Coach Aaron Cerrone

Head CoachBJJ, muay thai, martial arts, Omaha, Lincoln, Aaron Cerrone,

Coach Aaron has been training in the martial arts since the age of 11.  His studies began in the 6th grade following an after-school altercation with 3 junior high students that did not go in his favor.  His first exposure to the martial arts came under Sensei Tim Hoover in Pennsylvania.  For the next 4 years Aaron progressed in the art currently known as Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do at American Karate Studio (know called Hoover Karate Academy).

After a hiatus due to high school athletics he picked back up during his college years where he studied Aikido with Sensei Ed Peteroy and trained with the USAFA boxing team. Shortly after he gained his first exposure to jiu jitsu while training at the Freedom School of Martial Arts with Mr. Kirk Frankenberger in Colorado Springs.

In 2008, upon being stationed at Offutt AFB in Omaha NE, his training continued under Sifu Bob Ryan in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino weapon arts, Muay Thai and jiu jitsu.  During this same time he was introduced to Sifu Marc McFann and Sensei Erik Paulson.  While at Offutt AFB he explored the sweet science with Coach Ken Friday as well.

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After inhereting and running the martial arts club at Offutt AFB for several years, Aaron moved the club to it’s current location in 2003; what is presently MAMA.

Throughout his martial arts journey, Aaron has been lucky enough to train with some of the foremost experts in the world: Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Marc McFann, Sensei Erik Paulson, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sifu Paul Vunak, Ajarn Greg Nelson, Dr. Maung Gyi, Tuhan Ray Parra, Professor Rodrigo Vaghi, Robert Drysdale, Ryan Reser.

Aaron holds instructorships under Sifu Marc McFann in Unified Fighting Arts, Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute in Muay Thai, Sensei Erik Paulson in Combat Submission Wrestling and Sifu John Cammarata in Progressive Fighting Arts.  He is a BJJ purple belt under Rodrigo Vaghi.NSCA, CSCS, fitness, personal trainer


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from the United States Air Force Academy
  • Master of Human Relations from the University of OklahomaCSCS, NSCA, personal trainer, fitness,
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Villanova University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Training for Warriors trainer under Martin Rooney
  • Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition from the International TFW, Training for warriors, martin rooney, fitness, personal trainerCorrespondence School.

Aaron “moonlights” as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) within its College of Business Administration.  He is an accomplished freelance writer having been published in Black Belt Magazine and is veteran of 18+ years of service in both active duty and the Air Force Reserves.

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Omaha's Ring Wars is incredibly happy to announce a night of action packed muay thai kickboxing to benefit Angels Among Us. Saturday, May 2nd the TipTop Ballroom will showcase local and regional athletes putting it all on the line in the ring to raise awareness and much needed support for the Angels Among Us non-profit charity. Doing anything from buying groceries to paying mortgages, the Angels Among Us organization has been a rock for families whose children are battling cancer.muay thai, thai boxing, tba, thai boxing association, kickboxing, angels among us 100% of profits from the Ring Wars event will be donated directly to Angels Among Us. We have a goal of $10,000! We can do it, all we need is everyone in the community to just come out, watch some fights, and have a good time...the rest should take care of itself.Logo_stacked_transparent Shari Hall, AAU Executive Director, "We love events like this [Ring Wars], it's fun for everyone involved and for our families to get out and enjoy an evening.

For more information on the event and the full fight card go to the Ring Wars facebook page. General admission starts at only $15, tables and ringside seats are available as well. Tickets can be purchased at

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you would like to get your business involved please email Aaron directly at