GAMMA Academy

GAMMA Academy

Gamma Academy is a family-focused fitness and martial arts center conveniently located in Bethesda. We offer individual and small group classes for pre-schoolers, kids, youth, teen, and adult.

Gamma Academy is a family-focused martial arts center conveniently located on Bethesda Row in Maryland. Kids, youth, teen, and adult classes are focused on individual goals in fitness, concentration, respect, and discipline. Get started today!

[11/10/18]   What Martial Arts Offer Kids! (We have a few opinions :))

Anthropologie To Open Thursday on Bethesda Row

Thursday we will see what they’ve spent so much time on! Location will also include cafe in three-level store

GAMMA Academy 2019 Group Order Form - Sign Up Today!

GAMMA's Annual Sweatshirt Order Form is up! Check it out I'm organizing our Custom Ink order. You can pay me online. Thanks!

[09/07/18]   Welcome Back Team GAMMA!

We are so excited for another GREAT Fall with YOU ALL. See you kickin' in class. If you've had a long summer, either with us or away, we are here to make the transition easy and FUN.

See you in class!

[08/30/18]   Hey Team GAMMA! Remember- we are closed this weekend and our FALL Schedule begins Tuesday!

Wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office: Stuffed Animals

We have a box at the front door starting today- If you drop new stuffed animals at GAMMA this week or next week, we will be taking them over to donate. Please consider contributing. Donations needed for children at domestic violence resource office

[08/11/18]   Fall is quickly approaching! It's time to get in your last hits of Summer. GAMMA's Fall Schedule is already out (check your e-mail!) Remember- we are CLOSED Labor Day weekend and the new schedule begins Tuesday, September 4th.

Boxing Basics at GAMMA Academy

#teen #teenclass #jabcross #ninja

Elbow breaks at GAMMA

#teenclass #martialarts #bethesda #girlpower

[05/10/18]   Dear Team GAMMA:

We are excited to be planning another fantastic summer with you, and looking forward to the rest of an amazing year.

We are successful in the traditional sense, but more so in less obvious ways: we are successful because every day we see growth in our students, every day we see smiles and laughter and real-life joy, every day we learn, understand more, and expand our influence.

All of these things are because of YOU! We are firm believers that you get farther in life by helping others- and by giving you footholds up the mountain of your success, we find ourselves at the TOP of the mountain as well!

So, THANK YOU! For being amazing, and for shining that on us each day.


All of us at GAMMA

NBC Washington

Hey! Cool!

It's official: Going to community college will be free for many Maryland residents next year.

GAMMA Academy

Happy “GAMMAversary” to this almost-brown belt on earning Red last year! (A.G.)

A HUGE Congrats to GAMMA's longest-term student, who signed up for classes before we were even open ;) on earning his red belt. Our red belts take a fairly involved, cumulative test to earn their rank that includes:
1. Review of Past Curriculum
2. Emerging Skills in six (6) weapons and three (3) styles of sparring and grappling
3. Board Breaking with hands, feet, knees, and elbows
4. Fitness Testing
5. A written exam.

Here are snippets from this nine-year-old, newly red-belt's final essays:
"I want to be a Black Belt for three reasons. One, I need the challenge of becoming a black belt because I don't get challenged in other places, including school..."
"GAMMA has helped me improve my confidence. When I first joined, I was still very shy..."
"GAMMA has taught me perseverance. For example, if I get bad grades and fail a belt test, I practice and work harder so next test, I can move up. So, when school gets more challenging, instead of giving up, I will need to persevere."
"Leadership is one last thing GAMMA has taught me... I like being a role model whom other kids can look up to for advice on advancing or moving up belts."

Proactive Coaching

When an athlete is really struggling, coaches and parents need to practice a combination of reality, tough love, confidence building and gentleness. The goal is to restore them and teach them to restore themselves

[03/28/18]   Happy Spring Break, all! We will see you back for lessons next Thursday- current students remember to email in to sign up for any remaining private lesson slots as available.

DC School's Campaign Promotes Anti-Bullying

Check out our own Mr. Leighton on the news this morning! So proud!!

Kindness. That's the message a group at Roosevelt High School in the District is trying to spread. News 4's Molette Green is live in Northwest with details on how they hope to spread their cause district-wide.

[03/03/18]   Hey Team- GAMMA has some weather-related maintenance issues and will be closed tomorrow (Saturday). We fully anticipate being open again on Sunday for regular classes! See you then. If you need a make up lesson, call or text us at 301-660-KICK (5425)!

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4833 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD
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