Schedule & Policy

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

Online Class Schedule (Zoom):


8 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense (adult & teen)


2 PM - (Periodically scheduled various sessions)


8 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense (adult & teen)


8 PM - Thai Kickboxing & Self-Defense  (adult & teen)


7:30 PM - (Periodically scheduled various sessions)


1 PM - Youth Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense (Kids Class)

2 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense (adult & teen)

3 PM - Self-Defense Essentials (adult & teen)

Online classes approximately 40-45 minutes in duration.


Physical Class Schedule (on pause):


5:30 PM - 6:55 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense - (North Bethesda)

8:30 PM - 9:55 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense - (Silver Spring, Glenmont)


1:15 PM - 2:15/2:30 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense (Silver Spring, Glenmont)


8:30 PM - 9:55 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense - (Silver Spring, Glenmont)


8:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Thai Kickboxing - (Silver Spring, Glenmont)

9:30 PM - 10:45 PM - Open Mat practice time [Non-members require advance permission] (Silver Spring, Glenmont)


9:20 AM - 10:30 AM - Kid's Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense - (Silver Spring, Glenmont)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense - (Silver Spring, Glenmont)

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM - KickAss Women's Self-Defense - (Silver Spring, Glenmont)

All classes are regularly taught by Professor Greg Bartman, Relson Gracie Certified Instructor with the rank of Black Belt Second Degree. Women's KickAss Self-Defense Class is co-taught by Greg Bartman and Relson Gracie Black Belt Instructor Tori Garten. On rare occasion of travel, illness, or professional training another assistant instructor(s) may lead class. See About Us for more information.


All memberships require registration and are set up through a service company. All membership class prices are for "cash amounts." First payments may be made with cash, credit or debit cards, or PayPal. Credit card checkout recoupment fee will apply. Auto payment through a bank account is possible. We can no longer accept checks. Membership payments are collected by a service company, and all membership tuition automatically renews at the same rate with payment due by the start of each time period. To make any downgrades to membership status, two weeks written notice prior to the next billing date is required. As most memberships renew on the 1st of the month, written notice must be given by the 15th on the month BEFORE membership is downgraded, paused, or ended. Advance notice is required as member insurance, location rent, and service company fees are all advance paid with relation to membership numbers and require processing time from these other businesses. The service company does not provide refunds barring an error. Re-establishing membership after a cancellation will require a re-registration cost. Failed EFTs will be assessed a fee by the service provider. 

Membership is for a set length of time. A monthly membership consists of essentially paying for 3 weeks and getting 1 week "free" each month. Attendance is the responsibility of the member. There are only a set number of membership spots available, and each member is considered to be reserving a spot for themselves. {For in person lessons: If a member misses a class during a week, they may attend another of the same type of class that week as a "makeup."} Absences are not credited or refunded. If there is a sudden significant health problem, membership can be paused.

Relson Gracie Association:

We have the high honor of being an official Relson Gracie Association! Our head instructor, Greg Bartman, is a direct student of Relson Gracie, son of Helio Gracie. Greg earned his Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu from Relson himself. Therefore all Bartman MMA & Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu students are part of the direct official lineage from Helio Gracie and Relson Gracie. Thus all our student's ranks are recognized and honored around the world!

We have the privilege of hosting Relson Gracie when he visits, and learning Self-Defense and Jiu-Jitsu straight from the purest source. As such, our members join the Relson Gracie Training Association and renew annually to be a part of this great and rare opportunity.

Required Association dues are paid to Relson Gracie himself in exchange for his unique knowledge, technical assistance, and official rank recognition. We are very proud to say that our Association Membership allows our students to be personally trained in Relson Gracie's highly acclaimed system and become part of a worldwide community! Members are welcomed as family at every Relson Gracie Association across the globe. When our members travel, they are regularly granted a free training session and loaner uniform at other Relson Gracie affiliated academies.

Mandatory dues per calendar year are as follows:

Co-Ed Jiu-Jitsu: 57
Kick Ass Class only: 28
Kids Jiu-Jitsu: 28

Association dues are to be paid at approximately the 3rd month of student membership.

Inclement Weather: {For in person lessons}

Kids Class:

Our Kids class status policy for inclement weather is linked with Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) morning events for Saturdays. If they are closed for morning activities, then so are we.

Check online county and news sites:

Adults/Teens Classes and Workshops (all sessions besides Kids Class):

Our Adults/Teens Class and Workshop status policy for inclement weather is linked with Montgomery County Recreation events for the specific class time. If they are closed for activities, then so are we.

Check online county recreation site:

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First Class Pass: Zoom

Prospective members are welcome to take a first class online for 12.95 that can be applied toward the first month membership. Pay online with credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

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Note: Membership benefits include prices as low as 5 dollars an hour for training based on package selected. 

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