Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self-Defense Classes in Maryland

Empower Yourself!!!  Be able to protect yourself, your family and your Children.  Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu NOW...

“Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - A Proven and Effective Self-Defense System.”

She Was Attacked while on vacation with her Husband and family friends...

Mrs. Smith (we won't use her real name here) an insurance company employee who works in our area, said that she was on vacation in the tourist area of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with her husband and some family friends.

On her second night there, she said she walked alone through a rotunda on the property at about 10:30 p.m. intending to take some pictures of the moon over the water and perhaps grab a snack. As she walked, she was attacked from behind.  Her attacker choked her before dragging her into a nearby maintenance room.

“The only opportunity I got to run was when he was choking me.  That’s when I tried to escape but I couldn’t because I was beginning to pass out at that point,”

The grisly pictures of the damage done to her face, revealed her mouth was ripped apart, requiring numerous stitches; one tooth was knocked out and others were pushed out of position.  Her nose was broken in several places and she sustained an orbital fracture.  And the assailant left teeth marks on her hip, back and breast area.

She said that even after a hospital stay after the assault, she was not positive if she was sexually assaulted or not.

Being able to defend yourself is IMPORTANT!! 

All women live with a certain level of risk of violent crime. Statistics show that a woman who is 21 years old has a 1 in 4 chance of experiencing a violent assault in her lifetime. At Team Randori, we teach women’s Brazilian jiu jitsu self-defense to prevent the assault of more women.

Being in Danger.  Women are at an unusually high risk of serious assault or even murder. Just watch your local news carefully, it seems that every month or two a woman is murdered, usually by abusive ex-spouses or ex-boyfriends. Most of these tragic deaths could have been prevented.

Betsy McCandless Murray knew her ex-husband was out to get her. She did everything that women are conventionally advised to do, including obtaining a restraining order, filing criminal charges, going into hiding, changing her address, and hiring a private investigator.  Despite all these precautions, she was murdered by her ex-husband.

Janice LaCava of Worcester, MA also used the normally recommended avenues for protection, filing two restraining orders against her estranged husband. Yet he murdered her in the parking lot of her apartment building in Worcester.

Shelters and other programs offer much more information on personal security matters, ranging from what to pack in an "emergency get-away bag" to how to go into hiding. That is good and useful information, because it is always better to avoid a violent attack than to try to survive one.  But as Betsy McCandless' situation has shown, hiding doesn't always work, and someone else can't be there to protect you every minute of the day and night.


Uniform Crime Reporting Program. 

"Increase against Women"


Location of Sexual & Physical Assault

"No Safe Place."


U.S. Department of Justice Bureau Statistics.

"Crime Rate Increasing"

Helping Yourself... 

Sometimes, violence comes despite the best possible avoidance measures, and when it does, there is often no opportunity to summon help. In those cases, a woman is forced to face her attacker alone, using only her own resources and knowledge to survive. Fortunately, women who are properly trained and confident in their ability to protect themselves can do so quite effectively. With our women’s Brazilian jiu jitsu self-defense classes, we will teach you how to stay safe and survive if you find yourself in one of these difficult situations.

After the McCandless Murray tragedy, the media was full of stories that said things like "Betsy's murder is proof that safety is not reliably within reach."

"Fighting back" is a difficult and uncomfortable subject for many women to think about, but it does not have to be that way.

The concept is easy to understand, and was expressed eloquently in the article "Teaching My Daughter to Fight" by Margaret Dean Daiss in Ms magazine.

"Maybe, I reason, if more girls -- the next generation of women -- learn to defend themselves physically, harming their attackers instead of walking away or crying, then maybe, just maybe, they could begin to turn the tide of abuse from themselves and their sisters. Maybe if boys and men knew that they could be seriously hurt if they lifted their hands or opened their pants against the opposite sex, their abuse could be kept at bay."

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    Safety is not within Reach
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  • Carrying weapons that can be used against you
  • Violence comes despite avoidance measures

90% of all fighting scenarios end up on the ground...

Many traditional martial arts like Karate and Taekwondo have nice qualities but fail during a real-life application. These Martial Arts teach nice patterns or Katas of movements but do not address any kind of movement required when a woman is pushed or held to the ground.  This is where she must defend herself.

A larger attacker has the luxury of using their body weight, strength and over size to dominate a smaller person.  Knowing the right techniques, and having a comprehensive understating of how and when to employ them, will give the smaller woman the upper hand. At Team Randori, our Women’s Brazilian jiu jitsu self-defense classes can teach you the right techniques and help you understand how to take down a larger attacker. In these classes, we will teach you everything you need to know on how to defend yourself quickly and efficiently.

Learning to strike a person as means of self-defense requires, power, dexterity and a lot of luck.  It's believed that striking a male assailant in the groin will immediately incapacitate them, rendering the victim an opportunity to escape or prevail.  This has proven to be false on several occasions.  In fact, striking a male assailant in the groin may provoke a severely violent response.  Therefore, one must rely in measures that causes immediate pain compliance or renders the attacker incapacitated.  No one wins a fight when they are asleep and that's our goal.

You'll learn the same techniques that are taught to Military and Law Enforcement personnel, that they use to protect themselves and the public.  These are the same techniques that are used by professional Mixed Martial Art (MMA) and Cage Fighter when the fight goes to the ground.  So the question of their effectiveness is out of the question.  They work, there is no doubt about that.  So, if they can rely on them during highly violent encounters, so can YOU!!!  

The game of DEFENSE is won on the GROUND....

So take a step in the direction of being able to defend yourself, your family and children if the need arose.  All the while improving your physical fitness level, gaining self confidence, and having fun doing it. 

So, What's the most effective Self- Defense system for a woman to learn? - “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is by far one of the most EFFECTIVE & PROVEN methods one can learn as a Self-Defense measure. It's designed for a SMALLER and WEAKER person to overcome a LARGER and STRONGER opponent.

At Team Randori Martial Arts, we specialize in teaching women an EFFECTIVE & PROVEN method of Self-Defense.   That method is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our Brazilian ji jitsu self-defense classes will get you in better shape and help you improve your self-defense skills.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is actually a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit.  Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are centered round the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless.

To control and overcome greater size, strength and aggression with lesser size and strength is the keynote of Brazilain Jiu Jitsu. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip and position upon your opponent. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.

Having this knowledge will enable you to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity you choose.  However, the path to gain this knowledge is physically and mentally demanding.  You will benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of your body and mind and the many social benefits of working within a large group of like-minded women as you learn and have fun together.

You don't have to be in shape to start.  It's a common thought that most people have, but its not true.  Most of our students come to us looking for a fitness program that is not boring that will get them into shape.  

You don't need any experience.  We hear this all the time. “I’m scared to train because I don’t have any experience.” We understand where you are coming from. Starting something new can be scary, sometimes downright terrifying.  Our focus is on beginners.   All of our classes are designed with the beginner in mind so you don’t need to worry.

Our instructors are former Military, Law Enforcement, Mixed Martial Arts Fighters, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World CHAMPIONS....

We have all the bases covered.  From identifying pre-assault indicators, developing strategies to manage distance, to defending from multiple assailants from either standing or on the ground.  When it comes to Personal Self-Defense and Close Quarter Combat we have “been there and done that.”  I ask you were else can you find a cadre of instructors with our credentials?  I’ll tell you.  Nowhere!!

We've asked the women in our classes what the three favorite things were that they liked about learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  They tell us.....

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    They love her body for what it can do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu erases insecurities by showing girls the amazing things their bodies can do. Every ounce of her body is beautifully designed to move. Simple techniques will allow her to use her body in powerful and amazing ways.
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    They have become a positive role model.  Daughters think their Moms are cool....  Girls who learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and become confident, become role models for other girls.
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    It gets them in shape.  Instead of running on a boring treadmill and pumping weights, you can get fit in a small amount of time and space.
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"Highly recommended! Clean gym, energetic and engaging instructors, good selection of classes and class times, and a very welcoming community."


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"Amazing experience..."

Amazing experience! Love the people and the teachers! Really helpful teachers."


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"The Teachers will help..."

"The teachers will help you improve a lot; they are helpful, patient, and challenging. The class is friendly and the space is convenient. A great place to work out, and/or learn something new."


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"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."


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"BJJ changed my life. Interning at team team randori changed my life. I learned amazing skills that I will be using for threat of my life."



"Awesome Gym..."

"Team Randori is an awesome gym to train at. They not only emphasize the importance of cleanliness and safety -- they practice what they preach. They're the only place I've seen that is upfront with their costs, and how they operate their gym. The floors are cleaned daily which other gyms don't always seem to do. The Jiu jitsu and MMA coaches are great, and really know the sport. They're great at demonstrating and teaching the techniques, and after you get the hang of it, they help you make those small adjustments to really perfect your technique. The MMA and Jiu Jitsu classes are a fun way to get in shape while learning a really cool skill. You don't have to be experienced to participate in class. The classes have people from all skill levels, and you get to work with everyone there to learn from multiple people. They also let beginners watch and participate in the advanced classes if they so choose and attend as many classes as you please. Other gyms tend to limit how often you can attend and limit advanced classes to upper belts only, but not Team Randori. They have a great environment and atmosphere there, and the other members are really friendly. I highly recommend checking out Team Randori."


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 Our classes are designed for women just like you... Your BUSY and don't want to waste your TIME or MONEY.

We know that your time is valuable, and most likely you have very little of it.  That's the beauty of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  By learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you'll be able to accomplish many of your personal goals in a short period of time.  You'll improve your fitness level because it's definitely a WORKOUT; you'll be investing in yourself by learning one of the most effective Martial Arts and Self-Defense system know; you'll gain confidence and improve your self discipline by learning to be calm and to prevail in difficult positions.  

Investing in yourself is a no-brainer.  Considering the improvement, you'll make in yourself and your ability to defend yourself, you'll know that this is a worthwhile personal investment.  Learning this type of skill could be easily worth $500.00 a month.  Which seems like a lot but, not learning to defend yourself could cost you your LIFE!!  Our women’s Brazilian jiu jitsu self-defense classes in Maryland offer multiple benefits to you and your family. If you want to get a great workout while you improve your self-confidence and self-defense skills, you are in the right place.

Contact us today and we will provide you with a free private consultation and lesson to teach you some techniques you CAN use immediately.  So do it before it’s too late. If you miss out……you risk spending the rest of your life knowing that you and your family are VULNERABLE to a physical attack.

How can you not take advantage of this offer?

Our guarantee to you is that you'll get fit; gain confidence; learn an AWESOME martial art, all while doing it in a safe, friendly and fun environment, with like-minded people.  Simply taking two 1-hour classes a week of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will get you light years ahead of students who take other types of martial arts or self-defense classes.  

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"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

P.S.: At Team Randori we pride ourselves on the quality of the training we provide.  Therefore, we try to limit the size of our classes and member population of our academy.  We can only effectively teach a limited number of students.  We believe in the small instructor to student ratio.  Therefore we are limited in the number of students we are able to accept into our academy.  So take advantage of this membership now, because it may not be available in the future.

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