Jim Thrift (3rd Degree Black Belt Professor) Professor Jim Thrift (3rd Degree Black Belt) is the founder and owner of Calvert MMA Academy in Sunderland Maryland (Calvert County) and Lineage BJJ in California Maryland (St. Mary’s County). A favorite among students of all ages and levels, Professor Jim blends a deep respect for self-defense and […]
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WELCOME TO LINEAGE BJJ
We know that finding a martial arts school can be overwhelming. At Lineage BJJ, our priority is to help you and/or your children become better versions of yourselves.
Our expert instructors are here to learn your goals, and help you achieve them in a fun, exciting, and welcoming environment. Take a minute to learn more about our facility, programs, and community through our website, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
DISCIPLINE & CONFIDENCE!
Martial arts classes benefit growing children far beyond the dojo and in many real-world scenarios. Our structured classes are meant to help develop coordination, physical fitness, mental strength, as well as gain valuable social skills. Through positive reinforcement, we can bring out the best in your children to help them succeed in life.
Great family atmosphere. Has a small kid class, a young adults class and adult. And if you have a New Years resolution to get in shape you can alway go there and join Sculpted fitness studios.
Great owner and coaches. I didn’t train long and hadn’t been in an even longer time, but when Coach Mike noticed me in the corner he crossed the mat and greeted me with a warm embrace. When Coach Jim came out he gave me an equally warm greeting. I had always felt at home and even after more than a year away I still felt at home. The students welcomed me and I had a couple of nice challenging, but friendly rolls.
I’m looking forward to continuing my learning with great people.
If you want nice no-nonsense BJJ then this is the place. They care about BJJ, they care about the lineage, and they care about the students!
Very welcoming and family environment. Regardless of your lineage, you are treated with the utmost respect.
Thanks for inspiring my 15 year old son to focus on improving himself physically and mentally. He now spends two hours a day working out instead of playing video games. We’re coming up on his first anniversary in Muay Thai and I’m thrilled with my son’s progress! I highly recommend giving it a try.
Top notch staff and facility. From day one when my son became a student he was treated as family. Two years later I became a student and feel the same way. The knowledge of the instructor’s can not be matched locally. If you are looking to train and learn it the right way this is the place!
My kids enjoy learning AND it is great exercise! The coaches take time to work with them and make sure they learn a lot, have fun and stay safe.
IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY, BALANCE, AND STRENGTH
Learn self-defense, build confidence, and get in the best shape of your lives! Martial arts has tons of physical, mental and social benefits, suitable for anyone and everyone. Become part of something positive and learn new skills from trained martial arts professionals. It’s easy to get started—Enroll in martial arts classes today!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The popularity of martial arts training, particularly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is continually increasing in the U.S. No one is more thrilled than we are; at Lineage BJJ, we dedicate our lives to sharing our practice and helping our members. As a new school in St. Mary’s County, we frequently interact with new students and have a […]
BJJ For your Body When new students have reservations about their physical conditioning, age, or imagine every one of our classes looks like a MMA tournament for men in their 20s, they naturally hesitate to give BJJ a try. We understand those barriers exist. While some of our students do train hard (and […]