Founder, Over 20 Years Experience
Founder and Owner of RCW, Joe has strived to create a community where exceptional curriculum and access to material is at the forefront of training. This is in stark contrast with growing up in the 80’s where information was secretive and withheld from students or just nonexistent. A closely guarded education this required Coach Joe to travel and train with the best instructors on the planet like Ajarn Chai, Guro Dan Inosanto, and Masters Rickson Gracie and Pedro Sauer. RCW is dedicated to offering the culmination of decades of experience and research to ALL of our students.
Instructor, More than 15 years MMA experience
The first black belt ever graduated in Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Professor Anibal Lobo. Erik shares in that close relationship to the Gracie family and continues his training with mentors like Professor Lobo, Master Pedro Sauer and many more. An endless appetite for information he stands out as a rare expert who uses technical skill and finesse over muscle. Professor Erik is also an accomplished martial artist all around who has excelled in Boxing and Muay Thai among other disciplines. From your first class it’s easy to see that Erik cares about your development and will do his utmost to help you reach your goals.
Instructor, More than 10 years experience
Coach Holly was one of our first students when we opened our doors in 2008, she currently teaches several of our women’s only BJJ classes and is equally capable in striking classes like JKD, Kali and Muay Thai. Her enthusiasm for training knows no bounds and fosters an infectious attitude that thrives on and off the training floor.
Instructor, Over 8 years experience
Sometimes as a coach you meet someone talented. Rarely do you meet someone talented with the desire to struggle and develop themselves beyond limits. Coach Anthony is that individual, as a competitive athlete on the world skateboard scene he transitioned that drive for success to martial arts. He’s won countless gold medals at ever belt level for RCW and has grown into one of our favorite coaches. In short he’s a person who lives up to our motto, “actions speak louder than words.”
Instructor, Over 6 years of experience
Not only is she a force on the BJJ mats, Coach Aleca doubles up by helping run our social media presence and teaching our women’s only group of BJJ enthusiasts. She never backs down from a challenge and that’s present in her sparring, and almost equally matched is her never ending cheerful attitude that she brings to the training floor. You’ll have fun in her sessions and before you know it, you’re sweating your tail off.
We’ve got a great team
All our staff is equally important to us, and we wouldn’t run an incredible academy without any one of them. Our core team listed above is all of our folks who teach more than one class per week, but there’s plenty of incredible people that support RCW week in and week out!
River City Warrior
The home of the best Martial Arts in Oregon
14935 SW 72nd Ave
Tigard, OR 97224