Welcome to the Ascend Institute of Martial Arts where you come to learn, share and develop your martial arts skills.



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What Our Students Are Saying

Chris - Ascend Parent & Student

"Once I came in here the first time, I saw the space, I met Josh, I saw the other guys and how they were training. I was instantly hooked."

Koosh - Ascend  Student

    "It's a fun, friendly atmosphere, the people are great! "


    We are the 1st school in Bethesda to offer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. We offer a family friendly atmosphere, and A wide array of class options.


    Kids Self Defense

    Every great journey should start with a strong foundation. Our Kids Self Defense program is the first curriculum of a new Ascend student's journey to the black belt. The program's duration is twelve weeks and will cover the essential Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques to ensure your child can defend herself.



    Whether you think you are in great shape or you are just starting to get into fitness, our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes will do more than get your body in shape, it will optimize it. Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes at Ascend will help you lose weight and get in better shape than you ever imagined possible. It will do all of this while giving you a wealth of self-defense skills that are simply unmatched by any other martial arts in the world!



    What makes the art of Muay Thai so effective is not just the system that's taught, but the method in which it is taught. Thai Boxers build confidence in their ability by consistently refining the basics of the art. 

    Our classes take the same movements that pro kickboxers use to get trim & toned - and made them available to ANYONE looking to etch away fat...


    Take Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the Next Level!


    •Learn at your own pace from any device and be part of Ascend Institute of Martials Art's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes from anywhere in the world!
    •Gi and No-Gi techniques. 3+ new lessons every week to keep you up-to-date.
    •Techniques for all levels of students. All the lessons you need to achieve your black belt are now at your fingertips.
    •Experienced instructors offering the latest in BJJ techniques with a new guest instructor every month!
    •Mat chat Q&A Sessions
    •LIVE sparring
    •Competition footage


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    What Our Students Are Saying

    Koosh - Ascend  Student

    "One day I just decided to jump in and here I am."