Raul Castillo is the owner and head instructor. With Black Belts in both Karate and Brazilian Jiujitsu and a professional MMA record, he is an amazing resource. He teaches both group classes and private lessons and also trains our MMA fighters. His passion for martial arts, and dedication to student development make him the go-to guy for every aspect of the martial arts.
Raul teaches group classes, privates, as well as personal training. Get in touch with him to discuss your individual goals.
Adam is not only a champion Brazilian Jiujitsu Blackbelt, but he is also a professional MMA fighter with a record of 9 and 0. Undefeated in both professional and amateur fights, he is currently fighting for Bellatore. Additionally, he helps train our up and coming fighters and lends his vast experience to everyone regardless of their level of experience. Happy and willing to answer any questions from anyone, Adam makes us all proud to be part of Raul Castillo Martial Arts.
Kevin is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Raul Castillo and teaches the Adult Fundamentals BJJ classes. He started his training under Adam Piccolotti in 2013 and has been a part of the team since. He grew up in the bay area and is currently working as a locksmith in San Francisco. He is expanding his skill set by taking courses in exercise coaching, holistic lifestyle and ELDOA, a form of stretching that targets specific areas of the body.
Lian has been studying and competing in BJJ since 2009 and currently holds the rank of purple belt. She has been ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified since 2015 and is also TRX certified. She is available for private lessons and teaches small group TRX/circuit training classes here at the dojo.
CERTIFICATIONS: International Sports Medicine Association Personal Fitness Trainer Certification, SCW Group Exercise Certification, American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
Marie's class focuses on cardio training using, Intensity Interval Training & High Intensity Interval Training techniques; they include functional fitness with calisthenics (body weight resistance), free weights, balls and more . Each class is designed to perform to your best, so that you can achieve your fitness goals, in a positive atmosphere.
Contramestre Montanha (Ryan) has studied the art of Capoeira for over 20 years, under the guidance of celebrated Mestre, Urubu Malandro, a graduated student of Mestre Suassuna. Montanha embraces all the facets and layers of Capoeira and has been teaching adults and youth on the coast and in San Francisco for the last 8 years.
Nancy earned her 1st degree Aikido Black belt in 2004 under Professor George Marenco in the style of Kami-Do-Ryu. She continued her training in karate with Professor Marenco and has achieved the rank of 3rdDegree. She is also currently a student of Iaido, or the Art of the Sword under Roger Engle and Scott Kalkin. She has taught karate, aikido, and self-defense and believes that practicing these ancient styles of martial arts will benefit people of all ages and abilities. This study will develop a strong mind and strong body, and most importantly, the belief in oneself.