Southern Maryland Martial Arts & Fitness Center

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1993, Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


3047 Marshall Hall Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616

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Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness owner

Hi, I’m Jeremy Gray.


I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 1993, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Bryans Road and La Plata by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Fully equipped gym and fitness facility

Our 15,000 square foot fitness center is fully furnished with LifeFitness, Hammer Strength, and Iron Grip equipment. You would have access to both locations at no additional charge with a gym membership. In addition, you would gain access to all of our great group exercise classes.

Personal training is available as well to help you further reach your fitness needs. You can also enjoy a nourishing protein shake at our smoothie bar after your workout

We offer classes in Spin, Kettlebells, Yoga, and  Boot Camp amongst many others. There is something for everyone at our facilities and if you are unsure why not engage one of our personal trainers to design a program specially tailored to your needs and current fitness level? 

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Our Facility

• 15,000 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 15 Foot Ceilings
• Swain Mats for Maximum Safety
• Fully Equipped Fitness Center
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars
• Smoothie Bar

What Makes Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness Different From other Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.


One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness!

  • Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness owner

    Jeremy Gray

    Owner/Chief Instructor

    6th Degree Black Belt

  • Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness instructor

    Michael Norwood

    Master Instructor

    7th Degree Black Belt

  • Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness instructor

    Glenn Ames


    5th Degree Black Belt

  • Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness instructor

    Karla Briscoe


    5th Degree Black Belt