We believe that everyone has a right to dignity, self-determination and self-respect regardless of age, gender, or physical ability. We believe in defending that right for ourselves and for others who are unable.
We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to learn evidence based self-defense. And that everyone CAN learn self-defense.
We are a Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Academy. Our programs include:
We are committed to the continual growth of all of our students regardless of their age or experience level. Bartman MMA provides a safe and clean environment for our students to train. We offer classes in the Silver Spring (Near Glenmont Metro) area as well as in Bethesda, with members from across Montgomery County, Frederick County and Washington, DC.
We are the closest Relson Gracie Jiu-jitsu and Self-Defense Academy to Washington, DC and are accessible via the Red Line of the DC Metro.
Head Instructor Greg Bartman is a Grand Master Relson Gracie Black Belt following Helio Gracie's technique as handed down directly to Grand Master Relson Gracie and is a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu coach. He has trained directly under the Gracie family since day one, and has been certified by both Relson and Royce Gracie. Greg began training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 1994 and started leading lessons in 1995.
We invite you to call, email, or come in today, meet some of the members, and train with us. Stop by soon and see what it's all about. We look forward to working out with you!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015: - SOLD OUT!
Relson Gracie is back in town! Join us for top-notch Self-Defense and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training with the legendary Grandmaster Relson Gracie.
Women's Self-Defense Workshop with Relson Gracie - The women's seminar was a huge success! Contact us to be notified for the next seminar.
Join us for a special one-hour workshop focused on women's self-defense with Grandmaster Relson Gracie.
July 12, 2015 - SOLD OUT!
This special class will cover 10 techniques and 5 concepts that will change how you feel about your personal safety!
March 25, 2015: Relson Gracie Seminar
Relson Gracie is back in town! Join us for top-notch Self-Defense and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training with the legendary Relson Gracie.
Videos: Self-defense skills require only the body you were born with. It is what we call self-reliant self-defense - the most important tool in your personal defense tool box. Check out our new video & subscribe to our YouTube channel.
April 29, 2014 Blog Post: Global Women Empowered: An Example of Courage and Strength in the Local Community
Feb. 25, 2014 Blog Post: Self-defense Jiu-Jitsu is for Everyone - Including YOU!
Breaking Muscle Article: In defense of Self: The Real Mental Value of Self-Defense Training