Clinch Academy

Clinch Academy

18 years in business

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In a world of fighting, you will find that we are a very friendly group of people who treat each other like family. Our slogan is "Battle tested. Family Approved." Our Academy has been operating since 2003 as the Clinch Academy but also has been around priorly known as "Self-Defense Tactics". We have been the leading source for Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense in the Frederick Area for over 20 years! We service Men, Women and Children. It doesn't matter if you are looking to fight, compete, get in shape or just meet new friends, we provide it all at the Clinch!

I love working with people and helping them grow in life on every level and acheive their goals.

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Frederick, MD 21701
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

While some schools just throw you in class with all levels right away, our new students begin in our Beginner program which is tailored to their learning and abilites. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a 3rd degree black belt in brazilian jiu-jitsu, a Black Belt in a custom self-defense system known as self-defense tactics, a black belt in CFK Kickboxing and a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

We have about 15 different memberships. Our monthyl membership pricing is based on how sessions per week you are training as well as your term of commitment. We do contract and non-contract enrollments.

How did you get started teaching?

I started training whe I was 5 years old..back in 1983 with my Father. Eventually, I began teaching with my father and ulitmitely became head instructor started my own Academy.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with students of all kinds. We start at age 4 and have had students up to 67 years old.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure the instructor cares more about what they can give, rather than what they can get.