Best place to train in Baltimore?

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  1. Ryoto Machida Purple Belt

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    Arbitus to be more exact. A friend had to leave our gym in Syracuse due to Navy reassignment and is looking for a new place to train.

    And no Team Lloyd Rapist affiliation, please.
     
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    The closest gym that I am aware of to Arbutus is Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville. They are affiliated with GF Team. A few of their guys roll in during open mats and are tough. I think they rotate through black belts from Brazil, although I can't confirm that. If you friend feels like driving 25 minutes, he is more than welcome to stop in at Baltimore BJJ. We have 4 black belts and a smattering of other belts. Occasionally, AOJ black belt Rick Slomba is there while he sorts out opening his own school. We are doing a month free for new students in June.
     
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    If you can make it there, go to Baltimore BJJ. I trained there for about a year when I was in college and the owner/instructor Lee Synkowski is just a good guy. It's a nice group of guys and good training.
     
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    I second Baltimore BJJ. Lee is amazing and Monroe Hall is the new head instructor. A great group of people and they also consistently get people visiting from other gyms, including a few pro fighters.
     
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    quoting for "smattering."
     
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    So Lee isn't the head instructor anymore?
     
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    From what I understand, Lee is taking a back seat these days to give a bit more time to his career at NIH. He is still on the mats a ton and still a monster
     
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    Damn. Didn't even know he worked at NIH. Anyway I remember seeing Monroe Hall compete maybe 8 years ago. I remember he was a really strong guard player.
     
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