Alpha Instructors

Meet our instructos

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Tad Merryman

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...

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Garrett Beck

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...

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Marysia Malyjasiak

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...