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Renato Tavares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar

Renato Tavares, 5th Degree Black Belt, American Top Team Coach will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts and Fitness, in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday August 11th 10:30AM-1:30PM.

Master Tavares will be conducting a FREE 1 1/2 hours Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar at Noel Smith’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Friday August 10th 7-8:30PM.

Private lessons and belt testing can be arranged in advance. Please call Gary Berger for more information 410-908-5425.

To register for the Renato Tavares Brazilian Jiu jitsu seminar please click the button below.

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Pre-registration cost is $50 or $60 at the door.

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Renato Tavares Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar 2011

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International & World BJJ Champion

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 33 years and won over 200 Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events, including World Championship, Panamericans, 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 competiors and coaches in the world.

To register for the BJJ seminar click the REGISTRATION EVENT icon above or below. Private lessons & belt tests must be schedule in advance. Please call Gary Berger 410-908-5425 for details.

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Justin Pyle – A One Kid Army at Junior Grappling Summer Classic

Justin Pyle, Jr. competed at the Junior Grappling Summer Classic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Fredricksburg, Virginia Saturday July 30th, 2011.

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Justin Pyle Jr. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's One Kid Army

Justin represented the Baltimore Martial Arts Junior Grappling Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition team. Single handily he won a first place team trophy and the “Iron Grapplers” cup which is awarded to the grappler who had the most matches during the event. Justin had 22 matches which was a new Junior Grappling record. Summertime has been tough on our junior BJJ competition team with so many kids on vacation and in summer camp, however our team is rallying for the next Junior Grappling tournament in Millersville, Maryland on August 20th, 2011.

Justin is an exemplary young man who not only has courage and the indomitable spirit, but also has compassion and a maturity which many teens now-a-days are lacking. Justin attends BJJ and Judo classes often four and sometimes five days a week. He assists Sensei Gary Berger with some of his BJJ classes for the younger children for which he is an admired role model.

Justin’s dad is a behind the scenes hero. We call him our dojo dad because he is always at the school either bringing Justin to class, training in Aikido or helping out in some capacity. Justin’s dad also tirelessly drives Justin to all of his numerous jujitsu tournaments which sometimes are hundreds of miles a way.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the martial arts in general has repeatedly been shown to help kids who may have difficulty adjusting to life in school or at home. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helps children develop self confidence, build integrity and also gives them an ability to make better decisions. If you have a child or teenager that you think would benefit from our jujitsu programs please call.


For more information about Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes please contact us at 410-465-7799 or Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Kids Win Big at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior Grappling

Baltimore Martial Art’s Junior Brazilian Jujitsu Competition Team recently attended the Junior Grappling Association Tournament in Virginia Saturday May 28th.

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Competition Team AA Trophy for Baltimore Martial Arts

Baltimore Martial Arts had seven competitors enter into the Junior Grappling Association Tournament held in Virginia last Saturday.


Our junior competition team has been on a roll winning the AA team trophy award five out of the last six tournaments. To win the AA team BJJ trophy award you must have between 7-12 competitors. Points are awarded to a team based on individual place finishing. More points are awarded to advanced competitors. Special trophies are given to competitors that achieve the most submissions and/or have the most matches. Several of our kids have whom these trophies on numerous occasions. Justin Pyle Junior (center) once had 18 matches in one day.

Junior Grappling is a special Brazilian Jujitsu tournament in that it offers kids many divisions in which to compete and gives them many matches throughout the day. There is gi, no gi, boys, girls and boys / girls divisions. The format is double elimination which means a child wrestles until they lose 2 matches or wins their division.

At the end of the day our kids were very tired. In the picture above only a few stayed to receive the team trophy, but given that it was Saturday and many families had to drive 2 hours to get back home for Memorial Day it was understandable.

Baltimore Martial Arts next junior BJJ travel tournament will be at the Good Fight in Baltimore on June 8th.

Baltimore Martial Arts now has a junior wrestling program. Classes are held every Tuesday 4:30-5:30. Anyone is invited to attend or try a free class. Wrestling skills are very helpful to a BJJ competitor especially in no-gi grappling. Our kids demonstrated this at the last Junior Grappling tournament.

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Junior Grappling Virginia 2011

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu fosters the competitive spirit in children. Winning and loosing is a part of life and BJJ helps kids cope with these challenges. Good sportsmanship is also practiced through team participation and showing courtesy and respect to one’s opponent. If you would like to introduce your child or children to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, give us a call to schedule a free consultation and free class.


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Catonsville BJJ

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Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Catonsville, MD. Baltimore County
Baltimore Martial Arts Academy
6565 Baltimore National Pike Catonsville, MD 21228

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The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville Maryland has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BJJ for over 15 years. Gary Berger, a BJJ brown belt under Renato Tavares ATT 5th degree black belt, has been teaching BJJ to students in the Baltimore and Suburban area since 1995. Many of his original students are now BJJ instructors and/or BJJ school owners of their own.

BJJ Instructors in Catonsville

The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy’s Brazilian JiuJitsu program has four additional instructors besides Gary Berger, brown belt under Renato Tavares. Noel Smith, brown belt under Renato Tavares, Mike Johnson, brown belt under Pedro Sauer, Ronnie Russel, purple belt under Pedro Sauer & Steve Lord, purple belt also under Pedro Sauer. Each instructor works together in order to provide a learning experience that is a best as possible.

No-gi BJJ and MMA in Catonsville

Many BJJ students take 2-3 classes per week. We offer gi classes, BJJ with a uniform, and no-gi BJJ classes which do not involve a uniform. No-gi BJJ practitioners can wear t-shirts and shorts or Under Armor apparel. No-gi jiujitsu is also great for improving your MMA game. In fact, our MMA competitors include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, especially no gi jujitsu, into their regular MMA training. Charles Gamble, one of our MMA competitors, recently won a unanimous three round decision at XFE’s Cage Wars 4 “Jingle Brawl” on December 10th in Boothwyn, PA. Charles’ win was directly attributed to his ground game no-gi BJJ. He ended up mounting his opponent while landing strikes for almost a minute as the third round came to an end.

Learn BJJ in Catonsville

Brazilian Ju-Jitsu is easy to learn. It’s almost as intuitive as climbing a tree. This might sound ridiculous, but Jiu-Jitsu is a tactical martial arts which requires a sense of touch and proprioception. Compared to dodging a punch to your face, grabbing and restraining a person is much easier. Since BJJ is so easy to learn, it doesn’t take long to develop significant skill. Kids take to it very easily. We have about one hundred kids in our junior BJJ program and is one of the most popular at our school.

Bully Proof BJJ in Catonsville

Bully Proof is a BJJ system which was recently developed by the Gracie Academy, the most prestigious BJJ organization in the world. We incorporate many of the Bully Proof concepts into our junior BJJ program. Bully Proof was designed to teach kids BJJ in a safe and FUNmanner. Many of our kids compete in BJJ tournament across the nation. We frequent NAGA, North American Grappling Association, Grapplers Quest, The Good Fight and many other reputable tournaments.

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If you have read this far than I commend you. You must be serious about learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For that I personally invite you to take BJJ for a FREE 30 day period with no obligations. If you decide early on that you love it, you may want to purchase a traditional BJJ from us. The cost varies depending on the quality of the gi, but typically they cost between $80 & $130. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Even if you don’t take me up on my offer, give me a call, mention this blog, & Ill give you one of my school t-shirts for FREE valued at $21.

Thank you,
Gary Berger – Owner Baltimore Martial Arts Academy
Catonsville, Maryland

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