New to Jiu-Jitsu?

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a Self-Defense system that focuses on grappling, particularly ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and strangleholds to defeat the opponent.

Learn more about BJJ here and here.

Benefits of training BJJ include:

  • Increasing Confidence
  • Self Defense
  • Setting Goals and Achieving them
  • Character Development such as respect and humility
  • Developing a Solid Work Ethic
  • Developing Problem Solving Skills
  • Dealing with Challenging Situations
  • Improving Health (physical and mental)
  • Developing a Healthy Attitude and Ego

Start Today and Change Your and Your Families Lives!

Poolesville Self Defense is owned and operated by Ray Castro, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt instructor with over 15 years of training and instruction experience and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Mark Munster, Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Strength Coach and Poolesville resident.

Together, we are here to make changes in the quality of your and your families lives. People often cite starting Jiu-jitsu with wanting to learn practical self-defense, get in shape, or to meet new people. What people soon realize is that they have identified an avenue for self-exploration and development far beyond their initial expectations that will help develop and enhance real-life skills.

Adults who train regularly often cite the higher quality of life they enjoy.  Kids who train are more confident, have a healthy ego and use real skills in dealing with the challenges involved in living life.

Developing a high degree of confidence and a success-oriented mindset is something you train to do. This is a cornerstone of our system.

Contact us today to set up an appointment for your free trial class. We look forward to working with you!

Ray Castro & Mark Munster

Owners, Poolesville Self-Defense