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Learn Capoeira at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy

Capoeira Classes in Baltimore

Capoeira classes for Children and Adults are now offered at Baltimore Martial Arts in Catonsville, Maryland.

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Capoeira Schedule:

  • Copoeira Children’s Classes – Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6PM – First class begins October 27th, 2015

  • Capoeira Adult Classes – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7:30PM


Capoeira is the Afro-Brazilian martial art that takes its roots during the colonial era of Brazil. Capoeira combines music, dance, acrobatics, play and martial elements into a dynamic ritual fight. The details of capoeira’s origins and early history are still a matter of debate among historians, but it is clear that African slaves played a crucial role in the development of the art form. Capoeira differs from other Martial Arts because of the strong African and Brazilian components: the rhythm of the music, the call and response of the songs, and the Ginga, the mobile guard of Capoeira that resembles dance steps. Capoeira is a delightful sight, fun, relaxing, and empowering.

Check out this cool video of what Capoeira looks like:

Capoeira is an energetic, the game or dance, played in a circle with musical accompaniment, in which two players try to take each other down, or otherwise dominate each other, whilst showing a mastery of movement. The players evade touching any part of the body to the ground excluding the hands, feet, and head. Becoming skilled demands long-term training. Full involvement requires learning how to play instruments, as well as learning the necessary movement skills.

Capoeira for Children

Family/Kids Class- Ages 5 to 11

Capoeira1Capoeira is a community where all would be welcome…a place where I could raise my children and prepare them for life. A family. My son Daryl Jr. is a strong, very social, happy, well-adjusted child…I am grateful to our Capoeira Community for helping me raise my son in a positive and healthy environment.

As parents we want to help our children grow, learn and develop. We want our children to gain experiences that will help them become productive members of society. Our goal is to help provide your child an environment where they can flourish and grow. Join our community and know that we will help your child develop healthy habits, gain confidence and self-assurance, as well as to make lasting friendships.

Help Your Child Build Good Habits

Marinheira-1Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and happy. We see Capoeira as a tool to create stronger, healthier, happier people.

Training Capoeira will help your child develop healthy habits as they train and become more fit, flexible, stronger, and overall healthy. Try our Intro Program to see what Capoeira can do to help your child develop these healthy habits early in life. Get your child used to working out on a regular basis. We all know that kids who exercise do better in school, have fewer problems, release stress in a positive way, and are more confident and focused.

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Zumba Guest Instructors at Baltimore Martial Arts

Come on out and join us for some Zumba classes at Baltimore Martial Arts in Catonsville, Maryland. Zumba is a great way to tone muscle and lose fat while also having fun. Our club like atmosphere has dim lighting and a professional sound system. If you like latin music, want to lose weight and start an exercise program that you will stick with, try Zumba.

Baltimore Martial Arts will be hosting two guest instructors for Zumba classes held on Saturday June 30th (Athea) and Saturday July 14th (Joan) 10:15-11:30 AM.


Zumba Catonsville

Joan - Zumba Instructor

Joan is a certified Zumba instructor, freelance writer, mom, and overall fitness/nutrition enthusiast. She is passionate about sharing the Zumba message, “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party”, and she continues to do so for companies like the Baltimore Ravens, Hopkins School of Nursing, Underground Fitness, and Coppermine Fieldhouse. Joan is excited to share her enthusiasm and genuine Latin flavor with Baltimore Martial Arts!


Athea is a certified Zumba instructor and can be seen teaching Zumba around the Baltimore and Baltimore Metropolitan area. Athea is excited to share her teaching style with our members

Athea Zumba Catonsville

Athea - Zumba Instructor

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Baltimore Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Children’s BJJ Tournament

The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy, in Catonsville Maryland, recently held a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition for its junior BJJ students – February 13th 2011.

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Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament at Baltimore Martial Arts

The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy hosts a children’s Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ) tournament at its facility every 4 months. The primary purpose is to help instill within children a competitive spirit, self confidence and life’s lessons concerning winning and losing. Every child comes away feeling good about themselves as each receives a medal and patches regardless of how well they placed. Kids that earn first place receive a nice trophy.

There were over 40 competitors spanning 8 divisions including children aged 5 through 13. For several children this was their first tournament. For others, especially for our children”s competition traveling team it was one of many. One little girl in particular, named Lilly, won her first BJJ trophy after 2 years of trying. Needless to say that she was very happy as well as her parents.

Baltimore Martial Arts is planning a BJJ Junior Promotional sometime in mid April. We will have two students, Nick Taylor & Sonny Csorba testing for their junior black belt. Both of these students have been actively competing on the BJJ tournament circuit and are excellent role models for the rest of their classmates.

Referring the tournament for the first time was Steven Lord. He is a BJJ purple belt under professor Sauer and in one of our Brazilian Jujitsu instructors for our Adult students. Justin Pyle Sr., Justin Pyle Jr. & Ronnie Russell also refereed. Our next tournament will take place sometime in mid  June.

6 Year Old BJJ Competitors

6 Year Old BJJ Competitors at BMAA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2011

Mr. Gary's Pep Talk to BJJ Kids Before Tournament

Mr. Gary's Pep Talk to BJJ Kids Before Tournament

Girls Trophies at Baltimore Martial Arts Inner-School BJJ Tournament 2011

Girls Trophies at Baltimore Martial Arts Inner-School BJJ Tournament 2011

Children Compete at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy's BJJ Tournament

Oscar & William in a BJJ Competition at Baltimore Martial Arts

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Girl Scouts or Brazilian Jujitsu – Baltimore Martial Arts

I can’t say enough good things about the school. My daughter is enrolled in the Brazilian Jujitsu classes at the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville. At one point we had to give her the choice between Jujitsu or Girl scouts. She chose Jujitsu. She loves the fact, that after every class she is rewarded with a stripe on her belt. She is so excited to test for her next belt. As a parent I love the fact that the instructors know who she is, something I didn’t find in Girl Scouts.

Dave Rothering

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BJJ Teaches Children Discipline, Self Confidence & Respect

My Name is Anita Mallikarjuna. I enrolled my son Samarth at Baltimore Martial Arts in Catonville about 5 months ago. I am very pleased with my son’s progress and I am very happy with the results. The program has given my son self confidence and has helped make him strong & sturdy. The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy’s youth BJJ program also teaches the importance of discipline in life and the importance of respecting elders including Parents and Teachers. The teachers are really good. My son loves going to class. I am looking forward to seeing my son continue with the program. Mr. Gary is a really nice person and together with his staff tries their best for each child.

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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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More than just Martial Arts

Life is what you make of it. At the Baltimore Martial Arts in Catonville just across the street form Toys R Us. There is life for all ages. My six years old son is taking a karate class at the Baltimore Martial Arts. Due to the fact that he has lots of energy that needs to be burned off and a short attention span so far this class has helped him focus and be less restless. With the help of his instructors Mr. Gary, Mrs. Kate and Mrs. Hanna my son has also learned that in life you lose some and you win some as long as he tries his best, don’t give up and with practice he will do better. Also, due to these factors and the extra little things that they notice my son does better in school. I also, have my thirteen year old cousin who is taking karate. She was not that social and was a type of person who did nothing but sit around most of the time which lead her to an unhealthy size and nearly caused her to become a diabetic. By joining karate she has gained more confidence; she socializes more with other children and for a person of her healthy size she can really move now. This place has a great owner Mr. Gary a very nice person who believes in you and the children. Mr. Gary and his staff tries to set things up to accommodate every child, adult and parent for a better health and a better you.

Thank You,
T. Brown

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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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