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Brazilian

Jiu Jitsu

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OUR MISSION

Bellicose Martial Arts is dedicated to enhancing both the body and the mind.

We offer the very best instruction based on the following:

  • SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES

    Learn and practice down-to-earth, life saving defense techniques against today's common street attacks. They will become second nature.  

  • FIGHTING LOGIC & SKILLS

    Learn the principles and body mechanics of a renowned fighting system.​

  • PURPOSEFUL WORKOUT

    Enhance your workout! Build a healthier body and mind while developing powerful and practical skills.

OUR HISTORY

Bellicose Martial Arts came into existence in 2000 as Bowie Mixed Martial Arts. Carlos Catania, Charles Cherry, Rob Tipton, and Matthew Brannon all met while training at another Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) school in the area. Coincidentally, they all resided in either Crofton or Bowie and decided to open a school closer to home. ​​

Carlos Catania was the head BJJ instructor who received his black belt in BJJ from Sergio Penha. Charles Cherry incorporated his backgrounds in wrestling and Judo to the BJJ mix. Eventually, Matthew Brannon would become the first MMA fighter from Bowie MMA to turn Pro.

Bowie MMA became a respected competition MMA and BJJ team under the tutelage of Carlos and Charles.

While instructing at Bowie MMA, Charles obtained his black belt in BJJ from Carlos Catania with the approval of Sergio Penha.

In 2018, Carlos and Charles ventured into different business avenues but the two friends will forever remain brothers.

Bowie MMA officially changed its name to Bellicose Martial Arts in 2020 to reflect a move to its current location in Crofton, Maryland. Bellicose, defined as "demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight," was an effort to shed the image of mixed martial artist fighting in a cage and to focus on a more family friendly and holistic martial arts environment.

As part of the move, Bellicose joined the Evolution Fight Team headed by 5th degree BJJ black belt, Carlos David Oliveira.

Bellicose Martial Arts teaches a mix of martial arts which include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and Krav Maga.

Today, Bellicose Martial Arts is run by Charles Cherry and Quenton "Coach Q" King. Coach Q is a certified Krav Maga instructor under Jaime Lee who is also certified by the Wingate Institute in Israel for Krav Maga. Coach Q is a certified personal trainer, and a former professional football player who brings a wealth of knowledge in fitness and training.

Together, Coach Q and Coach Charles strive to create a family oriented environment of fun, fitness, and self-defense!

We thank you for your years of support and we look forward to continuing to serve the communities of Bowie and Crofton!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BELLICOSE MARTIAL ARTS

Dana H. 

"If you are looking for an intense workout, this is the place. I purchased a Groupon that offered a good deal to take a few classes. After my purchase, I emailed them for tips on how to prepare for my first class, and someone responded within 10 minutes. They were off to a good start -  great customer service gets me every time."
 

OUR PROGRAMS

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ADULTS

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defense martial art and combat sport based on grappling and submission holds. 

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ADULTS

KRAV MAGA

Students of all ages, ability, and walks of life quickly and effectively learn the techniques and skills necessary to deal with violent encounters.

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KIDS

AFTER SCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM

A fun and safe after school alternative to daycare. Our After School Martial Arts program is a sports program with the intent of teaching martial arts.

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ADULTS

CARDIO KICKBOXING

Our classes will keep you entertained and exhilarated meanwhile helping you kick the fat away and punch away the pounds!

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KIDS

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Classes consist primarily of the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to include Judo, wrestling, and occasionally boxing for a complete kids self-defense system.

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KIDS

SUMMER CAMP MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM

While you're at work all day, we would like to offer peace of mind knowing that your child is safe, happy, making new friends, and having a fantastic summer.

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ADULTS

BODY FIT BOOT CAMP

Body Fit Boot Camp is a 30-minute circuit training class that mixes calisthenics, body weight exercises, cardio and weight training...

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KIDS

TAE KWON DO

A traditional Korean martial art that teaches fighting skills; a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training the body and mind.

We invite you, your family, and friends  to come in and ask us about our TRIAL Class Special Offer!!!

  • This trial is for new students only

  • Redeemable for one person per trial

  • 90-day expiration date