Mixed Martial Arts Training Center

Charles Cherry Martial Arts Instructor

Charles Cherry


  • 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan) Judo
  • BJJ Black Belt (Carlos Catania)
  • U.S. Judo Senior National All American and Bronze Medalist
  • Eastern Open Judo Champion
  • Am-Cam International Judo Challenge Silver Medalist
  • North American Grappling Association Champion

Charles Cherry is an active member in the Bowie community, is a 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan) in Judo, a BJJ Black Belt and holds ranks in Brazilian and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. Charles received his Black Belt in Judo from Sensei John T. Anderson, a seasoned 8 Degree Black Belt (Hachidan), who began practicing Judo in 1946 and has received accolades on national, region and state-wide levels, including 12 U.S. National Masters Championships. Charles has also trained under the tutelage of Sensei Edwin Takemorei, a 7th Degree Black Belt (Shichidan). Coach Cherry is also a 2-time U.S. Judo Senior Nationals All American, an Eastern Open Judo Champion (Brown Belt), a Bronze Medalist in the US Judo Senior Nationals and a competitor in the Am-Cam International Judo Challenge where he took 2nd place.In addition to this winning record, he has also earned two North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Championships and is also a COPA NOVA BJJ Champion (Intermediate). He is an active communi ty member through his efforts with the Bowie Boys and Girls Club where he is head coach for the Bowie Youth League Wrestling Team. A US Army Desert Storm veteran, he has also trained local and federal law enforcement officers throughout his long local and federal law enforcement career. Coach Cherry holds an M.S. in Human Relations & Business.


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