Meet Your Hybrid Academy Instructors


Richard Arreola

Head Instructor:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Nogi Grappling


Our founder, Coach Richard Arreola brings 17 years of coaching experience (Wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu). A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt. Richard's goal is to be of service to his students and help them excel both on and off the mats. His philosophies are "consistency" and "lead by example" in a positive way. A graduate from California State University Fullerton with a degree in Kinesiology (education focus and athlete development).

IBJJF Masters World Champion

3x IBJJF Nogi World Champion

5x IBJJF American National Champion

3x IBJJF PAN Champion

B.S. Kinesiology - CSUF