Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Like every martial art, Jiu Jitsu's history dates back hundreds
of years. Brought to Brazil in the early 20th century, Japan's
Mitsuyo Maeda (known as "Count Koma") taught his art to Carlos
Gracie who then developed the art known today as Brazilian Jiu
Jitsu. The Gracie's introduced BJJ to the United States in the 80's.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is top notch. We train and compete under
Master Mike Moses and Team Evolve of Evolve Academy of Martial Arts
in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Ryoma's competition team travels the
mid-Atlantic region testing their skills against some of the top
rated fighters in BJJ as well as submission wrestling. We
consistently bring home victories while building the reputation of
hard fighting yet very respectful competitors. We take great pride
in being a part of Mike Moses' Team Evolve.
A typical class consists of a 20-40 minute warm-up, followed by
technique training and finally free
sparring or "rolling". The warm-up conditions and prepares the
muscular and cardiovascular systems for the intense workout to
follow. Repetition of basic fundamentals and technique drills helps
to train the body and mind to react without thought. Continuous
rounds of rolling provide an excellent conditioning workout.
DEFINE...SCULPT...STRENGTHEN...TONE. This is NOT your traditional "aerobics"
class. Cardiovascular training, cardio and resistance training combined
(circuit training), or solely resistance training - add what's missing from
your fitness regimen or make this your workout base.
The cardio component is kick boxing based, combining the energy and
motivation of an aerobics class with the powerful, stress relieving
techniques of the martial arts. We also include athletic & plyometric drills
as well as Step & traditional aerobics to improve cardiovascular fitness and expend
calories as part of a weight maintenance goal. Resistance training with
dumbbells, resistance bands, and body weight exercises improves muscular
strength and endurance. This incorporates the benefits of 1) maintaining or
increasing lean muscle mass which improves the resting metabolic rate
helping to prevent weight gain that can occur with age and 2) maintaining or
increasing bone density reducing the chance of osteoporosis.
If you've neglected resistance training due to
lack of knowledge or out of sheer intimidation, there's no more excuse. If
you've ever considered joining a gym or hiring a personal trainer, but maybe
thought you couldn't afford it...here's your chance to try group personal
fitness training at a fraction of the cost. Total body group workouts to set
you on the right path to a lifetime of health and fitness!
Mixed Martial Arts (temporarily discontinued)
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is taking the world by storm. Brought to
the forefront by the UFC, MMA is now becoming it's own style, no
longer dominated by any one particular art. MMA at Ryoma Academy
takes aspects of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, BJJ and
wrestling to combine them into an easy to follow curriculum.
Whatever your goals are, either to fight in a cage, or to increase
your fitness level with a technically sound fighting system, we can
accommodate. A safe training environment is always provided.
pad & partner training are the ingredients for a physically
demanding workout. As with all programs offered at Ryoma Academy, a
high priority is placed on fitness, both physical and psychological.
However, everyone is an individual and therefore works and
progresses at his or her own rate. This system follows the same path
as other martial arts with short range goals of colored belt
promotions leading the way to the long range goal of black belt. But
always remember ... the destination is never as important as the