Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

"Jiu-Jitsu is like a philosophy. It helps me learn how to face life." - Helio Gracie


"Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own" - Bruce Lee

Little Grapplers

"Play is the highest form of research" - Albert Einstein

Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

"Strong people stand up for themselves, but the strongest stand up for others"

We Are RYOMA Academy

Established in 2003, Ryoma Academy of Martial Arts (RAMA) emerged as the area’s premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. RAMA offers quality instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts. With classes tailored to promote self-defense, physical fitness, and mental fortitude, RAMA seeks to develop well rounded martial artists. Whether your aspirations are to increase physical fitness, learn self-defense, or to compete in BJJ or MMA, RAMA wants to help you achieve your goals. Check out our schedule and find a class that matches your availability.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A grappling martial art that originated in Japan, Jiu-Jitsu was adapted by Carlos and Helio Gracie, to utilize leverage and technique to combat the strength and size of larger adversaries. Expect to develop a understanding of self-defense, all while improving flexibility and physical fitness. We offer a beginner friendly BJJ fundamentals class that meets Tuesday & Friday.

Mixed Martial Arts

Our MMA program blends techniques from the worlds fastest growing combat sport, and progresses students towards live application. As you gain experience, you will learn to apply proper striking mechanics in tactical manner. Eventually blending striking with grappling. Expect a increase in cardio, muscle-endurance, and confidence. For those wanting to compete, MMA fundamentals is our base program for all RAMA MMA competitors.

Youth Programs

From Little Grapplers (4-7) to our Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (8-14), Jiu-Jitsu will improve your child’s discipline, confidence, and self esteem. With a curriculum focused on de-escalating bully confrontation, give your child the confidence to succeed on and off the mat.


Testimonials from current and former students taken from our Facebook account. Read them and discover what makes RAMA the premier martial arts academy in the Western Maryland region.