Aaron Milam has devoted his life to the study of martial arts. A black belt under Rey Diogo and John Danaher. Aaron opened RGA PDX in 2013 attracting some of the most talented athletes and instructors in Oregon.


Good training is smart training. Our primary concern is to have respect for ourselves and our training partners, that is how we all get better together. Your training partners will quickly become some of your best friends. Daily training develops a trust and camaraderie that is rare to find elsewhere. We look out for each other, on and off the mat.


Why just go to the gym when you can get a much better workout, learn a new skill, and make new friends? Our classes warm-ups, calisthenics, drilling and sparring will get you into your best shape, in no time. If you need more, we have a dedicated strength and conditioning facility you can use.



RGA PDX offers world class instruction in a friendly environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned grappler or an absolute beginner, our coaches will help you to achieve your personal jiu jitsu goals.

Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals / JIU JITSU 101

Our eight-week curriculum-based introductory course combines detailed instruction, drilling and positional sparring to bring you from day 1 to comfortable team member.

Jiu Jitsu

“A science of control leading to submission” is what we do. School curriculum is structured as equal parts standup and groundwork and half Gi, half No gi, taking the best parts of Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and wrestling.

Kids Jiu Jitsu

Part fun, part discipline. Part games, part serious training. Jiu Jitsu builds character and teaches the value of hard work. There is no better activity for kids than a dedicated martial arts practice.

Morning classes

Coffee, chokes, guest instructors. What better way to start the day?

Competition Classes

If you are a competitor, we make sure you are prepared and offer customized curriculum, training sessions, and camps for your particular event.

Muay Thai

The most effective striking combat sport there is. Train for its own sake, or to compliment your jiu jitsu.

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March BJJ 101 class update

Registration is open for our next Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals class beginning Monday, March 5th. Get in shape, learn basic self defense, and lay the groundwork for what will hopefully become a lifelong practice. This course meets three times…
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Back to School Special

The back to school routine after months of summertime fun can be a hard transition. An after school Jiu Jitsu practice could be just what your child needs. Renzo Gracie Portland will help your child develop: - self confidence - better…

Upcoming BJJ 101 classes

  Next week on June 5th and 6th we have two new Jiu Jitsu fundamentals / BJJ 101 sessions starting. First, we are adding three new classes a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10am. The content of these classes will be…