Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ylogo1We offer a complete Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction program that incorporates expert instruction in traditional and new techniques, live sparring, competition training, and strength/conditioning. The classes are designed to be intense and utilize a vigorous exercise program to condition students for competition but the instructors recognize that each student is an individual with unique goals and progresses at his or her own level. Beginning and advanced classes are options based on each student’s athletic abilities, martial arts background, and level of fitness.


Adult program:
Tuesday from 8:00pm to 9:30pm, Thursday from 8:00pm to 9:30pm.
Saturday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids program:
Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

For more information contact Hannah at (240) 614-6998.

Our instructor has many years of teaching and competition experience:

image2-morgann• Morgann ParaskevasHead Instructor
(2nd degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Mario and Fernando Yamasaki)

Ranked #2 in the world under IBJJF rankings in 2012 as a Black Belt, Senior 2 in Medium Heavy weight.

IBJJF results:

World Championship Master & Seniors Bronze medalist 2013
Pan American Champion 2006
Pan American Silver Medalist 2011
4x Pan American Bronze Medalist 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013
2x European Champion 2007, 2011
European Silver Medalist 2008
2x European Bronze Medalist 2009, 2012
Masters & Seniors International Bronze Medalist 2011 (World Championship for over 30)

We offer high level BJJ from a high level instructor and competitor with a focus on detailed oriented technique, discipline, student safety, and preparation for competition.

A typical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class is 1 hour 30 minutes (although format can always change), and includes:

• 30 minute warm-up to help protect against injury and strength and conditioning to help increase stamina and fitness.
• 30 minutes of instruction from a Black Belt instructor teaching various techniques submissions, takedowns, sweeps, reversals, and escapes. Students’ questions are always welcomed during the technique portion of the class.
• 30 minutes of live sparring in order to practice and execute the various techniques learned during the technique class (but students are not limited from using other techniques from previous classes)

YAMASAKI-POTOMAC1-smIn addition to being a proven self-defense system, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has many benefits for your overall health and lifestyle. Common benefits may include weight loss, increase of cardiovascular health, increased self-confidence, brings discipline and helps contribute to a balanced diet.

We want to cater to everyone whether their search or goal is self-defense, getting in shape, learning a martial art, or become a serious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor.

For more information contact Morgann at (240) 478-0869.