Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer

Tommy started his martial arts training in 1987 and was initially influenced by the high-point in American martial arts movies.  He started his training in American kickboxing and studied diligently for ten years.  As Tommy’s interest in martial arts continued to grow, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) started taking roots throughout American culture.  Being a fan from the beginning, a friend of Tommy’s suggested that he study the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in case an altercation ever went to the ground. 


Tommy took that life-changing advice and never looked back.  Take any class that Tommy is teaching and you’ll see how much he believes in and stresses the fundamentals.  Tommy is known throughout the school for his attention to detail and being able to teach the finer points of grappling to anyone.  For all of his hard work and dedication, Tommy earned his black belt in November 2018.


Tommy is one of the nicest, most genuine people you will meet on and off the mat.  As much as he loves to take life in stride and relax with those around him, he is passionate when it comes to matters of honesty, integrity and loyalty.

After many years of hard work, Tommy was awarded his Black belt by Master Pedro Sauer in November 2018.