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10576 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Kensington Martial Arts

Harness Ancient Secrets for Unstoppable Self-Defense, Inner-Peace & a Lean, Toned Body.

Master Lee

About Black Belt Martial Arts Center in Kensington, MD


Meet RJ Lee III and Marilyn Lee

Owners of
Black Belt Martial Arts Center in Kensington

At the Black Belt Martial Arts Center (BBMAC) we offer you an EXPERIENCE, not just a martial arts class! As you prepare to take on the challenges of the modern world, you'll get in the best shape of your life with dynamic and unique martial arts based fitness routines and training drills in a family friendly atmosphere. These classes will absolutely blow away any standard gym based experience!

Our focus is on traditional martial arts mixed with fitness and tons of fun!

Confidence. Discipline. Focus. Creating a healthier lifestyle, authentic martial arts striking and flexibility drills, and showing respect while still having a great time are some of the main lessons we roll into each and every class. We not only teach martial arts, but also place a huge emphasis on life skills that will help us all be better individuals. This includes creating greater self-respect, thriving through community values and focusing your mind for super star name a few.

Beginners Welcome! No matter what your starting level, you'll get an amazing workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe. Children, beginners with no martial arts background, and even top martial artists all train and learn in an environment that is friendly and fun.

The rush of confidence that comes from breaking through those pesky fitness walls as you boost your cardio endurance, build strength and coordination through super super-fun striking, defending, and flexibility drills is simply unmatched by traditional methods of working out.

Some other added benefits both our kids and adult members experience are:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem
  • Body Confidence
  • Better Teamwork & Goal Setting Skills
  • Improvements in Stress Reduction

Family Owned & Operated, Lifelong Student Success.

All of our staff is "home grown".

Employees of BBMAC have trained for a minimum of 5 -7 years and continue to grow and train with us. All of our staff is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in real world experiences. This way, if you have questions, our staff can give you the best possible answers to help advance your training and fitness.

We keep our students safe! The facility is cleaned every day by a professional cleaning crew. We take great pride in our school and want to make sure it's presented to you at it's best, all while being professional and making you feel comfortable. You'll feel safe and valued in our pristine facility packed with professional equipment to keep you injury-free and in tip-top shape.

Your GOALS on Your Time. As you progress through class, you'll be amazed at your personal growth! The variety of classes we offer are a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even rock as a stand-alone martial art.

Whether you want to seriously dedicate your time to becoming an amazing martial artists or simply want to get fit faster - the key is that our instructors work WITH YOU.

For more details on our unique ways to get into the Black Belt Mindset, have the most fun you've EVER had working out, or get your kids involved in an after school activity that is truly extraordinary...just visit our classes page.

The "Classes" link in the menu above is where we break down what it is we do in each class and where you can find that super low web-special going on too! Wouldn't want you to miss out.

Below you'll also find bios on our Founders and their children. Please read a little about us, so you can get a sense of the leadership at the Black Belt Martial Arts Center and feel a little more knowledgeable and comfortable on your first day of class.

Looking forward to training with you soon!

Master RJ Lee, is the Owner and Chief Instructor of BBMAC.

He has been practicing martial arts since before he could walk! Martial arts is a true passion of Master Lee's. He has also studied a variety of styles, however, he is partial to the arts of Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Master Lee received his 1st Degree Black Belt at the age of 9 from Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee.

Master Lee graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. When Master Lee is not working or studying martial arts he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is an ice hockey player, Crossfitter, motorcyclist and sports car father, like son!

Miss Marilyn Lee, is the Owner and Director of BBMAC.

She has been involved in martial arts since she was a little girl and chose to stay in martial arts over ballet, swimming, cheerleading and other activities!

She is an avid Crossfitter, cycler and runner. Miss Marilyn graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's Degree and went on to complete her Master's Degree from Johns Hopkin's University. When Miss Marilyn is not working or 'pounding the pavement', she enjoys spending quiet time at home with her family.

The Lees are a family dedicated to creating future leaders through the martial arts. They believe they are making the world a better place, one person at a time!

How To Get Started

Come join our Kensington, MD Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Fitness Kickboxing, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 301-946-5425 if you have any further questions. Black Belt Martial Arts Center hopes to speak with you soon!

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