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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 info@MMAofBowie.com 

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.

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 MMAofBowie.com or call 240-286-5219

 

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 Info@MMAofBowie.com 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!

Ready for the next NAGA submission grappling / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament close to Maryland or Washington DC?
Are you sure… there’s one coming up in early January 2012 in Baltimore.
How is your training… or better yet, how are your trainers?
Have any fellow team members been named NAGA Grappler of the Decade, showing just how good the training is?  There is only one and he is a student of a local BJJ Black Belt (not Lloyd Irvin).
In the Marines, when it came time to train I learned from the best marksmen in the world. For hand-to-hand combat, we had awesome trainers and it paid off when it came time to put it into practice in actual situations.
Now that I’m a civilian, I wanted to find the best civilian instructors before entering a tournament as a novice/white belt.

I found ’em.

BJJ Black Belt Carlos Catania is a 5-Time NAGA Absolute champion with many other victories to his credit. His program at Bowie MMA is bare bones and hard core, with many successful students to his credit (including Anthony Argyros, the NAGA Grappler of the Decade I’d mentioned above).
That’s just what I wanted.
It would be great even if Carlos worked alone, but he’s partnered with 2d degree Judo black belt/BJJ brown belt Charles Cherry, who also wrestled on the Army team at Fort Bragg for 3 years. Cherry is also a former Eastern Open Judo champion.

BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt in Bowie, Crofton, Columbia, PG County Maryland

Every week we learn submission grappling with a well-rounded focus, not solely dedicated to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. But I believe it’s the core of BJJ that gives us an edge.

Although we’re a relatively small school, our percentage of medal-winning NAGA champions is off the charts. Sure, we may not have 3 cages, 20 showers and 10,000 sf of mat space, but if it’s results you want, Bowie MMA is it.

So, if you’re thinking of competing at the next NAGA tournament and want to get the best submission grappling instruction in the DC metro area, give ’em a call at 240-286-5219 or email info@MMAofBowie.com
The website is http://www.MMAofBowie.com and you’ll find a few training videos on there.

See you on the mat!

BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt in Bowie, Crofton, Columbia, PG County Maryland

Congratulations to Bowie MMA coach Charles Cherry on his promotion to BJJ Brown Belt by Sergio Penha/Carlos Catania. Coach Cherry holds a 2d degree black belt in Judo and has a list of accomplishments that is quite impressive.

Click here for his full bio.

Do you live near Bowie, Crofton, Lanham or Mitchelville and have you been watching UFC on Spike lately, wondering how you could learn some of the moves that so often win matches?

From a properly-executed guillotine choke, to how to hold your position and advance, come to a class any night of the week and you’ll have the chance to see how it’s done. Our coaches are professional champions with the skills and background to show you how to win… or just get healthy.

Some of our students have fought, and won, with no prior MMA experience. That’s right, everything they’ve learned came from our coaching team. We’ve got the resources at Bowie MMA to equip you to win, either in the cage or on the street.

Give us a call at 240-286-5219.

BJJ Black Belt Carlos Catania. Coach Carlos is a 5-time NAGA Absolute Champion (no weight restriction, all-in submission grappling) and has traveled around the world honing his skills.  We have an exclusive library of his training videos available only to Bowie MMA students. Coach Carlos’ world-class instruction is priceless, and it comes with your membership because you will have one-on-one time with him.

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Head Coach – BJJ Black Belt, Carlos Catania

Email us at info@mmaofbowie.com or call 240-286-5219 to get started. You can try us for two weeks to see if MMA or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are for you. Go for it!

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Darnell Murphy of Bowie MMA took home the belt of a champion Saturday night.
With this win, Darnell’s record is now 4-0 and he holds the OSF title in the 155 lb weight class. He won with a guillotine choke in the first round.

To learn more about Bowie MMA visit http://www.mmaofbowie.com or call 240-286-5219 email info@mmaofbowie.com

This video is Carlos’ first tournament at the 1998 New York Grappling Challenge, where he earned his first championship title.
In this video, Carlos is a white belt competing against a purple belt.

Bowie MMA team congratulates Sebastian Davis on a powerful showing in his first fight, resulting in his winning the “Fight of the Night” award even though he lost the match.
If you were at the event, you saw a powerful debut.

Video and pictures on the way.