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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

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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.


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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