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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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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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How to Choose A Martial Arts School

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

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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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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
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
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
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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 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