Ryoma Academy is the premier martial arts and fitness facility in Western Maryland offering programs for men, women and teens. Whether you are looking to improve your fitness, self defense or competition skills, we can help take you beyond your mental and physical expectations to help you achieve new levels of endurance, strength, confidence and self-respect. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, known as "The Gentle Way," uses leverage and technique to control and submit your opponent. This system is well suited for men and women seeking effective self-defense training, the competition minded student, or the one who just wants a different approach to improving physical fitness and cardiovascular endurance. BJJ is the ultimate strategy and called a "thinking" persons art. These classes can push your endurance level to new heights by doing body weight conditioning drills and free sparring. Learn to move your body efficiently and control your opponent no matter your strength or size. Make your fitness program more than just weight lifting and boring treadmills. Train with a purpose... train body and mind together.