Erick Larson, Head Martial Arts Instructor

About Pinnacle Martial Arts in Puyallup, WA

Meet Erick Larson

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Pinnacle Martial Arts in Puyallup
5th Degree Black Belt & Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Erick Larson is the visionary founder and Chief Instructor of Pinnacle Martial Arts here in Puyallup, WA. He was honored with the distinguished title “Master” by his Master Instructor, Grandmaster Richard Na. Master Larson, a 5th Degree Black Belt & Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, was awarded “Black Belt of the Year” by the International Taekwondo Masters Association in April 2010. He has competed with great success at the State, National, and International l evels. Master Larson has had the honor of competing as part of the team USA in Korea in both 2004 and 2010.

Master Larson has dedicated his life to training, perfecting and teaching the methods taught to him by his instructors. His goal is to preserve and expand these methods and enhance people's lives with all the wonderful life lessons that martial arts can offer. His passion for inspiring others to unleash their potential has led him to have instructed hundreds of men, women and children of all ages.

Master Larson began his martial arts training at Master Na's Black Belt Academy in the very building Pinnacle Martial Arts is today. Master Na's Academy is legendary for turning out champions in the Puyallup area since the mid 1980's. As a young man, Master Na and his instructors pushed Master Larson to his limits and he forged the perseverance desire and will to succeed he still carries with him to this day.

After years of rigorous training in Taekwondo, competing and teaching, Master Larson looked to expand his martial arts knowledge and sought out Professor Marcelo Alonso, a master instructor under Carlson Gracie, to teach him Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Master Larson currently holds the hard earned rank of Black belt in addition to multiple grappling titles in both Gi and NoGi Jiu Jitsu competition. His tireless devotion to the development of his martial arts expanded him into Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing training. He holds numerous local titles in MMA and Kickboxing. Master Larson says, “My desire to learn more and improve everyday now stems from my passion for my students. I simply want to bring the very best techniques and training methods to them, in turn, helping them reach their full potential.”

Pinnacle Martial Arts in Puyallup has two separate training floors with over nearly 3000 square feet of training space. Each training floor is covered with top of the line training mats and equipment. Our community of members is like a family, each committed to bringing out the best in each other. Pinnacle students are known for their respectful demeanor and technical prowess. At Pinnacle we believe we have something for everyone.

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Interested in being a part of our family here at Pinnacle Martial Arts located in Puyallup, Washington? All you have to do is click on a program that most interests you and then you will have the opportunity to sign-up for one of our awesome web trials that we have to offer. Also, feel free to give us a call directly at 253-840-2144 if you have any further questions or concerns that were not covered under our site. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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