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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Belt Promotions in the Lineage BJJ Program at the Calvert MMA Academy

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 Program, at Calvert MMA and

Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Lineage BJJ, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie

Lineage BJJ Delaware

An Interview with Lineage BJJ Delaware owners, Kevin and Ginger Outten: I recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview via email with Kevin and Ginger Outten, the owners of Lineage BJJ Delaware, an official affiliate of Calvert MMA Academy

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Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Lineage BJJ, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie

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 criteria for promotion, and parents often

Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Lineage BJJ, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie

Ladies Self-Defense Seminar Provides Help for the Hungry

Ladies Self-Defense Seminar Provides Help for the Hungry in Calvert County. Calvert MMA – Lineage BJJ host charity seminar to benefit End Hunger in Calvert

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Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Lineage BJJ, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie

The Lotus Patching System

Kru Carlos Lopez and his mentors choose to train and advance students in their Muay Thai classes using the Lotus Patching System. Calvert MMA Academy also uses the Lotus system to advance students in their Muay Thai practice. You might

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Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Lineage BJJ, Muay Thai, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie, Uncategorized, White Lotus Thai Boxing

Kru Carlos Lopez Explains the Significance of “Kru”

What is a Kru? Calvert MMA Academy offers Muay Thai classes taught by our very own Kru Carlos Lopez.  Most people don’t know what Kru means, so Carlos was kind enough to share information with me about his journey.  Kru

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Congratulations Coach Jim Thrift!

Calvert MMA Academy Owner / Coach Jim Thrift receives black belt from Grandmaster Relson Gracie.

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Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Lineage BJJ, Muay Thai, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie, White Lotus Thai Boxing

CalvertMMA – Coach Jim Thrift Interview with FighterEmpire.com

CalvertMMA Owner / Coach Jim Thrift recently did an interview about the Academy with FighterEmpire.com.  Check it out at http://fighterempire.com/interview-with-calvertmma/.  Coach Jim Thrift didn’t know this was going to be published as a recorded telephone interview, otherwise he would have

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Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Lineage BJJ, Muay Thai, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie, White Lotus Thai Boxing

Maintaining Your Exercise Routine

Benefits of Maintaining Your Exercise Routine During the Summer Many people find it difficult to keep up with an exercise program when summer starts.  We work hard during the fall, winter, and spring, attending classes regularly, watching what we eat,

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The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Youth Program and Girls

Calvert MMA Academy in Sunderland, MD offers an excellent Gracie Jiu-Jitsu youth program.  The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7PM and Saturday mornings at 10AM.  Families choose the times that fit their schedules and attend when they

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Ladies Muay Thai Kickboxing

Calvert MMA Academy hosts a ladies Muay Thai Kickboxing class once a month with instructor – Coach Aimee Reynolds.  The woman’s Muay Thai Kickboxing class meets the third Saturday of each month from 8:30AM – 10:00AM, is open to the

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Posted in BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Lineage BJJ, Muay Thai, Nutrition, Self Defense, Team Relson Gracie, Uncategorized, White Lotus Thai Boxing

Acai’ Super Smoothie

When it comes to training the most important thing often overlooked and neglected is eating a healthy diet. Eating healthy or as I prefer to say, “eating clean” gives your body the fuel need for intense training, helps with recovery, reduces body inflammation, while boosting your immune system.

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How to Choose A Martial Arts School

Three Things Everyone Needs To Know When Choosing A Martial Arts School

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Calvert MMA Academy Mobile App Download Link

Calvert MMA Academy Mobile App Download Link

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – BJJ Red Belts

Prior to 1961, the Gracie Brothers (Carlos, Gastão, George, Oswaldo, and Hélio Gracie) wore navy blue belts while all students wore white belts. In the 1961-62 timeframe, the first color belt system was introduced in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The original belt system devised by the Gracie Brothers was the following: Jiu-Jitsu students under 16 years of age, belt colors where white, yellow, orange and green. Youth belts also received up to three degrees on each belt color.

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Calvert MMA Academy New Website

Calvert MMA is happy to have our new website up. On the new website, you can subscribe to our newsletter to receive academy updates, information, and news. We will also be writing Blog articles providing information, techniques, and training tips for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Thai Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Strength & Conditioning, and Nutrition.

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Professor Jim Thrift

Professor Jim Thrift (1st Degree Black Belt) is a Self-Defense / Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor and a co-owner of the Calvert MMA Academy (Lineage BJJ & Lotus Thai Boxing).  Professor Jim’s passion for the martial arts dates back to the early 80’s

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Kru Chris Aboy

Kru Chris Aboy – Chief Muay Thai Instructor.

Posted in Kickboxing, Lineage BJJ, Muay Thai, Self Defense, T.A.G. Muay Thai

Professor Mike Tran

Coach Mike Tran is a PhD Scientist, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor and the program director for our Youth Bully Prevention and Kids BJJ classes at the Calvert MMA Academy – Lineage BJJ in Sunderland, Maryland.  Coach Mike Tran (Black Belt Professor)

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Coach Seth Caron

Strength and Conditioning, Kids BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, JBA

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Belt Promotions in the Lineage BJJ Program at the Calvert MMA Academy
At Calvert MMA / Lineage BJJ, one of the most common questions we are asked is: how long does it tak...  Read More
Lineage BJJ Delaware
An Interview with Lineage BJJ Delaware owners, Kevin and Ginger Outten: I recently had the opportuni...  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 BJ...  Read More
WKA Nationals – March 2015
On March 20 – 22, 2015 the World Kickboxing and Karate Association (WKA) hosts the WKA Nationals t...  Read More
Ladies Self-Defense Seminar Provides Help for the Hungry
Ladies Self-Defense Seminar Provides Help for the Hungry in Calvert County. Calvert MMA - Lineage B...  Read More
The Lotus Patching System
Kru Carlos Lopez and his mentors choose to train and advance students in their Muay Thai classes usi...  Read More
Kru Carlos Lopez Explains the Significance of “Kru”
What is a Kru? Calvert MMA Academy offers Muay Thai classes taught by our very own Kru Carlos Lopez....  Read More
Congratulations Coach Jim Thrift!
Calvert MMA Academy Owner / Coach Jim Thrift receives black belt from Grandmaster Relson Gracie.Read More
CalvertMMA – Coach Jim Thrift Interview with FighterEmpire.com
CalvertMMA Owner / Coach Jim Thrift recently did an interview about the Academy with FighterEmpire.c...  Read More
Maintaining Your Exercise Routine
Benefits of Maintaining Your Exercise Routine During the Summer Many people find it difficult to kee...  Read More
The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Youth Program and Girls
Calvert MMA Academy in Sunderland, MD offers an excellent Gracie Jiu-Jitsu youth program.  The clas...  Read More
Ladies Muay Thai Kickboxing
Calvert MMA Academy hosts a ladies Muay Thai Kickboxing class once a month with instructor – C...  Read More
Acai’ Super Smoothie
When it comes to training the most important thing often overlooked and neglected is eating a health...  Read More
How to Choose A Martial Arts School
Three Things Everyone Needs To Know When Choosing A Martial Arts SchoolRead More
Calvert MMA Academy Mobile App Download Link
Calvert MMA Academy Mobile App Download LinkRead More
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – BJJ Red Belts
Prior to 1961, the Gracie Brothers (Carlos, Gastão, George, Oswaldo, and Hélio Gracie) wore navy b...  Read More
Calvert MMA Academy New Website
Calvert MMA is happy to have our new website up. On the new website, you can subscribe to our newsle...  Read More