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Laura Aiken

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  • Brown Belt

Laura  is a Team Balance Brown Belt under the instruction of Phil and Ricardo Migliarese. She started her martial arts career taking Kenpo Karate and teaching Cardio Kickboxing though, when subsequently introduced to Gracie Jiu Jitsu, she immediately switched concentrations. She has competed and medaled in various tournaments including NAGA, Grappler’s Quest and The Good Fight.  Her goals are to become a great instructor and competitive coach for her students. 

A former elementary school teacher, Laura is sensitive to  different learning styles, abilities and the needs of the Ataraxis community. As much of her family are neuro-divergent learners, she is currently researching and implementing ND friendly techniques and tools in our classes. 

Laura is an owner/Women's Instructor/Beginner Kids Instructor at Ataraxis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Grandmaster Helio Gracie

Grandmaster Relson Gracie, Red Belt

Professor Phil Migliarese III, 6th Degree Black Belt and Professor Ricardo Migliarese, 5th Degree Black Belt (Balance Studios Head Instructors) 

Laura Aiken, Brown Belt