Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was developed for a smaller, weaker person to be able to successfully defend him/herself against a larger, stronger person. Maintaining the Gracie tradition, we teach Authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, focusing on practical self defense for everyone. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is equally effective for men, women, and children.
Taikyoku Budo merges classical grappling and striking methods with a modern sensibility. Where many traditional martial arts have lost their edge and effectiveness, Taikyoku Budo is a living tradition of Japanese Jujutsu that tests itself with live resistance, combining standing and ground grappling with striking and weapons.
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai is a powerful striking art that incorporates punches, kicks, elbows, and knees with clinching, throws, and sweeps, creating a well-rounded system that is equal parts physical fitness and self defense suitable for all types of people, whether as a martial art, a competitive sport, or simply a means of getting strong and fit.
Silk Reeling Qigong
Taikyoku Kiko is meditative movement practice using low-impact strength and breath training. This qigong training develops a powerful, connected body that is able to receive and issue forces in a very specific way. Derived from ancient Chinese internal arts, Taikyoku Kiko can be practiced on its own or as a compliment to our martial studies.
Kogen Dojo is a family friendly martial art school in Severna Park, MD, located just outside of Annapolis in Anne Arundel County. Our mission is to provide the best martial art training in the area, focusing on maintaining a clean, fun, safe, and friendly environment where you can come to learn self defense, get into better shape, and have a great time while doing it! We have something to offer everyone, regardless of age, experience, or current fitness level. Our programs range from classical to modern, self defense to fitness, private and group training, for adults and kids. Whether you are looking to keep yourself safe on the street, to compete in tournaments, to fight in the ring, or just to improve your quality of life and your health, come to Kogen Dojo in Severna Park Village Center and TRY 10 CLASSES FREE! We are your school for old school and new school martial arts!
There are lots of martial art schools to choose from. Choose Kogen Dojo for Practical & Effective Self Defense!
Learn to Protect Yourself and Your Family and Have Fun while doing it!
We take great care to take care of you! Our focus is on training for mutual benefit, not competition! Learn at your pace.
We have something for the whole family! Adult Progams, Kids Programs, Private Lessons, & Group Classes!
Robert Van Valkenburgh
Matt Van Valkenburgh
A lot of people these days are talking about ‘self defense.’ We hear a lot about what martial art is the best for self defense. There is talk about what techniques or systems are most effecive ‘on the street’ (wherever that is): “This art works. That art is bull$#+! That would never work in MMA.” Read more about How to Defend Yourself (On The Mat)[…]
Wrestler, Navy Deepsea Diver, Helicopter Pilot, Firefighter, Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, husband, and father. These sound like the credentials of a Hollywood action hero or The Most Interesting Man in the World, but this is just a small slice of Anne Arundel County resident and Kogen Dojo Jiu-Jitsu coach Isaac ‘Ike’ Haertel’s real world resume. A graduate Read more about The Most Intersting Man in Anne Arundel County[…]
By the time I walked into Gracie Maryland, I’d been training in martial arts for about fifteen years or so. I’d trained many places and I’d seen many different class and instruction models. Watching the kids classes at Gracie Maryland was eye opening to me. Kids classes were divided into two groups, ages 4-7 and Read more about Self Defense aka “Real Jiu-Jitsu” for Kids – The Story of Kogen Dojo Pt 3[…]
In mid-2016, after recovering from a back injury* that kept me off the mats for nearly half a year, I was looking to resume my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. I had earned my blue belt and some stripes at a Pedro Sauer affiliate near my home, but the school moved and I wanted something new. My Read more about Generostiy and Real Jiu-Jitsu – The Story of Kogen Dojo Pt 2[…]
About a year ago, Dwayne Bowie and I met up at my home dojo to do some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, just a couple of training brothers trying to help each other improve in budo and in life. We were both exhausted from work and our minds were elsewhere. No one else showed up to train that Read more about From Dream to Reality – The Story of Kogen Dojo Pt 1[…]
As a Severna Park resident, it has been my dream to serve the Severna Park area by opening a martial art school that will teach real and practical self defense, something that every man, woman, and child can benefit from, regardless of age or ability. I’ve lived in Anne Arundel County for around 20 years Read more about Proudly Serving Severna Park[…]