I’m a brown belt with a bit of BJJ history. I started training in jiu-jitsu in 1994 and have been training on and off since. I was sponsored to train in Abu Dhabi by the prince who started the world renown Abu Dhabi grappling tournament. After training there for two months my team and I represented Abu Dhabi at the First World Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Rio, 1996. I lived and trained in Rio for 3 months. I’ve trained at Barra Gracie, Alliance, nearly all the big schools in San Diego, LA, and the Bay.
Mike Prudencio and his brown belts “Fookie” and Kyle are world class teachers and competitors. It is very clear that Mike studied under Ralph Gracie by the simple, direct, and effectiveness of the techniques that he teaches. He teaches timeless fundamentals, and in my book is the best teacher I’ve ever studied with. There are two types of teaching styles that I’ve come across: linear technique and concept/principle. At One World your fundamentals will be sound because they teach by technique, but also give the students freedom to explore and roll using the concepts and principles they have picked up from the “art” of jiu-jitsu. Basically, they are scientists AND artists.
Mike guides his students along at every level and doesn’t discriminate or exclude people. I believe his respect and hope for each student is what enables them to reach their potential and feel like they can continue to improve. Mike’s students are well known for their edge in competition as well as their hospitality and respect on and off the mat. His students are amazingly technical and tough, a golden combination. There is a family feeling as well as a seriousness that runs through the school. It is a great environment for young dreamers to grow up because it provides so many keys to success. These aren’t just words, if you go to One World and experience class you’ll see for yourself, first hand.
If you’re considering getting back into shape or learning jiu-jitsu you have to try One World, it has proven to be all of this and more. Call them today and get rolling!
Chris Corrales | One World Jiu Jitsu Member