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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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Baltimore, 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.

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A.J. Bartlinski’s Karate Supercenter

A.J. Bartlinski’s Karate Supercenter offers martial arts and fitness programs for residents in the Baltimore metro area with over 45 years of experience. Classes are offered for children as young as three through teens and adults. They also host special events like Parent’s Night Out and informative workshops such as bully prevention, women’s self-defense, and weapons training. Customers speak highly of their fun and effective curriculum and passionate instructors.

Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410) 768-0362


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Baltimore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Baltimore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Baltimore County’s first martial arts school dedicated to practical, modern methods of martial arts training for children and adults. Their friendly gym has two large separate mat areas, bathrooms, showers, and a spectator area for parents, family, and friends. Baltimore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's flexible schedule is available online where classes are offered throughout the week.

Essex, MD 21221 (443) 579-5710


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Baltimore City Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a Baltimore-based martial arts school training students in practical self-defence techniques that conserves energy while forcing attackers to waste energy. Experienced instructors teach students how to end fights through achieving control of an attacker. Classes are available for children, teens, and adults. A free ten-day trial can be scheduled. Customers speak highly of their friendly atmosphere, experience, and dedication.

Baltimore, MD 21230 (443) 835-1116


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Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts

Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts provide self-defense classes for residents in the Baltimore and Howard County metro area. Experienced instructors strive to foster a professional, friendly, and ego-free training environment that promotes mutual learning. Crazy 88 provides classes for adult, teens, and children. Also, competition training is available. Customers speak highly of their patience, kind instructors, and honesty.

Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 999-1064


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Ground Control

Ground Control is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts studio serving clients in the Baltimore, Reistertown, Columbia, and Bel Air, MD metro areas. Founder and owner John Rallos is a Renzo Gracie black belt recipient who strives to provide a friendly environment to learning professional fighting skills which can help clients get in shape. Details about their seven-day free training promotion is available on their website.

Baltimore, MD 21237 (410) 558-2988


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Harriday’s Karate and Fitness

Harriday’s Karate and Fitness specializes in children self-defense classes in the Baltimore metro area for over 15 years. Experienced instructors strive to teach young students the building blocks to finding their self-esteem while learning crucial life skills. Founder and head instructor Charles Harriday is a fourth-degree black belt with more than 25 years of experience. His style of teaching provides strengthening of both body and mind. Customers speak highly of their passion, patience, and efficient teaching techniques.

Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 423-2997


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Hwarang Martial Arts

Hwarang Martial Arts is an award-winning martial arts school offering taekwondo classes and more for children and adults in the Baltimore metro area. Also, additional martial arts classes are available in tricking, kickboxing, and one-on-one fitness training. They are open from Mondays through Saturdays, and also provide after school programs and summer camp. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their professionalism, excellent instructors, and patience.

Columbia, MD 21045 (240) 393-5488


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Ju-Jitsu Dojo of Columbia

Ju-Jitsu Dojo of Columbia provides practical self-defense training for men and women in the Baltimore metro area for over 25 years. They provide Japanese ju-jitsu-based techniques for students looking to learn how to avoid threatening situations, respond to lower-level threats, and defense against armed and unarmed attacks. Also, a youth program is offered for children between the ages of 6 and 13. Classes are available on Mondays through Saturdays.

Columbia, MD 21046 (410) 309-1988


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Kanjizai Martial Arts

Kanjizai Martial Arts specialize in self-defense and fitness classes for residents in the Towson, Lutherville-Timonium, and Baltimore metro area. Experienced instructors teach the traditional Japanese art of ju-jutsu and ninjutsu alongside the modern art of Gracie jui-jitsu for adults and children. Also after school programs and combat fitness classes are available. Customers speak highly of their passion, patience, and knowledge.

Baltimore, MD 21212 (410) 294-4208


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Kenpo Tigers of Maryland

Kenpo Tigers of Maryland offer self-defense classes for residents in the Baltimore metro area with over two decades of experience. Trained instructors provide after school programs which include pickup and drop off services, snacks, and karate classes for children. Also, sparring and cardio-box classes are available. The Kenpo team strives to help customers develop a strong foundation of self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, as well as respect for themselves and others. Online donations for a child who can’t afford karate training is available. Also, Kenpo Tigers of Maryland can be rented out for parties, events, and graduations.

Randallstown, MD 21133 (410) 655-3676


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New Wave Martial Arts

New Wave Martial Arts offer classes in taekwondo, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali, cardio kickboxing, tournament training, and hand-to-hand self-defense for residents in the Baltimore metro area. Experienced instructors strive to provide students with knowledge on how to avoid and get out of dangerous real life scenarios. They also offer after-school programs and summer camp. Customers speak highly of their welcoming and accommodating environment.

Nottingham, MD 21236 (410) 499-3497


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No Limits Training Facility

No Limits Training Facility provides children, teens, and adults self-defense programs in Reisterstown, MD for over two decades. Certified trainers provide services in boxing, kickboxing, MMA, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, martial arts, and fitness classes. Their facility offers four different rooms with zebra mats, locker rooms, and showers. No Limits Training Facility is highly rated on Facebook where customers speak passionately about their challenging curriculum, motivating instructors, and positive environment.

Reisterstown, MD 21136 (410) 833-6090


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Palanzo Martial Arts

Palanzo Martial Arts is a Pikesville-based business specializing in self-defense classes for children in the Baltimore metro area. Experienced instructors offer group classes, after-school programs, and summer camp. Also, adult classes are available. They are highly rated on Facebook where customers speak passionately about their friendly instructors, kid-friendly learning techniques, and the effects martial arts has on their children’s school grades. Web-only specials are available on their website.

Pikesville, MD 21208 (410) 484-7122


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Shihan Marc’s Karate Academy

Shihan Marc’s Karate Academy is a small school specializing in teaching and training children and adults karate in the Baltimore metro area. Owner Shihan Marc Pamfilis is a 6th-degree black belt with over four decades of experience, and instructor Sensei Erin Sanders is a 3rd-degree black belt with 15 years of teaching experience to children of all ages. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their kindness, knowledge, and teaching style.

Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 668-3498


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The Pamfilis Karate Academy

The Pamfilis Karate Academy is a Baltimore-based business providing self-defense classes out of their Towson and Nottingham, MD locations. Experienced instructors offer martial arts training on or off-site for children, teens, and adults. Also, summer camp programs and birthday party spaces are available. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly about of their teaching principles and techniques.

Towson, MD 21286 (410) 499-2476


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Vuong’s Martial Arts Center

Vuong’s Martial Arts Center provides training in taekwondo and other martial arts to residents in the Baltimore metro area for over two decades. Founder Chien Vuong and his staff of expert instructors offer classes for adults and children, and also provide after school programs and cardio-kickboxing classes. Chien Vuong has been practicing taekwondo since he was 14 years old and has participated and won state and national championships, and is now the president of the Maryland Taekwondo Association.

Gambrills, MD 21054 (410) 721-4400


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