We believe every child should have the chance to be mentored through martial arts


Founded in 2010, The School of the Way is a free MMA (Mentoring & Martial Arts) program based in Baltimore, Maryland, which exists to ensure that young people—regardless of financial ability—have the opportunity to study and practice the martial arts and be mentored by a professional life coach toward the achievement of their life goals. Students “pay” their own tuition by doing community service projects in their city and the school is supported financially by individuals and companies in the region and around the globe.


Join us in bringing this community improvement model to the world!
Martial Arts Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM / Life Plan  Last Wednesday monthly 6:30-8:00 PM /​ Community Clean Up Monthly 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


to The School of the Way

Teacher Bryan Gately, Head of School

Welcome to The School of the Way!


I am very proud to have the opportunity to take on leadership of the program.


When asked what the school means to me I can sum it up in one word POSSIBILITIES!


The martial arts are a vehicle for us to teach these amazing kids that there are no limitations in life, just limiting thoughts and beliefs. 


I have had the privilege over the past 7 years to witness what a child can achieve when they earn the confidence that compels them to accomplish goals that only a few months earlier they thought were not possible.


I am looking forward to the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead for the school and this terrific group of kids.


Thank you so much for visiting our site!


Shin Oi!


Faith and Honor


Teacher Bryan Gately, Head of School