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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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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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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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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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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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Calvert MMA Academy Mobile App Download Link

Calvert MMA Academy Mobile App Download Link

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Grand Master Relson Gracie

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, 9th Degree Red Belt, under Helio Gracie.

Relson Gracie, the 2nd oldest son of Helio Gracie, began learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at age 2 and entered his first competition at the age of 10. Relson was the Brazilian National Champion for 22 years straight and during this period he

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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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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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Coach Nick Thrift

Instructor at Calvert MMA Academy

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Coach Aimee Reynolds

Ladies Muay Thai Coach

Coach Aimee Reynolds is the owner AR Studio.  Calvert MMA Academy and AR Studio have teamed up to offer a once a month “Ladies Only” Muay Thai Boxing class.  Aimee’s class is a fun, dynamic class suitable for ladies of

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Military Alumni Instructor – Luis Morales

Joint Base Andrews – JBA MMA BJJ Coach

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Military Alumni Instructor – Josiah Sojot

Josiah Sojot (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt) began his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training while being station with the U.S. Air Force in Germany with Luis Morales.  Like Luis, Josiah Sojot was transferred to Joint Base Andrews (JBA) in Camp Springs, MD.  After

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Military Alumni Instructor – Andre Villanueva

Military MMA instructor from PAX River Maryland

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Professor Toney Waldecker

Professor Toney Waldecker (4th degree black belt) is an alumni Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / MMA instructor of the Calvert MMA Academy – Relson Gracie Maryland Training Academy.  Toney Waldecker, along with Matt Almborg and Jim Thrift are the three original

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Coach Matt Almborg

Coach Matt Almborg

Matt Almborg is an alumni Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor of the Calvert MMA Academy – Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland Training Academy.  Along with Toney Waldecker and Jim Thrift; Matt Almborg was an original Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor of the Calvert MMA Academy

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Coach Dan Holton

Thai Boxing Maryland

Coach Dan Holton, Muay Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach at the Calvert MMA Academy in Southern Maryland

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Coach Zach Nottingham

Zach Nottingham, Purple Belt under Relson Gracie, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Calvert MMA Academy.

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Professor Scott Devine

Professor Scott Devine

Professor Scott DeVine A special “Thank You” goes to Professor Scott Devine, 3rd Degree Black Belt under Master Relson Gracie.  Professor Devine began training with Master Relson Gracie at his Hawaii Academy back in 1988 and was awarded his black

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