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Tom Oberhue Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Kids Martial Arts near Portland

Tom Oberhue

Hi, I’m Tom!

I began training martial arts in 1985 and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1993.

Five Rings is my purpose in life … I want it to be a place where people come together to learn, grow, and support each other.

I consider myself lucky to do what I love: sharing my passion for Jiu Jitsu while helping people to learn and grow. I strive to create a positive, thoughtful, challenging and athletic environment whenever I teach. Five Rings Jiu Jitsu is a dream come true.

Biography

  • 25+ years actively training in martial arts
  • 12+ years Head Coach / Owner of gym
  • 12 years public school teacher
  • > 25 training trips to Southern California since 1995 to train BJJ
  • 4 trips to Brazil to train with Professor Rodrigo Pagani / Curu Curu Land
  • 2015 Bronze – Master Worlds BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Master 4 | Middle
  • 2014 Silver – Master Worlds BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Master 4 | Middle
  • 2014 Bronze - Pan-American BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Master 4 | Middle
  • 2013 Bronze – Master Worlds BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Senior 2 | Middle
  • 2013 Silver - Pan-American BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Senior 2 | Middle
  • 2012 Silver - Pan-American BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Senior 2 | Middle
  • 2012 Bronze - Pan-American BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Senior 2 | Open Class
  • 2011 Gold – Las Vegas International Open: Black Belt | Senior 2 | Middle
  • 2011 Gold – Las Vegas International Open: Black Belt | Senior 2 | Open Class
  • 2010 Gold – Las Vegas International Open: Black Belt | Senior 1 | Medium Heavy
  • 2010 Gold – Las Vegas International Open: Black Belt | Senior 1 | Open Class
  • 2010 – 2014 Referee - International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
  • 2010 Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
  • 2009 Silver - Pan-American BJJ Championship: Black Belt | Senior 1 | Middle Wgt.
  • 2009 Head Coach of Five Rings Jiu Jitsu
  • 2009 Began training under Sensei Saulo Ribeiro and Sensei Xande Ribeiro
  • 2008 Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM - PES)
  • 2008 Sports Enhancement Specialist (USA Weightlifting / Olympic Lifting)
  • 2008 Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning Mentorship - Boston, MA
  • 2006 Certified Personal Trainer (NASM - CPT)
  • 2005 Co-creator: Combative Conditioning DVD series
  • 2004 Co-creator: Cross-Side Top - Pressures and Concepts
  • 2004 Black Belt in BJJ (Machado - Haueter)
  • 2004 SBGi Full Instructor / Head Coach
  • 1998 - 2009 Head Coach / Owner of SBG Beaverton / IMPACT JJ
  • 1997 Graduate of 1st Instructors' Candidate Course (ICC) at SBG
  • 1995 Master's in Education from Portland State University + Professional Teaching License in Oregon
  • 1994 Black Belt in Wun Hop Kuen Do Kung Fu
  • 1993 Began coaching youth martial arts
  • 1993 Began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 1991 Graduate from the Honors College / University of Oregon
  • 1985 Began training in martial arts

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