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Welcome


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Welcome


 

BATTLE TESTED. FAMILY APPROVED...

Our MISSION is to provide the community with the highest quality self-defense and martial arts instruction in the most family friendly environment possible. Our systems have been battle tested in real life altercations as well as competition. Our Academy has been named by many students as "Home away from home". Not only will we provide you with the priceless comfort of personal safety but we will also provide you with long-lasting friendships and opportunity for personal growth.

 
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What's your purpose?


What's your purpose?


ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING AFRAID?

HOW ABOUT OUT OF SHAPE?

ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO FIND SUCCESS IN LIFE?

Do you want to compete?

WE KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FUNCTION PROPERLY WHEN YOU LACK IN CONFIDENCE,

ENERGY OR INSPIRATION.

THAT’S WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO!

WE LOVE TO WATCH PEOPLE TRANSFORM RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES AS THEY LITERALLY WALK IN WITH THEIR HEAD DOWN AND WALK OUT WITH THEIR HEAD HELD HIGH!

You need to find the warrior within. it is our job to help you discover it.

THAT WARRIOR IS THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO HELP YOU

CONQUER YOUR FEARS,

PUSH YOU PAST YOUR PHYSICAL LIMITS

& TEACH YOU TO HOW TO SUCCEED IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE!

Whether it be on the competition mat, at work or at home, we want to help you succeed.

START YOUR JOURNEY NOW.

TRANSFORM YOUR BODY.

TRANSFORM YOUR MIND &

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

BY ENROLLING AT CLINCH ACADEMY TODAY.

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Programs


Programs


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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Available for Adults & Youth!

To learn more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Click Here

 

 


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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Available For Adults & Youth!

To Learn more about Mixed Martial Arts

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COMBAT KICKBOXING

Available for Adults & Youth!

To Learn more about Kickboxing

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FITNESS CLASSES

Available for Adults 

Strike Fit Kickboxing, Title Fight Fitness

& Women Only Bootcamps!

 To learn more about our

Fitness Programs

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YOGA CLASSES

AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR YOGA CLASSES

CLICK HERE


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YOUTH PROGRAMS

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL OF OUR

YOUTH PROGRAMS

CLICK HERE

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Schedule


Schedule


 

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Events


Events


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Try a FREE Class!


Try a FREE Class!


Contact us NOW to make an appointment for your FREE

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing or Fitness class!

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Instructors


Instructors

Instructors


Instructors

Luke Rinehart / Owner / Head Instructor

Luke has consistently studied martial arts since 1984. Having trained in everything from Tang Soo do, Kenpo, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts, Luke brings a plethora of knowledge to his instruction. Although Luke has also been very successful as a competitor, his greatest desire is to teach and inspire others to become true "Martial Artists".

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Credentials:

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Black Belt in CFK Kickboxing
  • Black Belt in Self-Defense Tactics Under Blaine Rinehart / Self Defense Tactics Inc. / Became Head Instructor 11/9/1999
  • Black Belt in Tang Soo Do

Greatest Competitive Accomplishments:

  • 2003 NAGA Battle at the Beach Pro Champion
  • 2004 NAGA Battle at the Beach Pro Champion
  • 2005 Superfight decision loss to Pablo Popavich
  • 2011 New York Open 2nd place Black Belt Masters Lightweight Division
  • 2016 New York Open 3rd place Black Belt Masters 1 Middleweight Division

Ex-Frederick Police Chief Tom Ledwell

  • Tom began training with us in 2004 and earned his BJJ Black Belt in 2010.
  • Currently a 2nd Degree Clinch Academy BJJ Black Belt. 
  • Maguilla BJJ Black Belt
  • Was a Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Was a Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission certified General Instructor
  • Was awarded the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission Instructor of the Year Award
  • Was a Defensive Tactics Instructor for Police Recruits and Police Veterans 
  • Attended and completed the Gracie Combatives for Law Enforcement Instructor Training in 2008
  • Has BJJ Tournament Competition Experience
  • Is a 20 year Police Veteran
  • Became Frederick Police Captain in 2012
  • Was Frederick Police Chief 2013-2015

Jesse "James" Crumpton

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 2016 Good Fight Invintational Submission Only Champion
  • BJJ Instructor

"Steady" Nate Pailen

  • BJJ Black Belt
  • Youth MMA Instructor
  • Adult BJJ Instructor
  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • High School Wrestling
  • Ex- Military Platoon Leader

Stephan Connor

  • Black Belt in CFK Kickboxing
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Black Belt in Karate
  • MMA Instructor
  • 1-0 MMA Amatuer Record

 


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Jason McDonald

  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Youth Coach
  • MMA C0mbative's Instructor
  • Earned a Brown Belt in Ishin Ryu karate
  • Trained in Shotokan Karate for a year
  • Has over 300 + hours of MMA training at the Clinch Academy
  • Won 2nd Place NAGA Richmond
  • Won 2nd Place Dog Fight in Dover
  •  Captain of his High School wresting team Senior year
  •  Won 3A Regionals and Divisionals and multiple Duals Meets
  • Ranked 4th in state

Josh Troy

  • Clinch Academy BJJ Black Belt
  • Owner at Ascend Institute in Bethesda, MD
  • 2010 Submission Only Advanced Men's 30+ Open Division 1st Place
  • 2011 Submission Only Advanced Men's 30+ Open Division 2nd Place

 


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Joshua Madison

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
  • Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
  • BJJ Combative's Instructor

Russ Braden

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Years of Kickboxing Experience
  • Youth MMA Coach

"GI" Judy Riley

  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Women's ONLY Boot Camp Fitness Instructor

 


Jason Montgomery

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • Title Fight Fitness Instructor

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Matt "Semi" Semelsberger

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
  • Pro MMA Fighter
  • Strike Fit Instructor

Natalie Keller

  • Women's Strike Fit Instructor

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