Ronda and Iko to create a film in the spirit of this new wave of combat cinema emerging from Indonesia.” The movie will feature Rousey as a CIA agent, who teams up with an Indonesian police officer to fight extreme government corruption.

pencak silat martial arts

The Indonesian fighting style of Pencak Silat lends itself well to the big screen. As a traditional martial art, it is known for exotic and graceful movements, but its vicious and diverse range of techniques, including a heavy emphasis on knife fighting, give it a strong combative element. Silat’s brutal elbow and knee attacks are reminiscent of other Southeast Asian styles, such as Muay Thai. It also includes a strong emphasis on takedowns and destructive joint locks. Perhaps Silat’s most unique and distinctive feature is its penchant for kicks and sweeps launched from a low crouching or kneeling position. These types of skills were on full display in the famous elevator scene in Uwais’ 2009 feature film, “Merantau.”

Rob McKay - Pencak Silat Instructor

Robert McKay – Pencak Silat Instructor at Baltimore Martial Arts

Already popular in many parts of Europe, Silat is still relatively rare in the U.S., but “Baltimore Martial Arts Academy” is fortunate to have a program, teaching the art of Pencak Silat Mande Muda. Please come join us to learn more about this exciting and fast-growing art.

Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness

Walk in M-F, 4:30-8 PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 1PM
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Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Renato Tavares Seminar – Special $40 Online Price – March 21st 2015

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Renato Tavares, 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt & IBJJF World Masters Champion will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, Maryland on Saturday March 21st 10:30AM-1:30PM.

Special Discount price $40

This seminar is going to be ‘Gi Only’ and will focus on aspects of using the gi as a versatile weapon. Keenan Cornelius’s ‘Work Guard’ has gained a lot of attention as well as other obscure techniques that use the gi. Master Tavares will dispel the mystery of the Worm Guard and show how top level BJJ athletes are using the gi to win competitions and how you can use the gi to better your own game. You do not want to miss this seminar!

Special Online Price — Only $40
At door Price is $60

Master Renato Tavares was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1968. Renato started learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 6 years old. Renato Received his BJJ black belt in 1995 from the legendary and late Carlson Gracie Senior. Carlson He was the eldest son of Carlos Gracie, founder of the BJJ system in the late 1920s with his late uncle Hélio Gracie. In addition to training Renato, Carlson Gracie also trained many other top Brajilian jiu jitsu competitors including Allan Goes, Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, Wallid Ismail, Pablo Popovitch, Kevin Christopher, Andre Pederneiras, Julio Fernandez, Ricardo Liborio, Marcus Soares, Rodrigo Medeiros, Ricardo “Rey” Diogo, Marcelo Alonso, Vitor Belfort, Stephan Bonnar, Julio “Foca” Fernandez.

A master technician, Renato has competed for more than 35 years and won over 200 Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events, including World Championship, Pan Americans, Internationals, Nationals, and States. Renato has been teaching Brazilian Jiu jitsu classes to students from a variety of backgrounds including FBI, Military, Police Officers & UFC reality show contestants. Renato is also professional mixed martial arts fighter. Renato is regarded by many as one of the best Brazilian Jiu jitsu competitors and coaches in the world.

Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness
Walk in M-F, 4:30-8 PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 1PM
Visit our You Tube Channel{Baltimore Martial Arts You Tube}.
Email us at:baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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NEW LOCATION COMING SOON!
GRAND OPENING APRIL 1st 2015
ELKRIDGE, MD.

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Roli Delgado Ankle Lock Arsenal – Now Available

Roli Delgado’s Straight Ankle Lock Arsenal download is now available. For only $19 you get 11 high percentage leg locks from the teacher of World Champions like Marcus Almeida Buchecha, Rodolfo Viera, Rodrigo Cavaca, Cyborg Abreu plus 17 Bonus Instructional Videos of Denilson Pimenta – 3X World Champion from GFTeam Brazil!

Leg Lock that are legal for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A FREE VIDEO OF ROLI

LEGAL Ankle Locks that Get You Twice the Taps

You want to double your effectiveness on the mat? Attack more ankles. Seriously. Ankle locks are the great equalizer. You can make the biggest guy in your academy cry for mommy with a simple ankle lock. Trouble is, most guys are doing it wrong and struggle to get a fast finish.

Now you can win the respect of any opponent in seconds with the proven straight ankle lock secrets of Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Roli Delgado, the master of legal lower body attacks. This guy’s instruction is so precise and effective, it’s sought after by some of the top BJJ World Champions.

In this new video instructional series, Roli reveals the essential details to every ankle lock. You’ll discover how to sneak ’em in from the most unexpected places. You’ll see how to counter your opponents attacks, beat them to the submission, and much more. Welcome to your next Jiu Jitsu game-changer!

Legal leg locks for BJJ

The Secret Weapon Instructor of World Champions

Roli Delgado “The Crazy Cuban” is one of the most experienced Black Belt Jiu Jitsu instructors in the Mid-South. He weighs in at just 145 pounds but can snap an ankle like a toothpick faster than you can scream for mercy.

One of the keys to his amazing lower body attacking game is that he trains many fighting styles, like the notoriously destructive art of Catch Wrestling (where your legs and ankles are constantly under fire!).

Roli is the go-to instructor for legal leg and ankle locks and the secret weapon of many top World Champions including Marcus Almeida Buchecha, Rodolfo Viera, Rodrigo Cavaca, Cyborg Abreu among others. And if Roli is good enough for them, he’s good enough for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR VIDEOS

DENILSON PIMENTA – 3X WORLD CHAMPION
BONUS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Denilson Pimenta Bonus Videos

CLICK HERE for Roli Delgado’s Ankle Lock Arsenal Plus Bonus Videos from Denilson Pimenta

 

Roli Delgado Straight Ankle Lock Arsenal

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Ford E350 15 Passenger Van For Sale 2012- 5K Miles – Extended Warranty – Mint Condition

Van 15 Passenger For Sale

Ford E350 15 Passenger Van For Sale – Mint Condition

2012 Ford E350 15 Passenger Van for Sale

This van only has 5K miles and is in Mint Condition!!!

This is the PERFECT vehicle for a Church or school!

100% Reliable with No Problems!

Click HERE to see the Crag’s Listing and additional pictures of the van.

I originally bought this van to transport children for an Karate After-School program at my Karate School. Due to personal reasons I had to discontinue this program over a year ago and the van has basically been sitting ever since.

I am willing to drive this van to you or travel half way if necessary depending on how far.

I currently owe $21,015 on it as of 1/12/15 and I’m willing to eat a $1,000 on it to get rid of it.

Please do not call me to rent this vehicle.

The van has a transferable extended bumper to bumper warranty:
36,000 or 3 Years
5 Year or 60K Power Train
5 Year or 60K Roadside Assistance

If interested please contact me via email
Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Renato Tavares Seminar – Baltimore Martial Arts – March 21 2015

Renato Tavares, 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt & IBJJF World Masters Champion will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, Maryland on Saturday March 21st 10:30AM-1:30PM.

registration cost is $50

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Baltimore Martial Arts

Brazilian Jujitsu

Renato Tavares was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1968. Renato started learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 6 years old. Renato Received his BJJ black belt in 1995 from the legendary and late Carlson Gracie Senior. Carlson He was the eldest son of Carlos Gracie, founder of the BJJ system in the late 1920s with his late uncle Hélio Gracie. In addition to training Renato, Carlson Gracie also trained many other top Brajilian jiu jitsu competitors including Allan Goes, Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, Wallid Ismail, Pablo Popovitch, Kevin Christopher, Andre Pederneiras, Julio Fernandez, Ricardo Liborio, Marcus Soares, Rodrigo Medeiros, Ricardo “Rey” Diogo, Marcelo Alonso, Vitor Belfort, Stephan Bonnar, Julio “Foca” Fernandez.

A master technician, Renato has competed for more than 35 years and won over 200 Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events, including World Championship, Pan Americans, Internationals, Nationals, and States. Renato has been teaching Brazilian Jiu jitsu classes to students from a variety of backgrounds including FBI, Military, Police Officers & UFC reality show contestants. Renato is also professional mixed martial arts fighter. Renato is regarded by many as one of the best Brazilian Jiu jitsu competitors and coaches in the world.

Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness

Walk in M-F, 4:30-8 PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 1PM
Visit our You Tube Channel{Baltimore Martial Arts You Tube}.
Email us at:baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
Looking for a map?

To read more reviews about Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness please visit our GOOGLE PLACE PAGE.

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Jiu Jitsu News – Baltimore Martial Arts

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu News – Baltimore Martial Arts

Baltimore Martial Arts is looking forward to having a big year in 2015 for BJJ and MMA. There are several up and coming new MMA fighters that have scheduled fights in the next couple of months. Veteran fighter Brandon Johnson has a a match set up too! Make sure you guys check with Herb Severn and Charles Gamble to get dates and locations. We should do our best to travel with and support our fighters. Maybe we can get a special MMA fight shirt for these events. If anyone has a design concept and/or connections with a T-shirt company please contact Baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com.

In 2014 we learned so much from Master Pimenta and Jhony Fernando from GFTeam. Master Pimenta is coming back February 20th. Matheus Gonzaga is a purple belt from the main GFTeam school in Brazil, the same school that Master Pimenta and Rodolfo Vierra train at and will be with us until June. Metheus is also a IBJJF World Champion Bronze Medalist!

We had great seminars from Master Pimenta, Renato Tavares and Roli Delgado. Roli’s seminar was just mind blowing and if you missed it you missed it! However, you can bet that we will be seeing Roli again soon and next time he’s going to come a little early and give us some MMA training.

Going forward, I’d like to get more of our members involved with BJJ competition. Adults and kids! Competing will make your jiu jitsu better and will be heavily considered towards your belt and stripe promotions. Mihai has been teaching a special kids competition class alone. He could really use some help. If you are available to help him please let him know. We are trying to organize a teaching schedule for the competition team and your involvement is much appreciated.

We have added some changes to our class schedule notably more beginner and fundamentals classes. The fundamentals class is for complete newbies and will be run by Shadeed with my assistance. The beginner classes are really drills classes that are good for anyone.

White Belt Class

Beginner BJJ Class

We have White Belt – Beginner’s Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30PM & Saturdays from 1-2PM. Classes are taught by BJJ Black Belt Gary Berger. Professor Berger’s style of teaching emphasizes repetition and practice and includes high percentage moves that are essential to leaning and becoming proficient at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There is no live wrestling (rolling) in this class.

New Students Orientation & Fundamentals Class

BJJ Fundamentals Class

This class is perfect for complete beginners and is designed to prepare you for our White Belt Beginner’s class &/or our regularly scheduled BJJ classes. You will learn the Basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as Jiu Jitsu Self Defense. This BJJ fundamentals class is offered on Tuesdays 5:30-6:30PM and Sundays 11AM -Noon.

Open Mat

BJJ Open Mat

Miahi Petrisor – Open Mat Coordinator at Baltimore Martial Arts

Baltimore Martial Arts has BJJ Open Mat on Sundays 5PM hosted by GFTeam World Champion Bronze Medalist, Matheus Gonzaga, and Mihai Petrisor. There is no charge for this training! Non members are welcome! – A signed liability form is required.

Private Lessons Available

BJJ Open Mat BaltimorePrivate lessons can be arranged between Professor Gary Berger and Mathues Gongaga. Please email Baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com to discuss pricing and to make arrangements.

BJJ Etiquette

bjj etiquette

BJJ Etiquette is important to understand and to follow. The etiquette that we follow is the same that most BJJ associations follow. This will serve you well wherever you go, however there are some difference that the Brazilians follow in Brazil. It is customary for any non black belt to approach each and every black belt on the mat and bow and shake the black belt’s hand before doing anything else. Some Brazilians do this for every student on the mat not just for the black belts. Those that understand this etiquette take notice of those that do not honor this tradition.

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Qigong

Qigong in Baltimore

Qigong

Qigong is the practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. Qigong has its roots in Chinese medicine and martial arts and is….

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Leg Locks

BJJ Leg Locks

Learning leg locks can be a super powerful weapon against more skilled opponents. There have been many blue belts that have caught unsuspecting opponents much better then them with ankle locks.

I was talking to two World BJJ champions the other day and the subject leg locks came up in the conversation.

One World Champion said that he didn’t like leg locks very much which was basically an indicator that he didn’t really practice or place a high priority towards incorporating them into his training.

As a World Champion he is obviously very good and has been successful without with this approach. However, IMO this is an aspect of complacency that could come back one day to cause him problems in a tournament or on the mat.

I’ve been a black belt for a little more than 2 years now and I have the privilege to roll with a third degree black belt world champion (not the one who doesn’t like leg locks) on a regular basis. His skills greatly surpass mine though I have been adopting a strategy of using leg locks against him with some success. I’ve rolled with other black belts of equally high caliber and landed some good leg locks as well.

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Denilson Pimenta BJJ Submission

3X World Champion Denilson Pimenta – Free BJJ Instructional Videos
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Suffice it to say, “I love leg locks” and use them to win on the mat. But even if you don’t or if you are a white belt that is not allowed to do leg locks, you can benefit from learning them and at least understand some basic defense strategies.

Historically Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has not really placed a high value on leg locks. In the early 20th Century Gracie Jiu Jitsu frowned upon leg locks claiming that they were a poor man’s method of fighting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswaldo_Fadda Some have speculated  that the IBJJF’s limitations on leg locks isn’t just to protect the athlete but that they have political biases against leg locks.

Worthy of note is that BJJ roots came from Judo and that Judo once incorporated leg locks into their art. Over the years leg locks were banned from Judo competition (allegedly due to frequency of injuries) and as a result Judo leg locks have been almost forgotten or omitted in training and kata by all but the highest ranking judo masters still alive with the knowledge.

Here’s a very fast tutorial on leg locks by Jason Scully. Don’t try and learn techniques from this video, learn from your professor or an expert like Roli Delgado.

Watch this video from Jason Scully to appreciate the myriad of ways to attack the legs and how your legs are more vulnerable that you thought.

The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation allows Blue belts to use straight ankle locks. Purple, brown and black belts are allowed more options though heel hooks and certain other positions are not allowed.

With so many people using guard, especially spider guard, there are a lot of ankle lock opportunities out there for you. Learn leg locks and go catch someone on the mat today!

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Jason Scully 105 Leg locks in 9 Minutes

Baltimore Martial Arts is having Roli Delgado, a world renowned expert on leg locks, coming to teach a leg lock seminar on January 10th 2015. Cost is $50 online.
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Beginner Classes at Baltimore Martial Arts

BJJ Beginner Classes

Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – BJJ Beginner’s classes at Baltimore Martial Arts. These BJJ beginner classes are for beginners. No experience is necessary. Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students will benefit from rehearsing the basics. This BJJ beginner programs emphasizes technical details and incorporates a lot of drills. There is NO WRESTLING in these beginner BJJ classes.

BJJ Beginner Classes

Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Beginner BJJ Classes at Baltimore Martial Arts

BJJ Beginner Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30
Saturdays 1-2PM (NEW CLASS beginning December 13th)

Class Curriculum

For the month of December we will be focusing our study on PASSING GUARD, one of the hardest aspects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to master. A Jiu Jitsu student that has a strong Guard Passing Game has a distinct advantage over another student that does not.

BJJ Classes Beginner Baltimore MD

Beginner Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Baltimore Martial Arts in Catonsville MD

The subject matter taught in this course will be cumulative meaning that what we learn in the beginning will develop a strong foundation for what we learn later on.

Classes will be taught by BJJ Black Belt Professor Gary Berger, owner of Baltimore Martial Arts.

  • Learn an Effective Guard Passing System
  • Classes taught by a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • Emphasis on technical details.
  • Lots of drills and repetition.
  • No Experience Necessary!
  • This class requires a Gi.

Free Orientation Class for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Free Orientation Class for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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If you are not a member of Baltimore Martial Arts or you were a member long ago, you may be eligible to try our FREE 30 Day Trial program. Click HERE to register your free trial.

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Roli Delgado Leg Lock Seminar Baltimore Martial Arts

Roli Delgado, UFC Ultimate Fighter and world renowned expert in leg locks, is giving a leg lock seminar at Baltimore Martial Art on Saturday January 10th 2015.

Leg Locks Roli Delgado

Roli Delgado Leg Lock Expert Seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts

Roli Delgado is an expert in leg locks and trains World Champions. Leg Locks are can fit into any martial arts system or style including Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do etc..

Leg Locks are the Equalizer and have been used extensively to beat top level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters and grapplers for almost a century.

In 1951 a man by the name of Oswaldo Fadda challenged Helio Gracie and his school to a competition. Helio and his students lost 19 out of 20 matches! Witnesses say that most of the matches were won with Leg Locks!

Pre-register for this event online and pay only $50. Also pre-registrants are invited to train for FREE the Friday night before the seminar. Instructors or school owner who bring two or more student registrants get in for FREE!

The seminar will be held at Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness in Catonsville, Maryland.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi Classes in Baltimore

Tai Chi

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that is well know for improving health and rejuvenation. We offer Tai Chi classes for anyone but specialize in accommodating adults and the elderly with cognitive impairment, dementia and a wide range of neurological disorders. […]

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Denilson Pimenta |BJJ Seminar | 3 Hours Only $50

Denilson Pimenta

Pimenta Jiu-JitsuMaster Pimenta will be giving a seminar – Saturday June 7th at 1:30pm – Gi and no Gi at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy, Inc. All experience levels are welcome! After the seminar Master Denilson Pimenta will be rolling. Everyone is welcome to stay, watch and roll! You might be one of the lucky ones to roll with a word champion!!!

The schedule for the seminar will be: Introductions, 90 minutes of gi techniques and optional rolling. Then we will be taking a 50 minutes break to re-hydrate and refuel in order to continue with another 90 minutes of no-gi techniques and optional rolling.

World Champion – Master Denilson Pimenta is a third degree black belt and one of the top competitors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s featherweight division (Peso Pena – 70kg/154lbs). He is also part of the prestigious Grappling Fight Team (GFT) from Brazil.

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You won’t want to miss this seminar taught by a world champion!!!

Pre-register by June 1st and save $15 on the seminar!

Register HERE.

Prices:
Pre-register – $50
At the door $65

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy
6565 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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Phone: 410-465-7799
Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

Walk in M-F, 4:30-9 pm Saturday, 9 am – 1:30 pm & Sunday 3-4 pm

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