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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

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.

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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!

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

mma title holder winner darnell murphy 155 lb Bowie MMA carlos catania sergio penha

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.

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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 head coach Carlos Catania (Team Sergio Penha) demonstrates technique from guard:

Congratulations, Darnell, on your win by submission less than one minute into the first round!

Video and pictures are on the way.