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Laurel Martial Arts & Fitness

Unleash the Best Version of Yourself With Martial Arts

Welcome to 2nd Gear, where we’re all about Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing!

In our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, you’ll dive into the world of grappling and submissions. As you train, you’ll not only get in shape but also experience a significant boost in your self-confidence and stress relief, acquiring valuable skills that can keep you safe in real-life situations.

Then in Muay Thai, you’ll gain the ability to effectively strike strikes using fists, elbows, knees, and shins. You’ll become a practical martial artist while working on your fitness goals, enjoying the physical and mental health benefits that martial arts provide. It’s not just a workout; it’s a self-defense art that will make you stronger both physically and mentally.

But here’s what truly sets those martial arts apart: both BJJ and Muay Thai sharpen your strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities. BJJ is like ‘physical chess,’ challenging your mind as much as your body. Muay Thai involves intricate combinations and tactics, keeping you mentally engaged. This structured environment promotes personal growth and challenges beyond just physical fitness.

Plus, when you join 2nd Gear, you’re not just signing up for classes; you’re becoming part of a close-knit community. Your training partners will feel like family, always there to support and motivate you. So, come on in, meet our incredible community, and let’s embark on a journey of fitness, skill, and camaraderie together!

We understand that starting something new can bring about concerns of fitting in, fear of injury, or even doubts about the time and financial commitment required. Here at 2nd Gear, we’re dedicated to providing a welcoming environment with beginner-friendly programs, designed with your safety and comfort in mind. Our experienced instructors are committed to quality instruction, integrating you into our unique culture of camaraderie.

For those who considered alternatives before joining us, we’re thrilled you found your home here. Our members often explore other martial arts, traditional gyms, or yoga before realizing the unparalleled value of the transformation they undergo with us—both physically and mentally.

Join us and experience the difference for yourself. Transform your body, elevate your mind, and become a part of something bigger—a community that thrives on improvement, challenge, and mutual support. Let us help you embark on a journey that will not only improve your physical fitness but will also be a life-changing experience filled with personal growth. Welcome to the family, where every challenge is an opportunity, and every member’s journey is a story of triumph.


Great Community

Our students come from all kinds of different backgrounds, and they start with different levels of experience. But through the common thread of martial arts, we have created a community that friendly and helpful. And you are welcome to join us.

Vibrant Kids Program

We recognize that children are naturally inquisitive and energetic. And our goal is to give them an outlet to use that energy in a positive way, while at the same time, preparing them to defend themselves if they should ever need it.

Muay Thai Fitness

Our Muay Thai Kickboxing program focuses on real skill development. You will learn how to effectively throw punches, elbows, knees, and kicks while also learning the subtleties of managing distances and clinch. The process of learning will also take your fitness to a whole ‘nother level.

A Game of Tactics

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that challenges the mind just as much as it does the body. On the mat, you will be dealing with rapidly changing problems that demand immediate solutions. And therein lies the opportunity for those who thrive on games of strategy and tactics. If you so choose, you will be able to find smarter solutions that don’t require as much physical prowess. That’s why one of the greatest joys on mat is finding a better and efficient way to play the game.


And if you ever want to test the skills you learn on the mat, through competition, we will help every step of the way.

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The Process of Getting Started

Step 1: Participate in a Trial Class

We offer you the opportunity to experience any of our classes for free. You’ll be able to see our teaching style firsthand and decide if the class structure suits your learning style.

Step 2: Evaluate the Environment

The atmosphere of the school is crucial. It should be welcoming, safe, and clean. Observe how we interact with each other and see if you would be a good fit in our community.

Step 3: Ask Questions

Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Inquire about the curriculum, progression, class size, fees, and any contracts or commitments. Understanding these details upfront will help you make an informed decision.

Step 4: Commit to Regular Practice

After that, if you feel that our academy is the right fit for you, the next step is to attend classes regularly, practice diligently, and stay open to learning and improvement. Remember, progress in martial arts is a marathon, not a sprint, but the process is rewarding within itself.

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2nd Gear BJJ

Prince Georges County


8730 Cherry Ln, Suite 14
Laurel, MD 20707
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Email: [email protected]
Call Today! (240) 786-5553


Our Mission


At 2nd Gear, we’re passionate about martial arts and its power to build strength, character, and endurance. Our programs cater to all ages and skill levels, focusing on technique, strategy, and physical fitness in a safe, supportive environment.

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