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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

  • Learn to defend yourself on the ground as well as in close range
  • Train in a “must-know” style for any professional mixed martial artists like the guys fighting in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship)
  • Get in shape and participate in a life-long activity that everyone from children to senior citizens can do
  • Master chokes, armlocks, and other submission holds that allow you to end a confrontation with no punches or kicks necessary
  • Have fun while mastering the martial art commonly referred to as ‘human chess’

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a complete fighting system that teaches you how to control and subdue your opponent. You learn not only how to immobilize an opponent effectively so they can’t attack you, but also how to defeat them humanely without having to seriously hurt them. It’s the only proven style where a smaller person can immobilize and defeat a stronger, larger attacker.

It is so effective in fact, it is considered to be required training for anyone who chooses to compete in the world renowned Ultimate Fighting Championships. Every single UFC Champion trains in Jiu-Jitsu or grappling. Bottom line, what you are going to learn in our Jiu-Jitsu classes works because its what professional fighters rely on when they step into the cage.

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Learn Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi Grappling in a Structured Beginner-Friendly Environment

For years, many poorly run Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools have been giving the art a bad name due by having beginner students fight advanced students the first week they start training.

Having your first experience with Jiu-Jitsu by getting easily defeated and humiliated by more advanced students is perhaps the poorest representation of discipline and true understanding of Jiu Jitsu there is. Unfortunately, most people get disillusioned and just give up.

This is why our all our Baltimore BJJ programs are designed to take you at your current fitness and skill level and gradually build you up to get you into your best fighting shape. You don’t need to be in shape already, or have previous grappling or martial arts experience.

We build your martial arts foundation using our Fundamentals and Intermediate curriculum – the same way we built up our professional fight team. We’re very proud of our ability to turn the average student into a skilled Jiu-Jitsu practitioner almost without them noticing.

All classes are divided into levels that allow you to learn at the pace that best fits your current experience and fitness level. You’ll start in the BASICS program where you will learn Jiu-Jitsu techniques. As you keep improving, you’ll start training in the Advanced and maybe even the Competition Team level classes. And at each step of the way, you’ll be getting stronger, losing weight, and having fun.

Crazy 88's Vannessa Griffin became the first female JIu-Jitsu World Champion from Baltimore Maryland.

Crazy 88’s Vannessa Griffin became the first female World Champion ever from the Baltimore area in 2015.

The Major Difference Between Crazy 88 and Other Jiu-Jitsu Schools in the Area is the PROVEN RESULTS

Here’s the Problem…

If you wanted to learn law, medicine, or even something like plumbing, there are standard certifications your instructors have to have. If someone has those certifications, you can at least know they’re qualified in what they’re teaching (even if you can’t tell just how good they are).

Unfortunately, the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has nothing like that. It’s a free-for-all—which means charlatans and fakers can easily prey on potential martial arts students. So you have to be wary of the programs most martial arts schools offer. Almost every dojo these days offers grappling classes — regardless of whether the instructor is actually qualified to teach them or not.

Do not be fooled by coaches that claim to have “world champions” at their gyms – in the Baltimore area, no school has produced a world champion except Crazy 88.

We Are the Only School to Produce World Champions and We Have Done It for Gi and No-Gi – For All Ages

In the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world, there are 4 major tournaments that comprise the “Grand Slam” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These competitions are:

  • The European Championship
  • The Pan-American
  • The Brazilian Nationals
  • The World Championships

The fighters who come out on top at these tournaments are considered the best of the best. In the Baltimore area, no school has produced a world champion except Crazy 88. Not one other. We get students all the time who have left other training facilities after they realize the ‘World Championship’ promises made by other instructors were run by other, minor organizations. No school except Crazy 88 has even produced a medalist at one of the 4 major tournaments, much less all of them.

Students involved in our program have consistently found success at the highest levels of Jiu-Jitsu competition.

We are especially proud of the fact that none of these athletes were recruited or came into the program as successful athletes.  In fact, our “superstars” all started as regular students and developed into champions through our process.

We are also very proud that we have maintained a high level of success year-after-year; its not just the coach or 1-2 individuals that are winning.

Crazy 88 Students Who Have Medaled at the Major International Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

World Championship

2018

  • Kayla Dehm – Blue Belt Female – Medium Heavy – Gold
  • Olivia Obodoagha – Blue Belt Female – Super Heavy – Silver

2017

  • Vannessa Griffin – Purple Belt Female – Light – Gold

2016

  • Vannessa Griffin – Purple Belt Female – Light – Bronze
  • Byung Ju Lee – Blue Belt Male – Light – Bronze
  • Kayla Dehm – Blue Belt Female – Heavy – Bronze

2015

  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Black Belt Male – Heavy – Bronze
  • Alfonso Washington – Purple Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Bronze
  • Vannessa Griffin – Blue Belt Female – Light – Gold

2014

  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Brown Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Brown Belt Male – Heavy – Gold
  • Alfonso Washington – Purple Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Bronze
  • Devon Delbrugge – Purple Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Devon Delbrugge – Purple Belt Male – Middle – Bronze

2013

  • Tye Ryan Murphy – Purple Belt Male – Middle – Gold
  • Devon Delbrugge – Blue Belt Male – Open – Silver
  • Devon Delbrugge – Blue Belt Male – Middle – Gold
  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Silver
  • Chris Tran – Blue Belt Male – Rooster – Silver

2012

  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Purple Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Purple Belt Male – Heavy – Bronze

2011

  • Keith Cebula – Blue Belt Male – Feather – Bronze

2010

  • Brad Person – Purple Belt Male – Middle – Silver
  • Evan Gideon – Blue Belt Male – Open – Silver
  • Evan Gideon – Blue Belt Male – Medium Heavy – Gold
  • David Zwanetz – Blue Belt Male – Rooster – Silver

2006

  • Amie Turton – Blue Belt Female – Light Feather – Silver

Pan Championship

2018

  • Vannessa Griffin – Brown Belt Female – Light – Silver
  • Kayla Dehm – Blue Belt Female – Open- Silver
  • Kayla Dehm – Blue Belt Female – Medium Heavy – Silver
  • Leah Mays – Blue Belt Female – Middle – Silver2017

2017

  • Vannessa Griffin – Purple Belt Female – Light – Gold
  • Tafon Nchukwi – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Silver

2016

  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Black Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Chris Tran – Purple Belt Male – Rooster – Bronze
  • Byung Ju Lee – Blue Belt Male – Light – Silver

2015

  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Black Belt Male – Heavy – Bronze
  • Tye Ryan Murphy – Brown Belt Male – Medium Heavy – Bronze
  • Chris Tran – Purple Belt Male – Rooster – Gold
  • Vannessa Griffin – Blue Belt Female – Open – Gold/Silver
  • Vannessa Griffin – Blue Belt Female – Light – Gold

2014

  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Brown Belt Male – Open – Gold/Silver
  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Brown Belt Male – Heavy – Gold
  • Devon Delbrugge – Blue Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Devon Delbrugge – Blue Belt Male – Middle – Silver

2013

  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Gold

2012

  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Purple Belt Male – Heavy – Gold
  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Gold
  • Cathy Tran-Zwanetz – Blue Belt Female – Light Feather – Bronze

2011

  • Evan Gideon – Purple Belt Male – Heavy – Bronze
  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Bronze

2010

  • Jonathon Delbrugge – Purple Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Jonathon Delbrugge – Purple Belt Male – Medium Heavy – Bronze
  • Evan Gideon – Blue Belt Male – Medium Heavy – Bronze

2008

  • Frederick Ramie – Purple Belt Male – Heavy – Bronze

2006

  • Amie Turton – Blue Belt Female – Light Feather – Gold
  • Roberto Torralbas – Blue Belt Male – Middle – Gold

Brazilian Nationals

2013

  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Silver

2012

  • Jonathon Delbrugge – Purple Belt Male – Middle – Silver
  • Cathy Tran-Zwanetz – Blue Belt Female – Open – Bronze
  • Cathy Tran-Zwanetz – Blue Belt Female – Light Feather – Gold
  • Devon Delbrugge – Blue Belt Male – Light – Bronze
  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Silver

2011

  • Evan Gideon – Purple Belt Male – Heavy – Bronze

European Championship

2013

  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Open – Bronze
  • Alfonso Washington – Blue Belt Male – Ultra Heavy – Gold

2012

  • Cathy Tran-Zwanetz – Blue Belt Female – Light Feather – Gold

2011

  • Jonathon Delbrugge – Purple Belt Male – Heavy – Silver
  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Blue Belt Male – Open – Silver
  • Timothy Michael Spriggs – Blue Belt Male – Medium Heavy – Gold
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu medalists from Crazy 88

Crazy 88 Board of Jiu-Jitsu Champions

Rave Reviews from Other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Baltimore Students

It’s just so much fun to be with people who love doing what they’re doing. If you’re willing to work and put that effort in, you’ll have one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.

Dan A.Software Engineer

Being an Olympic athlete, it is very hard to impress me and I can say that Crazy 88 blows my mind every time I walk through the door. The classes are so good that I use Crazy 88 personally to mix up my workouts during my Olympic training.

Nick Delpopolo2X Olympian - Judo

If you want to be great at something, we have the facilities and we have the personnel that can make your dreams come true as far as martial arts.

Tim SpriggsJiu-Jitsu World Medalist - Black Belt level

I’ve gotten more visibly in shape. I’ve lost some weight. I’ve toned up a lot more and I’ve also gained the self confidence that you can only gain here because the coaches push you.

Christine G.Actress

I think some women might be hesitant to come into classes, especially co-ed ones. Sometimes I’m the only woman there and I never feel weird about it. It’s never been an issue.

Aubrey BSoftware Engineer

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