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The only Certified Martial Arts School in Columbia, Maryland for Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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The best school for Gracie Jiu Jitsu near Columbia, Maryland and Westminster, Maryland 

Relson Gracie Jiu JitsuRising Tide Academy, which teaches Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai in Maryland, is a high quality martial arts academy with locations in Howard County and Carroll County, Maryland. These Jiu Jitsu schools are near Columbia, Maryland and Westminster, Maryland.

Our caliber of martial arts instruction is second to none. Rising Tide Academy, previously known as Gracie Jiu Jitsu Maryland, provides its valued students with an unparalleled connection to the legendary Gracie Family. Our clean and welcoming environment is ideal for people who want the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in Maryland.

The cooperative, safe, and friendly environment is what sets our martial arts school apart from others. In our Jiu Jitsu classes, we focus primarily on practical street self defense. Students do not have to worry about feeling pressured to compete or fear being injured in class or competitions.

Our age and skill specific programs allow people with zero experience to participate. Our martial arts school prides itself on having patient, enthusiastic, and experienced instructors who care about your safety and progress while teaching your classes. We believe that if our students feel safe, they will learn Jiu Jitsu more easily. 


We concentrate entirely on teaching students how to protect themselves against the most common attacks that you will most likely encounter in a real life altercation.

In our classes, time is never spent on learning traditional forms, board breaking, or practicing with outdated weapons that someone would never encounter in real life. While we respect the tradition and value that these common practices in martial arts schools in Maryland provide, we believe that students who want to truly learn real self defense skills need a more practical approach to martial arts training.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a martial art based on mastery of the use of leverage, timing, and technique over brute strength. It is the best martial art for a smaller person to defeat a larger opponent. Come take our free ten day trial and learn how training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Mauy Thai at Rising Tide Academy can change your life!