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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
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Carlos Catania Mentor & Honored Visiting Instructor
Sergio Penha –  (March 2010)

In 1977, when only 17 years old, Sergio Penha was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his freind, Wagner Cardoso, a black belt in the sport, who invited him to see Professor OsWaldo Alves’ academy. Now, 30+ years later, during and after following a career as an airline pilot, Sergio never lost the affinity for the art, and continues to practice and teach Jiu-Jitsu. Currently living in Las Vegas, Sergio started his own business by opening the academy which carries his name, “Sérgio Penha & The Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”.
Carlos Catania – Resident Instructor at Bowie MMA in PG County, Maryland

Some of Carlos’ accomplishments include:BJJ Black Belt (Sergio Penha)
2003 Grapplers Edge Absolute Champion
2003 NAGA Expert Division Champion
2001 BJJ World Championships Competitor
2000 NAGA Absolute Division Champion
1999 NAGA Advanced Division Champion
1999 NY Grappling Challenge Champion
1st Place Gracie United Tournament
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Charles Cherry – Resident Instructor2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan) Judo
Holds ranks in Brazilian and Japanese jiu-jitsu
Head Coach for Bowie Youth League Wrestling Team
2 time U.S. Judo Senior Nationals All American
Bronze medalist 2000 U.S. Judo Senior Nationals
Eastern Open Judo Champion (Brown Belt)
2nd Place, Am-Cam International Judo Challenge
Numerous Maryland Open Judo Championships
2x N.A.G.A. (N.American Grappling Assoc Champion)
COPA NOVA BJJ Champion (Intermediate)
Charles shows his dedication to Bowie and the surrounding Community by serving as the Head Wrestling Coach of the Bowie Boys and Girls Club.