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Mike Stewart Jr (Relson Gracie – Gracie Maryland) 8.6.18 8/6/2018
Relson Gracie Open Guard Sweeps w/Mike Stewart Jr at Kogen Dojo on Monday, August 6th, 2018 Mike Stewart Jr. and his brother Jordan are the owners and founders of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland. Mike is a lifelong student of the Martial Arts who has been training for over 25 years. After achieving black belts in several
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Naqi Sayed (Relson Gracie – Gracie Maryland) 7.30.18 7/30/2018
Naqi Sayed has been training Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu focusing primarily on self-defense aspects of the art. Naqi has competed at local, national and international levels winning the 2014 IBJJF NY Summer Open as a blue belt and at purple belt he came in third at the 2016 IBJJF World Masters and he won the 2016
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Sean Diviney (Yamasaki) 7.23.18 7/23/2018
Knee Shield System Clinic w/Yamasaki Academy Competition Team Coach Sean Diviney Sean Diviney is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and has been training for 19 years. He is a Pan Am silver medalist and multiple time IBJJF gold medalist. Sean was promoted to Black Belt by Fernando Yamasaki and he trains and teaches at Yamasaki
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Toney Waldecker (Relson Gracie) 7.19.18 7/19/2018
Relson Gracie 5th degree black belt Toney Waldecker (Kaizen MMA) will be at Kogen Dojo on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 8pm. Bring a notebook! FREE for all Kogen Members. $25 for guests.
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Daniel & Cesar Paredes (Alliance/Sauer) 7.9.18 7/9/2018
Daniel (Alliance BJJ) and his brother Cesar Paredes (Urbana Academy – Team Pedro Sauer) will be teaching at Kogen Dojo on Monday, July 9th at 8pm. Guest Instructor Monday at Kogen Dojo is a weekly mini-seminar featuring the best jiu-jitsu instructors in MD/DC/VA. FREE to Kogen Members. $25 for visitors. Visit the Facebook Event HERE
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Nicole Sebastian Armlock Seminar 7.7.18 7/5/2018
Armlock Seminar (NoGi) and Fundraiser with Nicole Sebastian at Kogen Dojo. Only $20! Saturday, July 7th from 1pm-2:30pm at Kogen Dojo 549 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146 Nicole Sebastian is looking to compete at an event in New York, July 14th. In order to pay for travel expenses and fees, she will be
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Rhalan Gracie Seminar at Kogen Dojo 7.2.18 6/27/2018
Rhalan Gracie Seminar (Child or Adult) Child $40.00 USDAdult $50.00 USD Monday, July 2nd, 2018 Rhalan Gracie, son of Grandmaster Relson Gracie, will be teaching a Jiu-Jitsu Seminar at Kogen Dojo in Severna Park.  This will be divided into two sessions, one for children and one for adults. Kids 6pm-7pm is $40 (15 Spaces) Adults
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Mike Johnson (Pedro Sauer) At Kogen Dojo 6.25.18 6/22/2018
Mike Johnson is a law enforcement officer, head instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland in Columbia, and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Pedro Sauer. Mike will be teaching at Kogen Dojo at 8pm on Monday, June 25th, 2018. Guest Instructor Monday at Kogen Dojo is a weekly mini-seminar featuring the best jiu-jitsu instructors in MD/DC/VA. FREE
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Anniversary Party & Summer Registration 6/19/2018
Join us this Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 from 4-6pm as we celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Kogen Dojo, Severna Park’s First Self-Defense Academy! Food, Music, Games, Face-Painting, Prizes, and More! Event Info HERE Facebook Event HERE
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Jordan Stewart (Relson Gracie) at Kogen Dojo 6.18.18 6/18/2018
Relson Gracie brown belt and co-founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland, Jordan Stewart will be teaching at Kogen Dojo on Monday, June 18th at 8pm. Guest Instructor Monday at Kogen Dojo is a weekly mini-seminar featuring the best jiu-jitsu instructors in MD/DC/VA. FREE to Kogen Members. $25 for visitors. Click HERE for the Facebook Event
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The Hidden Value of Tradition 4/25/2018
In our fast-paced results-driven lives, it is easy to look at an activity like martial art training from a perspective of what is immediate and explicitly practical. However, the benefits offered by martial art training go much deeper than what can be perceived on the surface, even if immediately practical goals such as self defense
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Empower Children to Stop Bullying 4/3/2018
Note: This article was originally published in Your Health Magazine Every day, in schools across America, children are being bullied.  Often, children who are bullied lack the size and confidence necessary to successfully stand up for themselves.  Simply telling a child to stand up to a bully is a hollow sentiment if the child is not also
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The Meaning of the Name Kogen Dojo – The Story of Kogen Dojo Pt 4 3/17/2018
When Dwayne Bowie and Robert Van Valkenburgh first sat down to talk about how their new martial art school would be structured, they realized that that their concept did not yet have a name. They started brainstorming. Robert’s home dojo, out of which the original members of what would become Kogen Dojo were training, was
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Top 3 Things to Look for in a Martial Art School 3/13/2018
NOTE: This article was originally published in Severna Park Voice as The 3 F’s of Finding the Right Martial Art School and in Your Health Magazine as Finding the Right Martial Art School. Finding the right martial art school for yourself or your child can be a daunting task, but it does not have to be. We
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How to Train While Traveling 3/11/2018
  Whether you are on a business trip, a family vacation, or simply exploring a new town, training at a new martial art school on the road can be an extremely rewarding experience.  Visiting new schools is a great way to meet amazing people, to refresh and regroup, and to create wonderful memories and friendships.
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How to Defend Yourself (On The Mat) 1/18/2018
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.”
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The Most Interesting Man in Anne Arundel County 12/31/2017
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
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Self Defense aka “Real Jiu-Jitsu” for Kids – The Story of Kogen Dojo Pt 3 8/8/2017
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
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Generostiy and Real Jiu-Jitsu – The Story of Kogen Dojo Pt 2 8/7/2017
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
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From Dream to Reality – The Story of Kogen Dojo Pt 1 5/10/2017
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
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Proudly Serving Severna Park 3/5/2017
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
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