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Established in 2003 under the tutelage of Black Belt Professor Kevin Wilson (BJJ & TKD), Ryoma Academy of Martial Arts (RAMA) emerged as the area’s premier and only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. RAMA offers quality instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Personal Defense Striking (Boxing & Muay Thai) fundamentals for street application. With classes tailored to promote self-defense, physical fitness, and mental fortitude, we pride ourselves in developing martial artists whose confidence radiates on and off the mat. Whether your aspirations are to increase physical fitness, learn self-defense, or to compete in BJJ or MMA. RAMA seeks to facilitate your journey to accomplishing your individualized goals. Check out our schedule and find a class that matches your availability. Also be sure to visit the READ MORE link below to discover more about our lineage under Master Mike Moses of Evolve Academy.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Originating 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 also offer a beginner friendly BJJ fundamentals class that meets Monday & Friday.

Personal Defense System

Personal Defense System (PDS) is the combination of Boxing, Muay Thai, and street self-defense fundamentals into a functional system that trains students for real world confrontation. Expect a increase in cardio, muscle-endurance, and confidence.


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.