Lee Synkowski - Black Belt, OWNER   Lee Synkowski founded Baltimore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2005, and holds a 2nd degree black belt under Phil Migliarese. He holds over 150 combined competition match wins in bjj, sub grappling, judo, and MMA. Lee has taught martial arts for over 20 years, and he takes great pride in ensuring all Baltimore BJJ students have the chance to reach their highest potential.

Lee Synkowski - Black Belt, OWNER

Lee Synkowski founded Baltimore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2005, and holds a 2nd degree black belt under Phil Migliarese. He holds over 150 combined competition match wins in bjj, sub grappling, judo, and MMA. Lee has taught martial arts for over 20 years, and he takes great pride in ensuring all Baltimore BJJ students have the chance to reach their highest potential.

Monroe Hall - Black Belt, HEAD INSTRUCTOR   Monroe Hall is one of the most sought after coaches in MD. He is a two time pan American champion and one time runner up. Monroe, who has been competing in Jiu Jitsu and MMA for over a decade, prides himself on his ability to coach and has already produced one world champion. With his recent team merger to Baltimore BJJ, he believes it is the first of many.

Monroe Hall - Black Belt, HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Monroe Hall is one of the most sought after coaches in MD. He is a two time pan American champion and one time runner up. Monroe, who has been competing in Jiu Jitsu and MMA for over a decade, prides himself on his ability to coach and has already produced one world champion. With his recent team merger to Baltimore BJJ, he believes it is the first of many.

BRIAN SHEALEY - BLACK BELT   Brian Shealey holds a black belt in BJJ under Lee Synkowski. He has been with Baltimore BJJ for 8 years and has spent time training at Nashville MMA with Shawn Hammonds. He is a two time No Gi Pan Ams Medalist.

BRIAN SHEALEY - BLACK BELT

Brian Shealey holds a black belt in BJJ under Lee Synkowski. He has been with Baltimore BJJ for 8 years and has spent time training at Nashville MMA with Shawn Hammonds. He is a two time No Gi Pan Ams Medalist.

SHIMON KAFKA - BLACK BELT   Shimon is a seasoned martial arts competitor, amassing medals in tournaments large and small, including world's. He holds a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and a brown belt in Judo.

SHIMON KAFKA - BLACK BELT

Shimon is a seasoned martial arts competitor, amassing medals in tournaments large and small, including world's. He holds a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and a brown belt in Judo.

JOSH WEINSTOCK - BLACK BELT   Josh Weinstock was born in Baltimore, Maryland and has been involved in grappling and martial arts for over 20 years. He started BJJ in 2006. He has competed in many levels of the sport of BJJ. Actively competing at the professional level still.

JOSH WEINSTOCK - BLACK BELT

Josh Weinstock was born in Baltimore, Maryland and has been involved in grappling and martial arts for over 20 years. He started BJJ in 2006. He has competed in many levels of the sport of BJJ. Actively competing at the professional level still.

JEFF MOUNT - BLACK BELT   Jeff holds the rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Lee Synkowski. He has been training at Baltimore BJJ for over 10 years and is a seasoned BJJ competitor having claimed Gold in every belt division through his career. He also competed in the sport of MMA.

JEFF MOUNT - BLACK BELT

Jeff holds the rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Lee Synkowski. He has been training at Baltimore BJJ for over 10 years and is a seasoned BJJ competitor having claimed Gold in every belt division through his career. He also competed in the sport of MMA.

ROB SULLIVAN - BROWN BELT   Rob Sullivan became a professional mixed martial artist in 2012. Undefeated as an amateur his journey started in wrestling at the age of eleven. He turned to BJJ in his mid twenties eventually finding MMA. Over the years he has traveled around the world gaining knowledge from several acclaimed gyms/trainers. He also has experience as an amateur boxer and is a certified personal trainer/strength and conditioning coach.

ROB SULLIVAN - BROWN BELT

Rob Sullivan became a professional mixed martial artist in 2012. Undefeated as an amateur his journey started in wrestling at the age of eleven. He turned to BJJ in his mid twenties eventually finding MMA. Over the years he has traveled around the world gaining knowledge from several acclaimed gyms/trainers. He also has experience as an amateur boxer and is a certified personal trainer/strength and conditioning coach.

JASON NEWING - BROWN BELT   Jason has been training since 2009. His experience also includes BJJ competitions and amateur MMA & Boxing matches. He is also trained in lightsaber combat and is a two time Saber Legion exotics division national champion.

JASON NEWING - BROWN BELT

Jason has been training since 2009. His experience also includes BJJ competitions and amateur MMA & Boxing matches. He is also trained in lightsaber combat and is a two time Saber Legion exotics division national champion.

 
NEAL WILLIAMS- BROWN BELT   Neal began his training in Japan at the legendary Paraestra Hakata school. He has a background in Aikido and holds a brown in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

NEAL WILLIAMS- BROWN BELT

Neal began his training in Japan at the legendary Paraestra Hakata school. He has a background in Aikido and holds a brown in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

JOSE LOPEZ- BROWN BELT   Jose grew up in Baltimore City and has been training at Baltimore BJJ since 2009. He holds the rank of Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Lee Synkowski. Jose also believes that martial science brings mind, body and spirit together.

JOSE LOPEZ- BROWN BELT

Jose grew up in Baltimore City and has been training at Baltimore BJJ since 2009. He holds the rank of Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Lee Synkowski. Jose also believes that martial science brings mind, body and spirit together.

STEVE RAWLINGS - PURPLE BELT   Born and raised in the Baltimore area, Steven has been training in Brazilian jiu jitsu since 2010 and instructing kids since 2014. He has competed in a multitude of local tournaments, but gets the most fulfillment from sharing his passion for jiu jitsu with the youth. He currently holds the rank of purple belt.

STEVE RAWLINGS - PURPLE BELT

Born and raised in the Baltimore area, Steven has been training in Brazilian jiu jitsu since 2010 and instructing kids since 2014. He has competed in a multitude of local tournaments, but gets the most fulfillment from sharing his passion for jiu jitsu with the youth. He currently holds the rank of purple belt.