Baltimore’s Most Decorated Mixed Martial Arts Training School Made Available to Anyone, Regardless of Age, Skill, or Fitness Level

That’s not just empty boasting. We’re the only Baltimore-area program to produce Jiu-Jitsu World Champions and we have professional Mixed Martial Artists fighting all over the world – Bellator to OneFC.

But if you’re thinking we must all be hardcore professional fighters… well, that isn’t it. Rather, our philosophy is that students should be able to achieve what they want. Some want to be world-class fighters. Some want to get in shape and learn self-defense. Whatever you want, we have a place for you.


  • Our 15,000 square feet headquarters is the largest in Maryland. It’s hard to get comfortable training in dinky-stinky hole-in-the-wall dojos that are so cramped you’re constantly worrying about getting another student’s elbow in your face. Our gym is spacious and relaxed.
  • Our locations are very convenient—we have training centers in Baltimore, Howard County, and Frederick.
  • We foster a friendly, professional, and ego-free training environment. No one at our school has anything to prove. We don’t take on students (or instructors) who just want to “beat people up”, or have other attitude problems.
  • Our instructors have specialist fitness training—because martial arts are a great alternative to grinding out pushups at the gym.

So those are some reasons we believe there’s no better place than Crazy 88. If you’re thinking of starting a martial art, picking one up again, or just getting in shape, why not check out our programs to see what’s right for you?

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Crazy 88 Instructors and Students can be seen All Over the World

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Two Convenient Locations throughout Baltimore

Crazy 88 Locations

Elkridge – Howard County

Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts
7024 Troy Hill Dr
Suite L
Elkridge, MD 21075
(443) 283-1450

Owings Mills – Baltimore County

Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts
5 Easter Ct
Suite E
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 999-1064

What We Teach

Our Specialties

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & No Gi Grappling
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Mixed Martial Arts
Kids Martial Arts
Specialized Womens Programs

5 unshakable guidelines to choosing a martial arts school

You now know that not all schools are created equal. It’s very important to make an educated decision when picking a school.

I’m going to urge you to never join a school or program unless it meets all five of the following criteria:

1. Their instructors are qualified.

What are the instructors’ credentials? Unfortunately there aren’t any “industry certifications” for martial arts — but have they competed? What is the reputation of the organization that they represent? Do they just “sell belts” or are they committed to producing high-quality athletes?

2. The school must have a written curriculum.

Is there a method to the madness? Most schools don’t follow a step-by-step program—so neither the student nor the teacher knows where they are going, how they’re going to get there, and how far along they are.

3. The school must produce winners.

Ask yourself, has this school produced any national champs or winning teams? No matter the credentials of the instructor, it does you no good if he can’t pass on that expertise. So what levels are their best athletes competing at? Also, if they have produced winners, find out who they are—are they all Div 1 athletes, or are they “normal” people who have been trained up to a championship level?

4. The school should have a diverse group of students.

Some programs are attended only by casual non-competitive fighters who just want a place to hang out and shoot the breeze. Other programs consist only of 18-25 year old tattoo-covered wannabe MMA fighters. Whether you want to be physically fit, learn self defense, train for the World Championships, are a man, a woman, out-of-shape, or an Olympic athlete…the school should have a program for you when you start—and a program to progress toward.

5. The prices are not unbelievably low.

Remember that you get what you pay for. Lots of places offer grappling and MMA training just like many restaurants have steak on the menu…but there is a biiiig difference between getting a steak at Applebees and ordering one at Ruth’s Chris, right? These “bargain” schools usually have dirty facilities, unqualified instructors, and limited schedules (and they won’t meet most or any of criteria 1-4 above). Make sure you distinguish between affordability and value if you are forced to consider training at these kinds of places.

Of course, it’s a given that the school should be clean and well-maintained, and the staff are courteous and professional.

Why not take advantage of our own 30 Day Free Trial?

Experience the proven system of Crazy 88 — you will get into the best shape of your life and learn the world’s most effective fighting styles from America’s #1 team—all while having more fun that you could think you could have at a martial arts school.

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