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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!

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.

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

Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Bowie MMA instructor Charles Cherry

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.

Congrats to coach Charles Cherry on today’s win in the heavy weight division of the Eastern Open Judo Championships.
The Bowie MMA team keeps rackin’ up the wins.

Click this link to view the video.

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.