With some of the most decorated martial artists on our staff (including two black belt world champions), we are the the premiere martial arts school in the area. Regardless of who you are, we want to work with you to look, feel, and be your best.

Taekwondo • Muay Thai • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu • MMA

The following organizations have hosted us, Currently sponsor us, or are affiliated with us. we are the most trusted and proven martial arts school in the region.

"I can't say enough about Grand Master Lee and the other instructors! Highly recommended!" -Lisa W. Cooksey


est. 1999

Our story begins with Grand Master Jun Lee, a world and Asia champion in Taekwondo. Since 1999, 5,000+ students have gone through our school. We are a martial arts school that specializes in teaching self-discipline, self-control, and self-defense. We strongly believe that martial arts should strengthen both the body and character.

Our Taekwondo program maintains a membership through the World Taekwondo Federation and Kukkiwon. Our school has won multiple national and state level titles. We are the ONLY martial arts school that is nationally ranked in Taekwondo demonstration in all of MD, DC, DE, and PA. 

Our Muay Thai Kickboxing program is led by Coach Matt Skibicki. Coach Matt is a Cagezilla Featherweight Champion with a pro record of 3-0-0. 

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is led by Professor Vicente Junior. A 4th Degree De La Riva Black Belt in BJJ and a world champion, he is one of the most decorated and highest ranked fighters in his class. Our school maintains an affiliate membership with the Vicente Junior Jiu-Jitsu Team.

As martial arts has grown in popularity over the years, the industry has become highly commercialized and profit-driven at the expense of a genuine experience. We are NOT a franchise or a "cookie-cutter" school. We are NOT a "belt factory." You can expect a great level of flexibility and a highly personalized experience to meet your needs.






10039 Baltimore National Pike Suite J Ellicott City, MD 21042


M-F 3pm-8pm
Sat 9am-2pm


Grand Master Jun Kul Lee is one of only two internationally-ranked gold medalists in Taekwondo in all of MD, VA, DC, and PA.

Discover how self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-control carried these students to winning at national level competitions two years in a row.

Featured on FOX45 Baltimore News on March 21, 2016.


Photo: Santa Clara, CA, USA (1981 World Games). 

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  • When I first started taking classes at Spartan MMA I had no idea what to expect. My daughter had attended a couple of birthday parties there and thought this would be a fun activity for us to do together. We ended up staying with the program and with Grand Master Lee for about 4 years and had a wonderful experience throughout. The Family classes allowed us to participate in class together and contained a good mix of children and adults, which was really important to both of us. All of the instructors were encouraging and enthusiastic but also very understanding of everyone's individual skill levels and abilities. I was especially impressed with the way Grand Master Lee and his staff interacted with the youngest children and also with children who had special needs. With a mixture of humor and sensitivity, they truly empowered the kids involved and gave them the skills to stand up for themselves and take pride in their accomplishments. I would recommend these classes to everyone.
    — Diane L. Alonso, PhD, UMBC Psychology Department
  • Grand Master Lee is fantastic with children. He takes the time to recognize each student and provide individual instruction. The school is oriented toward school age students with adult class later in the evening. All 3 of my children attend and so do several of their friends. I highly recommend Spartan MMA.
    — Major Lynge, US Army
  • I recently started the Muay Thai Kickboxing program at the recommendation of my husband. I was looking for a class that focused on strength building- one where I could lose weight, while building muscle. Since I never had exposure to Muay Thai, I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up but Coach Kevin was very patient in making sure the new students were able to keep up. Coach Kevin went around to each student and corrected our technique and even helped modify movements to make it easier for me.
    — Young Kim, Howard University
  • Our family of four has attended classes at Spartan MMA since 4/2014 (kids ages 7-11) and we have been very happy with the school. Master Lee is one of the top TKD instructors in the US with an 8th degree black belt and he's an international champion. More importantly to us is the family atmosphere. Master Lee considers all of his students to be part of his family and he has a great sense of humor which makes classes fun too. We like that we can attend the classes as a family and the instructors are able to work with us all at our own levels. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and patient. In addition to learning a martial art for self-defense, we get a great workout at every class!
    — Stacy Ichniowski, Teal Dragon Consulting



Grand Master Lee is the only international-level Taekwondo gold medalist (1981 World Games) in all of MD, DC, DE, and PA. He is also a gold medalist in the 1980 Asian Taekwondo Championships. He is currently an 8th degree black belt in Taekwondo (Kukkiwon), 7th degree black belt in Hapkido, and 5th degree black belt in Haidong Gumdo. He retired as 1st Lt. from S. Korea's 707th Special Missions Battalion (the highest level of elite special operators in S. Korea) and as Capt. from S. Korea's Secret Service.

Luiz Vicente Junior (VJ)

Professor Vicente is a 4th Degree De La Riva Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and a brown belt in Judo. Some of his accomplishments in BJJ include multiple state titles, an undefeated record in his home state in Brazil, two-time regional champion in Rio de Janeiro, third place in the World Cup (2005), bi-champion of Rio de Janeiro (2006), first place at the Pan American Championship (2007), first place in the World Championship (2008), and first place at the New York Open (2009). He is also a certified international IBJJ referee. He hails from Conquest BJJ in Millersville, MD. 



Professor Brian is a BJJ black belt and trained under Professor VJ. He's a IBJJF medalist and a Fight to Win Pro veteran.

Matt Schellenschlager

Professor Matt is a BJJ black belt and trained under Professor VJ. He's also an amateur MMA fighter.



Master Ivan is a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo (Kukkiwon). He was the captain of the Kyung Hee University’s Taekwondo Demonstration Team before graduating. Kyung Hee University is the alma mater of Grand Master Lee and both of the presidents of the World Taekwondo Federation and Kukkiwon.


Matt Jeong
Taekwondo | SParring team

Master Matt is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo (Kukkiwon). He is a graduate of Kyung Hee University in South Korea and received his undergraduate degree in sports medicine.


Esther Jan
General manager

Esther is a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo (Kukkiwon). She received her undergraduate degree from UMD and her PharmD from Howard University.


Leah Lee
Aftercare & Summer Camp director

Ms. Lee, is a retired teacher with over 25 years of teaching and Art Therapy experience, working with school age students and students with special needs. She received her degree from Ewha Women's University in South Korea and is also a Certified Nurse Assistant. 

Jason kim
program director

Jason received his undergraduate degree from UMBC. He's also a graduate of River Hill High School. 


Little Spartans (3-5)

Little Spartans is a special program for three to five year olds. This program focuses on basic Taekwondo instruction with special attention given to instilling self-control, self-discipline, and coordination.

Taekwondo Children

We do not keep your kids busy with activities. We train champions. In addition to fitness and learning self-defense, kids in our classes learn: improved listening skills and focus, self-control, coordination, balance, memorization skills, self-esteem, respect, conflict resolution, self-discipline, and goal setting and achievement.

Taekwondo Teens & Up

For students eleven and up, we offer Teen and Adult classes. Instructors emphasize a good conditioning workout into Taekwondo training. After a good warm-up combining stretching and cardio you will be ready to learn proper kicking techniques, foot work, and forms that will soon transform your mind and body.

Taekwondo Families

In addition to the many benefits of learning martial arts for kids, family classes are a fun way to spend time together and exercise as a family. We have over 30 years experience teaching families martial arts skills.

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai Kickboxing is world renowned for its rigorous training regimen as Muay Thai fighters are recognized as some of the best conditioned athletes in the world. Muay Thai is an ideal martial art for people of all walks of life, no matter what your personal goals are.

Video features Coach Matt Skibicki.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. Learn from 4th Degree World Champion, Vicente Junior, and his team. We are an affiliate school of the Vicente Junior Jiu-Jitsu Team.


Aftercare Program

Our after school care program will help with your busy working schedule by taking a personal interest in your child’s after school activities. After school care includes: transportation from your children’s school to our school, help with homework assignments, a variety of games during play time, and regular Taekwondo lessons and children's MMA for a fun learning experience!



Check out our schedule BELOW

Little Spartans (3-5)

Little Spartans is a special program for three to five year olds. This program focuses on basic Taekwondo instruction with special attention given to instilling self-control and self-discipline.

Kids' MMA (8-13)

Kids’ MMA, for children ages 8 to 13, is a full-contact combination of wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, Judo and Taekwondo. Students will learn techniques from a variety of sports and martial arts that include both striking, grappling, and self-defense.

Private Training (All Ages)

Private training sessions are a great way to reach your goals! Do you feel uncomfortable in regular class settings, or are you simply looking to supplement your martial arts training? Our world class instructors are available for intense, dynamic personal training sessions or small group sessions for both kids and adults.

Seasonal Camps (K-8th)

Our camps run during the summer/spring. During the day, campers participate in a variety of activities including Taekwondo classes, Six Flags (summer only) swimming, bowling, movies, laser-tag, and much more! Daily hours: 8AM-6PM.

Birthday Parties

Parties usually start on Saturdays at 1:30pm (for 1.5-2 hours). They usually include: setup, cleanup, a thirty minute Taekwondo lesson, fun activities, and much more!

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Whether you end up sticking around or joining another school, we just want you to have the best martial arts experience possible. That is our primary goal. So come try us out with no obligation or cost to you! To get started fill out the form below.

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