About Aaron

Aaron-Blake-Headshot-01 (2)Aaron has been interested in physical fitness and performance his whole life. This interest led him to athletics and martial arts at a young age. He earned black belts in Karate and Judo before finding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1997.

Aaron was one of the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the State of Maine, and he was the first person in Maine to be promoted to the rank of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Aaron received his blue belt from Helio and Royce Gracie in 1998, his purple belt in 2001, his brown belt in 2003, and his black belt in 2005, all from Joe Moreira.

Aaron is currently the owner and head instructor of Aaron Blake Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the former owner and head instructor of Maine Jiu Jitsu Academy. While running Maine Jiu Jitsu Academy Aaron produced multiple Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champions in tournaments all across the country including the Pan Am’s, American Nationals, World Master and Seniors, Gracie Worlds and many others. Aaron has traveled, trained and competed in Brazil multiple times for extended periods to further his understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Aaron has provided training for various groups including the Maine Army National Guard, Maine General Hospital, The State of Maine, Coastal Orthopedics and Coastal Performance Training Center.

Aaron is a Shoyoroll and World Clan Collective Ambassador. He is also a writer/contributor for various martial arts publications.

Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in sports and recreation management, and a master’s degree in psychology with a specialization in sports and performance psychology. He also holds multiple martial arts, strength and fitness certifications including CSCS from the NSCA.


Aaron currently teaches at Aaron Blake Brazilian Jiu Jitsu located at 200 Townsend Ave in Boothbay Harbor Maine. Aaron is also available for seminar’s and private classes. Please use the contact page to book Aaron for a seminar or private.