Welcome to the brand-new Maryland Combat Sports Academy website! We are excited that you are here and even more excited to show you what we have to offer!
If you’re looking for:
- Traditional Boxing
- Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
- Kickboxing (Burmese “Lethwei”)
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
- And MORE!
YOU’VE FOUND THE RIGHT PLACE!
The state of Maryland has very few gyms that can truly provide professional-level boxing instruction. The Maryland Combat Sports Academy is one of them! If you are looking to learn the sport or become the next professional champ, you’d be ill-advised to go elsewhere. Under the guidance of our Director of Boxing, almost all of our professional fighters are undefeated! Want to learn the art without fighting competitively? We can assure you, boxing is one of the best ways to improve muscular endurance, strength and both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning. What are you waiting for? We have programs for EVERYONE!
Lethwei. We know…you’ve never heard of it. That’s because this art of kickboxing is extremely rare in the United States and throughout the world! Aside from the punches, kicks, knees and elbow strikes made popular by Muay Thai Kickboxing, Burmese Kickboxers deploy head-butts, raking knuckle strikes, take-downs and a lot more! If Lethwei was a language, other kickboxers simply can’t speak it. Whether you have the desire to compete, or just want to increase your self-defense abilities while getting in awesome shape, we encourage you to learn from several national Lethwei Champions at Maryland Combat Sports Academy! You’re going to love it!
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
MMA. During the past two decades, Mixed Martial Arts has become a household phrase. Those who dare enter “The Cage” are required to be experts in many martial arts disciplines. Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo…the more you know, the more likely you are to succeed. Our experts join together to take our MMA students from where they are to where they want to be. To each their own! Some just want the diversity of training. Others aspire to hear that cage door lock behind them in competition. Others are striving for a professional career. This program is not for everyone. We reserve and exercise the right to choose those who are truly ready for the intensity of this training. Are you ready? (Thank you Mr. Joseph Lee for taking this awesome photograph of Coach Ken, cornering our friend and fighter, Paul Lim on his way to victory!)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective combat disciplines on the planet! BJJ was designed to allow a smaller and perhaps weaker person to succesfully contend with a bigger, stronger assailant by using technique, gravity, leverage and balance. BJJ is known as a “ground-fighting” art as the majority of its techniques capitalize on joint-locks, choke-holds and other techniques that are executed while one the ground. The Maryland Combat Sports Academy BJJ Program is directed by Professor Vicente Junior, a 3rd Degree Black Belt under the legendary Master Ricardo de la Riva. “VJ” is a 4-time Pan-American Champion who has earned numerous additional world and international titles. “Coach Ken” Stephens is a proud Vicente Junior Black Belt who now resides in Florida but travels to Maryland to help oversee the MCSA BJJ program with his renowned teaching style. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat system that people of all genders, ages and abilities can enjoy.