Maryland Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Academy was founded in 2010 under a different name, Team Maryland BJJ. Over the past few years, our academy has become more than just a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school. Our new youth competition Judo team is quickly becoming a factor on the national scene.
Authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Our Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program follows the teachings of Helio Gracie, one of the founders of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Relson Gracie, Helio's son, began teaching his father’s Jiu-Jitsu in the United States in 1988. The Maryland Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Academy is proud to be Relson Gracie's first academy in the Baltimore area and the local headquarters of his association.
Our curriculum provides youths and adults -- be they competitors or casual Jiu-Jitsu students -- a clear path to achieve their goals. We do not teach “BJJ”; we teach Helio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and more specifically Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Lineage is very important to us, as it provides a way to follow lessons from the source: Mitsu Maeda, to Carlos Gracie, to Helio Gracie, to Relson Gracie, to Stuart Ramos, to... you.
Our Judo program is also founded on a curriculum from one of the sport's best. Jason Morris is a four-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist, making him one of the most successful Judo athletes from the United States. Maryland Judo and Jiu-Jitsu is proud to be his first association outside of his main dojo in New York.
Our Judo program is designed to provide lessons to beginners and Olympic hopefuls alike. Mr. Morris himself frequents the Maryland Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Academy to run special clinics, check on the training of students, and promote exemplary judoka to new belts. Even top-notch judo players (such as Brad Bolen, in the picture above) come to the Academy to teach kids and adults in special classes.
Our club has the most comprehensive grappling program in the Baltimore area. If you want to learn self-defense, or compete in Judo or Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, or just work out and have fun, we have a program for you.