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

Online Classes are live! In-person classes should return again within the next month. Contact us to be put on our notification list!


We believe that everyone has a right to dignity, self-determination and 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 Northern Silver Spring (Glenmont) area as well as in Bethesda, with members from across Maryland, Virginia, 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 2nd Degree, following Helio Gracie's technique as handed down directly to Grand Master Relson Gracie. Greg is a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Professor and 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, text, 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!

Contact us today!

Call: 202-203-9013


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Wednesday, March 27, 2019: 
Grandmaster Relson Gracie Self-Defense and Jiu-jitsu Seminar at Bartman MMA
Relson Gracie is returning! Join us for top-notch Self-Defense & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with the legendary Grandmaster Relson Gracie.

Get ready for our next - Women's Self-Defense Workshop!  In the meantime:  Try our weekly Women's Self-Defense Class!