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Preschool Martial Arts
in Annapolis

The perfect blend of gross motor skill building and fun! Our preschool martial arts program gives your little one the tools to surpass their development expectations. We're dedicated to your child's growth and success!

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Kids Martial Arts
in Annapolis

The perfect blend of self defense and tradition. Our kids martial arts program gives your child with tools to protect themselves, and equips them with skills to have an unfair advantage in school. We're dedicated to your child's growth!

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Teen Martial Arts
in Annapolis

The ultimate tech alternative that gets teens active, engaged, stronger and safer. Motivation has never been easier!

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Birthday Parties
in Annapolis

Stop trying to reinvent the wheel, Birthday parties should be fun, not a ton of work! Enjoy watching your kids have fun!

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Summer Camp
in Annapolis

This summer, give your child an experience they won't forget.
Martial arts changes lives.
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Little Champs Kids Martial Arts (Ages 5-7)
in Annapolis

Discover why parents love our kids Martial Arts Classes in Annapolis! Our Gracie Bullyproof Little Champs program infuses kids with powerful self-defense skills as well as respect, discipline, and focus to help them in school and life.
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Jr. Grapplers Kids Martial Arts (Ages 8-12)
in Annapolis

Gracie Bullyproof Jr. Grapplers builds unshakable confidence so that your child can overcome bullying without violence. Parents love our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program in Annapolis because it's the perfect blend of self-defense and character development.
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Adult Martial Arts Co-Ed Classes
in Annapolis

The world's leading Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program for beginners. We offer martial arts classes that are structured and provide a safe learning opportunity for students with no previous experience. Learn the 36 core techniques of BJJ in a fun and cooperative environment.
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Women's BJJ Beginner Classes
in Annapolis

So much more than a women's self-defense class! Not only will you learn how to use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to defend against the most common threat scenarios, you will also experience empowerment, fun, and fitness in a safe and supportive environment!

why CHOOSE GRACIE UNIVERSITY?

At Gracie University, we believe Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for EVERYONE, regardless of age, gender, athleticism, or ability. We are proud to say that we are continuing the legacy of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie, who believed jiu-jitsu should empower the weak to be able to defend against the strong. This is why we offer structured martial arts curriculums specific to the self-defense needs for any demographic or skill level, with programs created for beginner adults, women, and children.

We take pride in creating a safe, comfortable, and welcoming learning environment for all students and family members in Annapolis. We are passionate about what we do because we believe confident humans make kinder humans.

"Organized and great instructors! They work well with kids and adults like me! I highly recommend ECMA!"

"You are treated as family where everyone is invested in your child and really focuses on teaching them life lessons they can carry throughout their lives."

"Great place to get some exercise and actually learn something... Friendly, knowledgeable staff..."

"There are professional passionate and caring, great combinations for success great job ECMA"

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
in Annapolis

Discover why parents love our Preschool Martial Arts program in Annapolis. It's the perfect blend of gross motor, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why 100's of families, just like yours, trust East Coast Martial Arts

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Kids Martial Arts
in Annapolis

Parents love our Kids Martial Arts program in Annapolis, because it's the perfect blend of self defense, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why so many families, just like yours, love and trust East Coast Martial Arts

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Teen Martial Arts
in Annapolis

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals parents have when looking for Teen Martial Arts in Annapolis. It's time to give your teenager a work out and get the results that they need.

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Birthday Parties
in Annapolis

When we say we have the best birthday parties in Annapolis, we mean it. Give your child the perfect party, while you enjoy a stress free day. Your child will thank you later, we guarantee it!

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Summer Camp
in Annapolis

Discover why Parents in Annapolis love our Kids Martial Arts Summer Camps. Give your child an experience they won't forget. Martial arts changes lives.
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Little Champs Kids Martial Arts (Ages 5-7)
in Annapolis

Gracie Bullyproof Little Champs kids jiu-jitsu program teaches your child how to stand up for themselves through play. Our kids martial arts program in Annapolis encourages kids to be their best selves with character development and self-defense! Try it for free and find out why so many families love and trust Gracie University.
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Jr. Grapplers Kids Martial Arts (Ages 8-12)
in Annapolis

Our kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in Annapolis are the perfect blend of self defense and FUN! Our Gracie Bullyproof Jr. Grapplers Instructors will teach your child how to protect themselves while they learn coordination, focus, discipline, confidence and perseverance.
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Adult Martial Arts Co-Ed Classes
in Annapolis

The two most common goals of our students are Fitness and Self-Defense, and Gracie Combatives delivers both! It's time to change up your workout with our Adult Martial Arts Classes in Annapolis and get the results you've been looking for.
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Women's BJJ Beginner Classes
in Annapolis

Is it possible to get exercise, learn to defend yourself, have fun, and connect with other empowered women? It is, with Women Empowered! Achieve your fitness goals PLUS learn to protect yourself with real-world self-defense in our women's Braziian Jiu-JItsu (BJJ) classes in Annapolis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   You’re kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Annapolis martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at East Coast Martial Arts Annapolis are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Annapolis martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find East Coast Martial Arts in Annapolis have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun!  Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

East Coast Martial Arts

Annapolis

We’re located at 81c Forest Plaza, stop by and say hello!

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