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 Academy-Relson Gracie Jiu-jitsu .  I kept in close contact with Luis while I was still in Germany and he couldn’t stop talking about how good of a school this was.  Everything from the one-on-one instruction with each and every student, to the level of technical expertise that the head instructors Toney Waldecker, Jim Thrift, Ray Ostenso, and Aaron Honeycut have.  I never really grasped onto what difference it would make to train at an academy as opposed to just a group of friends at a gym until I was transferred to Andrews AFB, Maryland in 2009.  I finally joined CalvertMMA Academy-Relson Gracie Jiu-jitsu in May of 2010.  Since joining this family, the lifelong lessons I’ve learned from everyone there has helped me become more efficient in my life all around.  The source of knowledge is definitely there…no watered down jiu-jitsu…only the pure jiu-jitsu in what it was meant for—Self-Defense.  Thank you Jim, Toney, Ray, Aaron, Luis, Chuck, Andre, Dan, Damon, and everyone at CalvertMMA for welcoming me into your family.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to learn from the source—Relson Gracie Jiu-jitsu!”My family has lived in Calvert County for over 20 years now.  When we first moved here there was pretty much just the bowling alley and a few gas stations.  The County has grown at a very rapid pace over the last 10 years or so but still not too many affordable/fun/learning activities for young children.  That is why I am pleased with Calvert MMA Academy.”

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