Raul Castillo

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 Piccolotti

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 Reed

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 Cox

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.

Robin Shen

With a background in Jeet Kune Do, Escrima, and a military veteran, Robin is no stranger to combat. Coming to RCMA, Robin started over as a white belt to learn the gentle art of Brazilian Jiujitsu. Robin is also extremely competitive and does his best to participate in every competition he can. Currently teaching the Escrima weapons program he is the newest addition to the team and is slowly growing his program.

Ryan Molyneaux

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 Econopoulos

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.

Matthew Adams

Matthew is a Certified Primal Health Coach and holds NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist Certifications. He specializes in teaching the skill of strength and developing athleticism. As a StrongFirst-trained kettlebell coach, he is an expert in teaching the technique of hardstyle kettlebell training. He also has extensive experience utilizing body weight, medicine balls, TRX, and a variety of other implements.

With a firm belief in leading by example, Matthew understands that achieving optimal health and fitness requires leading a life based around these goals. In so doing he hopes to inspire others to follow suit and seek the strongest, healthiest version of themselves.

Charlene Coats

Charlene is a black belt under Raul Castillo and can be contacted at hmbmma@yahoo.com

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About Us

Located in Downtown Half Moon Bay California, Raul Castillo Martial Arts is home to our Martial Arts Academy, Fitness Classes, International Competition Team and HMB MMA. Black Belt Raul Castillo and his team live their lives as martial artists. They are current competitive athletes and have won countless championships. They provide fun and tough fitness classes as well as teach adults and kids the beauty of true martial arts. They strive to inspire strength, discipline and self improvement for all students and a healthy lifestyle for the whole family!

Contact Us

765 Main Street Suite C.

Half Moon Bay, CA. 94019

Tel: 650-560-0100