While living in NYC Aaron ran the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at a NYC multi-discipline combat sports gym for about 8 years before teaming up with his training partner Jin Yung and rebranding that team as Workshop jiu jitsu. RGA PDX maintains affiliation with that team as well as with the larger Team Renzo Gracie. Workshop Jiu Jitsu has a third affiliate school led by Professor Larry Hope in Honolulu, HI.
Workshop – Portland / RGA PDX was founded in 2013 and changed locations a few times before landing in our present facility in 2014. Since opening, we have attracted some of the most talented local athletes and instructors as well as being the home of the Portland Fire grappling team. We pride ourselves on maintaining the finest instruction available and a school culture where everyone can develop towards their own personal goals , whether that is high level competition, recreation, self-defense, or general fitness.
RGA PDX has built itself at the center of the Portland jiu jitsu community; as host to the weekly all city open mat and Portland Judo’s Shiai tournament as well as our own seasonal tournament – the Portland Sunday open.