Richard Rangel 


- 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







Lee Flores


- Jiu Jitsu/Kickboxing Instructor, Adults



Lee Flores originally started his journey at Impact Jiu Jitsu in 2007 with mixed martial arts competition as his primary goal. With 6 cage fights under his belt Lee has also competed in over 50 tournaments including Submission Underground and Fight to Win Pro. In the first year of his training he lost an astonishing 80lbs and has kept it off since. Lee started teaching the fundamentals as purple belt in Beaverton in 2014 and shortly after started coaching kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu at the Hillsboro academy.
Lee was awarded his black belt by Michael Chapman in December of 2019 after 11 years of dedication. His hobbies are fishing, hiking, and spending time with his two daughters.


- Started training 2007

- Black belt in December 2019







Nathan Bonilla



- 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







Robert Dupee



- 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







Mare Cox



- Assistant Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Youth




Mare started her Jiu Jitsu journey at Portland Community College Rock Creek studying under Ericson Abalos. She joined the Impact family soon after and received her Blue belt from Ericson Abalos in April of 2018. Mare enjoys training Jiu Jitsu because of its value as a real life self-defense skill and because of its centering effect on the mind and the body. Mare is also a student of the OHSU School of Nursing and her goal is to become a Family Nurse Practitioner while continuing her Jiu Jitsu journey. Mare also enjoys kickboxing. When she is not in the gym you can find her horseback riding, playing classical piano or exploring the Portland food scene. 


- Started training in 2016

- Blue belt in April of 2018