TPC Instructors

Pat Hardy

Pat Hardy was born 06/14/49. He started taking Tae Kwon Do at the age of 16 from Jack Hebert. In 1975 he became the 2nd Black Belt Jack ever promoted. In addition he started training in Shotokan under the great Ernest "Radar" Smith in 1973. In 1974 he became the first black belt ever promoted by Smith.

He made his name on the Karate circuit in the seventies and earned numerous titles and awards In 1994 Pat started training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with Royce Gracie. On September 18, 2004 Pat Hardy was promoted to BLACK BELT by Royce Gracie. The promotion ceremony was held in North Carolina and Royce promoted five of his students to black belt. These are the first students promoted to black belt by Royce Gracie. Pat Hardy was the first one of the five Royce handed a black belt to. Pat said that even with all his accomplishments, this was his proudest moment.

In private life Pat Hardy is a long time law enforcement officer and is a retired prosecuting attorney in east Texas. Pat has competed in numerous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments including:

• 1975 U.S. Karate Champion
• 1976 Mardi Gras National Champion
• Numerous Regional Titles-Texas & Louisiana
• Texas Full Contact Karate Champion-Hvy.-1975 & 1976
• La. Full Contact Karate Champion-Hvy.- 1976
• World Rated in Full Contact Karate-1976
• Fought for World Title and defeated by Ross Scott-1977
• Internacional De Masters Rio De Janiero-August 27th and 28th, 2005
• Pat Hardy-Black Belt Senior 5 - 1st Place-Super-Pesado - 3rd Place-Absoluto
• Internacional De Masters Rio De Janiero-Sept. 8, 2002 - Senior 4 Brown Belt Pesadissimo -    1st Place - Senior 4 Brown Belt Absoluto - 1st Place
• Internacional De Masters Rio De Janiero-Sept. 1, 2001
• Senior 4 Purple Belt Super-Pesado - 1st Place
• Senior 4 Purple Belt Absoluto - 1st Place
• Pan American Championships-Orlando, FL April 7 & 8, 2001
• Purple Belt-Senior 3 Super-Pesado 1st Place
• 4th Annual Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Association National Tournament Gracie Academy Torrance,    CA August 5-6, 2000 211-222-Blue Belt-2nd Place
• Pan-Am 2000 April 15-16, 2000 Senior 3- 46 & over, Super-Pesado, 2nd Place •
• Third Annual Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Association Tournament August 21-22, 1999 in Southgate,    Michigan Men 41 & over Gold Medal- 211-222LB
• Second Annual Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Association Tournament 211-22 Blue Belt 45 & over 1st    First Annual Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Association Tournament Seniors-211-222 lbs.-Blue Belt-    1st Place

On June 08, 1999, Pat Hardy was inducted into the "Sports Legend" section of the Museum of the Gulf Coast for his accomplishments in the sport of Full Contact Karate. He is the only Martial Artist to be inducted. His display went up on Nov. 28, 1999.

Jason Ebarb

Jason Ebarb was born in Jasper, Tx on February 10, 1983. Ebarb always had a love of the martial arts and was an enthusiastic Bruce Lee fan growing up. In the eighth grade, Ebarb’s older brother Randall brought over UFC 3. They watched Royce Gracie take on Kimo Leopoldo and defeat the much larger opponent. The two brothers instantly acquired an unstoppable urge to learn more about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

It was by fate that Randall’s plumber at the Sonic Drive-In he managed in Woodville, Tx, practiced Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. They became the two most dedicated students under the teaching of Gary Cameron in August of 1996. Cameron introduced them to Pat Hardy who would become their instructor. It seemed Ebarb was the youngest, smallest, and weakest individual on the mat forcing him to sharpen his techniques to utilize the principles of leverage.

Ebarb won the Gulf Coast Championship, 2nd place in the East Coast Championship and the National Gracie Championship all in the adult division before he was even old enough to drive. Under the instruction of Hardy and his older brother he competed every opportunity he had. He won various tournaments statewide, across the country including the Pan-American Championship, and competed twice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the Mundial (World) Championship. Ebarb accomplished this and had a purple belt around his waist before graduating High School in 2001. At 18, Ebarb fought his first MMA fight and holds a 2-2 record.

In November 2006, Jason and Randall Ebarb received their Black Belts from Royce Gracie, the man who had inspired them years ago. Including Pat Hardy Texas Punishment Crew has three of twelve Royce Gracie Black Belts worldwide. In 2007, Jason Ebarb became the head instructor under Pat Hardy at the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Silsbee, Tx Chapter / Texas Punishment Crew academy. Ebarb loves to teach, train, compete, prosper, and to create a positive environment to do so.

•Gulf Coast Champion
•East Coast Championship – 2nd Place
•Internacional De Masters Rio De Janiero-Sept. 8, 2002
•National Gracie Champion
•Bay Area Champion
•4x Dungal Champion
•2x Dungal Grand Champion
•Pan-American Champion – Blue Belt
•2x Mundial (World) Championship Competitor
•Dale Earnhardt Champion
•Carlos Machado Winter Wars Champion
•Texas State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
•Gracie National Championship – 2nd Place
•Grapplers Quest Invitational Pro Tournament Competitor
•Battle of H-Town Pro Division – 2nd Place
•Fight to Win Black Belt Champion
•NAGA Champ NAGA US Open Gi & No-Gi Champ
•ADCC Regional 2009 Winner American Nationals - 2nd Place - Black Belt Division
•2009 Mundial, Pan-Am, US Open, No-Gi Worlds Black Belt Competitor
•6x NAGA Champion
•IBJJF Pans Bronze Medalist - Adult Black Belt
•IBJJF US Nationals Silver Medalist - Adult Black Belt

Randall Ebarb was born November 27, 1974. He grew up and graduated high school in Jasper, Tx. After graduating high school he began a career at the Sonic Drive-In in Woodville, Tx. He was introduced to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) by his plumber Brandon Cameron. Ebarb took immediate interest in Royce Gracie and set out to learn the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art under the instruction of Gary Cameron in August 1996. He convinced his younger brother, Jason Ebarb to join him in attending the classes. The Cameron brothers introduced them to Pat “Hawk” Hardy who ran the Silsbee Gracie Training Association which would become the Texas Punishment Crew (TPC).

It was very clear Ebarb had a talent for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). In his first tournament he tapped out two Carlos Machado blue belts after only training 7 months and took 2nd place. Ebarb was part of the very first TPC national competition team along with Pat Hardy, Kasey Jackson, Shae Sattler, and Patrick Head. They all competed and brought back home gold medals. Along with this accomplishment they became the first blue belt students at the young BJJ academy from the little town of Silsbee, Tx.

Ebarb kept his competitive edge competing in every competition possible winning across the state, country, and in Brazil. Ebarb won the Gracie Nationals in his division and in the open weight division as a blue belt. The very next year he would receive his purple division only moments before the National tournament started in the parking lot of the venue. Ebarb took the rubber bands off the belt, tied it around his waist and went on to win his division without one point being scored against him! In November 2001, Ebarb made his mixed martial arts (mma) debut and holds an undefeated 3-0 record.

Randall and his younger brother Jason Ebarb both were awarded their black belts from the legendary UFC fighter Royce Gracie in November 2006. Randall teaches, trains, and competes out of TPC HQ in Beaumont, TX.

•Party Slam Champ
•Dungal Champ
•Gulf Coast Champ
•Texas State Champ
•Arnolds Classic runner up
•Machado BJJ Tournament Champ
•Gracie Nationals Blue & Purple Belt Champ
•2004 Pan-Am Brown Belt Silver Medalist
•2007 NAGA No-Gi Champ
•( 3-0 ) MMA Record

Randall Ebarb