In one of those “this almost never happens” moments, the entire Bowie MMA team of competitors placed, with many receiving gold in Gi and No-Gi competition in their divisions at the 2013 Thanksgiving Throwdown at the Benfield SportsPlex in Severna Park, Maryland.

Our competitors won by both points and submissions, with some of the submissions being triangle, kimura, armbar and americana.

Bowie MMA has 3 resident BJJ Black Belt instructors – Carlos Catania, Charles Cherry and Scott Montier. To learn more, check out and visit our brand new location in Bowie.

(240) 286-5219
13711 Annapolis Rd. suite 104B, Bowie, MD 20720

How early can you start your child when it comes to learning the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Coach with daughter

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Scott Montier is shown above with his daughter on the mat at Bowie MMA. We have classes for children and adults, so give the Bowie MMA team a call at 240-286-5219 or email us to learn about our beginner, intermediate and advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training for kids and adults.

The team at Bowie MMA congratulates Charles Cherry and Scott Montier on their recent promotion to Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Catania of Team Sergio Penha.

There are now three resident black belt instructors, one brown belt and two purple belts (along with many blue belts) who actively participate in class instruction, training and active grappling with students.

To learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling instruction in the Bowie – Crofton – Annapolis – Odenton area, call our staff at 240-286-5219 or email us!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts

Bowie MMA Head Instructor Carlos Catania (2d from left) awards Charles Cherry and Scott Montier their Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

For more information about MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training near Bowie, Fort Meade, Andrews Air Force Base and the US Naval Academy, call Bowie MMA at 240-286-5219 or email

Our school is located at 13711 Annapolis Rd. suite 104B, Bowie, MD 20720

Bowie MMA has completed our move to a brand new, bigger and better location in PG County centrally located in Bowie near Mitchellville.
The new address is 13711 Annapolis Road, Suite 104B, Bowie, MD 20720.

We’ve added a cage, more heavy bags and are setting up a completely revamped class schedule to give you more opportunity to learn from our world-class instructors of Team Sergio Penha.

For more information, call 240-286-5219 or email.

Bowie MMA in Bowie/PG County, Maryland offers an after-school program for youth starting at age 5.
Call 240-286-5219 to find out more and take advantage of our introductory program.

Why an after-school program for kids?

You lead a busy life and want a healthy alternative for your children.
That’s where we come in.
Bowie MMA is veteran-owned by a former police officer and martial arts champion.
It is our goal to provide a healthy, positive atmosphere for all students.

Call now or email for more info!



Tom McDonnell showed what it takes to be a fighter under Team Sergio Penha and Carlos Catania with a first-round win by TKO during June 23rd’s amateur fights in Severna Park, MD. Watch for the first leg kick from McDonnell that sends his opponent to the ground.

McDonnell eventually won by armbar submission within a minute of that awesome shot.

For more info on Bowie MMA, visit or call 240-286-5219


Bowie MMA offers cardio kickboxing classes to get you in the best shape ever!  Led by our world-class trainers, I Love Kickboxing is America’s hottest kickboxing class and will helps you to…

Get A Firm Butt, A Smaller Waist,
Toned Arms And A Lean Sexy Body —
All Without Crazy Diets And Long
Hours Wasted At The Gym!

Email or call 240-286-5219 today!

cardio kickboxing tae bo bowie

Marine Corps veteran testimonial for Bowie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu MMA in PG County
ILoveKickboxing Bowie Website

A Bowie MMA personal testimonial by a Marine Corps veteran.

Marine Corps veteran testimonial for Bowie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu MMA in PG County

My name is Chris and I want to tell you why I’ve enrolled myself and my son at Bowie MMA to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a former active-duty Marine, I’ve learned that “tough guys” aren’t always what they appear, and my definition of “tough” has changed over the years.
I’ve seen more than one big guy crumble in the face of danger… or even the perception of danger.

I like to say – give me a pool full of water or an open door in a plane at 14,000 feet and we’ll see what you’re made of.
On Parris Island, I saw big guys cry, usually first. I’ve got to admit, though, we all shed a tear at one point or another because it was intensely tough. I made it out as Platoon Leader (Guide) and gave it all I had.
Why am I saying all this?
Because I’ve found a group that’s tough, but humble, fun and under-stated. The first time I met the head coaches, documented champions with skills to take on any challenger, I was surprised at their calm, assured approach to training.

They were very relaxed and in quiet control.

I started to learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai and submission grappling and began to understand just how talented they are, and why they let their skills do the talking.

It blew my mind.

Why? Because I thought I was reasonably tough:

  • I came into the class able to swim a mile at a quick clip and run a few miles to top it off.
  • I could climb a rope to the 20-foot ceiling hand-over-hand with no legs.
  • Pullups were no problem and 10 reps of 25-30 dead-hang pullups were just a small part of my workout (thanks Stew!)
  • I still had salty sparring gear in my closet from my days as a wannabe kick boxer studying Tae Kwon Do.
  • I routinely jump out of planes for fun, and am not afraid of a mixed-gas scuba dive below 120 feet in the wide open, salty sea. Bring on the sharks!
  • And I did what I was told (for the most part… my buddies know) in the Marine Corps and survived.

Nothing prepared me for the experience of having my own strength and reactions used against me. I was hooked from the first class, breathing like I’d just hiked 10 miles with a 70-lb ALICE pack. My son, then 10, loved it as well and told me never to take him back to karate/Taekwondo classes… ever! That smart kid caught Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fever faster than I did!

What am I trying to say?

If you want to learn what I believe to be the most amazingly practical and efficient martial art, get in the best shape of your life, learn self-control and discipline – then give them a call at 240-286-5219 or send an email to

Semper Fi,

Chris Moline, LEED AP
Bowie, Maryland

BJJ MMA Fighter Training in PG County Bowie MD Maryland

Once again, the world-class MMA training at Bowie MMA shows with another win.

Tom McDonnell used his well-rounded technique to dominate and win in the first round with a combination of expert striking and grappling.

To contact Bowie MMA call 240-286-5219 or email

Maryland Mixed Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BJJ MMA Mitchelville Bowie Crofton 20720 20721 21114

Visiting from out of town and looking for a place to roll with a good crowd? Give us a call and we’ll have a waiver ready for you. You’re welcome on the mat.

Call 240-286-5219 or email or check our website.

Whether you’re a seasoned competitor (several on our team have amateur and pro MMA fights and victories under their belt) or part-time student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, submission grappling, judo or muay thai, you’ll be able to hone your skills and stay in shape. We look forward to having different techniques and training philosophies to learn from since it keeps us all sharp.

Our head instructor, Carlos Catania, is a Sergio Penha BJJ Black Belt and 5-time NAGA Absolute Champion. Coach Charles Cherry holds a 2d Degree Black Belt in Judo, a BJJ Brown Belt, and wrestled on the Army team for 3 years, bringing a well-rounded game to the school. We also have Tom on the team to help out with Muay Thai and his expertise as a Black Belt in that martial art.

Come on out and let’s roll!