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Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | Beginner Classes

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals Classes |Baltimore Martial Arts

BJJ Fundamentals Class

Learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in our BJJ Adult Fundamentals Class. This class will teach you everything that you need to know in order to to be proficient in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You will learn the techniques and skill sets that will prepare you for randori (wrestling) and in real life if confronted by an assailant.

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Adult Fundamentals classes are held on Mondays and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30PM & also on Fridays from 6:30-7:30PM. 

The Whole Family Can Train at the Same Time!!!

Learn BJJ at the same time as our Kid’s BJJ classes are being held. Our kids BJJ Beginner Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at or around the same time, depending on your child’s age, making it super convenient for the whole family to come train at our school at the same time. Mom’s or Dads not interested in BJJ can take a Kickboxing Fitness Class upstairs from 5:30-6:30PM Mondays and Wednesdays or a Kettlebell Fitness Class from 5:30-6PM.

orange_registernowSimply click the “Register Now” link to schedule your first Adult BJJ Fundamentals class. If there are other classes or programs that are of interest to you please CLICK HERE for our more comprehensive online scheduler.

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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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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

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6020 Meadowridge Rd., Suite R
Elkridge, Maryland 21075
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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

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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

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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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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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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.

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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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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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GFTeam

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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Nina Cutro Grappler’s Seminar | Baltimore Martial Arts

Grappler’s Clinic with Nina Cutro-Kelly

Grappler’s clinic with Nina Cutro-Kelly, World Sambo and Judo medalist. Nina will be conducting a seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts on Sunday January 18th. Register for one or two sessions online and save!

Nina Cutro

Sambo Judo Champion

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR BOTH SESSIONS – COST $50

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR JUST ONE SESSION – COST $35

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Professor Denilson Pimenta | GFTeam Brazil | Baltimore Martial Arts

Denilson Pimenta

Professor Pimenta will be teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Baltimore Martial Arts from August 11th to September 7th, 2013. Professor Pimenta is one of the top competitors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s featherweight division (Peso Pena – 70kg/154lbs) and is part of the prestigious GFTeam from Brazil. Call us at 410-465-7799 to inquire about private lessons, morning classes, special invitation classes, non-member fees and upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars.

Morning BJJ Classes

Professor Pimenta will be teaching adult BJJ Classes from 11 AM-12:30 PM Monday – Thursday at Baltimore Martial Arts. This morning BJJ class will most likely be small in size and offers an excellent opportunity for students to get specialized BJJ instruction. Beginners and non-members are welcome. If you are not a member of Baltimore Martial Arts, call us at 410-465-7799 to inquire about our guest membership fees. Professor Pimenta will also be teaching evening BJJ classes. See our CLASS Schedule.

Denilson Pimenta

GFT Competitor

Denilson Pimenta is a member of the prestigious Grappling Fight Team (GFTeam). Coach Denilson is an internationally renowned BJJ competitor often placing or winning in most tournaments that he competes in. Coach Denilson recently won in his class at the 2013 Pan American Championships. Denilson’s success is a result of working with some of the best fighters in the world, such as Rodolfo Vieira, Theodoro Canal and many others.

Denilson Pimenta’s Achievements

  • Pan American Champion 2013
  • Rio Open Champion (2009)
  • European Champion (2009 – CBJJE)
  • World No-Gi Silver Medallist (2008)
  • Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2009)
  • World Cup Bronze Medallist (2009)

Denilson Pimenta’s Biography

Denilson Pimenta grew up on the Favela’s in Rio de Janeiro. Denilson started Jiu Jitsu in 1991 as a way to occupy his spare time, in order to focus on something positive and escape the dangers of falling victim to crime. Denilson was awareded his black belt by Mestre Julio Cesar, GFTeam’s main instructor.

Denilson Pimenta’s BJJ Lineage

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Moacir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Denilson Pimenta

Videos of Denilson Pimenta

Denilson Pimenta x Douglas Moura by X-COMBAT

Denilson Pimenta x Mário Reis by X-COMBAT

Denilson Pimenta e Tiago Bravo – Rio Internacional Jiu-Jitsu Qualifier – 73kg

Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness

Walk in M-F, 5-8 PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 2PM & Sunday 2-4 PM
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Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Elias & Miguel Wall Student Testimonials

Elias and his little brother Miguel are students in our Children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Baltimore Martial Arts in Catonsville, Maryland. Their mother helped them put together this video where they talk about their training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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. Free transportation. Space is limited so if you are interested please call 410-465-7799

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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Renato Tavares BJJ Seminar May 11th, 2013

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

Special FREE Class Friday evening with Master Tavares for those that pre-register

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

Walk in M-F, 5-8 PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 2PM & Sunday 2-4 PM
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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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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Walk in M-F, 5-9 PM Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM & Sunday 2-4 PM
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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

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.

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.

Walk in M-F, 5-8 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

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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To read more reviews about Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness please visit our GOOGLE PLACE PAGE.

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Little Girl Bullied – Grandmother’s Testimonial

Childhood Bullying

One of our students was bullied at her school before joining our children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Baltimore Martial Arts. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is only one of several kids martial arts programs that we offer. They all help kids gain confidence and teach them defensive skills that help protect them against big bullies.

Below is a brief video of the little girl’s grandmother giving her opinions of our children’s martial arts program and what it has done for her granddaughter.

Childhood bullying has become a major issue in our society. No longer are bullies getting slapped on the wrist or detained after school. School policies are beginning to adapt a zero tolerance policy which may result in school expulsion and legal consequence.

The graph below shows that children’s behavior and/or attitudes toward other children is changing for the worse.

Childhood Bullying

Changing Attitudes

Teaching children martial arts and instilling confidence is only one part of the problem. We can help the victim stand up for themselves and punish those children who decide to be abusive. However, these strategies are only bandaids on a wound and not a cure. We may never be able to stop bullying and giving your child bandaids may be your best immediate strategy. We should strive for more than quick fixes and reach out to those being bullied and or bullying through their parents and through their teachers at school. We can try and educate parents, teachers and our children’s guardians by teaching them the signs to look that are indicative of being bullied or bullying other children.

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}.
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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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