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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Annapolis, MD.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy

The highly-trained instructors at 5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy challenge students from all walks of life, all ages, ability, and experience to achieve Black Belt success. The school incorporates street self-defense, ground self-defense, performance martial arts, and weapons training into standard strategies and tactics for its clients in Millersville and adjacent areas. The Black Belt curriculum at 5 Peaks begins with the Mighty Tigers for ages five through seven, then moves to the juniors for those eight to 12. Teens’ sessions are for those thirteen to seventeen, and adult classes begin at age 18. The Academy also offers BodyShok kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and more.

Millersville, MD(443) 795-4538


A.J. Bartlinski’s Karate Supercenter

Members of the whole family have been benefiting from the martial arts and fitness programs provided by A. J. Bartlinski’s Karate Supercenter for more than 45 years. The karate school works with clients in Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Baltimore, and other cities in the area. All classes are age-specific and begin with the little Ninjas for ages three to six which focuses on developing discipline, confidence, and other life skills. The Supercenter’s program for youth martial arts works with seven-to-12-year olds to improve fitness and leadership abilities. A. J. Bartlinski’s karate for teens and adults teaches martial arts styles and increases physical conditioning, flexibility, and mental discipline.

Glen Burnie, MD(410) 768-0362


Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts

Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts has combined techniques from the martial arts styles muay thai, jiu jitsu, and wrestling to create its own form of mixed martial arts. The gym offers Brazilian jiu jitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and mixed martial arts classes for children and a number of different programs for adults. All classes are taught in a safe, clean, friendly environment. Kids classes at Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts teach children the basics of self-defense using mixed martial arts and promote values such as respect, leadership, and self-confidence. Adult programs include Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, grappling, wrestling, MMA, and fitness boot camp. The instructors at Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts place a large emphasis on having a positive attitude and using teamwork. Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts offers a free, seven-day trial for those who may be unsure whether MMA is for them.

Arnold, MD(443) 339-8130


Lion Choi’s Taekwondo

The talented group of black belt instructors at Lion Choi’s Taekwondo focus on providing clients in Glen Burnie, Ferndale Millersville, and other nearby cities a safe, injury-free, positive training environment. They help participants become happier, healthier, and more successful by taking part in Lion Choi’s self-improvement training sessions. The studio offers classes for kids ages four and five as well as six through 12. Adult lessons help individuals build muscle and melt fat quickly and safely along with increasing flexibility and gaining a sense of quiet self-confidence and peace. Lion Choi’s Taekwondo also furnishes programs for families and after-school martial arts activities.

Glen Burnie, MD(410) 760-3636


Park’s Martial Arts

The expert instructors at Park’s Martial Arts have been producing martial arts champions who are also champions in life since 1997. Grand Master Chang H. Park and Master Kyung Park and their staff offer customers in Odenton and its environs several physical fitness and Tae Kwan Do martial arts programs. Little Tiger classes help four and five-year-olds with balance, coordination, concentration, and more to develop greater fitness and enjoy doing so. Other courses include those for children six to 11 years old and those for adults 12 and up. Park’s Martial Arts also provides an after-school program and camps all during the summer.

Odenton, MD(410) 305-1100


Sherman’s Martial Arts

The well-trained, friendly, and knowledgeable staff at Sherman’s Martial Arts encourages clients of all body types and ages to pursue a lifestyle of total well-being through martial arts training. The classes taught at Sherman’s are a blend of Korean and Japanese styles called “Na Cha Shin Ui” and means “my own.” Students learn the techniques and moves as well as the Martial Arts way of discipline, self-confidence, and respect. The studio’s goal is to help each student achieve a unique style along with mental and physical strength while moving toward the Black Belt and beyond. Sherman’s Martial Arts has been serving customers in Chester and neighboring areas since 1998.

Chester, MD(410) 310-1562


South River Martial Arts

South River Martial Arts is a state-of-the-art training facility that offers first-rate martial arts instruction that promotes self-improvement, respect, self-defense, and physical fitness for students of all ages and skill levels. Students who are serious about advancing their martial arts skills will have opportunities to compete with students from other martial arts schools in the area and even to train in Korea through the school’s exchange program if they so wish. South River Martial Arts offers part-time and full-time before- and after-school martial arts programs, either as a daytime childcare option or as a place for children to go before and after school if a parent or guardian’s work schedule conflicts with school start and end times. Other programs include taekwondo and hapkido classes and a team leadership program comprised of students who are nominated by instructors and deemed role models for the other students.

Edgewater, MD(410) 956-7700


US Martial Arts

The well-trained experts at US Martial Arts offer Taekwondo training to clients in Glen Burnie and the surrounding areas. They stress the mental and physical benefits of karate which include the confidence resulting from proficiency in martial arts and the camaraderie of learning and training together. US Martial Arts provides Taekwondo training for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. Those who wish to prepare for competitive tournaments may take an intensive class which focuses on endurance, strength training, mastering forms, sparring techniques, and kicks as well as weapons training in the use of bo staff and sais. These students are subject to dismissal if they fail to meet expectations.

Glen Burnie, MD(410) 768-5585


Warriors of Grace Karate

Black belt owner Antonio Ferrer and his staff of trained instructors at Warriors of Grace Karate have been teaching clients in Severn and the nearby Annapolis area the art of Okinawan Goju Rui Karate-Do since 2008. Classes begin with Little Ninjas for three and four-year-old children to help them learn the foundational aspects of Goju-Ryu karate. Golden Dragons for ages five and six work on fine motor skills and developing large muscles. Tigers for seven and eight-year-olds learn to put others first. Juniors for ages nine through 14 learn more of Okinawan Goju-Ryu. Adults for those over 15 challenge participants mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Severn, MD(410) 729-5111


Xtreme Mpact Martial Arts

The certified instructors at Xtreme Mpact Martial Arts are dedicated to helping children and adults learn such beneficial life skills as discipline, self-defense, confidence, leadership, and goal-setting through their martial arts programs. Xtreme Mpact offers classes for children to inspire them to achieve better health and fitness. Adults can sign up for Kenpo Karate which teaches self-defense with many variations of kicks, blocks, strikes, locks, and throws. Another option for clients in Odenton and adjacent areas is kickboxing fitness which use the techniques of Muay Thai Kickboxing to condition the entire body. Xtreme Mpact Martial Arts also provides pre-school martial arts classes and after-school and homeschool programs.

Odenton, MD(410) 674-2077


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