Bellicose Martial Arts is dedicated to enhancing both the body and the mind.
We offer the very best instruction based on the following:
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.
Enhance your workout! Build a healthier body and mind while developing powerful and practical skills.
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, 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
"Bellicose epitomizes the way of the warrior! These guys are adept, highly skillful and want to see their students and patrons succeed! The instructors are next level and want to get the best out of you every session/every roll! Gi-up and prepare to have one of the best experiences for Martial Arts in Maryland! Outstanding place and outfit! Highly recommend!"