Frequently Asked Questions
To view our updated schedule please visit our SCHEDULE PAGE by clicking the link. Please note that all class have been suspended during the Maryland Small Business shut down that went into effect Tuesday March 31st, 2020. See our Online Classes page for live streaming and previously recorded classes.
Price is relative to the perceived value of the service for which you are inquiring. If you are shopping for the cheapest price in town you should consider looking elsewhere. If you are making decisions solely based on price and you are not willing to at least watch and/or try a FREE class you should consider looking elsewhere. We are a professional martial arts and fitness institution dedicated to teaching and offering the highest quality service available anywhere and have been doing so since 1995. Once you make an appointment to visit to our school and hopefully try a free class, one of our consultants will sit down with you and present to you all of our membership pricing options. Remember you are always welcome to try our services for 30 Days FREE regardless.
Once you schedule your first class or private lesson with one of our consultants, you will be presented with some incentives to enroll in our academy. You may elect to take these incentives or not. If you decide not to enroll, you will be able to take our Free 30 Day Trial. Note: as a new member you get the Free 30 Days included in your membership. Our Free 30 Day trial entitles you to attend a maximum of two classes per week of any classes we offer excluding any advanced classes.
A: The BMAA is located at: 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD. We’re between Pizza Hut and Midas at the back of the parking lot. Still not sure? Click here for a map.
This is a very important question and you should receive an email appointment confirmation with details concerning this. Please park along our building or around the back behind the Midas building. DO NOT PARK NEXT TO THE NEW BUILDING OR ON THE EMBANKMENT ADJACENT TO THE NEW BUILDING. Parking on our neighbor’s lot will result in our neighbor, Kay Plaza, towing your vehicle. CLICK HERE for a diagram.
We wouldn’t be in business if we couldn’t accommodate the beginner! 99% of all new members have never studied the martial arts. We are ready to accommodate a beginner in any one of our classes. On any given day, you need only stop in to start training!
No. In fact, it’s our job to help you get in shape. Often, someone will will say they need to lift weights or run before they can begin training. This is ridiculous! The best way to get in shape and optimize your martial arts performance is to come in and JUST DO IT! The martial arts is an athletic activity that improves by doing more of that activity.
A: For your first class you should wear comfortable clothing, such as sweat pants and a t-shirt. If you already own a gi (uniform) from another martial art, you are welcome to wear that with a white belt. If you are taking kickboxing or kung fu classes you should bring tennis shoes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Aikido practitioners wear a gi, We will lend you a gi for your first class. To learn more about a Gi click here.
Prior to visiting our academy, please print and complete our Participation and Liability Waiver Form. Having this document ready when you arrive will save time towards facilitating you into your class.
The time varies according to each individual’s physical and mental abilities. The most important quality necessary for attaining a black belt is consistency. If a member consistently comes to class twice weekly, for three to five years, he or she can reasonably expect to earn a black belt.
BMAA offers a style of martial arts appropriate for whatever your goals may be. Whether you are interested purely in fitness, or self-defense, or competition, we can professionally teach what you need to know. Speak to one of our instructors to find out what the right program is for you.
A: In the event of inclement weather, BMAA will be closed and classes cancelled when Baltimore County Public Schools are closed. You can check the status of Baltimore County Schools by clicking here. BMAA may sometimes open or close contrary to this policy depending on actual weather conditions. We will have updates on our website “Alerts Page” as well as on our phone messaging. BMAA is also closed during major holidays. Please consult with the instructor to determine if your class will be held.
We decided that we wanted to focus on providing quality classes to members only and that there were too many Grouponners taking up limited class spaces, abusing our one class per week policy and were simply just buying Groupon after Groupon and never officially joining. The Groupon deal was for introducing new people to our school and not to be abused like it was by some people.
Any non expired GROUPON purchased for our facility prior to September 4th 2019 can be redeemed. Any non-redeemed vouchers expire 90 days after they were purchased.Any redeemed Groupon vouchers after September 4th 2020 will EXPIRE, regardless of any unused classes, on February 4th 2020.
If you purchased a Groupon from us in the past and are interested in becoming a member, please contact us to schedule an enrollment conference and we would be happy to present to you our latest membership deals and promotions.
If you are trying out a Free class and it will be your first time visiting our academy, give us a call 410-465-7799 and one of our representatives will assist you. Once one our Free 30 Day Trial you can scheduled some classes yourself via our online Scheduling Page.