Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a style of martial arts that focuses on self-defense and ground fighting. Calvert MMA Academy’s beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program (Lineage BJJ) is perfect for anyone wanting to start their training in BJJ. Our beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program teaches the core fundamentals of BJJ in a professional, fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Your size, age, or condition is not a factor in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. All we ask of any of our potential students is to leave your ego at the door and keep an open mind. Our instructor staff will do the rest. We guaranty if you give us six months, we will create a new you. At the Calvert MMA Academy we follow the Helio Gracie methodology of teaching. BJJ classes are identical to what you would experience at the original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; here at the Calvert MMA Academy in the convenience of Southern Maryland. We are able to give our guaranty because we believe in Helio Gracie’s philosophy, “There are no bad students, only bad instructors”. Calvert MMA Academy’s instructors are direct lineage under Helio and Relson Gracie. All Gracie Jiu-Jitsu / BJJ instructors at Calvert MMA have been certified to teach by 9th Degree Red Belt, Grand Master Relson Gracie himself.
What to expect in our beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class; our instructor staff and your fellow students will help prepare you for both self-defense, and sport Jiu-Jitsu while at the same time improving cardiovascular endurance, balance, and coordination. Our fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed for anyone, male or female, of any body type, or age. Prospective students can start at any time. We promise to offer the best level of instruction available, in a fun, safe, stress-free environment. Our core curriculum for beginners consist of 30 lessons that continually rotate. Students may start at anytime. The first 10 minutes of class students warm up on their own by stretching, light rolling, or drilling techniques they previously learned. The next 50 minutes is structured teaching by an instructor. During this time, students will receive individual attention by the instructor prior to moving on to a new technique. The average beginner class covers approximately four or more techniques per class.
When it comes the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at Calvert MMA Academy, Relson Gracie is more than just a name to our team; Relson actually visits the Calvert MMA Academy every 10-12 weeks. Belts earned in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs are under the approval and direct lineage of Relson Gracie. Relson is one of only a few 9th Degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu red belts in America, and belts earned under him are considered prestige’s and recognized worldwide in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community.