Annapolis' Primer Martial Arts Academy

Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts

You Have The Right To Defend Yourself 

Our Personal Defense System is a true Mixed Martial Art, pulling technical components from Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, and other Stand Up striking arts. flying kneeReferred to as “Mixed Martial Arts for the Street”, the PDS Program incorporates seven areas of focus including upper body strikes, defense to upper body strikes, lower body strikes, defense to lower body strikes, self-defense grappling, street applications and weapons training.Personal Defense System ( PDS) is designed to give students a challenging workout including cardiovascular and strength building techniques while utilizing the skills and techniques used by mixed martial artists.start-here1

Most Martial Arts systems teach and train in a traditional way that has been carried on throughout the centuries. A lot of the Hollywood-style punches and kicks will never work in a real-life situation. This is great if a student wants to carry on the art as a tradition or wants to compete in a tournament or controlled environment, however it becomes useless in a real life situation. PDS trains students for all areas of a real confrontation, making it the most functional martial arts system available!

Gain Self Confidence!

Confidence (or lack thereof) directly affects a person’s level of performance and their leadership potential. Untrained individuals tend to avoid situations where they are required to be open to new situation and people. Self-defense training helps to build confidence, increase self-esteem, and gain a greater sense of leadership presence.

Feel Safe and Avoid Stress!

Stress is the number one factor in many illnesses and a leading cause of on-the-job accidents. 12118867_10102093694491527_7866346849553853724_n Increased confidence coupled with an increased sense of calm, can mean long-term health benefits. Less stress means less stress-related illnesses, less lost time at work due to illness, fewer accidents and higher productivity.

Get into Incredible Shape, While Learning a Valuable Life Skill!

We train our students in self-defense techniques and build self-esteem through the practice of martial arts. Our classes help you reach your goals, whether you want to learn self-defense, become a better athlete, lose weight or stay in shape. Our functional approach to self defense promotes a healthy mind and body.

What are you waiting for?


Our functional approach to self defense promotes a healthy mind and body. Through proven methods and personal defense techniques a practitioner not only gets in amazing shape, but learns the most valuable tool to rely upon; the ability to protect yourself!

Other Benefits of Our Personal Defense System….

Besides the obvious enhancement of personal safety and physical fitness, Team Randori’s Personal Defense System training offers many benefits that can elevate the quality of life on both a personal and professional level:

  •  Helps develop leadership and interpersonal skills.
  •  Develop Confidence by knowing you can handle anything thrown your way
  •  Learning training methods and strategies that will enable you to maintain higher levels of personal safety in a crazy world
  •  A Stress Reliever! Nothing works better than hitting pads!
  •  Develop an increased healthy and fit lifestyle.
  •  Helps promote a higher level of mental, emotional, environmental and physical awareness in everyday work and social lives and interactions.

Personal Defense System (PDS) VS. Other Defense Martial Arts

It is much easier to teach a person how to hurt another person. The goal of PDS is to teach a person how to not hurt somebody. IThe goal of Personal Defense Systems is to control the situation through conflict resolution.11886148_10152849256121653_7233968669864019989_o

It is human nature to retaliate with “Deadly Force” when attacked. PDS will show you how to defuse different situations without using that force. Initial follow-up strikes are generated through Gross Motor skills, where PDS builds on those skills by fine tuning them in order to better control the situation. Through training, timing and sensitivity, a person can have power over their opponent in a purposeful, minimally aggressive manner.




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What They Say About Us!!

Ryan Armour
Ryan Armour
14:58 28 Feb 17
Team Randori has great instructors and learning environment! The First Responders Class is Awesome! It gives us a place to learn and train, as well as meet others in the same profession from all over the region, and get a great workout. I highly recommend coming in and checking out Team Randori!
Emily Mason
Emily Mason
15:55 22 Oct 16
Amazing experience! My 4 year old daughter loves coming to Randori and "working-out" with her friends. The staff is wonderful with kids and foster a warm and comfortable environment for learning. The teachers value respect and it shows through the kids. I highly recommend Randori for anyone who wants to give their kids a sense of self-confidence, and respect for others. They also give your child a trial period to see what it's all about. Come check it out!
Chris Cleary
Chris Cleary
15:09 04 Feb 17
The First Responder club held on Mon, Wed, and Friday mornings is great. The turn out is impressive with fire fighters and police from Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, Baltimore City and County.
Lorenza Ambrose
Lorenza Ambrose
15:41 02 Nov 16
My friend took me to a JiuJitsu class here, and it was amazing. I like going on Mondays when Carlos is there. He allows me to jump right in to the class, even with the very little experience, and was very patient and encouraging. The warm up itself is a workout, and I left the gym feeling energized and motivated. The great thing about jiujitsu it's that it provides you with self defense skills, discipline, and tactical thinking. Also, this gym has an fantastic after school program for kids! Definitely check out Team Randori!
Darren Fradin
Darren Fradin
02:17 31 Aug 16
We were looking for a new academy for our kids. Their first one closed and we weren't happy with the next one we went to, and then we found Team Randori. The facilities are top notch - everything is clean and new. The coaches are very good with kids, and are experienced practitioners who concentrate on building the fundamentals - not trying to teach overly complicated, trendy moves that kids can't effectively apply. Parents sit in a room upstairs where they can watch the class on video monitors, so there are no overzealous moms or dads yelling out commands to their kids while they roll. Perhaps most importantly, there are no 'cliques' - it's a very mellow, low key environment that promotes confidence in my kids, and has them looking forward to going to classes there.
Codi Mullen
Codi Mullen
17:05 05 Sep 16
Confidence, mental-toughness, and teamwork - these are the tools I have gained from joining Team Randori Martial Arts. After a few weeks, I felt like I was a part of a family amongst the staff and other members. The training was a challenge, but the coaches helped me recognize that I can train harder than I thought I was capable of. As a member of the military, I believe I can carry on these skills to my job. I am so thankful for my experience at Team Randori, for the lessons I have learned, the friendships I have made, and the training that I have received. I encourage others to check out this gym to see what an amazing community Team Randori has created.
Olesea Maleeva
Olesea Maleeva
22:04 20 Mar 17
Excellent place, my 5 year old son enjoyed it very much. He was so excited as soon as we got home after the first class, he started to practice as soon as we got home. My son started to practice with his dad, my husband has practiced Marital Arts for a long period of time, so he can tell this is the right place for our son, he find this place very professional. Instructors are well knowledge, patient, and make class fun. My son has been training for almost a year now, he is having fun while learning, they use different technique and make it fun at the same time.
Mac Kearney
Mac Kearney
12:21 23 Mar 17
I have never done anything like martial arts, and on a whim started attending Team Randori, and it has been amazing. Each session pushes me to new levels, and I am feeling healthier and more confident with every class. The Coaches, Al and Dameron are good people who you want to train with. When i was new there was never any feeling of not belonging. When I started I trained beside everyone else, and never felt out of place. Warm, welcoming, yet intense, is how I would describe it. My only regret is that it took me so long to join....
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