We are the ONLY location in Poolesville, MD where you can receive self-defense and fitness instruction taught by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners who have achieved Black Belt and Brown Belt ranks.

We welcome all skill levels; whether you already have a black belt in a specific martial art or if you are new to the discipline, we have a program for you!

We can’t wait to help you and your family reach your goals.  Contact us to schedule your free class!

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Our Goal

Poolesville Self-Defense takes pride in teaching valuable life skills which can be carried over into real-life situations and in all aspects of our student’s lives.  Our effective and functional programs support our goal of promoting overall well-being to our students and our community.

We specifically develop each curriculum to incorporate a unique blend of traditional and contemporary martial arts and self-defense tactics, which cultivates:

  • self-confidence and leadership
  • strength and fitness
  • character and confidence
  • non-violent conflict resolution


Contact us to schedule your free trial class!

Phone: 240-489-1391

Email: contact@poolesvilleselfdefense.com

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Training Programs

All of our programs are created with the S3 Framework. The S3 Framework stands for the Self Secure System. It is centered on the belief that we should and need to perform activities that develop our individual security and confidence in our capabilities, whether it be to be a better student, athlete, parent, or to defend ourselves. When we are developing security and confidence, we are more likely to take care of our bodies and minds and less likely to be involved with activities that will conflict with these goals. 



We offer both group and private training in self-defense using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Western Boxing, Thai-Boxing, and Wrestling techniques.

S3 Kids Self-Defense

  • Our Kids Self-Defense Program is intended for children age 4-12.  Our program provides kids with a sense of self-confidence and self-worth, improved self-esteem, problem solving skills, physical fitness, improved focus and discipline, and allows them to practice respect.
  • Our program is designed to provide kids with the tools they need to avoid, prevent and address conflict.  We emphasize the use of non-violent conflict resolution, while giving your child the tools that they need to feel confident in any situation.
  • Unlike a traditional martial arts school, where your child may leave with a false sense of their capabilities in a real situation, our training methods are based on the functional and reality based-arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing/Muay Thai.
  • We seek to give your child the confidence, focus and character development that they need in order to excel in every aspect of their lives.

S3 Adult Self-Defense

  • Our S3 Adult Self-Defense classes contain a mix of both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so you can obtain the best of both arts!
  • Each class focuses on teaching the proper technique and mechanics involved with strikes used in Thai Boxing (striking with the hands and feet as well as elbows and knees).  We also incorporate the fundamental movements and techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so that you will begin to understand the value of knowing what to do when a confrontation hits the ground.
  • All of this is blended into a unique format and rigorous workout that will challenge you to be your best!

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Program Schedule




Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm     S3 Sports Performance Training (starting June 18) 
Tuesday 6:30am-7:30am        S3 Strength Training Fundamentals

6:30am-7:30am        S3 Fit MMA Bootcamp

6:00pm-6:45pm       Kids Self-Defense
7:00pm-8:00pm       Adult Self-Defense
8:00pm-8:30pm       Advanced Jiujitsu*

Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm     S3 Sports Performance Training
Thursday 6:30am-7:30am        S3 Strength Training Fundamentals

6:30am-7:30am        S3 Fit MMA Bootcamp

6:00pm-6:45pm       Kids Self-Defense
7:00pm-8:00pm       Adult Self-Defense
8:00pm-8:30pm       Advanced Jiujitsu*

Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm     S3 Sports Performance Training

6:00pm-8:00pm       Open Mat

Saturday 8:00am-9:00am       S3 Fit MMA Bootcamp
9:00am-9:45am       Kids Self-Defense
10:00am-11:00am   Adult Self-Defense
11:00am-12:00pm   Open Mat

11:00am-1:00pm     S3 Sports Performance Assessments (by appointment only)

Sunday 11:00am-1:00pm    S3 Sports Performance Assessments (by appointment only)

Kids = ages 4-12   |  Young Adults = ages 11-12 |  Adults 13 and up  | 

S3 Sports Performance recommended ages 11-18

S3 Strength Training Fundamentals and S3 FIT MMA Bootcamp recommended ages 18+

*By invitation only

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Contact Us

We are here to help you reach your goals and answer any questions.
Contact us today to set up your FREE trial class!
Email:  contact@poolesvilleselfdefense.com
Address:  19831 Fisher Ave, Poolesville MD
Phone:  240-489-1391