- Owner/Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor
Richard Rangel is a Jiu Jitsu 2nd degree black belt and the owner/head instructor at the Hillsboro academy. Richard received his black belt from Professor Michael Chapman in April of 2013 and had already been teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu as a purple belt since 2009. Since then Richard has taught Jiu Jitsu and athletic conditioning at Portland Community College, Rock Creek and Sylvania campuses, as well as both Impact Beaverton and Impact Clackamas academies. Richard also has a degree in the exercise and fitness industry and has enjoyed the competition side of Jiu Jitsu as well as the practical self defense aspect. His hobbies include kickboxing, hiking, travelling the world and watching Jiu Jitsu videos.
- Started training in 2001
- Jiu Jitsu black belt in April 2013
- Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Adults
David Rittel began his BJJ journey on the east coast in November 2007 at Berks County BJJ in PA. In June 2016, he made a big move to the Silicon Forest to take advantage of an engineering opportunity. Shortly thereafter, he continued his BJJ journey at Impact Jiu Jitsu Hillsboro, training under Richard Rangel. In October 2020, he earned his black belt from Richard Rangel, after thirteen years of consistent training.
David was drawn to BJJ to learn self-defense, but found the constant physical and intellectual challenge that it offered to be fascinating. Making a personal commitment to the art led to several supporting interests, such as strength & conditioning and nutrition. His other passions include grilling food, strength & conditioning workouts, and studying topics in finance and investing.
- Started training November 2007
- Black belt in October 2020
- Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Adults and Youths
Nathan Bonilla started studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2012 under Richard Rangel at PCC Rock Creek Campus. His favorite thing about Jiu Jitsu is that it exercises the mind and body simultaneously, making it a fun way to exercise and keep the mind sharp. Aside from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he has an academic background in Psychology. When Nathan is not practicing Jiu Jitsu he is most likely hiking, camping, star gazing, or going on photography trips. Above all Nathan’s goal as an instructor is to make sure that every student realizes their true potential, developing meaningful characteristics which empowers students on and off the mats.
- Started training in 2012
- Purple belt in May 2018
- Assistant Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Youth
Robert Dupee began training Jiu Jitsu Fall of 2017 at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus under Ericson Abalos. He enjoys the way Jiu Jitsu teaches us to solve problems under pressure, as well as the camaraderie that it builds. The passion Robert has for Jiu Jitsu has also fueled his desire to help others learn and grow within the art, and he happily shares his knowledge with this training partners and students. Robert has an education related to art and health science. Outside of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Robert enjoys being active, playing guitar, a wide variety of art, gaming, kickboxing and spending time with his friends and family.
- Blue belt, Oct. 2019
- Started training in 2017