Brandon Cherry, Muay Thai Instructor
Brand Cherry is an experienced Muay Thai competitor and coach. He has participated in numerous Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts events and is still actively competing.
Brandon Cherry was La Fitness’s former Mixed Martial Arts Coach. He brings to our coaching staff a wealth of knowledge and experience. Brandon’s classes are challenging for both the beginner and the experienced Muay Thai practitioner. His charisma and personality make class extra enjoyable.
Gary Berger, Owner
Sensei Gary Berger graduated cum laude from Towson State University with degrees in Biology, Psychology and Animal Behavior. Mr. Berger abandoned a future in science to pursue his true passion: the martial arts. He and his wife, Danyelle Berger, jointly own the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy.
Having studying martial arts since age 4, Mr. Berger is now an internationally recognized instructor and competitor in the martial arts. In 1993 he won a gold medal in the U.S. National Kuoshu Championships, a full-contact contest. In 1994 he was a member of the U.S. Kung Fu team and won a silver medal in the European Kuoshu Internationals. Mr. Berger has also medaled in several championships in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Mr. Berger has pioneered and developed a karate course that offers a unique approach to teaching martial arts to physically or mentally challenged children. His work in this field has led to coverage in several publications and television shows. Sensei Berger also served as a martial-arts technical adviser for the award-winning, Baltimore-based television series Homicide. Mr. Berger’s greatest talent is his structured style of teaching, which makes learning easy, safe, and enjoyable.