The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy has a dedicated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program for teenagers. Our Teenager BJJ program is led by Ronnie Russel & Gary Berger, however our teenagers also learn from our other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors as well. Many of our Teenager BJJ students began with Instructor and school owner Gary Berger when they were younger. Some students began BJJ training at the age of four. Our Teenage BJJ competitors have won countless BJJ titles at several prestigious BJJ tournaments including the North American Grappling Association (NAGA), Grappler’s Quest, The Good Fight, The Junior Grappling Association, Copa Nova and others.
As many parents already know, the teenage years can be a very difficult and challenging stage in life, both for the kids and for the parents. Our teenage students are very well behaved and much of this can be attributed to our teenage BJJ program and our excellent instructors. Where else can a teenager access so many exemplary adult role models in one place at the same time? Some of our teenage students help and assist instructors with their youth BJJ classes. Our teens often volunteer to help out around the school without being asked. They are role models for the younger children as well.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitus helps teenagers learn self-discipline, respect for others and also fosters a competitive spirit. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is also an intellectual discipline akin to chess by teaching one how to achieve success through practice, patience and thinking ahead. Gary Berger, the owner of the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy constantly reinforces to the children that character is most important. Mr. Berger also emphasizes the importance of school work and good behavior at home.
If you have a teenager that you think would benefit from our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, please give us a call so that we can discuss with you in detail what we can do for you. Also, check out some tournament highlightes from some of our BJJ youth competitors.
Junior Grappling Tournament, Hagerstown, MD. February 2011. Baltimore Martial Arts Academy won the AA Team Trophy & numerous additional medals and awards.