- Owner/Head Instructor
Richard Rangel is a Jiu Jitsu black belt and the owner/head instructor at the Hillsboro academy. Richard received his black belt from Professor Michael Chapman on April 7th of 2013 and had already been teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu as a purple belt since 2009. Since then Richard has taught classes at Portland Community Colleges Rock Creek and Sylvania campuses as well as Impact Beaverton and Impact Gladstone. Richard also has a degree in the exercise and fitness industry and enjoys the competition side of Jiu Jitsu as well as the practical self defense aspect. His hobbies include boxing, hiking, and watching Jiu Jitsu videos.
- Started training in August 2001
- Jiu Jitsu black belt in April 2013
- Assistant Jiu Jitsu Instructor
Ericson Abalos has been a very influential member of the Hillsboro academy since his arrival in 2014. Having experience in striking as well as a well-rounded ground game, Ericson has studied the sport of Kickboxing and Muay Thai since 2003. He currently has an MMA record of 5 wins with only 2 losses. He is holding a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu and his coaching style is very detail oriented and easy to follow. Ericson has coached a variety of classes in the area to include jiu jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, MMA fitness and conditioning. His hobbies include hiking, swimming, and, of course being from Hawai’i, surfing.
- MMA experience since 2011
- 2016 FCFF Superfight Champion
- Jiu Jitsu purple belt in January 2014
- Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Youth 5-10yrs
Greg began his Jiu Jitsu journey in the fall of 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan, where he trained until joining the Impact Hillsboro family in June of 2017. His coaching style is very athlete centered, and his focus is on the development of the entire athlete. In January of 2012, he received a teaching certificate for K-12 Physical Education, and in June of 2017, received his Masters of Sports Coaching from the University of Northern Colorado. Along with being an active competitor in Jiu Jitsu, Greg holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and trains boxing and kick boxing. Outside of martial arts, Greg’s hobbies include lacrosse, camping, and traveling.
-Started training in 2016
-Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt in June, 2017