Richard Rangel 


- 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 has been teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu 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 related videos.



- Started training in August 2001

- Jiu Jitsu black belt in April 2013




Ericson Abalos 


- Assistant Instructor

- Head children's/youth 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 3 wins with only 1 loss with a super fight title under his belt. 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 jan 2014