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  • Annapolis MMA Better Known As Garfield MMA
  • 1244 Ritchie Hwy, Unit 3, Arnold, MD 21012
  • 443.962.3826
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Check out GarfieldBJJ.com for more information on class times, prices and location.


Meet Your Instructors:

Annapolis MMA

Jon Garfield - Owner and Head Instructor of Garfield MMA

  • 1st of only 3 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County!
  • Former Golden Glove Boxing Competitor (60+ Fights)
  • 11 Years Active Duty Military Experience
  • 20 Years Martial Arts Experience
  • Studied Sombo in Turkmenistan
  • Iraqi and Enduring Freedom War Veteran

Robert Crawford – Boxing/Kickboxing/ MMA/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

  • 2nd of 3 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County!
  • Professional Boxing/Kickboxing Coach
  • His Fighters have appeared on ESPN, HBO, SHOWTIME, and Pay Per View Events
  • Currently Coaches William Joppy (2x former world boxing champ)
  • 2000 Pam Am Games Silver Medallist
  • 2003 Naga Champion
  • Certified Amateur Boxing Coach For 20 Years
  • Numerous Local and Regional Trainer of Boxing Champions (Thomas Williams, Paulino Pacheco, Toney Jeter, and Dwayne McCray)
  • Junior Boxing Champions (Josh Davis and Taeveon Washington)
  • Kickboxing Champions (Paulino Pacheco and Terry McCadoo)

Andy Shaw

  • 3rd of 3 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County!

Steve Lane

  • Former Division 1 Varsity Wrestler
  • Freestyle All American
  • Virginia State Champion

"Garfield BJJ is hands down the best place I've ever trained. "

Annapolis MMA

"I've trained over the years at different BJJ academys in the area and just didn't feel I was getting the one on one attention I needed. Then I met Jon Garfield, who at first had me thinking this is gonna be the same as the rest and working out and learning from a bunch of blue belts. To my suprise, Garfield BJJ is hands down the best place I've ever trained. You have a legit Black Belt in Jon who points out everything you're doing wrong and works with you to correct your weak areas. Jon is a master and along with Andy, Mike, and Big Steve you couldn't ask for a better group of instructors.

The one thing I love about our school is, we do not give out belts! You have to earn them in the Carlson Gracie Sr. manner. I would rather be a white belt under Jon, tapping blues and purples as opposed to being a purple from another school getting tapped by a white.

As Royce Gracie says, 'A belt covers 2% of your ass, you have to cover the other 98%'.

At Garfield BJJ, the other 98% is covered!

The entire school is a family and once you join, you will be part of our family. "

Matt Zanelotti - Business Owner

"Coming to Garfield was the best decision I've ever made."

Annapolis MMA

"Coming to Garfield was the best decision I've ever made. Jon has made me feel so welcomed over the past month and a half that I feel like I've known him for years. One of the things I love most about Jon is that he's hilarious. His personality and sense of humor is what makes me want to come to class every Saturday. I've learned so much in the 6 classes that I've taken. I'll try my moves on anyone that will let me. It's a great experience and an awesome class. Jon is an amazing instructor. He loves what he's doing and he especially loves teaching other people. He knows when to be serious and teach you the proper techniques but he also knows when to have fun and laugh. I'm so proud to be apart of his class and there's no where else I'd rather be. If you want to learn great fighting techniques and have a blast doing it, Garfield Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the only place to be."

Britney Yannuzzi - College Student

"Training with Jon has helped my game tremendously."

Annapolis MMA

"Training with Jon has helped my game tremendously. The convenient location and the small group atmosphere have both improved my development as a fighter, and keep me wanting to train. Now here I am training in Brasil confident that I will represent our country well and will not be embarrassed rolling around with the tough Brasileiros."

Andre Alves - Navy Officer BJJ Blue Belt

"I recommend his school to all my friends. You can even try the school for free a couple of weeks to see if its a right fit for you."

Clara

"Garfield's school is very family oriented and fun to attend. You are able to learn the art, techniques, and history of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in a fun comfortable environment. The instructors are very knowledgeable and skilled in the art. Proper technique and safety are consistently taught. His school in not sloppy and all about just going at each other like other schools I have looked at in the area. He is flexible with your schedule and I am able to bring my son because there is a play area. Being a single mom, that is very important for me and my busy schedule. Garfield's school is not all about making a profit, its about making and growing a family. I recommend his school to all my friends. You can even try the school for free a couple of weeks to see if its a right fit for you."

Clara Henson - Professional Swimsuit Model

"Jui Jitsu has given me an exciting challenge in more ways that I have imagined and a child-like eagerness to learn."

Annapolis MMA

"As a martial arts veteran of nearly 20 years I expected to ‘master’ BJJ very quickly. I have learned through class and competition that the critical elements of success lie in the most miniscule of details. Success is the byproduct of experience and experience comes only with patience. Jui Jitsu has given me an exciting challenge in more ways that I have imagined and a child-like eagerness to learn."

Jody Presty - Business Owner

"Mr. Jon offers such a relaxed environment for learning such a skilled/technique based art that quitting would be the last thing anyone would think of doing."

Annapolis MMA

"I've only been doing Jiu Jitsu for a limited time and learning the basics for BJJ was not an easy skill for me, and I'm still working on it a lot. Personally, I believe BJJ is something that appears so simple to do but when actually learning it, most get the initial shock and think 'wow this is a lot harder than on t.v. Mr. Jon offers such a relaxed environment for learning such a skilled/technique based art that quitting would be the last thing anyone would think of doing. It's a testament to Jon that you can walk in a class and see such a variety of people (size, age, and skill) and they all manage to get along together as one big, smelly family. The way Jon runs the classes, I never have to worry about there being someone in the class I can't joke around with or have to worry about getting injured against. I often joke around a bit too much in class but when I listen to the way Jon teaches and the knowledge he has and especially his ability to work to each individual's abilities, the word respect come to mind."

Doug Wasson - Tae Kwon Do Instructor

"After a year and a half, I'm still enjoying it! "

Annapolis MMA

"As a female student, I find Garfield Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes to be a fascinating, energetic, practical workout. Every session varies with new techniques being taught and the basics reinforced. What we learn is not just a sport but some advanced self defense skills. I feel lucky to have stumbled onto this activity. First, Jon Garfield is a competent instructor that has the knowledge, patience, and teaching techniques to keep us coming back. Secondly, it's an intense workout without the monotony of a traditional gym setting. Lastly but not least importantly, is the confidence one has acquired if even in an undesirable physical predicament. After a year and a half, I'm still enjoying it!"

Cecilian Benalcazar - Annapolis Business Owner

What do you get when three Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belts team up, along with an undefeated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, and a former Division 1 All-American college wrestler at the same facility...

A World-Class Annapolis Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training Center!

This is a unique and rare opportunity to train with 3 Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu black belts, a professional boxing/kicking coach, an undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, and a former Division 1 All-American college wrestler in Annapolis, MD!


Are you looking for true and authentic Annapolis Mixed Martial Arts Training (MMA) at its Best? Are you tired of schools claiming to be one, only to find out they're a watered down affiliate of another school? Perhaps your experience has unveiled that some of these schools are just disguised karate instruction trying to capitalize off of Mixed Martial Arts, Annapolis MMA, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?

If so, Look No Further!

Read on to discover how to try my program FREE for 1 FULL MONTH, receive an additional $350.00 worth of Annapolis Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) equipment (FREE), and to view my commercial as seen on Spike T.V. and Discovery!

My name is Jon Garfield. In case you haven't heard of me, I own a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) school in Annapolis. I've teamed up with Robert Crawford. He is only one of three Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County and he is what some consider one of the best boxing and kick-boxing trainers in the world. I've also brought in Steve Lane, a former Division-1 wrestler. Plus, I've also added an undefeated Mixed Martial Arts fighter to our training regimen.

I did this to bring the best in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training to Annapolis! My school is located approximately ten minutes from the Annapolis Mall! I'm always striving to bring the Ultimate of Mixed Martial Arts and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instruction to Annapolis.

Just Added To The Annapolis Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training Regimen at Garfield MMA:

Lee Synkowski

  • Undefeated MMA Fighter
  • Finalist in Ultimate Fighter Tryouts
  • Expert Grappler NAGA Champion
  • Grappler’s Quest Champion
  • IBJJ "Mundial" World Championships defeated Kayron Gracie
  • Budweiser World Cup 1st Place Winner
  • Battle at the Beach 1st Place Winner
  • Ranked 4 In Nation 2005

The #1 Choice In Annapolis Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) - Focus On The Facts:

Don’t take our word for it, our reputation speaks for itself. To become the best student in Mixed Martial Arts, you must train with the elite and educate yourself in the three vital areas of MMA (boxing/kick-boxing, grappling/wrestling, and Jiu-Jitsu). We offer the best training in the three specific areas that serious contenders look for. Most schools don't have expert trainers in all three areas and they're only hurting your long term success as a true fighter. That's why our staff's knowledge and experience is unparalleled.

We also provide a comfortable atmosphere for the novice beginner at Annapolis MMA. As demanding as the sport can be for the seasoned veteran, we take new practitioners through a step-by-step process to ensure your success and confidence in the sport. Your comfort level and happiness is essential towards our success as the best training center in the Annapolis area and that's what we strive to reach more than anything.

Whatever your skill level or goals are, we have the proper balance to meet anyone's expectations in the world of MMA.

"Jon's ability to demonstrate and explain moves is second to none. He always strives to maximize each students potential, and will do everything in his power to make sure you succeed."

Annapolis MMA
"For the past three years I have had the pleasure of training under Jon Garfield. When I first started training with Jon I was amazed that I kept getting submitted by someone who I outweighed by 100 lbs! I learned quickly that leverage and technique defeat strength every time. Jon's ability to demonstrate and explain moves is second to none. He always strives to maximize each students potential, and will do everything in his power to make sure you succeed. His classes are always fun and challenging at the same time creating an environment where maximum learning occurs. In my career in law enforcement the need to quickly defuse a situation with minimum force is paramount. With Jon's law enforcement background he understands this better then anyone and has given me the confidence to handle any situation. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has changed my life and introduced me to a lot of great people along the way. More then just my instructor I consider Jon a close friend and would highly recommend his program."

Steve Adornato - Military Police Officer BJJ Purple Belt

Who Are You Going To Trust With Your Training?

To be qualified to teach Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), there should be a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt instructor. Sadly, this isn't the case in many centers. Many of these fake instructors only teach vague aspects of MMA because they don't have a Black Belt to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Be Aware!

With the rising popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Challenge, Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts, an upswing of martial arts schools are trying to capitalize on MMA and BJJ without understanding the true disciplines and intricacies of the art.

Many martial arts facilities will claim they are qualified to teach MMA and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Some of the instructors from these facilities will attend a seminar or learn from a MMA or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructional video and claim they are a legitimate facility to teach.

Unfortunately, it has become a battle of profit, rather than the foundation of learning this great art that the Gracie family set down when they started to spread their love and knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.

Many instructors today are not credible sources for learning the true knowledge of this sport. Below, I have listed some of the common signs of stepping into a false Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or MMA center.

1. We Don't Teach Gi (Martial Arts Uniform) Jiu-Jitsu - This is because they aren't qualified to do so. To teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and promote the sport, there must be an authentic Gracie Jiu-jitsu Black Belt head instructor at the facility or one should oversee them. If you don't see any Gi's, you know the instructor is a fraud.

2. We Teach MMA But Don't Do Ground-Fighting - There is no such thing. Obviously, you can't teach MMA without the most important element - ground fighting! The facility should have a structured ground-fighting program, because it is a part of the curriculum. If they don't offer this, the only reason is because they don't have the information to instruct it.

3. We Do Ground Fighting But It Isn't Gracie Ground Fighting - Ok, buddy! That's like a restaurant trying to sell you chipped steak as filet mignon. It's not the same and you can't emulate the best!

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been used to dominate mixed martial arts competitions around the world. There is no other superior ground fighting style than Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. This is true. There are other ground fighting systems that can complement Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, but they are far inferior.

4. I Studied Under A Gracie But Never Got Promoted. I Just Wanted To Learn And Never Was Concerned About The Promotion - Normally, when this excuse arises, the student wasn't good enough to be promoted. Therefore, if they weren't good enough to be promoted, they aren't good enough to teach!

5. If You Study Our Style, You Won't Be Taken To The Ground - Now does that really sound like a true self-defense system? It has been statistically proven that 95% of all self-defense situations will end up on the ground. If you don't know ground fighting, you can't truly defend yourself.

If you hear any of these excuses, just understand that these are some of the common statements fake practitioners will bestow upon the innocent masses.

The bottom line is, if they don't have a legitimate Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt instructor at their facility, don't waste your time!

Garfield Mixed Martial Arts has 3!

Learn From The Best!

I've traveled throughout the world and trained with the best to give you the best.

Some of my famous partners include Sharmba Mitchell (Former 2 time world welterweight boxing champion), William Joppy (Former 2 time world boxing champ), Carlson Gracie Sr. (Trained numerous mixed martial arts world champions and has changed the martial arts world) Mario Sperry (UFC and Pride Fighter), and Murilo Bustamonte (UFC Champion and Pride Fighter) - just to name a few.

The aforementioned have instilled the best in me so that I can pass that knowledge to you. I have even taken it a step further and added, who has been considered the best boxing and kick-boxing trainer in the world, with the addition of Robert Crawford right here at Garfield Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Annapolis!


Here are some unanswered questions you may have:

Why do you offer FREE 1 MONTH TRIALS?

I know when you usually hear something as FREE, there is always a catch to the scenario. However, we're not blowing any smoke here, we're offering no strings attached training for up to one month - FOR FREE.

The reason behind our madness is because we want you to see the value of our practice and techniques. As a consumer, you deserve the opportunity to take a test drive of something you choose to invest in.

By using our FREE TRIAL, you will receive access to every class without paying a cent! There are no annoying questionnaires or paperwork to fill out and no risk to you! Seriously, give us a CALL NOW!

Why Do We Offer FREE Trials?

We know what differentiates us from other schools, but we understand that you may be a little skeptical, which is why we offer FREE trials for potential students that want to check us out. We are completely confident, that once you are here, you will be amazed by the impeccable quality of instruction. We feel that FREE trials are a win-win situation for everyone. You have nothing to lose and neither do we - take advantage of your FREE train NOW!


What Will I Experience and Get Out of Garfield MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in Annapolis?

At Garfield Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), You Will Experience The Following:

Train Like An Ultimate Fighter - Get kick ass workouts without the monotony of a traditional gym setting

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are the best-conditioned athletes on the planet - Period!!! Each training session is designed to get you in the best possible shape of your life. You will learn drills that will strengthen every part of your body. Within our walls your inner kindle will be lit and set ablaze. Each session will build inner strength and fire. You will also improve your life force and turn your weaknesses into strengthens.

Self-Defense - Since you're training like an Ultimate Fighter, you'll learn to defend yourself like one. We incorporate the arts of Boxing, Kickboxing, Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and Judo to become the Ultimate in Self Defense. Learn to stop and subdue a stronger and bigger attacker with the most in-demand self-defense system ever created!

Some of the techniques you'll memorize and execute employ the use of holds, chokes, throws, joint-locks, kicks, and strikes. These skills could one day save your life!

Strength - Build strength without weights. You will learn drills that will strengthen every part of your body and improve your balance and coordination. These drills are specifically designed to aid in not becoming injury prone. You will also learn how leverage allows men or women of any size to dismantle an opponent of any size or stature.

Your physical brute will not only blossom, but your mental strength will make you feel invincible.

As you learn new techniques, mastering the basics will equip you to be mentally and physically skilled in self-defense.

Improved Health - Create lung power, endurance, and body transformation! Working with our skilled instructors will transform your body from the first day you walk through our doors. You will gain a trimmer frame and waistline. You will also have a less stressful life, sleep better, improved flexibility, and an increase in your cardiovascular system. You will also gain speed, agility, power, balance, and a reduction in fatigue.

Self-Confidence - At Garfield Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), we build self-esteem through martial arts. We promote a “can do” atmosphere and the Heart of a Lion attitude. Imagine having the inner grit and swagger that to confidently believe in your self-defense skills.

Also, you will learn a host of positive mental and physical skills that will help you in work, school, home, and in life.

Lose Weight - Discover what it takes to lose those extra pounds. Witness the benefits of a transitional workout that keeps your body guessing, while using fat-destroying exercises to tighten your abs, reduce inches from your waistline, quadruple your energy, crank up your metabolism, transform your body and make you feel like you're 18 again. With our extensive exercise regime and team encouragement, I will ensure you do what it takes to eliminate unwanted weight.

This means you'll be able to wear those old jeans, even though they might not be fashionable anymore.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the added attention you will receive from loved ones or those who never knew you existed. Friends may tell you that you look 5 to 10 years younger.


Who Is Your Program For?

The #1 Choice In Annapolis For Your Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Needs - Focus On The Facts:

Don’t take our word for it, our reputation speaks for itself. To become the best student in Mixed Martial Arts, you must train with the elite and educate yourself in the three vital areas of MMA (boxing/kick-boxing, grappling/wrestling, and Jiu-Jitsu). We offer the best training in the three specific areas that serious contenders look for. Most schools don't have expert trainers in all three areas and they're only hurting your long term success as a true fighter. That's why our staff's knowledge and experience is unparalleled.

We also provide a comfortable atmosphere for the novice beginner in the MMA world. As demanding as the sport can be fore the seasoned veteran, we take new practitioners through a step-by-step process to ensure your success and confidence in the sport. Your comfort level and happiness is essential towards our success as the best training center in the Annapolis area and that's what we strive to reach more than anything.

Whatever you skill level or goals are, we have the proper balance to meet anyone's expectations in the world of MMA.


So what's it going to be?

I'm taking the guess work out of this process and offering it to you for ONE FREE MONTH! It leaves the skepticism of our work in you're hands. In addition, I'll offer you the following:

  • FREE consultation to get you assimilated with the type of activities you will be participating in.
  • FREE 30-minute private lesson. Once you have a firm idea of our basic training structure, I'll get you started with a 30-minute private self-defense lesson.

  • FREE Fight Shorts and Shirt
  • FREE Mixed Martial Arts Fight Gear

All of this values at $350.00, but we like to make new friends and giving valuable services to our customers is the way we say thanks for your interest and support in this sport.

There's no paperwork, no annoying questionnaires and no pressure to take advantage of this opportunity. I want all of our interested students to feel comfortable in the training and environment they're paying for.

If an any point you decide that you're not thoroughly convinced about the positive results our program can fulfill, just let me know and I will cancel your membership - no questions asked!

In addition, you can keep your fight shorts/shirt for FREE!

How Do You Get Started?

  • 1. Call me at (443) 962-3826.
  • 2. E-Mail me at Jon@GarfieldMMA.com
  • 3. Stop By! (1244 Ritchie Hwy, Unit 3, Arnold, MD 21012)
  • 4. Fill out the short form below and I will personally contact you!

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t let the monotony of life keep you from trying something new. Contact us today!


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