Bartman Mixed Martial Arts and Self-Defense - A Relson Gracie Association


We are a Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Academy. Our programs include Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defense, KickAss Women's Self-Defense Class, and Kid's Jiu-Jitsu with Bully Prevention, Thai Kickboxing, and MMA Fight Training.

We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to learn Gracie Jiu-jitsu based Self-defense. And that everyone CAN learn self-defense, regardless of age, gender, or level of fitness. 

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 Glenmont/Silver Spring 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 received promotions from both Relson and Royce Gracie. Greg began training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 1994 and started leading lessons in 1995.

Our programs include Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense for Teens and Adults, Kid's Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense, MMA Fight Training, KickAss Women's Self-Defense Class, and Thai Kickboxing.

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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Phone: 202-203-9013



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Contact us now to join our mailing list to hear about future workshops or request information to set up a Self-Defense workshop for your special group! Take action today to commit to your own personal defense!

June 7, 2014: Women's Self-Defense Workshop Class -  This event has now passed. Contact us to get on the mailing list ofr the next workshop!
This special class will cover 10 techniques and 5 concepts that will change how you feel about your personal safety!

Grandmaster Relson Gracie Self-Defense and Jiu-jitsu Seminar at Bartman MMAMay 1, 2014: Relson Gracie Seminar May 14, 2014 . Stay tuned for the next time! Contact us to be alerted the next time Grand Master Relson Gracie is in town.

April 29, 2014 Blog Post:  Global Women Empowered: An Example of Courage and Strength in the Local Community

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