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The Calvert MMA Academy ® is the home for Team Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland - Lineage BJJ ® and Kru Chris Aboy's - T.A.G. Muay Thai. The Calvert MMA Academy offers instruction in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Authentic Muay Thai Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Bully Prevention, Military Combatives and Law Enforcement Control Tactics.

What makes the Calvert MMA Academy different from other schools in the area is the quality of instruction you'll receive; the fun, family atmosphere you'll experience; and the best-equipped, clean, and safe training environment you'll find.

Our Thai Boxing program is run by a Kru (Coach) Chris Aboy, who has over over 30 years of experience with the lineage under professional Muay Thai Champion Ajarn Bryan Dobler. Calvert MMA Academy's Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program (Lineage BJJ) is run by a black belt instructors with direct lineage under the Gracie family, the creators of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been considered by many to be the most complete and effective martial art in the world. Unlike other disciplines that heavily rely on physical strength and speed, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage. When you combine Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Authentic Muay Thai Boxing, with the highest-level instructor staff in Southern Maryland, you have an unprecedented, unmatched training environment that is only found at Calvert MMA Academy. Whether you want to learn self-defense or have aspirations of competing in the "Octagon", Calvert MMA Academy is for you.

The Calvert MMA Academy offers youth, adult, and family memberships. Beginners are always welcome and prospective members can start at any time; you don't need to be "in shape" to begin training at the Calvert MMA Academy. Our professional instructor staff at the Calvert MMA Academy will help you quickly achieve your personal training goals quickly, in a fun and safe environment. New members also receive support and encouragement from their fellow Calvert MMA students. If you would like to receive more information about our classes at the Calvert MMA Academy or schedule a FREE no obligation introductory class, call us today or enter your information on our contact page. Someone from our staff will promptly contact you to get you started. Calvert MMA Academy offers a 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.*

*Details are available on the Calvert MMA Academy membership agreement.


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Belt Promotions in the Lineage BJJ Program at the Calvert ...
At Calvert MMA / Lineage BJJ, one of the most common questions we are asked is: how long does it take to get promoted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?  This article dispels the mystery. Our Lineage BJJ Pr... READ MORE
Hélio Gracie Youth Belts for Jiu-Jitsu
All the different belts, colors, and stripes can be confusing for families who are new to Lineage BJJ Youth Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes at Calvert MMA Academy. Each martial art has its own system and cri... READ MORE
WKA Nationals - March 2015
On March 20 – 22, 2015 the World Kickboxing and Karate Association (WKA) hosts the WKA Nationals tournament in Richmond. The WKA has been hosting the event since 2001. This year they anticipate 450 ... READ MORE
Ladies Self-Defense Seminar Provides Help for the Hungry
On November 23, 2014 Calvert MMA Academy (Team Relson Gracie - Lineage BJJ) hosted a Ladies Self-Defense Seminar taught by Coach Jim Thrift.  37 ladies attended and enjoyed two and a half hours of va... READ MORE
Congratulations Coach Jim Thrift!
For those who don't know, our very own Coach Jim Thrift, owner of Calvert MMA Academy, recently received his black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu from Relson Gracie himself.  This is a major achievement fo... READ MORE

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