Nick P. – Upper Marlboro, MD

“Phenomenal quality of instruction. Toney Waldecker is an instructor worth traveling far for. He is uncompromising in the care and attention he gives to his students, and he builds us all up, from the most naturally gifted, to the least.

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Josiah S – Pāhoa, HI

“I began my training in 2005 in Germany on an Air Force base with my friend, Luis Morales who at the time was a 2 stripe white belt.  Luis transferred to Andrews AFB, Maryland in 2008 where he joined CalvertMMA

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Nick J. – Hollywood, MD

“This is my first experience with a jiu-jitsu academy.  I am still very new at Calvert MMA but seeing the dynamic that the students have with each other and the instructors is very comforting.  As soon as I signed up

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Seth C – Waldorf, MD

“I have been to several schools in the several years that I have been training and have never found a better school than Calvert MMA Academy. The instructors Toney Waldecker and Jim Thrift are not just incredible instructors but also

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Cliff B. – Prince Frederick, MD

My son who is 10 years old, has been attending the Calvert MMA Academy for a month now.  He has class twice a week, at times that a working family can attend without any problems.  The teachers are wonderful.  They

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Gene Tudor, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat / Head & Neck Surgeon,
Prince Frederick, MD

“Tap early; tap often”. This concise Brazilian Jujitsu advice has been passed on from top level instructors like World Champion, Saulo Ribeiro. It’s intended to prevent beginning jujitsu students from engaging in unskilled, uncontrolled fighting with their training partners during class so they can

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Aaron S. – Mechanicsville, MD

“Best facility in Southern Maryland. Top notch instruction in BJJ & MMA. Frequent seminars by Relson Gracie & other notable BJJ fighters / Blackbelts. Clean, new mats, new bags (10) / stands. New cage panels for the MMA training.   Lots of

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Shelby H. – Huntingtown, MD

“Calvert MMA is truly the best and not just because they are AMAZING at teaching solid, *meaningful* jiujitsu, but also because the instructors really take the time to find out who you are and what your needs might be. I

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Justin “JT” – Prince Frederick, MD

“Calvert MMA is by far the best Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and MMA Academy around. I have personally been to the other “MMA” Academy in Calvert County and can tell you from first hand experience that there is nothing FAKE or FABRICATED

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Jeremy W. – North Beach, MD

I use to  be a member of martial arts school in Prince Frederick, MD training in their MMA program.  I recently decided to try the free week of training at Calvert MMA to compare their program to my current training.  After just a

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Scott W. – Metropolitan Police Depart., Wash. D.C.

“I have been a city police officer for twenty years and I use to think I was pretty tough.  That is until I showed up at Calvert MMA.  I learned right away that I had been kidding myself about my

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P.H. – California, MD

“I’m a veteran law enforcement officer with previous experience in martial arts and defensive tactics.  I have found Calvert MMA to be one of the best schools I have ever attended. I highly recommend the school from the beginner student

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Jen P. – Prince Frederick, MD

“After having a set of twins I was having some health problems.  My doctor recommended I try some form of Martial Arts.  I asked my husband, who is in law enforcement, for some suggestions.  His long time colleague recommended Calvert

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Jack M. – Brandywine, MD

“The instructors involved with this class are truly dedicated to their sport. Whether you are in it for just the competition or to learn how to protect yourself, you will absolutely learn at a rapid pace. Having spent over nine

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Zack O. – Chesapeake Beach, MD

“I was hesitant about joining the BJJ classes because I had no prior background in martial arts. I ended up joining approximately 2 months after it opened and I am able to learn and pick up the information just as

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Rob M. – Chesapeake Beach, MD

“I’ve been to a few MMA places, but this school is the best.  They not only teach BJJ and MMA styles, but they go over technique in fine detail.  I highly recommend giving this class a try!”

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Ernie Perrigo – Chesapeake Beach, MD

“CalvertMMA dojo is an excellent school for self defense & competitive mma.  The instructors are well trained & professional.  The dojo is clean, the equipment is excellent & well maintained. Safety is a priority, meatheads are not allowed. joy of

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Greg K. – Dunkirk, MD

“Calvert MMA is a great organization. Lots of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Also covering self-defense (including weapons) and weapon retention. Great instructors that love GJJ. Classes are in Dunkirk (northern Calvert County) and start late, 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which is

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S.B. – Huntingtown, MD

“I have been a Police Officer for 6 years, 3 of those years spent in K9. I have trained in defensive tactics and have trained at other schools in different martial arts styles but Calvert MMA Academy has, by far,

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Nick R. – California, MD (Calvertmma Review)

“I can not say enough about CALVERTMMA and the instructors. I have been there for two weeks now and can say two nights a week, plus open mat on Saturdays is NOT enough, I want more!  Awesome group of people

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