Three Black Belts

Tony, Tom, and Matt

Tony, Tom, Matt, and Dave are all certified black belt instructors under Grandmaster Relson Gracie.  The instructors at UA Jiu Jitsu have over 60 years combined Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience. Tony Zara has been training Gracie Jiu Jitsu for over 16 years.  He was a very active competitor in Gracie Nationals, and Gracie Worlds, winning a fist full of medals at White, Blue, and Purple, before retiring from competition in late 2006. Tony has also produced numerous champions.  Tony is very good at breaking down techniques into easy to follow steps that anyone can use to defeat a larger opponent. Matt Rigney has been training in the martial arts for nearly 25 years. He started training Jiu-Jitsu in 1998 at a Gracie Training Association in Northern Virginia. He has been training under Relson since moving to Columbus in 2002. Matt believes the key to success in Jiu-Jitsu is in the refinement and repetition of fundamental techniques. Tom Feister has been training in the martial arts for over 25 years.  He found Jiu-Jitsu in 2003 and has been committed to the art ever since.  As an avid competitor he has had success in regional and national tournaments such as: OGC, Relson Gracie Worlds, Bravado Open, Michigan Open, Hoosier Open, Chicago Open, EGO, NYC Open and NAGA (Google it!).  As an instructor, Tom is committed to helping his students reach their potential in the quickest possible time. Bios coming soon for: Dave Tabron Damon Barton Derek Oney Chris Bernard