Ben Baxter

Ben Baxter is black belt representing the Rafael Lovato Junior association and is one of OSS's first sponsored athletes! Ben is regarded as one of the top competitors in the United States having medalled in important tournaments such as the Mundial (BJJ World Championships), the European Open and the Pan American Championships. In the Pacific Northwest, Ben is one of the pioneers of our art and has one of the fastest growing academies in the state of Oregon.

Ben Baxter was one of Rafael Lovato's Jr first affiliates. Having met him at a tournament Ben invited Rafael to his academy and the two having been working together ever since.

Baxter initiated his career as a coach when he was a brown belt. After helping his team mate James Puopolo open his academy in Salem, Oregon, Ben decided it was time to open his own in 2011. Today Ben's gym, Performance Martial Arts Academy is one of Oregon's premier academies.

To learn more about Ben Baxter, his gym and association please visit his website PERFORMANCE MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY