Meet our instructos
Owner / Head Youth Instructor / Adult Fundamentals
Tad Merryman wrestled through high school and discovered BJJ after moving to Northern Virginia. He began his training with Yamasaki Academy and David Jacobs...
Head Adult Insturctor / Youth Instructor
Garrett was first introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) through the early days of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). At that time, there were no local gyms focused on this martial art. By 2006, however, he began...
Head Womens Instructor / Youth Instructor
Marysia Malyjasiak is an active competitor and our Kids’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Program instructor. She is a black belt under Abmar Barbosa and has been in the top 10 of IBJJF Brown Belt Competitors for several years...