About Hutto BJJ Coach


Come and Learn from the Finest Martial Arts Academy in Hutto, TX!

Martial Arts is a passion that we want everyone to learn, understand, and acknowledge through us. Hutto BJJ Coach is not just any Premium Martial Arts Academy. Here, we aspire to train you to explore yourself and reach for your physical and mental betterment! We thrive on assisting you in achieving your goals. Moreover, we aim to help you in reaching your maximum potential.

Our Martial Arts Training is second to none! , our determination to serve as the Best Martial Arts Academy in Hutto and nearby areas remains firm and unaltered. The years of experience and training of all of our coaches set the bar.

We dedicate our teaching approaches to ensuring the best possible results on your way to accomplishing your goals. With small classes and one-on-one training sessions. Our academy is partnered with Hutto Fitness Center, owned by Chris Meador.


Our Instructors

Purple Belt in BJJ

Rico Tarbert Owner/Instructor 

In 2009 Rich (RICO) Tarbert walked into Marcello C. Monteiro’s school on the south side of Indianapolis, IN, where he began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey.

He learned BJJ right from the source, Since 2011 Rico had been competing as a blue belt and continued to learn and form his game. He trained in other disciplines of martial arts but has always put BJJ as his main focus.

After some personal decisions, he took a break from training full time to serve his country and the state of Indiana in the US Armed Forces. After pursuing these life goals and traveling he started rebuilding his focus and his game. He has strongly shared his professor’s dream of spreading knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And in 2019 he decided to pursue that dream by starting a BJJ program affiliated with Professor Marcello’s BJJCOACH Association.

In August 2019 he was promoted to Purple Belt. He has competed in several tournaments and gym wars and has also helped teach various classes, one he likes to speak about is his contribution to helping a deploying unit get prepared by teaching self-defense techniques.

See The Qualifications
  • IBJJF registered
  • JJGF registered
  • CPR Certified
  • 10+ yrs Experience
  • GMAU Boxing Champion
  • Trained at Indy boxing and Grappling and Integrated fighting Academy along side UFC veterans Chris Lytle, Matt Mitrione, Andrew Holbrook and Coach Pat Mcpherson.
  • Trained Muay Thai with DragonFly owner Kenny Bigsby and brifely with Top Level Owner Ian Ransburg
  • Tae Kwon do Green belt under Confidence Club Martial Arts Owner Cameron Smith
  • Trained briefly in kempo Karate and boxing at Indy Boxing South under coaches Mat Hoover, Jamie, John Eckles, and Jerry Smith.
  • Trained briefly with the Jumonkan/Virgils judo club in Indianapolis and now has a relationship with Kokoro Judo club in Austin
  • Competed and won numerous medals in Jiu jitsu tournaments such as the Hoosier Open, the Ego, The Arnolds Sports Classic, Blue Grass open, and the NAGA.
  • US Military Veteran

World Class Training!

Why spend more than needed for best-in-class trainers when you have Hutto BJJ Coach? Our training processes are beyond compare, making us your ideal choice. Not only do you get expert guidance, but everyone that trains here is family. We all work hard to make each other better.

Best-in-class Trainers!

We understand how important a good teacher is. Learning new techniques can be repetitive and require a lot of patience. You will always feel comfortable moving at your own pace here at Hutto BJJ Coach. All of our trainers are skillful at making sure everyone receives the best attention required. So, what are you waiting for?!

Top-notch Training Approaches!

When you are willing to learn something as technical as Martial Arts, you would want someone to teach you in the most efficient way possible. That is what we strive to achieve at Hutto BJJ Coach!

 At our Martial Arts Academy, we effectively boost student motivation. While being learner-friendly and easy to understand, you don’t get discouraged and feel overwhelmed. Thus, making us your reliable BJJ, MMA, or Muay Thai place to train!

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