WHO WE ARE
Nathan is a professional MMA fighting veteran and a USAF veteran, with a BA in Communication from the University of Oregon.
He was the recipient of the Centurion Award for leadership while at the University of Oregon and was awarded many more while in the service.
Nathan is well versed in self-defense and fitness training as he has spent the last 20 years in security and training for both fitness and combat. Nathan was awarded his Blackbelt and First Degree Blackbelt by legendary Jiu Jitsu instructor, Eddie Bravo.
He is also a proud father to two children and married to his wife Casey, who is a Dietitian Nutritionist. Together they own and operate the Tsunami Training Center in Newport, Oregon.
WHY CHOOSE US
Trainers Who Care
Our trainers take your fitness goals seriously. We understand that losing weight and gaining muscle can be challenging, but our passion is to help you overcome hurdles and achieve your gains! Working hard with friends and pushing yourself has never been this much fun!
Knowledgeable Training Expertise
With years of success and experience, we will help you move past the limits that are set in your head. If you want to win championships or just get in shape, we're here to work with you!
Your Success is Our Goal
We understand that adapting new fitness habits is difficult and often times fails. Our goal is to change your view on fitness by bringing you into a community of awesome people that like to push themselves!
10th Planet Newport
Tsunami Training Center is the home of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Newport! Our location is right next to the beach off of highway 101 across from the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We offer Fitness Bootcamp, Yoga, Kids Classes, Combatives, traditional BJJ, and of course 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu! Our top of the line training facility has 2,000 sq ft of mat space with a ton of non-traditional training equipment to help our athletes grow into the best version of themselves. We have classes for kids ages 3 and up, and are adding more to the curriculum very soon!
"I take lessons here with my 3 kids. The facility is clean, spacious and well apportioned. Nathan is a truly skilled teacher. He communicates concepts and moves in a way that is both fun, and instructive. And while we are certainly having fun, he absolutely communicates the gravity of learning these skills. I would highly recommend Nathan and the Tsunami training center to anyone who is considering taking martial arts lessons."
"I love this place, everything you could want in a Jui Jitsu academy. I came in thinking I knew Jui Jitsu already, I literally learn some new detail or technique that improves my game in almost every class. Everyone is super nice and Nathan is an awesome instructor/coach/cool dude. I feel super lucky to have this gym in our area."
"Had the opportunity to train here while on vacation. Nathan was quick to respond to my private lesson request and was flexible with when he could meet with me. The facility was very clean and organized. This was my first time meeting Nathan, and he did an excellent job introducing me to 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals and concepts. I highly recommend scheduling a private lesson with Nathan or attending one of his classes. You will not be disappointed!"
"MMA veteran and Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt under the famous Eddie Bravo. World class training in beautiful Newport, Oregon! (They have a surf squad too!🌊🦈🏄♂️)"
"This place is awesome!! I've been coming here for a little over a month and it is one of my new favorite places on the coast. Super clean facility with great instructors who are welcoming and highly knowledgeable. I am a newbie in the martial arts and have already learned a bunch. And, if it is a kick butt workout your looking for, I suggest trying out the bootcamp classes."