Relson Gracie - Vale Tudo
The Calvert MMA Academy is the home of Relson Gracie's Maryland Training Academy, offering instruction in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Authentic Muay Thai Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Bully Prevention, Military Combative's and Law Enforcement Control Tactics.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been considered by many to be the most complete and effective martial art in the world. Unlike other disciplines which rely heavily on physical strength and speed, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage. When you combine Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Authentic Muay Thai Boxing, with the highest level instructor staff in Southern Maryland, you have an unprecedented, unmatched training environment which is only found at CalvertMMA. Whether you want to learn self-defense or have aspirations of competing in the "Octagon"; Calvert MMA Academy is for you.
Start training today in Southern Maryland's only authentic Muay Thai Boxing Camp and certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Academy!
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When it comes to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Boxing, and Self-Defense; Calvert MMA Academy is the number one school in Calvert. Stop by today for a free class and see for yourself why we are Calvert County's best martial arts school.
Thank you for supporting us in the About. com, Readers' Choice Awards! Calvert MMA Academy was voted Best Martial Arts School (East)… 2011 & 2012. The teaching methodology used at Calvert MMA is the the same technical, fun, team atmosphere found at all Relson Gracie Academies and associations. These wins are shared by all Team Relson Gracie Academies and every martial arts academy teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu the Helio Gracie Way. We are honored and humbled to receive these awards and to be apart of the most technical team in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We have asked "about.com" to retire us from future polls. Thank you again to all who supported.
Muay Thai Boxing - Lady's Only Class w/ coach Aimee Reynolds
May 25, 2013 - Ladies Only!!! - 8:30AM-10AM ($15) - Open to the Public
June 05, 2013 - Yoga for BJJ - 7PM-8PM - CalvertMMA Members Only
June 02, 2013 - Masters Class - 9AM-11:30PM - Open to the Public
Seminars and Upcoming Competitions:
Relson Gracie Seminar - May 16th at Calvert MMA Academy - 7:30PM-9:30PM
Fall TBD, 2013 - COPA NOVA - Ashburn VA.
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When choosing a Martial Arts School beware of fraudulent claims made by some local schools offering Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs. Instructors should be able to easily prove without a doubt their experience and belt rank, from a credible source. Also, don't sell yourself short by being conned into signing up for just a "no-gi" program. Every top level jiu-jitsu fighter in MMA has mastered the "gi game". The school you chose should offer you training in both gi and no-gi fighting.
It has come to our attention, some school owners in Southern Maryland claim to be affiliated with us / trained with us / trained our instructors / or have a similar or better mixed martial arts program. Calvert MMA Academy is not affiliated with any other martial arts school in Southern Maryland. Calvert MMA Academy is the ONLY martial arts school in Southern Maryland to offer authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Boxing, Sanshou Kick Boxing, Olympic Judo, American Freestyle Wrestling, and Yoga under one roof. Students may choose to train in one or all programs at a price that is usually lower than memberships at other schools offering just one discipline of training.
Please contact us if you have any questions about or Academy on individuals claiming to be associated with us.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Many ask what is the difference between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)? In Maryland there are a lot of martial arts schools offering BJJ programs, but few offer authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The major difference between BJJ and GJJ is "instruction methodology" and the "self-defense" aspect of the art. True Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers more detail than generic BJJ when teaching techniques. So what does this mean to you the consumer? It means jiu-jitsu techniques will be more effective and easier to perform; physical strength and speed isn't emphasized, so anyone, regardless of age, size, conditioning, or gender can perform the techniques. GJJ also emphasizes self-defense above sports jiu-jitsu and MMA competitions. What good are the techniques you learn if you can't defend yourself in a street situation? Relson Gracie tells us if he had to chose between sport jiu-jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu's self defense techniques, he would choose "self-defense". Of course we would like you to train with us at CalvertMMA, but if our location in Southern Maryland isn't convenient for you, please check out our links page for training locations near you we recommend. Our links page list all of the Relson Gracie Academies and Associations in the USA and other Gracie Jiu-Jitsu schools we recommend in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area. All schools listed offer true, traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
“The Jiu-Jitsu that I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong."
-Grand Master Helio Gracie (October 1, 1913 – January 29, 2009)
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