The goal of Maryland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Pasadena, is to instruct all students in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our students are trained by our experienced instructors. Our instructors aim to teach BJJ in a safe environment and in an easily understood format. Classes are structured to create a balance between warm-up and stretching, jiu jitsu technique and live rolling (real matches). This format enables students to refine their technique and reach individual goals.
In keeping with the traditions of BJJ the academy focuses on the students as a whole not just a few standout fighters. Building team unity, hardwork and, discipline MD BJJ is fast becoming the place to train in Anne Arundel county and the outlying Maryland area.
Maryland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu opened in June 2007. Co owners Duke Koblinsky (black belt) and Monroe Hall (brown belt) are both accredited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors. In January 2009, Maryland BJJ relocated to our new location on Mountain Road in Pasadena, Maryland.
Head Instructor Monroe Hall has been a competitive Jiu-Jitsu player for eight years, and has been teaching for three. His quiet and pleasing demeanor is his strongest asset. People will understand what martial artists are all about when you meet this”quiet warrior”. He welcomes all levels of students and prides himself on the “tough” cases. His patience, knowledge, and genuine love for his artform is infectious.
Duke Koblinsky is a black belt competitor and teacher of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In addition to his competitive titles and mixed martial arts fights, duke is a consummate professional at his approach to teaching BJJ. He applies his methodical and technical philosophy to any and all students that are willing to learn. His friendly demeanor and charismatic attitude are contagious as he spreads his passion and love for the martial art that he says, “will change the world”. Duke’s focus is the overall enrichment of each student he encounters with the positive energy that surrounds him and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.