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Classical & Modern Martial Arts in Severna Park, MD
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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

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.

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Japanese Jujutsu

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.

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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.

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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.


Martial Arts for Everyone
Severna Park's First Martial Art School for Self Defense

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 a FREE CLASS! We are your school for old school and new school martial arts!

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    There are lots of martial art schools to choose from. Choose Kogen Dojo for Practical & Effective Self Defense!

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    Learn to Protect Yourself and Your Family and Have Fun while doing it!

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    We take great care to take care of you! Our focus is on training for mutual benefit, not competition! Learn at your pace.

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    We have something for the whole family! Adult Progams, Kids Programs, Private Lessons, & Group Classes!


Team Kogen

Diversity & Professionalism With Over Five Decades of Combined Martial Art Experience

Dwayne Bowie

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor
Father of two and veteran of the US Marines, Dwayne aka “Bowie” is a Maryland native with experience in wrestling and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, holding the rank of brown belt in the latter. Bowie is the head instructor of our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program, focusing on the self defense aspect of the art. Bowie lives in Anne Arundel County and is proud to serve his community by passing on his passion for martial arts and self defense to others.

Robert Van Valkenburgh

Taikyoku Budo Head Instructor
Robert Van Valkenburgh has lived in Anne Arundel County for approximately 20 years and resides in Severna Park with his family. With nearly two decades of martial arts experience, he heads our Japanese Jujutsu and Qigong programs, while also helping to run the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program. Robert is dedicated to both martial and healing arts through Kogen Dojo, as well as Taikyoku Mind & Body, and Seiya Unlimited.

Matt Van Valkenburgh

Muay Thai Head Instructor
A US Army veteran, husband, and father of two, Matt Van Valkenburgh runs our Muay Thai program and assists with the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program. Matt has experience in boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai, having traveled to, trained, and fought in Korea and Thailand, as well as having fought and competed the US. Matt holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been teaching Muay Thai since returning to the US in 2013.


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