UsH! FIGHTER RUDI OTT
UsH! Fighter Rudi Ott began his study in martial arts at the age
of 11 in traditional Chinese kung fu in Boston, MA. At 13 he traveled
to China for extensive training with the Beijing Wushu Team. As
he progressed the pressures of growing up in an urban environment
overcame his want for the rigorous training that martial arts demands,
and at 14 he gave up his passion.
Throughout the next 10 years Rudi found himself uninspired with lack of direction.
By 24 he was caught in a self-destructive lifestyle and facing the possibility
of incarceration. Rudi knew he had something to offer and wanted to have a
positive affect on those around him, so when he re-entered the kung fu school
it all came full circle. Martial Arts was the vehicle for creative self expression
and a mode for learning more about himself. He threw himself back into training,
making every sacrifice and meeting every demand that was required of him.
In 1996, Rudi started training in San Shou under Jason Yee winning the U.S.
Amateur National Championships 3 years in a row, and becoming a member of the
U.S. National Team in 1997. In 1998 Rudi relocated to Vancouver B.C. to study
internal Chinese kung fu and Qigong with renowned Master Liang Shu Yu. But
he missed the challenge and excitement that fighting presented and in 1999
moved to San Jose, Ca to resume his fighting career with his National Team
captain Cung Le. That year he turned pro and captured the IKF U.S. Middleweight
Championship in San Shou. In 2000 he took the ISKA Super- middleweight title,
and in 2001 the IKF Intercontinental San Shou title. In 2002 Rudi is primed
for the World Championship Belt. Under Cung Le and trainer Jivoni Jordan he
has solidified himself as one of the top middleweight fighters in the World
eagerly ready for the many challenges which await him.
As Cung Le's top fighter Rudi also acts as one of the main instructors For
fitness and conditioning, The Head Coach of the Cung Le's Kid's Program and
assistant coach to the UsH! Fight Team. As an instructor Rudi wants to pass
on his passion for the martial arts as well as help mold his students into
positive role models and future champions. Rudi believes martial arts is a
dynamic means of personal growth and self fulfillment that if sustained will
lead to a healthy and rewarding life.