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Practical MMA in Baltimore, MD,

We firmly believe in the principle at the core of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: A competitor of any size can be defeated through the proper use of leverage and technique. Given the explosive growth of interest in the Mixed Martial Arts through events such as the UFC, fitness facilities across the country are suddenly jumping into the ring by offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction. However, the key questions that you should ask yourself in choosing a class are:

  • How competent and experienced are the instructors? How far from the source is the teacher’s knowledge of the guiding principles of technique over strength? At Practical MMA, our instructors are all taught directly by Daniel Beleza, a Fourth-degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.
  • Does your instructor take into account your underlying interest in studying the martial arts? Does he tailor the training to meet your personal needs – whether your primary goal is to engage in competition, improve your overall fitness level, or increase your understanding of self-defense? At Practical MMA, we understand that everyone has a unique set of motivations and abilities, and – as such – we account for these differences in teaching all of our classes.

Practical MMA is a full time training center offering professional affordable martial arts programs for adults, teens, children and families. When you train at Practical MMA you will be professionally trained by our experienced staff. The atmosphere we encourage is that of being part of a large family, with students and instructors helping one another to learn and develop their skills and knowledge of the techniques. (Remember even the instructors are still students of the martial arts.) Keeping an open mind and enjoying your training will allow you to learn and develop more quickly.

The classes are divided into competitive and non-competitive sessions. The competitive instruction is geared for students who wish to compete in various Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Gi (uniform) and No Gi Submission Grappling and Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Cage Fighting events for amateurs and professionals. The non-competitive instruction is geared for students who want to be able to defend themselves on the street successfully. You will also get a physical and mental workout that is fun and will help you get into shape and feel good about yourself!

Our goal is to develop an understanding of how to defend yourself in the least amount of time with the least amount of movement whether it is on the street, in the ring, or in the cage.

Visit our popular school for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Jeet Kune Do, and other effective disciplines in Baltimore, MD, easily accessible from I-695.
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