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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

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Catonsville BJJ

Catonsville BJJ Baltimore County

Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Catonsville, MD. Baltimore County
Baltimore Martial Arts Academy
6565 Baltimore National Pike Catonsville, MD 21228
410-465-7799

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Page

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.

Sign up for BJJ in Catonsville

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
410-465-7799

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Page

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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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