Thiago Thomaz (Owner)
Thiago Thomaz is the owner and primary instructor of House of Arts Martial Arts Academy. He's currently a 3rd degree brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has a passion for teaching his art, which is apparent the minute you meet him. Thiago is also an accomplished athlete, with multiple wins from many IBJJF tournaments, and is currently ranked 6th in his division worldwide. When he's not teaching and mentoring students on the mat, he likes to spend time off the mat getting to know each student. It's because of his personable and caring nature that HOA has become such a tight-knit family atmosphere.
Professor Daniel Tavares is a 3rd degree black belt. As a world-class professional athlete with numerous victories (in both BJJ and MMA) and an IBJJF official, he's dedicated his life to teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and helping others. He is Thiago's professor, mentor, and life-long friend. Both Daniel and Thiago are originally from Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil where the SAS team was founded and headquarters currently reside.
Sensai Lou Fattizzo is a black belt in Judo with 10+ years experience from the Aldan Judo School. He is a certified Judo instructor and U.S. Judo Association Member. Sensai Lou and his Judo experience is a great addition to our student's jiu jitsu education and allows them to be a more well-rounded athlete and competitor.
Coach Vinny is a fierce MMA competitor and champion with a 7-1 record. He has over 15 years of experience in wrestling as well as experience in Muay Thai and BJJ, making him a great MMA coach for all students interested in becoming a well-rounded fighter.