CHris Cariaso 

Owner / Head coach

Chris has been teaching since he was 16yrs old. He has fought and trained all over the world. He is a UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, and Elitexc veteran. In 2014 he fought for the UFC flyweight world championship in Las Vegas Nevada. He is now retired from fighting and focused on training students and coaching the next upcoming prospects. 

Sam “iceman” Moncada

striking and bjj coach

Sam the “Iceman” is our head morning coach. He is there every morning with a killer workout for everyone. Sam have trained under Rise for more than 7 years. He is a current brown belt in BJJ and is a active MMA and Jiu Jitsu competitor.


Daniel Grippaudo

Head BJJ COach

Daniel is a black belt under the BJJ revolution team. Daniel coaches both our adult and youth BJJ and Nogi programs. Daniel is the current ROP Champion and an active black belt bjj competitor. 

Art Tellaz

 BJJ Coach

Art is a former MMA competitor and now is focused strictly on jiu jitsu. He is a brown belt under Chris and Daniel. Art coaches our fundamental jiu jitsu classes and is a assistant coach in our youth classes. 

Jesus Hermosillio

 wrestling coach

 Jesus is a up and coming fighter. He is a standout high school wrestler and tough Jiu jitsu competitor. Jesus coaches our wrestling program and is also the former wrestling coach for Esperero Middle School. 

danny soto

youth striking coach

Danny is true lifelong marital artist. He comes from a traditional martial arts background and holds a black belt in TKD. Danny has competed in amateur Boxing, Muay Thai and MMA.   

mark mckenna

youth striking coach

Mark has been training under Rise for more than 5 years. Mark has competed in Muay Thai and MMA and still a active competitor.