CMRC Martial Arts

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The CMRC Karate Program holds classes at the Sweet Air Park Recreation Center at 3605 Sweet Air Road and is open to everyone 8 years and up. Families are encouraged to learn together by taking classes together. No experience is necessary. To join and begin your experience, contact the CMRC Karate Program Director, Fred Figlewski at 410-591-4104.


Class and Session Status


In order to keep everyone safe and to minimize the spread of Coronovirus-19, Baltimore Recreation and Parks has cancelled all activities at all of their facilities until further notice.

Therefore, the CMRC Karate Program has cancelled classes until further notice.  As soon as we receive an official notice from Baltimore County that the facilities are open again, I will send an email to everyone and you will see a notification here.


Winter Session:  The Winter Session is a 12-week session (24 classes).  Classes are held Mondays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 pm.  [NOTE NEW STARTING TIME FOR SATURDAYS].  Additional class time is available at designated belt levels as determined by the Black Belts. The fee is $135 per student  ($270 family maximum). Click here for the Winter 2020 Session flyer.

Spring Session:  The Spring Session is a 10-week session (20 classes) and ends in mid-June.   Classes are held Mondays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Additional class time is available at designated belt levels as determined by the Black Belts.

Summer Session: The Summer Session is a 4-week session (8 classes) and the classes are held just during the week (Mondays and Wednesdays) so you can enjoy your long summer weekends and still continue your Martial Arts training during the weeknights.  Classes are held from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.   It is a great activity for the kids during for those long summer evenings!

Fall Session:  It’s back to school time! Martial Arts School that is.  The Fall Session starts after Labor Day and will run until late December.   Classes are held Mondays 6:30 pm – 8::00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Additional class time is available at designated belt levels as determined by the Black Belts.

 We are a year-round program!


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The Carroll Manor Karate Program continues to provide excellent instruction with low fees!

We have a great program providing excellent instruction from our Sensei Lisa Calvert Chalk and Sensei Steven Chalk. We are very pleased to be associated with United Martial Arts of Maryland. Students range from age 8 to adult and our classes are held at the Sweet Air Park.  We are family friendly as we encourage children and their parents to learn the Martial Arts.

We are proud of each and every student and thank you for your support as we continue to make the Carroll Manor Rec Karate program the very best it can be. If you have any questions or have friends who would like to join our program please contact Shodan Black Belt and Program Director Fred Figlewski.

2020 Program:

Winter Schedule

Winter Flyer

Registration Form


UMAM karate is a unique combination of American Kenpo Karate, Tang Soo Do, Ju jitsu, Chin Na, and Judo. As students progress through belt-ranks they learn self-defense, self-discipline and concentration. They also gain fitness, motivation and new friendships.

Student Age

Students age eight years and up welcome. Classes are mixed-age and grouped by belt rank. No prior experience needed.


3605 B Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, MD 21131
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The program runs in four sessions: Fall (approx. 28-30 classes), Winter (20 classes), Spring (20 classes) and Summer (8 classes).  Please note, class sizes are limited and registration is on a first come basis.

Class Times

Fall, Winter and Spring session classes meet twice a week for all students,  Mondays 6:30 pm Saturdays 10:30 am

Summer session classes meet twice a week for all students,  Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 pm

Additional class time is available for students with the approval of the Black Belts.


Varies by session – see above.

Please make checks payable to CMRC


Contact Fred Figlewski at 410-785-1785

Note to Parents:
This activity is designed to provide a healthy and enjoyable experience for your child. However, this program is not a child care program and is not designed to provide childcare. Therefore, parents are encouraged to discuss attendance expectations with their children. Staff cannot detain any youth wishing to leave at any time!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a limit to class size?

Yes, we will have a waiting list available, if necessary.

Who can participate?

Ages 8 to adult, this is a great opportunity to participate with your children.

Do we have to purchase a uniform (gi) right away?

No. Once the student has learned the requirements for the Advanced White belt and is ready to test, then.

When does the program run?

All year. The program runs in four sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. What a great way to cross train and stay fit all year!!

Where can I get further information?

Visit one of our classes. This webpage will be updated with sessions and class days/times.