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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



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Baltimore Judo


Judo, or “the gentle way,” is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport that originated in Japan in the late 19th century but is now practiced around the world. In a Judo match, a competitor can throw an opponent to the ground […]

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Women Grappler’s Day

Calling all Women Grapplers!

Join us for two hours of open mat and grappling technique exchange on Sunday October 28th 10AM-Noon at Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness in Catonsville, Maryland. All women Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo practitioners are welcome.

Our Lady Grappler Open Mat Event will be headed by Christina Salmond. Christina is a first degree black belt in Kodokan Judo, USA Judo certified instructor and coach, active national and international shai competitor and regional level kata competitor, represented the United States at the Judo Worls Cup (2011 & 2012), ranked #1 national female Master athlete (78kg), and is nationally ranked among the top five in the Senior Elite Females division for two years.

Any interested women that would like to participate should call 410-465-7799 and let us know that you are coming. Help us spread the word.

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Parent Testimonial – Kids Judo at Baltimore Martial Arts

I wanted to share with you what an amazing experience this has been for John and I. Tomas is a wonderful instructor and your staff is a great group of people. John came to Tomas as an intense, small boy who worked extremely hard and accomplished a lot but could not stand losing a match, even a practice one.

He often broke down in frustration when he lost a match. Tomas was sensitive to John’s needs and quickly picked up on John’s intensity and worked with him to John’s advantage. As a result, John is now a confident 11 year old who no longer NEEDS to win every time. Judo has done him well and I am grateful to you and Tomas.

Rasoul Motavalli

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Military Dad – Baltimore Martial Arts

I would highly recommend Baltimore Martial Arts Academy for many reasons and from a couple different view points.

As a student – Gary Berger and his staff are experts instructors not only in martial arts but fitness of both mind and body. I have been in the military for 21 years, have lived all over the world and have never seen a gym with so many different courses of instruction. Such a wide array and blending of talent is hard to find and almost impossible in a single school. Patient and professional – I have found these instructors to look at the individual and tailor classes to student needs and goals. The plethora of instructors is simply amazing. I have 3 Aikido instructors my son has 5 different jujitsu instructors and my daughter has 2 different kickboxing instructors – getting all of there collective strengths and experiences – class never gets boring or routine.

As a father – I have two teenagers attending Baltimore Martial Arts Academy and can not imagine a better environment for an extracurricular activity. My Son has attained his black belt in mixed martial arts and is working on belts in both judo and straight jujitsu. He is on the competition team and has competed nationally in numerous grappling and judo competitions – qualifying this year for the judo junior nationals this summer. It has been a great outlet for teenage aggression for both kids and has shown them a positive way to harness energy that would be otherwise wasted. His skills will serve him well in high school as he plays football and wrestles. My Daughter is working on a belt in mixed martial arts and taking kickboxing classes. Not the competitor her brother is I have found the discipline and fitness she is learning will carry on through her entire life. As a father it is good to know that my daughter can defend herself and walks with a confidence that
she may otherwise have not found. My children are the most important thing in my life and my greatest legacy – I feel blessed to have found this gym with such a large group of both male and female role models to help me raise my children and instill the values we all find so lacking in the world today. It is refreshing to find a place where integrity, honor, respect and discipline are not only preached but taught, practiced and expected.

All in all I was lucky or destined to find Baltimore Martial Arts Academy. I have found a family that cares about me and my families well being. I hope all of you are as lucky.

Justin D. Pyle

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Mom of Junior Black Belt – Baltimore Martial Arts

“We have been members of the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy (BMAA) for almost 3 years now. When my oldest son was 5, he watched Kung Fu Panda and decided to give martial arts a try. He fell in love with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) classes for kids at BMAA. He’s now 8 and working on his black belt! We pay the monthly rate so the whole family can take unlimited classes at BMAA. Between BJJ, Judo, Tae Kwon Do and kettlebell classes, our family is at BMAA almost every day of the week.
Sensei Gary is very good with the kids. He really tries to make the classes fun. Danyelle is also a fantastic instructor. Working out with kettlebells is extremely challenging. She is good at motivating her class and never loses her sense of humor.”

🙂 Elayne K.

(Nick and Teddy’s mom)

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Happy Parent

My name is Aysar Odeh.  I enrolled my son after noticing that he was having problems with some kids in his school.  He immediately loved it and would throw a fit if we forgot to take him to class.  He made a lot of friends and he wakes up faster for school these days. Gary talks to the kids about when to use their skills and when not to use it.  He talks to them about bullies and rewards them for being good at home.  The classes also have a few games that keep the kids looking forward to the next class.

The center has a position and friendly atmosphere.  After a change in our schedule that prevented us from making our regular classes, we were welcomed into trying Judo and Tae Kwon-do.  Both instructors were also great and my son decided on Tae Kwon-do.  The center has moved into a bigger location recently and I wouldn’t be surprised if it needed to expand again.  I highly recommend this to any one.


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Judo Student

Baltimore Martial Arts Judo Student

Judo Student

“When John Anderson decided to retire after teaching judo in Baltimore for 50 years, the future of the Baltimore Judo Club was in question. Gary Berger stepped in and vowed to continue Sensei Anderson’s legacy by not only keeping the club open, but also by putting new resources into it. Now, many of us who started learning under Sensei Anderson are continuing to learn new judo techniques in a brand new facility, but with the same Baltimore Judo Club spirit. I’m grateful for what Gary Berger did.

–Scott Carlson, Judo student”

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