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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!

“When I met Carlos Catania on May 24, 2001 I was a 32-year old grappling competitor with a losing 15-17 record. I had won 3 advanced division tournaments but had been struggling the whole way. Carlos showed me a foot lock, put a gi on me the next class and he has been my Jiu-Jitsu sensei ever since. In the past 8-plus years I have managed to win over 80 more championships and competed at the highest level in the grappling circuit. Using Carlos’ intricate techniques and strategies, I have been able to win about 90 percent of my matches and have defeated multiple World Champions, many of them Brazilian fighters who have been grappling for over 20 years. I am often called a Cruiserweight Carlos Catania by my contemporaries on the circuit, and I take that with great pride. Carlos not only molded me as a fighter, but his philosophies have made me a better person, a better husband to my longtime wife and the best father to my children. I wouldn’t be the person I am without Carlos. I owe him so much. I am proud to call him my sensei, but more proud to call him my friend.”
 
Anthony Argyros
Carlos Catania/Sergio Penha BJJ Brown Belt
NAGA “Fighter of the Decade 2000-2009”

 



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.