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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 http://www.MMAofBowie.com 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.

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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.

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!

Bowie MMA Head Coach – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Carlos Catania under BJJ Red Belt Sergio Penha. Watch and listen to the detailed instruction. This is the quality of training and explanation we get in class.

Call 240-286-5219 or email for more info.

Are you stationed at Ft. Meade in Maryland and looking for a BJJ, MMA, Judo, Submission Grappling school? I’ve been in your shoes. I moved around in the Marine Corps and had to rely on whatever intel I could find to get where I wanted to go… and sometimes I wasted a lot of time (and money).

Let me save you both by recommending Bowie MMA under Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Carlos Catania (Team Sergio Penha, a BJJ Red Belt) and 2d Degree Judo Black Belt & BJJ Brown Belt Charles Cherry (an Army wrestler at Ft. Bragg for 3 years). We’re close and have produced NAGA champions and professional MMA fighters… and we’ll work with you to make your training as affordable and productive as possible.

Get to us at 13711 Annapolis Rd. suite 104B, Bowie, MD 20720

Call us at 240-286-5219 or email info@mmaofbowie.com

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BJJ Black Belt and Head Coach – Carlos Catania

 

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.

No-Gi submission “The Monson Choke” as demonstrated by Bowie MMA Coach Carlos Catania, BJJ Black Belt and Team Sergio Penha member:

Coach Carlos earned his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Sergio Penha, one of the very few in the world to hold the BJJ Black and Red belt. Coach also trained Anthony Argyros and recently awarded him his BJJ black belt.

For more info, visit http://www.MMAofBowie.com

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!