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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teenager named Battalion Honor Cadet

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Ben - Navy Sea Cadet and BJJ Student

A mother’s letter concerning her son’s accomplishments at Navy Sea Cadet School and how his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training at Baltimore Martial Arts has helped him.

A quick note regarding Ben’s first training (Seaman Recruit Training) which he just completed on Saturday. Ben was named Battalion Honor Cadet (highest achievement for all of the companies of recruits), was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for scoring the highest on the written exam and tied for first in their final run of 9.2 miles in a time of 75 minutes. He also excelled in his other Physical Readiness Testing. While we certainly know that much of what he brought to the table came from the training received at his Division, we also recognize how the physical and mental/emotional training he’s receiving at the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy played a huge part in his success. Many thanks to you and your staff for your excellent work with the students.

Best regards,
Bonnie Pilkington

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Baltimore Sun Article – Olympic Hopeful at Baltimore Martial Arts

Glen Burnie woman has Olympic aspirations in judo

Christina Salmond, 32 is ranked third in the country in her weight class. She trains and competes in Judo out of the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, Maryland.

Baltimore Judo Olympic Training

Christina Salmond, Olympic Hopeful for Baltimore Martial Arts and The Baltimore Judo Club in Catonsville, MD.

Christine Salmond’s success story in Judo was recently featured in a Baltimore Sun Article that was published on June 30th, 2011. For the complete article click the link below.

Baltimore Sun Article
By Jakob Engelke, The Baltimore Sun
5:25 p.m. EDT, June 30, 2011

Judo classes are offered at the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville for Adults and children. Adult Judo classes are held on Monday 6:30-8PM, Wednesdays 8-9:30PM and Saturdays 9-10:30AM. For more information about Judo classes please contact us at 410-465-7799 or Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Don’t Miss UFC 127

For the second straight fight, Jon Fitch has had the “#1 contender fight” label attached to a bout, as UFC President Dana White on Tuesday said the winner of the bout between Fitch and B.J. Penn at UFC 127 will be next in line for a title shot. I personnally don’t think much of Fitch. And I think BJ is a great fighter. I think his last fight or two, he has not has the same intense aggression as he had in the octagon before.

“They’re definitely in the title picture,” White said. “The reality is B.J. Penn has held titles in [two] weight classes, Fitch has fought for the title and has literally dominated that division for a long time, just couldn’t win the title.”

“Either one of these guys who wins this fight is in the mix; not in the mix, they’re the number one guy.”

But though White says the winner will be the next guy in line, neither fighter is looking past the other heading into their meeting in Australia.

“As of now, I’m not even thinking about that,” Penn said. “I’m not thinking about titles. I’m just happy to be fighting an opponent on Jon Fitch’s level.”

For his part, Fitch has heard all of this before, and he’s not letting any talk of title shots get in front of the task at hand.

“I don’t really want to waste any time thinking about anything more than fighting B.J.,” Fitch said. “As a welterweight, I have certain advantages in size but that won’t be enough. I’ve had to work a lot on speed, explosiveness and keeping everything tight to make sure there aren’t any mistakes in this fight.”

Don’t miss this event this Saturday only on Pay Per View.

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Baltimore Martial Arts Charles Gamble to Fight for Title at Cage Wars 5

Jackson Duncan

On March 11, 2011 Charles Gamble will be fighting for the XFE Title. Charles will be fighting Jackson Duncan fresh off of a win over Mike Jenkins at Cage Wars 4 were the fight lasted 3 rounds and went to a decision. Charles will have his toughest fight to date. Duncan who has six mma fights has the experience needed to win. Duncan now has 4 wins and 2 loses and will collide with Charles Gamble 1 win and 1 loss at Harrahs in  Pennsylvania. The much bigger Duncan has won his last fight by controling Mike Jenkins on the ground. Charles will have to use his footwork and speed to control the fight. I predict Charles’s cardio will allow him to constantly put on the pressure giving him the win. I hope everyone can come to support Charles. For more information contact Herb or Gary or visit http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=events.detail&eid=b3120976-b4f9-47e8-b696-6d43b0be1d88

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10 Best Fights of the Decade!

This past decade is now history and there are thousands of fights to choose from. Use any set of standards you want. It can be the best war, biggest impact, best energy or its place in history.

Of course this is only my opinion, and this could be alot of other fights too. So take this with a grain of salt and let’s discuss what you think some of the best fights should be.

10.  Scott Smith vs. Pete Sell, TUF  Finale, Nov. 11, 2005 — Las Vegas
Smith has a penchant for pulling victory from the jaws of defeat. Neither middleweight has ever been a top fighter but they do what fans like, slug it out. Sell and Smith traded shots from the opening bell. Just over a minute into the fight, both guys are so fired up they clap and give each a high five. The crowning moment came with 1:40 left in the second when Sell drilled Smith with a body shot. A doubled over Smith throws a hail mary, last ditch right and down went Sell. Smith repeated the feat five years later at Strikeforce in April. He was getting destroyed by Benji Radach when he pulled out a miracle knockout in the third round.

9. Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba, PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals, May, 1, 2000
It may not have been the most exciting fight but it lasted an incredible 90 minutes. Plus it featured the originator of the sport, Gracie, against Japan’s biggest fighting icon in Sakuraba. They battled through dozens of submissions attempts, kicks, punches and stomps. The Gracies finally threw in the towel when Royce could continue no longer with what turned out to be a broken leg. There had to be some controversy. It looked like Sakuraba tapped from a guillotine choke (1:08 mark).

8. Cristiane Santos vs. Gina Carano at Strikeforce, Aug, 15, 2009 – San Jose
Go ahead and chuckle. This may be the fight that launches female MMA to the mainstream. Even if it doesn’t, it matched the two female fighters recognized by most as the best at the time. The five minutes of non-stop action, mixed with the energy at the HP Pavilion matched any big fight atmosphere this decade, male or female!

7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, PRIDE Shockwave, Aug. 28, 2002, Tokyo, Japan
Bob Sapp is a freak show and he shouldn’t have been in the same ring with a legitimate MMA legend like Big Nog. But that’s what made it great. In the opening minute of the fight, the 360-pound Sapp landed a pile driver on Nogueira (0:07 mark). Sapp had top control for much of the first round and took a beating. His left eye was nearly closed and he had a nasty cut under the eye. Nogueira, as always, survived and mentally broke Sapp. The big guy came out for the second and was easy picking as Nogueira submitted him with a nasty armbar.


 

6. Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg, UFC 52, Apr. 16, 2005 — Las Vegas
There may have been more heat going into this fight than any in MMA history. The loudmouth Trigg just rubbed Hughes the wrong way. The “good guy” won with a dramatic comeback. Trigg, with the aid of a low blow, slapped on a rear-naked choke. Hughes looked like he was seconds away from going out when he was able to turn out of the hold. The fight got to the feet where Hughes picked up Trigg and carried him across the cage before slamming him to the mat. Hughes was able to put on his own rear-naked choke. Trigg fell back dramatically as referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight.

5. Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia, UFC 68, March 3, 2007 — Columbus, Ohio
Couture was forced to retire a year earlier after suffering a second brutal knockout at the hands of Liddell. The 220-pound Couture decided to make an improbable run at the heavyweight title against 6-foot-8, 265 pound Tim Sylvia. Couture knocked Sylvia on his butt in the first 30 seconds of the fight. This may have been best the atmosphere in UFC history. A record crowd of 19,000-plus routed against the giant. Couture confused Sylvia the entire way and cruised to a 50-45 victory. Couture captured the moment when he said, “Not bad for an old man,” to UFC color voice Joe Rogan.

4. Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva, PRIDE Final Conflict 2003, Nov. 9, 2003 — Tokyo, Japan
Silva was the most dominatant fighter in the world from 2000-2004. He reeled off 14 wins in 15 fights. Two of those wins came against Jackson. But what made those fights special was the fact that Jackson was the only guy who didn’t seem afraid of Silva and that brought a special level of rage out of “The Axe Murderer.” In their first meeting, Silva brutalized Jackson at times but the American seemed to have the fight under control when he slowed the pace with top control. That’s when the Japanese referee decided to stand things up prematurely. It spelled doom for Jackson who finished the fight lying face first on the ring ropes.

3. Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva, UFC 79, Dec, 29, 2007 — Las Vegas
Fans had waited for this fight for years. Liddell was the longtime UFC champ at 205 pounds while Silva had crushed folks for years in Japan. A potential matchup was ruined by Quinton Jackson in 2003 when he beat Liddell during a tournament. There was still a buzz but there was a feeling maybe it was too late for both and a great fight wouldn’t materialize. Wrong. This one turned out to be an absolute slugfest. Liddell and Silva both had their moments. Both landed big shots. Liddell just landed more.

2. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar, TUF 1 Finale, Apr. 9, 2005 — Las Vegas
This was the turning point for mixed martial arts in the United States. The UFC rolled the dice putting a reality show featuring 16 fighters on cable television. Griffin and Bonnar met in what was the most viewed fight in U.S. television history and they didn’t disappoint. The light heavyweights slugged it out with Griffin taking a close decision. Griffin went on to win the UFC 205 title while Bonnar has been a victim of injuries and circumstance since.

1. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, PRIDE Final Conflict 2005, Aug. 28, 2005 — Saitama, Japan
This was one of the rare times in MMA when the top two fighters in a weight class meet while both at the top of their game. Cro Cop was scaring the hell out of heavyweights with his lethal head kicks and Fedor had torn through 19 straight opponents finishing eight of the last nine. Cro Cop entered on a seven fight win streak finishing six of those opponents. It was three rounds of nail-biting action. If it went to the ground, Cro Cop was in trouble and if he landed one of those kicks, Fedor was dead meat. Fedor backed up Cro Cop for much of the fight and got the decision. Cro Cop was never the same fighter. Fedor went to win eight straight.

Dont forget to post your comments and let me know what you think  the best fights of the last 10 years were.

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Little Boy Struggling in School

Mr. Gary,

William has recently been struggling in school with following directions and completing his assignments. Since we returned from Winter Break, he has made a big change. His teachers told me on Friday that his effort & behavior was excellent. I am proud of him for that.

Thank you,
Joe Stevens

William is a student in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BJJ youth program at the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, MD.

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Bully Proof® Your Kids_Baltimore Martial Arts

The federal government has identified bullying as a national problem.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), a martial art, has proven to be an effective means of teaching children how to protect themselves against the bullying. Help your child learn to defend him or herself and develop self confidence with our Bully Proof® program.

CNN News recently aired a segment featuring children who learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to deter childhood bullying. This popular children’s BJJ program called Bullyproof®  is making waves around the world. The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy (BMAA) in Catonsville, Maryland has been teaching Jujitsu to children and servicing families for over 15 years.

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Baltimore Martial Arts Academy’s MMa Conditioning Training

This is part of our MMA training that we do at the end of every class, which is actually after class. After our class which is a 1.5 hours long we will do some kind of circuit training exercise. This is after working techniques, drills, fighting/sparring, etc.

Come check out or MMA class! We are here to help improve all aspects of your Mixed Martial Arts training!

Check out a video of the circuit training in action!

MMA Conditioning Training

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Baltimore Martial Arts Academy's MMa Conditioning Training

This is part of our MMA training that we do at the end of every class, which is actually after class. After our class which is a 1.5 hours long we will do some kind of circuit training exercise. This is after working techniques, drills, fighting/sparring, etc.

Come check out or MMA class! We are here to help improve all aspects of your Mixed Martial Arts training!

Check out a video of the circuit training in action!

MMA Conditioning Training

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