News & Events


May 1-5, 2017Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Level II Certification Course 
April 1, 2017Women's (Adults and Teens) Self-Defense Workshop
Feb.15, 2017GM Relson Gracie Seminar Week in MD/VA & Student Promotions
Oct. 30, 2016Girls Scouts Self-Defense Workshop
Oct. 9, 2016Girl Scounts Vendor Fair Demo
July 28, 2016CASA Kid's Self-Defense mini-workshop
July 30, 2016Women's (Adults and Teens) Self-Defense Workshop
June 8, 2016GM Relson Gracie Seminar Week in MD/VA & Student Promotions
May 2-6, 2016Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Level 1 Certification Course
Dec. 16, 2015GM Relson Gracie Seminar Week in MD/VA
July 12, 2015Women's (Adults and Teens) Self-Defense Workshop
May 2, 2015Global Women's Empowered Charity Self-Defense Workshop
April 25, 2015    Women's Self-Defense Workshop: Because you matter! Verbal, Mental and Physical Techniques
April 12, 2015Internet Poll Results for “Who is the top “Self Defense”/”Street” BJJ teacher?
March 25 - 27, 2015 Relson Gracie Seminar Week in Maryland/Virginia
Jan. 28, 2015Congratulations on Promotion Night!
Jan. 26 - 30, 2015Relson Gracie Seminar Week in Maryland/Virginia
Sept. 21, 2014Congratulations on Promotions!
Sept. 17-19, 2014Relson Gracie Seminar Week in Maryland/Virginia
June 7, 2014Women's Self-Defense Workshop: Because you matter! Verbal, Mental and Physical Techniques
May 12 - 16, 2014Relson Gracie Seminar Week in Maryland/Virginia 
May 14, 2014Congratulations on team degree promotions: Tori, Gilmar, Ken, Alec, Bill, Gail
May 13, 2014Congratulations Greg Bartman on Blackbelt from Relson Gracie!
April 26, 2014   Global Women Empowered Self-Defense Workshop 
April 12 & 14, 2014Congratulations on team degree promotions: Jackie, Mike C. Mike L. Nikko, Joe, Kevin, Philip, Kristen, Sarah
Feb. 4, 2014Welcome guest instructor, 2 stripe black belt, Phil Cardella
Oct. 29, 2013Congratulations Greg on 4th stripe on Brown Belt, Tori promotion to Purple, and Gail 1st stripe on Blue
Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2013Instructors and students attend Relson Gracie Seminar Week!
Oct. 23, 2013 Welcome guest instructor, 2 stripe black belt, Toney Waldecker
Oct. 22, 2013Women's Self-Defense Seminar for local company
Oct. 13, 2013Congratulations Mahsa on her first stripe!
August 25, 2013Instructors participate in Women's Empowered Seminar with Rener Gracie, Clarksville, MD
August 24, 2013Instructors attend Rener Gracie Seminars, Clarksville, MD
July 20, 2013Instructors attend Ryron Gracie Seminar, Leesburg, VA
July 20, 2013 Women's Self-Defense Workshop for Blue Canopy - Verbal, Mental/Emotional and Physical Defense Concepts and Techniques
June 28 - June 30, 2013Head Instructor/Owner Greg Bartman attends Pedro Sauer Camp, Sterling, VA
June 26 - June 30, 2013Assistant Instructor Tori Garten attends Women's Grappling Camp, Chicago, IL
June 9, 2013Women's Self-Defense Workshop For Silver Spring, Maryland Au Pairs - Verbal, Mental/Emotional and Physical Defense Concepts and Techniques
May 19, 2013Women's Self-Defense Workshop For NW Washington DC Au Pairs - Verbal, Mental/Emotional and Physical Defense Concepts and Techniques
May 13 - 16, 2013Grand Master Relson Gracie Seminars in Maryland and Virginia!
May 8, 2013Congratulations to Rick, Bill and Alec on their new stripes on blue belts, and to Kevin for his first stripe promotion! Great job everyone!
April 28, 2013Women's Self-Defense Seminar, Concepts and Techniques - 1:00PM, proceeds to benefit RAINN in recognition of April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
April 22, 2013Congratulations to Jackie, Nikko, and Mike on your first stripe promotions! Hard work is paying off!
April 20 - 21, 2013Instructors attend Rickson Gracie 2-day seminar @ Valente Brothers in Miami, FL
April 6, 2013        Relson Gracie Red Belt Promotion in Hawaii and first Red Belt Seminar. Also April 6th declared Relson Gracie Day in the State of Hawaii.
April 5, 2013Relson Gracie's last seminar as a Red-Black Belt at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
March 16, 2013Welcome visitors from Chicago!
Feb. 23, 2013 First Women's UFC fight watching party
Feb. 8, 2013Congrats to Gail on Blue Belt! Congrats to Tori on stripe!
Feb. 7, 2013    Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar 
Nov. 14, 2012Team promotion party and UFC Fights!
Nov. 14, 2012Promotions at BartmanMMA. Congrats Shawn, Philip, David, Dave, and Justin
Oct. 25, 2012    Members attend Rhalan Gracie Seminar
Sept. 23, 2012 MD/DC/VA Relson Women's Training and Open Mat
Sept. 18, 2012    Members attend Ryron Gracie Seminar
August 5, 2012Tori voted "Camper of the Week" @ Women's Grappling Camp
July 31, 2012Congrats Gail on 4th stripe!
May 19, 2012Congrats Tim! 2nd place in first tournament - Copa Nova.
May 16, 2012    Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar
April 14, 2012
Brady and Cameron compete in their first tournament! Great Job guys!
March 21, 2012 Congrats to Alec and Bill on Blue Belt!
March 21, 2012 Congrats to members on stripe promotions!
March 16, 2012 Member's Attend Relson Gracie Seminar at Team Maryland BJJ, Towson, MD
March 11, 2012 Tori is first east coast visitor to Texas Girls in Gis Open Mat events

Feb. 25, 2012

Dec. 2011

Sept. 2011

July 2011

March 19, 2011

KickAss Women's Class grand opening! Free class on Feb 25th

Attended Relson Gracie seminar

Attended Relson Gracie seminar

Congrats to members on belt promotions

Congrats to Alec! Silver Medal, Men's 30+ Gi, White Belt

March 17, 2011 Phil Cardella Seminar, Glenmont Location
March 17, 2011 Congratulations Rick on Blue Belt!
March 14, 2011 Members attend Relson Gracie seminar, Austin, TX
Jan. 23, 2011 Members attend Phil Cardella Seminar
Jan. 13, 2011 Members attend Ryron Gracie seminar
Nov. 2010  Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar, Dulles & Fairfax, VA, & Calvert, MD
Sep. 17, 2010  Congrats Kid's Class White Lined Yellow belt promotions!
Sep. 16, 2010 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar
Sep. 14, 2010 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar
June 26 - 28, 2010
Members attend Richmond Women's Mini-Camp with Emily Kwok and Val Worthing
 May 27, 2010 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar
 May 26, 2010 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar
May 25, 2010 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar
March 31, 2010
Members attend Rickson Gracie Seminar
Feb. 27, 2010 Congratulations Kid's Class - White/Yellow Belt Test
Feb. 23 & 24, 2010 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar, Dulles & Fairfax, VA
Nov. 24, 2009 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 18, 2009 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar, Dulles, VA
Nov. 7, 2009 Members attend Operation Octagon IX: Valhalla Fights at Dulles Sports Complex, VA
Oct. 31, 2009 Members attend Women's Only Halloween Seminar with Emily Kwok, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 3, 2009 Members attend UWC Fights at the Patriot Center
Sep. 25, 2009 Congratulations Tori! Blue belt awarded by Rodrigo Gracie
Sep. 25, 2009 Members attend Rodrigo Seminar, Dulles, VA
Aug. 1, 2009 Congratulations Kid's Class - White/Yellow Belt Test
May 16, 2009 Members attend Royce Gracie Seminar, Dulles, VA
April 30, 2009 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar, Sterling, VA
Feb. 21, 2009 Men and Women's Self-Defense Seminar, Glenmont, MD
Feb. 14, 2009 Congratulations Kid's Class - White/Yellow Belt Test
Jan. 24, 2009 Members participate in Copa Nova Tournament, Sterling, VA
Jan. 23, 2009 Women's Self-Defense Seminar, Bethesda, MD
Nov. 18, 2008 Members attend Relson Gracie Seminar in Sterling, VA
March 15, 2008 Congratulations Kid's Class - White/Yellow Belt Test
Feb. 9, 2008 Welcome Visiting Students from Hagerstown, MD and Syracuse, NY!
Feb. 9, 2008 Congratulations Members for belt stripes!
Feb. 4, 2008 Special One Session Scenario-based Self-Defense Seminar proves popular! Look for more to come!
Jan. 26, 2008 Congratulations Kid's Class - White/Yellow Belt Test
Jan. 5, 2008 Congratulations David Zimmerman! MMA Fighter - Win by TKO, 38 Seconds!- Total Cage Combat, Richmond, VA

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