Meet the Instructors
Owner & Head Instructor
Adult & Youth Jiu Jitsu
Aaron has been training jiu jitsu & striking since 2010 and regularly competes around the country. He holds numerous gold medals and other victories in organizations such as IBJJF, Fight2Win, Grappling Industries, NAGA, Newbreed, and more. You will always find him on the mats, teaching & training with his students, or coaching tournaments on the weekends. Aaron has an amateur MMA record of 1-1. He received his black belt in 2019 from Daniel & Pedro Vianna.
As of March 2022, Aaron ranks #7 in the IBJJF world rankings in the Black Belt, Master 1 Light-Feather division. Click here to email Aaron directly.
White Belt Week
Tam is always on hand to help with anything you need when it comes to Pica Pau. She's usually vacuuming on the sidelines, re-stocking the drink fridge, or, of course, training hard & laughing on the mats. Tam received her purple belt at Pica Pau in 2021. She competes regularly in tournaments across the country, recently winning silver at 2022 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds, as well as no-gi gold in the 2022 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open. She is the 2020 IBJJF Blue Light-Feather Master 1 World Champion. Click here to email Tam directly.
Adult Jiu Jitsu
Larry has been training in martial arts across the board for over 30 years, winning multiple golds in organizations such as IBJJF, S7, and the Arnolds. He is 1-0 in MMA and received his black belt in 2016 from Carlson Gracie Jr.
Wrestling, Youth Jiu Jitsu
Shaun has been training jiu jitsu since 2015 and is a lifelong wrestler. He holds IBJJF Master World titles at both Blue (2019) and Purple (2021) belt, receiving his brown belt from Pica Pau in 2021. Shaun competes in tournaments across the country alongside his son Gabriel.