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Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian

Jiu Jitsu

BJJ in Crofton, Maryland

Kids and Adults

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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 2010 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. ​​

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, Thai Kickboxing, 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 Charles and Coach Q 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

Programs

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. BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller...

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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! You will develop flexibility, power, speed, and coordination that you never thought was possible!

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ADULTS

SELF-DEFENSE

Our self-defense courses incorporates practical skills from Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; designed to enable you to succeed with any sized opponent, gain self-esteem...

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KIDS

KIDS BULLY DEFENSE SYSTEM

Exciting news! We're thrilled to announce the addition of a new kids program to our roster of services - Bellicose Martial Arts' Kids Bully Defense System. 

NOW ENROLLING!

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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

AFTER SCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM

A fun and safe after school alternative to daycare. Our After School Martial Arts program is a constructive alternative to after school care for children who are interested in martial arts, developing

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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 to improve muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness.

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ADULTS

MEN'S ONLY BOXING WORKOUT

This Father's Day, give Dad the ultimate gift of boxing. This year, treat Dad to an experience that packs a punch. With boxing Dad can build strength and sharpen his focus, all while having a blast Plus. it's a fantastic way to relieve stress...

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ADULTS

THAI KICKBOXING

Designed for the true beginner student. Our Thai Kickboxing program is unique and practical  self-defense due to  our incorporating boxing and American kickboxing.

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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

WOMEN'S ONLY SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR

We cordially invite mothers, daughters, and sisters to attend our empowering seminar. This event promises to be unlike any other, blending fun & education into an unforgettable experience. 

New Years

We invite you, your family, and friends  to come in and ask us about this month's SPECIAL OFFER!!!

  • This trial is for new students only

  • Redeemable for one person per trial

Here are 3 immediate tips to achieve results:

  1. DO NOT procrastinate; don't put off achieving your goals until next week or next month! You can start now!
     

  2. Clearly define your goals in writing. Without well-defined objectives, achieving them becomes challenging. Research shows that writing your goals down helps lead to success.
     

  3. Make the journey towards your goal a fun and rewarding experience! Let's work together to help you reach your goals or find a buddy to help you with accountability.

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT

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