|Charles – Crossfit Level 1 InstructorAs a student of the Martial Arts for many years, Charles’ passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu started back in 2004 while on a combat tour in Iraq. When he came home in 2006 he searched for a place to train finally ending up at Revolution in the late summer of 2007. He has called it home ever since. While continuing his service in the reserves, Charles is a marine veteran for over 8 years and counting. He is a purple belt in BJJ under Jeff Messina, Black Belt instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, Level I in Army Combatitives, a graduate of BRC(Basic Reconnassince Course), Ranger School, and other various military specific schools. He has taught and trained all over the country and world but has never been more impressed with or leared as much than under the teachings of Jeff, Brian, the other coaches and students of Revolution Dojo. Charles is also one of Revo Dojo’s Crossfit Kettlebell Instructors.|
|Mike Jackson – Mike has been training for 9 years now under Jeff Messina. He received his purple belt in October 2008. Mike is an active instructor that enjoys teaching and helping to improve everyone’s game. He loves breaking down techniques and showing the small details of each movement to help others excel. He teaches at the Houston location and is very passionate about each of his students.Mike has also competed in many tournaments placing in most.|
|Jaime Lazcano – Jaime has been practicing different martial arts throughout his life, with his true passion being judo. As an athlete he has trained with World Champions and Olympians and currently holds the rank of Nidan (second degree black belt) under the renowned national collegiate coach Bob Perez (Texas A&M) and a purple belt in BJJ under Jeff Messina. During his competitive years, coach Jaime, competed and placed in numerous tournaments fighting hundreds of matches winning numerous times the Texas State Championships and Collegiate State Championships. As a leader/coach he was the Team Captain for the Texas A&M Judo team heading the team to a 3rd place national collegiate placement during his last collegiate year. This was one of the 2 overall best team accomplishments since 1990. Jaime brings extreme competitive experience with a strong focus on detail for coaching that can help anyone achieve their personal goals; whether you are trying to release stress or compete at a national level he is glad to help.|
|James “Zip” Zipperer – CrossFit Level 1 Instructor/Kids BJJ Assistant Instructor
Zip is a integral part of the coaching staff at Revolution Dojo. Not only is he is an assistant instructor under Jeff Messina with the kids Jiu Jitsu program he is also Charles’ right hand man when it comes to CrossFit. He is a purple belt in BJJ, and trains/coaches Crossfit at Revolution Dojo. Zip has dedicated his life to Martial Arts and Fitness and continues to further his education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Houston.
|Kimo Rigmaiden – Former silver medalist in U.S.International Wushu Championship Sanshou kickboxing
Former San Shou middle weight kickboxing champion florida
Former Ikf amatuer Sanshou kickboxing middle weight United States champion in Cung Lee s Born to fight Tournament
Licensed professional boxer
Ceritfied Pta global personal trainer
Striking coach for former world strike force champion Kj Noons
|Veronica Mota has been training BJJ since 2009. Veronica received her purple belt from Jeff Messina in 2012. She is an active competitor and also teaches the Women’s BJJ and Self Defense class at Revolution. Veronica also practices Judo and encorporates Judo techniques in her class. “I’m excited to help others reach their goals!”|
|Nethaneel “Nete” Mongonia - Since 2007, Kru Nete has studied and fought directly under the supervision of the legendary two time Lumpinee stadium champion Kru Thussayu “Pong” Phumswarng.
What started out as a way to lose weight, turned into a deep passion and love for the art of Muay Thai.
He holds the USMTA National Super Middle-weight title, USACS Super Middle-weight title, and the TBA-SA International Class-A Light Middle-weight title.
|Sam Mongonia “The Bully” - Since 2007 Sam has trained under Kru “Pong.” Has trained in Thailand,Uganda, and Cambodia. Has cornered fighters such as: Uriel Figueroa and Jennifer Guerrero
Record of 2-0
|Urial Figueroa “Woody” - Training Martial Arts since 2002. Started training Jiu Jitsu in 2006 under Manny Galvan then studied Muay Thai under Romelle Agra from Elite MMA. Record of 2-1.|
|Jonathan Naranjo - Naranjo has been training under Jeff Messina since 2007. He received his purple belt in 2012. Jonathan teaches GI and NOGI most often at the Houston location. He competes very frequently, generally placing in multiple divisions and taking home numerous medals. Jonathan is a fierce competitor and an invaluable asset to our team. He has world class technique and has the ability to improve the game of any level Jiu Jitsu fighter|
|Ray Blodgett one of the instructors for our MMA class. He is a professional MMA Fighter with
|Domingo Pilarte is pro fighter with an undefeated combined record(4-0). Domingo will be teaming up with Ray Blodgett to head the MMA program at Revolution Dojo. Domingo is a formidable enemy on the ground or on his feet. He trains BJJ under Jeff Messina. He has finished all of his opponents either by submission or KO. Domingo has an explosive game and is a very patient, knowledgeable instructor. Come see why Domingo is one of the most feared 135lb fighters around and is bound for the UFC.|