Judo Black Belt – Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Atsushi’s grappling background traces back to his roots in Chicago where at the age of 7 he started training in Judo. It is been a life-long passion that has taken him across the globe, specifically Japan, Poland, Hungary and more. It was Judo that would lead Atsushi to California as he attended San Jose State University’s world-renowned Judo program.
While going to SJSU, he built life-long friendships with Andy Hung, Louie Hung, Jake and their journey into Jiu Jitsu would begin. At first, they went to the original American Kickboxing Academy (on Camden). Atsushi was ultimately recruited by Mike Prudencio to teach Jiu Jitsu base classes and subsequently Atsushi brought the remaining bunch down to One World with him.
Aside from Judo and Jiu Jitsu, Atsushi is a certified crossfit trainer and is often seen crushing workouts before cruising on the mat to crush his opponents.
Atsushi recieved his Jiu-Jitsu brown belt from Mike Prudencio in 2014.