Gracie Ocean City

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Check out our Gracie Ocean City Facebook page for the most recent events!

July 1, 2017: Come join us for a wrestling clinic by Jason Gabreilson, a 3x Maryland State Champion, National HS All-American, USAW, WUSA, AAU, Eastern Wrestling League Confrence Champion, USAW Espoir National Champion and 2x FLAS World Sambo Champion.

All ages and slill sets are e\ncouiraged to attend. Cost is just $20.

June 27, 2017: Join us for an action packed seminar with Belator MMA veteran and BJJ black belt Will Martinez. He will be sharing some of the secrets that has led to his high level of success as a professional mixed martial artist.

Cost is just $30.

Restorative Sunday Yoga

We are very excited to now be offering yoga classes every Sunday morning at 9am.

- Sun Salutations for new & master yogis
- Balance poses with levels for all
- Stretches and ending relaxation

May 10,2017: Royce Gracie Seminar

We are so grateful to have been able to host our instructor, Royce Gracie, for yet another amazing seminar last night. Thanks to all who came out to train with us!

April 19, 2017: Nels Larson

Another great day of training!! We had our usual 7pm Judo practice followed by a wonderful impromptu Jiu Jitsu seminar taught by Team Jucao Black Belt, Nels Larson.

That's the greatest part of training in the heart of a resort town, you never know who's going to walk in the door!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Gracie Ocean City is excited to once again be hosting our friend and coach, ROYCE GRACIE. Space is extremely limited and pre-registration is strongly encourage.

February 5, 2017: Gracie Ocean City would like to sincerely thank Nate Ronan and his coaches at Diamond State BJJ for stepping up and taking a short-notice fight against Ryan Everhart for the Stellar Fights Heavyweight Championship.

We couldn't be more proud of both our Heavyweight Champion and his opponent, Nate Ronan of Diamond State BJJ, for putting on what was easily the greatest heavyweight slugfest in Stellar Fights history.

Congratulations to both of these warriors for showing great heart and amazing fortitude in battle!!

Bryan Dephillip comes away with a brutal 
2nd round TKO at Stellar Fights 33!!!
Come out and support your local fighters on November 19th, 2016!

Stellar Fights Highlights

August 28, 2016: Great self defense and knife seminar! 

He's Back!! This Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) at 11am Henry Smith will be in house here at Gracie Ocean City. Come train with one of the best striking coaches in the game. All Experience levels welcome. Drop ins are always welcome! Pack your gear when you're on the way to Ocean City this weekend!
Come join us this Tuesday, July 26th at 11am for an MMA seminar with the man who brought Mixed Martial Arts to Maryland, Renzo Gracie Black Belt & founder of Ground Control MMA, JOHN RALLO!!!

Stay tuned for more information on clinics with

Lamont Tyler in August and John Rallo in September

Lamont is a Royce Gracie brazilian jiu-Jitsu black belt, 2nd degree black belt in Japanese jujutsu, 3rd degree black belt in judo, 1st degree black belt in hapkido and a level III military combative instructor

John is a Renzo Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt who operates his training center,

Ground Control in Baltimore, Maryland.

July 15-17, 2016

Mark Schultz was an Wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x World Champion, 4x US Open Freestyle Champion, 3x NCAA Champion, USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year, and featured in the recent movie "Foxcatcher." He is also a jiu-jitsu black belt under Pedro Sauer and a UFC Veteran. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the biggest names in wrestling.

He will be coaching at Gracie Ocean City Friday, then offering a clinic over the weekend at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury.

For the weekend clinic: $125, open to all wrestlers (boys and girls) in elem-high school regardless of ability.

Contact: Ken Schwerin at (717) 405-0907 or
Register through the Wicomico Civic Center at

July 13, 2016 - Kenneth Brown: (VIDEO LINK)

We were very lucky to have BJJ Black Belt Kenneth Brown come in yesterday. He shared lots of knowledge, techniques and concepts. During a Q&A session, he was asked his favorite side control escape.

Tuesday, July 12th: Early morning session with Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman and pro fighter Travis Creamer. Our upper belts will be doing a private with Kenneth Brown at 11am and then an open seminar at Gracie Ocean City at 7! Don't miss out!

Make sure you're following the page closely the next few weeks because we will be announcing a lot of fun seminars, classes, and workshops with some great talent. 

Next up we will be Kenneth Brown, Tuesday July 12th at 7pm. Kenneth is a high level BJJ black belt competitor that has competed all around the world. Looking forward to the great gi seminar. As always, it's only $20 to attend and everyone is welcome!

Coming to Ocean City for 4th of July weekend?!? 

Pack your Thai shorts in with your swim trunks. 

Once again Henry Smith will be at Gracie Ocean City teaching Muay Thai. 

All are welcome Saturday, July 2nd at 11am. Only $20 for drop ins and all are welcome. Don't miss world class instruction from a coach of UFC, Bellator, and Glory fighters.

Another Muay Thai seminar with UFC coach, Henry Smith.
We're gonna do it again Saturday July 2nd. Cost is just $20!!!

June 18, 2016

Coming to OC for the Airshow this weekend? 

Pack your gear, Henry Smith will be at Gracie Ocean City 

Saturday dropping knowledge at 11am! 

Rude Boy Muay Thai and fighter jets; it doesn't get better than that!! 

$20 drop in fee for the seminar. All levels from novice to pro are welcome

June 11, 2016

Henry Smith will be back at Gracie Ocean City 

teaching a Muay Thai class at 11am. 

Another chance for top level instruction in Ocean City. Don't miss out. 

Everyone is welcome, $10 for members and $20 for drop ins. 

If you're coming on vacation this weekend... Pack your gear!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Royce Gracie will being doing at a seminar in Ocean City at our gym Gracie Ocean City! Spots will fill up fast so please preregister! The easiest way is to send payment via Paypal to with your name and the name of the gym you are coming from. We will also accept cash payment at the gym up to 72 hours before the event OR you can contact Kevin at the number provided and he can process your credit card. The cost is $60 for Royce Gracie Network affiliates, $70 for non network affiliates and $80 at the door (if space is available). This is a great opportunity to train with a legend! If you're coming in from out of the area, don't think twice about contacting us with questions about lodging and other things to do in Ocean City. Everyone's welcome on our mats so please share

April 30, 2016

Perks of training at the beach; people like to visit us. 

Select Saturday's this summer Henry Smith 

will be teaching a drop in class. 

Great opportunity for everyone and anyone near Ocean City

 to get work in with a high level striking coach. 

Follow the Gracie Ocean City page for future date announcements!

Henry is a world class Muay Thai coach that's worked with some of the top UFC, Bellator, K1, and Glory contenders in the world. This is a great chance for high level instruction on the Eastern Shore!!

April 24,2016

Commuity Clean Up on the boardwalk's beach

Gracie Ocean City teammates and family members joined together to preserve our oceanfront home

January 30, 2016

Great Saturday morning session 

with Shogun Fights Welterweight Champion Micah Terrill. 

Micah dropped in to get in some sparring and give some pointers

 to the local guys stepping into the cage Feb. 6. 

February 6, 2016

Pavel's first fight was against a veteran with nearly 20 bouts under his belt and now his second fight is against an undefeated MMA fighter. 

No easy matchups for this warrior!!! 

Come see the Bulgarian Barbarian 

showcase his skills at Stellar Fights!!!

November 21, 2016

Gracie Ocean City has 4 fighters, Austin Roden, Shane Snider, 
Bryan DePhillip and Pavel M Minchey, stepping into the cage this weekend. 
3 MMA fights and a kick boxing bout at Stellar Fights 28 in Harrington, De. This will be an action packed card featuring some of the best Ammy MMA fighters in the Mid-Atlantic region, you aren't going to want to miss this event!

September 22, 2015

Henry Smith, UFC Coach to Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone

will be making a guest appearance tonight at Gracie Ocean City

 for our Muay Thai class at 6pm!!!! 

$10.00 drop in if your are not currently a member. 

Come in and try a class today and experience 

combat sports and functional strength training on a whole new level!

Henry Smith Seminar

September 11, 2015 

Muay Thai coach Henry Smith 

coaches many high level fighters 

like Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. 

He will be instructing a muay thai seminar 

at Gracie Ocean City from 6-8pm on September 11th. 

The cost to participate is $50.

Ken Chertow

Justin Greskiewicz & Charlie Brenneman Seminar

John Rallo Seminar

July 6, 2015

John Rallo, aka the Godfather of Maryland MMA, instructed an MMA-based no gi seminar at Gracie Ocean City.

John Rallo is the founder and head coach of Ground Control Baltimore and was awarded his black belt by Renzo Gracie. He was the driving force behind the legalization of MMA in the state of Maryland and is also the founder of SHOGUN FIGHTS, the premier MMA league in Maryland.

Rallo has an incredibly successful stable of fighters which is a testament to the quality of his training. In his seminar, he will be teaching some of the techniques his fighters use with great success in the cage.

TK Oates Seminar

July 2, 2015

TK is a black belt under Jay Valko. He received his judo black belt from the Kodokan in Japan.

"Not Your Mama's Yoga" Begins!

June 28, 2015

all levels, all bodies, any martial artists welcome