Shaddock MMA Seminar with Noel Smith: Techniques & Belt Promotions

At the recent seminar hosted by Shaddock MMA, participants were treated to an enriching experience led by guest coach Noel Smith, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The event, held at Shaddock MMA's gym in Eldersburg, MD, showcased Smith's extensive expertise, garnered over 25 years of training in martial arts. Attendees had the opportunity to learn and refine various techniques directly from Smith, who demonstrated on Uke Darrin Fox, a representative for the class. Following the demonstrations, participants broke into smaller groups to practice the techniques under the guidance of Coach Noel Smith and Coach John Shaddock. The seminar culminated in a celebration of achievement, as many students received belt promotions, with notable advancements including Evan to yellow, Corey to blue, Darrin to purple, and Dom to brown, among others. The camaraderie and dedication displayed by both coaches and students alike highlighted the vibrant community fostered at Shaddock MMA.

Meet Our Jujitsu Coaches for The Evening

John Shaddock and Mac at Shaddock MMA

Coach John Shaddock
John Shaddock, driven by a passion for martial arts and fitness innovation, established Shaddock MMA to blend physical training with respect. With a lifelong dedication to combat sports, including achievements in boxing and coaching international teams, John's extensive expertise now enriches the diverse martial arts offerings at Shaddock MMA, where he continues to train under the guidance of esteemed instructors like Noel Smith and Renato Tavares.


Coach Noel Smith
Noel Smith, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, leads as the head instructor at Glen Burnie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, drawing from over two decades of martial arts expertise. With a background in Shotokan Karate and military service, Noel's journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, crowned with a black belt under the tutelage of renowned masters like Renato Tavares, has shaped his commitment to excellence and fostering a positive learning environment at Glen Burnie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Exploring Arm Bars, Choke Holds, and More: Highlights from the Noel Smith Seminar at Shaddock MMA

Students learn new techniques and perform them while under the supervision and guidance of Coach John Shaddock and Coach Noel Smith.


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Shaddock MMA Student Belt Promotions


Congratulations to all of our Shaddock MMA Students for a phenomenal job

Whether our students striped up or got a new belt, they all learned something new in jiujitsu tonight.  They all are working out hard to be the best that they can be on their path to health and wellness journey in addition to learning a skill that could protect them someday.  Great job to all of our Shaddock MMA Students!!

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