• Kurt Osiander Jiu Jitsu Seminar

    • by cvcariaso
    • April 25th, 2016

    We will be hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar with Ralph Gracie Black Belt, KuKURT OSIANDER SEMINAR $100rt Osiander on June 18th 2016. The seminar starts at 10am and ends at 2pm. That is 4 hours! (Rise members ask about our member discount rate.)

    Kurt will also be teaching personal sessions on Friday the 17th and Saturday after the seminar. Call to schedule a session.

    Sign up in person at the gym or online.

    Call the gym for more information.

    Call or email for more details!

    To Sign up online enter name below and click pay now.

    (There is a additional $5.00 conveince fee to signup online.)

    Enter Name of person attending

  • Muay Thai Seminar Feb 8th 2015 10am-Noon

    • by cvcariaso
    • January 18th, 2015

    IMG_0123Great news!! 3 time World Champion, Neungsiam “The Rock” Samphusri. has agreed to do a Muay Thai seminar at Rise.

    The seminar will be held on Sunday. February 8 from 10am-noon. The first hour will be techniques and the second hour will be hard pad training. This seminar is open to everyone.

    The cost is only $20. for members and $30. for non members. Space will be limited so sign up and pay at front desk.

    Here is a quick to one of Nuengsiam’s hightlights: http://youtu.be/Uc7Fcbhqw58

  • Rise Combat BJJ Tournament

    • by cvcariaso
    • October 9th, 2014

    rise bjj web poster

    November 16th

    Tournament Starts at 10am 

    Weigh in- from 8am-9:30am

    Cost $25 before 11/12 $35 after 11/12

    Rise Combats Gym

    7131 E. Tanque Verde Rd (Tanque Verde / Sabino)

    Registration beginning soon! Check back soon!!

    Divisions and match length: (Male and Female)

    Pee Wee’s: 6yrs and under: 3min

    Jrs.: 7-10: 3min

    Jr teen: 11-13: 4min

    Teen: 14-16: 5min

    Adult: 17 and over: 5min white, 6min blue

    **If no one in division, with approval of coach, we will try to get you a match with someone as close to your weight and skill as possible.

    Weight Divisions: 

    Adult division (male and female)

    135 lbs and below

    136 lbs-145 lbs

    146 lbs-155 lbs

    156 lbs-169 lbs

    170 lbs-185 lbs

    186 lbs-199 lbs

    200 lbs and above

    Pee Wees, Jrs and Jr teen

    60 lbs and below

    61 lbs-70 lbs

    71 lbs-80 lbs

    81 lbs-90 lbs

    91 lbs-100 lbs

    101 lbs-120 lbs

    120 lbs and above


    100 lbs and under

    101 lbs-115 lbs

    116 lbs-125 lbs

    126 lbs-135 lbs

    136 lbs-145 lbs

    145 lbs-155 lbs

    155 lbs and above

    **Teens over 170 lbs will compete in the adult division


    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi/ Kimono. No Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, or other gi/ kimono’s allowed. 


    No heel hooks

    No twisting knee locks

    No straight ankle locks (Whites Belts / Kids)

    No knee bars (White Belts / Kids)

    No toe holds

    No reaping the knee

    No neck cranks

    No wrist locks

    No placing hand over mouth

    No tracheal choking

    No bicep/calf slicers or compression locks

    No slams

    Minimum of three-finger grab

    Points: (Points awarded after securing position for 3 seconds)

    Takedown 2 points

    Sweeps 2 points

    Knee on belly 2 points

    Passing guard 3 points

    Mount 4 points

    Back with both hooks 4 points

  • Rise Combat Youth Cleans Up at NAGA

    • by cvcariaso
    • September 7th, 2014

    Wow!!arizona09-14_big! What an amazing day for Team Rise at NAGA! Adam competed in NoGi & won 1st in his division! Isaac won competed in Gi & NoGi where he placed 2nd & 1st! Andru competed in the novice division he won 3 matches 2 by submission & 1 by points to finish 1st in the NoGi division, then went on to finish 1st in the Gi division! And last but not least Chanel brought home 3 1st place finishes in her NoGi weight class then she competed in then next NoGi weight class above her own where her opponent was 7lbs heavier than Chanel. Then she competed in the Gi division & finished 1st! Congratulations to all of our Competitors for going out there & giving your all! We all so very proud of you guys!!

  • Coach Chris Headlines UFC 178 Sept 27th

    • by cvcariaso
    • September 3rd, 2014

    ufc 178 POSTER

  • Youth MMA Camp Starting June 2nd!

    • by cvcariaso
    • May 1st, 2014

    Hi Team!summer camp 2014 2

    We are now accepting registrations for our summer youth camp. We have 2 age groups, 6-11yrs old and 12-16yrs old. The 6-11yr old group will be on Mondays and Thursdays and the 12-16 group will be on Tuesday and Friday. Camp will run from 1pm-5pm, all equipment will be provided. This will be a great opportunity to learn Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling. We will be working on anti-bullying techniques and fitness and fun! Please give us a call for more information. Our number is 520-298-7116 or on cell phone at 415-519-3250. This is going to be fun for the kids! Space is limited. So please register ASAP!




  • March 2014 Updates! – Schedule Change

    • by cvcariaso
    • March 6th, 2014

    – Wednesday Night Wrestling at 7:30 will now be a Gi Jiu Jitsu Class.

    – Tuesday Night 7:30 MMA will now be taught by Anthony Birchak with a focus on takedowns and takedown defense. MANDATORY FOR ALL FIGHTERS AND EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO FIGHT!!!

  • December / January Gym Updates!

    • by cvcariaso
    • December 9th, 2013

    News around the gym

    – We have restructured our Wednesday Wrestling class to a MMA class. So MMA classes will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30pm

    – Most of you know already, but one of our dear members, Trudy Wells, is in the hospital after suffering multiple strokes. She is doing well and going through recovery but we would like to help her as much as possible.

    On December 21, we will hold a sparring exhibition to raise money for her. We will charge $5.00 at the door (but anything extra will be great.) 100% of the money will go to Trudy and her medical bills. Alley Powell will be running the snack bar and all proceeds will also go to Trudy.

    We’d like to have a Christmas half time exhibition, so if anyone has any ideas for that, let us know. We were thinking of a kid’s choir or something to that affect to sing some Christmas carols….

    – Holiday party will start at 6pm the same night. We will be on the patio next door at Gusto’s. We will be serving a variety of apps, etc.  Any questions?? See Chris or Jen.

    – Congrats to Team Rise at Bad Boy MMA in Scottsdale, 3 fights 3 victories! Chucky with the 2nd round TKO, Nate with a 2nd round Submission & Casey with an 8 second KO to bring home the Bad Boy’s Bantamweight title! Big ups to Coach Chris, Coach Rainey, and Coach Anthony, truly a TEAM Effort!!!

    Here is Nate and Casey’s Video:

    Nate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f4g6qgrK5g&feature=share

    Casey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofz4Yvcc4Q

    – Rise is running our monthly Facebook challenge to see who will have the most check ins in the month of December. Winner will be announced on Jan 2nd. The prize this month is a one hour private session with Chris ($65) and a signed Topps Chris Cariaso UFC trading card (priceless). The catch is that you have to actually train after checking in (and only one check in each day counts.) Next months the prize will be different. Keep Training!!!!!!!

    Holiday Closures

    – Christmas: we will be closed Dec. 24th, 25th and 26th

    – New Years: we will closed Dec 31st &  Jan 1st. Regular Schedule the 2nd!

    Upcoming Team Events

    December 21st – Jingle Brawl Sparring Smoker @ Rise Combat

    December 21st –  Holiday Party @ Gusto’s following the smoker.

    February 21st – King of the Kage in Phoenix, Az ( Casey Kenney, Nate Teireny and Gennessa Williams)

    March 1st –  WFF in Tucson, Az @ Casino Del Sol

  • October 2013 Gym Updates!

    • by cvcariaso
    • October 15th, 2013

    News around the gym

    birchak win

    – Congratulations to Anthony Birchak for winning the MFC  World Championship title in Edmonton Canada. Anthony won his fight by RNC in the 2nd round.

    Click here for the play by play


    chris ufc fight night

    – Also, in the win column is Rise Combat Head Coach Chris Cariaso. Chris fought in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 29. Chris won a the fight by TKO due to strikes in the 2nd round.

    Click here for the play by play


    – Rise is having a Facebook challenge to see who will have the most check ins in the month of October. Winner will be announced on Nov 1. The prize this month is a one hour private session with Chris ($65./worth.) The catch is that you have to actually train after checking in (and only one check in each day counts.) Next month the prize will be different. Start Training!!!!!!!

    Upcoming Team Events

    Oct 19th – Grapplers Quest Gi and BJJ tournamant

    Oct 26th, 27th – Southwest BJJ Classic

    November 22nd – Bad Boy MMA – feat Danny Hamamoto, Nate Tiereny and Casey Kenney

    December 7th – Jingle Brawl Sparring Smoker @ Rise Combat

  • New All Women’s Sparring class on Monday Nights @7pm

    • by risecc_admin
    • March 12th, 2013

    Women’s Muay Thai Class:

    Our Women’s Muay Thai kickboxing class is perfect for beginners and advanced students looking for the best workout in Tucson. This class is led by former female Muay Thai fighter Jennifer Richardson. Muay Thai is the art of 8 limbs using boxing, elbow strikes, knee strikes and kicks as weapons. This system provides stress relief, strength, cardio-vascular fitness, self-defense and it is extremely fun. We teach authentic muay thai with basic and advanced techniques. This class will provide students with the tools they need for the ring, including the complete conditioning of a fighter, even though you may never compete.

    • Class Duration: 1 hour
    • Instructors: Jennifer Richardson and assistants
    • Typical Class: Warm up, pad work, bag work, partner drills, conditioning
    • Class Times: Monday and Wednesday @ 6pm

    Women’s Sparring Class:

    Our Women’s Sparring Class is for intermediate to advanced students. This a great opportunity to start using what you have been learning in class in a controlled environment with just women.  The class will follow directly after the women’s muay thai class. You will need shin pads, 16oz gloves, head gear and  a mouth guard.

    • Class Duration: 1 hour
    • Instructors: Jennifer Richardson and assistants
    • Typical Class: Warm-up and spar
    • Class Times: Monday @ 7pm
  • Special Guest at Rise Combat

    • by cvcariaso
    • February 22nd, 2013

    World champion Neugsiam Samphusri will be hosting a seminar on Saturday, March 16th 2013 from 11am-2pm. The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 13th.

    He will also be teaching muay thai class from March 7th-21st for Rise Combat members. Dont miss out on the great opportunity to train with one Thailand’s top muay thai fighter and trainers.

    Seminar Details:

    Date: March 16th, 2013

    Time: 11am to 3pm

    Cost: $40 members / $50 non members

    Place: Rise Combat Sports, 7131 E. Tanque Verde Dr. Tucson, Az. 85715

  • January 2013 Updates!

    • by cvcariaso
    • January 2nd, 2013

    Membership Specials!

    New Years Special! 

    • $13 Dollar Enrollment (Regularly $99)
    • $70/mo ( must have auto billing)
    • $99/ Month to Month

    Ask About our Family Deals! 

  • December Membership Specials!!!

    • by cvcariaso
    • December 7th, 2012

     December Specials!

    – $0 Enrollment Fee If You Sign Up In The Month Of December

    – Buy A Friend Or A Family Member A Single Month Of Unlimited Training For $70 Reg. $99

    We Also Have A Full Pro Shop Of Gear, Etc. Come In And Check It Out!!!


  • Holiday and New Morning Class Schedule

    • by cvcariaso
    • November 14th, 2012

    Hi Team,

    Here is the schedule for the holidays and the winter morning schedule:

    The new start time for our morning classes will be at 7am  This change will take effect on 11/26, Monday after Thanksgiving. I hope the extra hour will help improve attendance for everyone.

    The Gym will be closed on the following days for the upcoming holidays:

    • Thanksgiving

    Thursday 11/22, Friday 11/23, Saturday 11/24

    • Christmas

    Monday 12/24, Tuesday 12/25, Wednesday 12/26

    • New Years

    Monday 12/31, Tuesday 1/1

    Have a fun and safe holiday!

    Rise Combat Sports


  • Chris Cariaso Featured in UFC Austrailia Magazine

    • by cvcariaso
    • October 26th, 2012

    Check out the article featuring Rise Combat Sports Owner and

    head coach in the UFC Australia magazine . 



  • Meet the Coach – Chris Cariaso

    • by risecc_admin
    • October 16th, 2012

    Chris has been training since age 12 and has been teaching since age 16.  Chris is skilled in teaching all ages and all levels of experience.  This is the second gym that Chris has opened and brings to Tucson all that he has learned in owning his San Francisco gym for the past 9 years.  Chris is the father of two boys—CJ (age 5) and Kage (age 2.)





    • Currently fighting for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
    • Veteran of WEC, Strikeforce, Elite XC
    • Professional MMA record of 13-3
    • Trains under World Champion, Neungsiam Samphusri
    • Jiu jitsu Brown Belt under Crispim BJJ (Alexander De Almeida)

    Current and Former Titles

    • 2005 San Francisco Golden Gloves Champion
    • National Muay Thai Promotion, U.S.A. Champion
    • IKF U.S.A. San Shou Champion
    • ISKA California Super-Lightweight Muay Thai Champion
    • ISCF MMA World Bantamweight Champion
    • WCSC MMA World Featherweight Champion


    Teaches:  Chris currently teaches Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and is available for private instruction.

  • Grand Opening Party!

    • by risecc_admin
    • October 3rd, 2012

    Hi Everyone,

    Just a reminder that our Grand Opening Party is this Saturday. Everyone is invited. Please bring your family and friends. The event will start at 3pm. We will have 5 exhibition matches, kids pad demonstration, food, drinks, and music.

    Saturday will be our last to day sign up at our introductory price of $60/mo with $0 enrollment fee. Membership prices will go up to $70/mo and there will be a $29 enrollment fee. Tell your friends to come and sign up!

    Also, this Saturday we will be running our regular class schedule.

    I hope to see everyone this Saturday!!!

    Chris Cariaso

  • New Article from Hurstbadmma.com

    • by cvcariaso
    • September 14th, 2012

    Click on the link to read our first article and review on Hurst Bad MMA.


  • Class Schedule Update Effective 9/17/2012

    • by cvcariaso
    • September 14th, 2012

    Schedule changes to take effect this week:

    • We have added an All Womens Muay Thai class on Monday and Thursday at 6pm. This class will be taught by Jen Richardson.
    • We have brought on Coach Rainy Martinez to help teach the fighters and MMA class on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.
    • We have changed the Jr. Grapplers class (11-13yrs old) to start at 4:30pm on Tuesday and Friday.

    Last thing, don’t forget about our grand opening part Oct. 6th here at the gym. This will be the last day to lock in your rate at $60 per month. Please let your friends and family know. (the price increase will not effect current members.)



    Rise Combat Sports

  • Grand Opening Party! Oct 6th – Featuring UFC fighters Chris Cariaso and George Roop.

    • by cvcariaso
    • September 13th, 2012


    SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 3pm

    Sparring, pad training, and grappling demonstrations!

    UFC Fighters, Chris Cariaso and George Roop

    Food, Drinks, and Music

    Last day of opening specials!

    Everyone Welcome.


  • Check Out The Gym!

    • by risecc_admin
    • August 10th, 2012

    Tucson’s Newest boxing, mma, muay thai and jiu jitsu, academy!

  • Full Class Schedule Starts Today!

    • by risecc_admin
    • July 30th, 2012


    The full Class schedule starts today!

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Sign up for a free trial class.

    Take advantage of our special membership membership pricing.

    $0 enrollment fee

    $50/ month ( first 30 members!) must sign up for automated billing)

    Click here to schedule your lesson!

  • UFC – Cariaso VS Mizugaki

    • by risecc_admin
    • March 24th, 2012