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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.

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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.

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Maryland Cage Combat

Maryland Cage Combat

Corbin Pagano & Brandon Johnson, Mixed Martial Arts fighters from Baltimore Martial Arts, at Maryland Cage Combat in Baltimore Maryland. Video highlights from Maryland Cage Combat 4.

Maryland Caged Combat

Maryland Cage Combat Event
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Corbin, Coach Benjamin & Friends

Maryland Cage Combat has had four venues so far of which Baltimore Martial Art’s MMA team has participated. Corbin Pagano has a mixed martial arts record of 1-1. He won in last night’s competition with a rear naked choke (RNC) in the third round. Brandon Johnson has a mixed martial arts record of 2-2. He won a title match on March 16th via a hard fought three round decision. Other fighter’s from Baltimore Martial Arts that have competed in Maryland Cage Combat include Charles Gamble, Erik Milks, Erin Milks & Ray Sydnor.

Maryland Cage Combat

Maryland Cage Combat

Brandon Johnson Maryland Cage Combat Mixed Martial Arts Champion

Maryland Cage Combat

Baltimore Martial Art’s instructors, coaches, friends, classmates & family were in attendance at Maryland Cage Combat Friday March 16th, 2013. Coach Walter, Charles Gamble, Herb Severn, Benjamin Kassim & Gary Berger were there. Mr. Pagano, Corbin’s dad, was more nervous than Corbin before the fight. Mr. Pagano was an accomplished wrestler back in the day. Ironically Corbin’s mother wasn’t nervous at all saying her son and his brother have been fighting ever since birth. Coach Charles helped corner a competitor from another school who was apparently a police officer and was there by himself.

Keep visiting our web site BaltimoreMartialArts.com for news concerning our next competitions and our competitors. Also visit our MMA Page or MMA Blog Page.

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Children’s Martial Arts in Baltimore | Father’s Testimonial | Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness

Mr. & Mr. Eric Bonardi, father of 5 year old Vincent in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, gives his testimonial of Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness in Catonsville, Maryland.

Mr. Bonardi enrolled his son Vincent in our junior beginner’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. After only 4 months, Vincent has learned moves that has enabled him to compete with other children in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. Vincent is an outstanding young boy. He pays attention and is enthusiastic during his lessons. His self confidence has improved dramatically.

Our children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu beginner classes are taught by a husband and wife team who cooperatively own the Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness Center in Catonsville, Maryland. The owner’s own children, ages 4 & 6, also take martial arts classes.

 

Baltimore Martial Arts offers several children’s martial arts classes including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do (TKD), Judo & Wrestling. 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 now has KARATE AFTER SCHOOL & is taking registrations for its SUMMER CAMP sessions. Space is limited so if you are interested please call 410-465-7799

Karate Summer Camp for Kids

Karate Camp Session #1 July 8th – July 12th

Karate Camp Session #2 August 12th – August 16th

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Renato Tavare’s Seminar January 26th

Renato Tavares, 5th Degree Black Belt, American Top Team Coach will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Noel Smith’s BJJ in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Saturday January 26th 10:00AM-2PM.

registration cost is $50

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Renato Tavares Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts 2011

Brazilian Jujitsu

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.

Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness

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Mom’s Testimonial Children’s Martial Arts Baltimore

Shawnna Abrams, mother of Sean Abrams (5 years old), gives a testimonial about Baltimore Martial Arts and its children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Catonsville, Maryland.

Sean, 5 years old, is a student at Baltimore Martial Arts. He takes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu one day a week. His mother, Shawnna, gives her testimonial about the Kids BJJ program and how her son Sean has benefited.

 

Baltimore Martial Arts offers several children’s classes including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Judo & Wrestling. Baltimore Martial Arts will soon be offering a children’s mixed martial arts (MMA) program. 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 anytime. Gary Berger Owner Baltimore Martial Arts.

Baltimore Martial Arts now has a KARATE AFTER SCHOOL & STUDY GROUP. If interested please call

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Walk in M-F, 5-9 PM Saturday, 9 AM – 2 PM & Sunday 2-4 PM
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Pedro Sauer – BJJ Seminar – Baltimore Martial Arts

Professor Pedro Sauer will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy on Thursday November 29th 7-9PM. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt promotions will be conducted afterwards by professor Sauer himself. The cost of the BJJ seminar is $50 if you register online or $60 at the door. Space is limited so please register early.


Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Professor Pedro Sauer

Master Pedro Sauer

Certified 8th Degree Red/Black Belt Instructor under Rickson Gracie.

Personal History

Professor Pedro Sauer was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where from an early age, he began training in the martial arts. At age five, he began boxing and later took up judo and taekwondo. At age fifteen, however, his friend, Rickson Gracie, invited him to train jiu-jitsu with his younger brother, Royler, who at the time was only nine years old. The outcome of this experience convinced him that jiu-jitsu was the most effective of all the martial arts, and he began training the very next day.

Pedro worked towards a double major (Economics and Business Administration) in college, and took post graduation course at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. He worked in Brazil as a stockbroker for eleven years before deciding to move to the United States and pursue a career teaching jiu-jitsu. In 1990, he moved to California with the original wave of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors. He lived in California with Rickson Gracie and trained daily with the Gracie brothers (Rickson, Rorion, and Royce), their father, Helio Gracie, their cousin, Renzo Gracie, and the Machado Brothers, as well as many others. In December of that same year, he moved to Utah where he has lived for the past eight years, pioneering brazilian jiu-jitsu in the American southwest.

For more information about our adult and/or children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs visit our web site Baltimore Martial Arts, Adult BJJ or Children’s BJJ pages

To register for the BJJ seminar click the REGISTRATION FOR EVENT icon above. BJJ belt promotions must be schedule in advance. Please call Gary Berger 410-908-5425 for details.

Walk in M-F, 5-8 PM Saturday, 9 AM – 2 PM & Sunday 2-4 PM
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Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Promotion at Baltimore Martial Arts

Several junior students from the Baltimore Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program recently tested for their next belt. Four students in particular tested and passed their junior BJJ black belt.

The junior black belt candidates had to pass a grueling one hour test of physical strength, endurance and mental challenges before they were tested for technique proficiency. Their entire test took about 2 1/2 hours and was a testament to what students can achieve through hard work and dedication.

Baltimore Martial Arts Children Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Baltimore Martial Arts Children's BJJ Promotion

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Little Girl & Mom Testimonial Baltimore Martial Arts

Allie is a student in our advanced junior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, Maryland. Allie in her own words gives her testimonial of our kids BJJ classes and our school. Allie is a very bright young lady and recently won first place in our Junior Grappling tournament that was held on Saturday April 22nd at the Baltimore Martial Arts and Fitness Center.

Allie and her mother give a brief testimonial of the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy and its Junior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program.

 

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 anytime. Gary Berger Owner Baltimore Martial Arts.

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Walk in M-F, 5-9 PM Saturday, 9 AM – 2 PM & Sunday 2-4 PM
Visit our You Tube Channel{Baltimore Martial Arts You Tube}.
Email us at:baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Fast Burn 30 Morning and Lunch Time Classes

Fast Burn 30 Kettlebells

FAST BURN 30

These 30 minute high intensity interval sessions are tough but a lot of fun. Two classes a week are all you need to make major improvements in your health. […]

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NAGA Maryland BJJ Tournament

Baltimore Martial Arts students competed at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) in Landover, MD. on Saturday October 8th, 2011.

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George, 17 years old wins BJJ Adult Novice Division. NAGA Landover, Maryland October 2011

Baltimore Martial Arts junior copetitors Justin Pyle and Ben Metzler competed in the junior advanced division. Both young men had very tough matches against nationally ranked competitors. Justin, the one man army, succumbed to some submissions but put on a good effort. This was Ben Metzler’s first NAGA tournament. He had one win and three losses. Oscar Heredia competed in novice and had some very tough matches. Two losses came at the last second and one loss was decided by an advantage. Oscar took off for the summer but he is back in training and going hard.

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Oscar hold a first place trophy samurai sword at NAGA Landover Maryland October 2011.

Ian Rathmell was alos away for the summer but decided to compete. He was very brave in all of his matches and showed determination throughout. Wins didn’t happen for Ian or Oscar but showing up made them winners in my eyes.

Baltimore Martial Arts junior competition team will be in training for more upcoming tournaments. Our team has not been doing as many NAGA tournaments as we have in the past. Lately we have been participating in the Junior Grappling tournaments which offer a double elimination format thus allowing our kids to compete in more matches. Justin Pyle Jr has had as many as 17 matches (maybe more) in one day. The next Junior Grappling tournament will be held in Virginia Saturday October 15th. The Junior Grappling 2 day National Championships will be held in Fredericksburgh, Virginia November 12-13. This event will award competitors that have accumulated points throughout the 2011 BJJ competitive year.

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NAGA in Landover MD October 2011

Turnout for NAGA Landover appeared to be half of what it was last year. This photo was taken at about 10:30 AM while the rules discussion was taking place. This discussion took about an hour which for many who are familiar with the rules can be lengthly. Im not sure why the turnout was less. Some people commented that it was due to the economy. Maybe you have an opinion???

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Charles Gamble Wins at XFE’s Cage Wars 4

Charles Gamble of Baltimore Martial Arts Academy, wins at XFE’s Cage Wars 4 “Jingle Brawl”. The Event took place Friday night, December 10th in Boothwyn, PA. Charles won a unanimous decision for all three rounds. The first round started out on the feet with his opponent Malcolm Slaughter and Charles kicking and punching. I gave this round a slight edge to Charles. The second Round this is where the mix up started with the clinch and take-downs, along with Charles getting the top position on the ground. The third round ended with Charles being in the mount for most of the round with some ground and pound from him. Charles has been training hard and this was a well deserved win. Congratulations Charles!!!!

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