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Junior Grappling

Junior Grappling

Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness held it’s quarterly inner-school Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior Grappling tournament. We had about 40 competitors ages 4-13. Trophies, medals & patches were awarded. Everyone benefited whether they won or lost. Instructor & owner Gary Berger, teaches the children that’s there’s a lesson in every loss and not to look at losing as a failure, but as an opportunity to learn and improve for the next time. Competitors learn to show respect, have humility and to demonstrate good sportsmanship.

Baltimore Martial Arts’s junior BJJ competition team will be competing in the upcoming Junior Grappling tournament on July 27th 2013 at the Freedom High School in Woodbridge, VA. If you think that your child would be interested in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu and/or competition please let us know. If your child currently attends our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program and he or she wants to join our Junior Grappling Competition Team let us know as soon as possible.

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Kids compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Baltimore Martial Arts. We are preparing for the Junior Grappling Tournament in Woodbridge, VA.

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 is now taking Fall registration for KARATE AFTER SCHOOL. First come – first serve. 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
Visit our You Tube Channel{Baltimore Martial Arts You Tube}.
Email us at:baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Junior Grappling

Junior Grappling

Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness held it’s quarterly inner-school Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior Grappling tournament. We had about 40 competitors ages 4-13. Trophies, medals & patches were awarded. Everyone benefited whether they won or lost. Instructor & owner Gary Berger, teaches the children that’s there’s a lesson in every loss and not to look at losing as a failure, but as an opportunity to learn and improve for the next time. Competitors learn to show respect, have humility and to demonstrate good sportsmanship.

Baltimore Martial Arts’s junior BJJ competition team will be competing in the upcoming Junior Grappling tournament on July 27th 2013 at the Freedom High School in Woodbridge, VA. If you think that your child would be interested in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu and/or competition please let us know. If your child currently attends our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program and he or she wants to join our Junior Grappling Competition Team let us know as soon as possible.

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 is now taking Fall registration for KARATE AFTER SCHOOL. First come – first serve. 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
Looking for a map?

Walk in M-F, 4:30-9PM Saturday, 8:30AM – 12:30PM & Sunday 2-4PM
Visit our You Tube Channel{Baltimore Martial Arts You Tube}.
Email us at:baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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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
Looking for a map?

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

To read more reviews about Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness please visit our GOOGLE PLACE PAGE.

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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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Justin Pyle – A One Kid Army at Junior Grappling Summer Classic

Justin Pyle, Jr. competed at the Junior Grappling Summer Classic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Fredricksburg, Virginia Saturday July 30th, 2011.

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Justin Pyle Jr. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's One Kid Army

Justin represented the Baltimore Martial Arts Junior Grappling Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition team. Single handily he won a first place team trophy and the “Iron Grapplers” cup which is awarded to the grappler who had the most matches during the event. Justin had 22 matches which was a new Junior Grappling record. Summertime has been tough on our junior BJJ competition team with so many kids on vacation and in summer camp, however our team is rallying for the next Junior Grappling tournament in Millersville, Maryland on August 20th, 2011.

Justin is an exemplary young man who not only has courage and the indomitable spirit, but also has compassion and a maturity which many teens now-a-days are lacking. Justin attends BJJ and Judo classes often four and sometimes five days a week. He assists Sensei Gary Berger with some of his BJJ classes for the younger children for which he is an admired role model.

Justin’s dad is a behind the scenes hero. We call him our dojo dad because he is always at the school either bringing Justin to class, training in Aikido or helping out in some capacity. Justin’s dad also tirelessly drives Justin to all of his numerous jujitsu tournaments which sometimes are hundreds of miles a way.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the martial arts in general has repeatedly been shown to help kids who may have difficulty adjusting to life in school or at home. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helps children develop self confidence, build integrity and also gives them an ability to make better decisions. If you have a child or teenager that you think would benefit from our jujitsu programs please call.

 

For more information about Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes please contact us at 410-465-7799 or Email: baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com

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Baltimore Martial Arts
6565 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD. 21228

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Highlight Video of Justin Pyle Jr. – Junior Grappling Tournament Woodbridge, VA May 2011

Team Xtreme represented well at the last Junior Grappling Tournament held in Woodbridge Virginia May 28th 2011. Seen in the video below is Justin Pyle Junior filmed by his father.

Justin Pyle, advanced Junior competitor, uses beautiful Judo techniques to win at Junior Grappling in Woodbridge, Virginia. Watch for one of his best throws called Ippon Seoi-nage.

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Kids Win Big at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior Grappling

Baltimore Martial Art’s Junior Brazilian Jujitsu Competition Team recently attended the Junior Grappling Association Tournament in Virginia Saturday May 28th.

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Competition Team AA Trophy for Baltimore Martial Arts

Baltimore Martial Arts had seven competitors enter into the Junior Grappling Association Tournament held in Virginia last Saturday.

 

Our junior competition team has been on a roll winning the AA team trophy award five out of the last six tournaments. To win the AA team BJJ trophy award you must have between 7-12 competitors. Points are awarded to a team based on individual place finishing. More points are awarded to advanced competitors. Special trophies are given to competitors that achieve the most submissions and/or have the most matches. Several of our kids have whom these trophies on numerous occasions. Justin Pyle Junior (center) once had 18 matches in one day.

Junior Grappling is a special Brazilian Jujitsu tournament in that it offers kids many divisions in which to compete and gives them many matches throughout the day. There is gi, no gi, boys, girls and boys / girls divisions. The format is double elimination which means a child wrestles until they lose 2 matches or wins their division.

At the end of the day our kids were very tired. In the picture above only a few stayed to receive the team trophy, but given that it was Saturday and many families had to drive 2 hours to get back home for Memorial Day it was understandable.

Baltimore Martial Arts next junior BJJ travel tournament will be at the Good Fight in Baltimore on June 8th.

Baltimore Martial Arts now has a junior wrestling program. Classes are held every Tuesday 4:30-5:30. Anyone is invited to attend or try a free class. Wrestling skills are very helpful to a BJJ competitor especially in no-gi grappling. Our kids demonstrated this at the last Junior Grappling tournament.

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Junior Grappling Virginia 2011

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu fosters the competitive spirit in children. Winning and loosing is a part of life and BJJ helps kids cope with these challenges. Good sportsmanship is also practiced through team participation and showing courtesy and respect to one’s opponent. If you would like to introduce your child or children to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, give us a call to schedule a free consultation and free class.

 

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Kids BJJ

Baltimore Martial Arts Kids Competition “Team Xtreme – Renato Tavares” competed at the Junior Grappling Association tournament in Millersville, Maryland Saturday April 16th 2011.

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Baltimore Martial Arts Kids Jiu-Jitsu Team

Baltimore Martial Arts “Team Xtreme” representing Renato Tavares from American Top Team Vero Beach, Florida won the Second place AAA team trophy award Our grappling team consisted of ten children ages 5-13 and beginner to advanced. Team BMAA won numerous gold medals including the “Iron Grappler” cup which was awarded to the grappler (Justin Pyle – 10 matches) who had the most matches for the day. Missing from photo is Kaylin, Tyler and Ryan who had to leave early.

Five year old Lucas Lopez competed in his second tournament with Baltimore Martial Arts. He suffered his first loss in many matches in the “Dragon Open” division. Below is Lucas in action.

Lucas won two gold grappling medals and one silver. Last tournament Lucas won three gold jujitsu medals.

Baltimore Martial Arts will have its own Junior Brazilian Jujitsu tournament on May 21st. Our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu travel team will be attending another Junior Grappling tournament on May 28th and The Good Fight on June 11th. We hope you can make it.

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