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The Compound

BJJ | Muay Thai | Combatives



This website is under construction and our school is nearing completion!


About Us

The Compound is a martial arts school built on a foundation of Self-Defense and 3 main pillars - BJJ, Muay Thai, and Military/Law Enforcement Combatives.  We seek to study and teach these martial arts, encourage integration of different styles of each, and ensure seamless integration into any Self-Defense/Combat scenario or Competition circuit.

Why the Kraken?

Theories about the Kraken vary. Folklore dating back to the late-13th century to present day mythology explain the traits of a Kraken as vast in size and strength ranging from either a squid, a crab, or what we believe to be an octopus-like sea creature. Furthermore, the Kraken has been noted to be extremely intelligent and aware, highly adaptive, and with its 8 limbs, could sink a ship by wrapping around it and crushing it.

Our goals in teaching draw from the same traits as the Kraken's: intelligence, strength, and adaptability in all facets of our BJJ flow, use of our 8 limbs in Muay Thai, and intelligent application of Combatives for our Military and Law Enforcement programs.


Location & Hours

12210 Plum Orchard Drive, Suite 207
Silver Spring, MD 20904

(Entrance in back of the building)

6am – 9pm Weekdays
9am – 3pm Weekends

Open Mats (TBD)



  • Over 2600sq ft of premium FUJI Tatami Mats

  • Yokkao Muay Thai equipment

  • Yoga, specifically designed for Martial Arts

  • Functionally-designed Fitness Studio

  • Showers and Locker Room



Join a martial arts family that is passionate, determined, and supportive. Our goal is to help you develop your human potential physically and mentally through martial arts and fitness.


Membership Programs

Unlimited Monthly (Individual)

Unlimited Monthly (Family of 4)

Competition Team (Invite-only)

Drop-in Classes

Black Belts train FREE!