ABOUT RUDI OTT, WORLD CHAMPION KICKBOXER
3-TIME NATIONAL AMATUER CHAMPION
3-TIME NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER
IKF US PRO MIDDLEWEIGHT SAN SHOU CHAMPION
ISKA US PRO SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT SAN SHOU CHAMPION
IKF INTERCONTENINTAL SAN SHOU CHAMPION
IKF SAN SHOU MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
Rudi 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 motivation, and by the age of 24 was caught in a self-destructive lifestyle. 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 of his childhood it all came full circle. Martial Arts was the vehicle for creative self-expression and mode for learning and growing within that he needed. 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 3 times consecutively. 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 2001 the IKF Intercontinental title. In 2002 primed for the World Championship Rudi Ott defeated the unbeaten and 2 time Champion Dave Marinoble to claim the IKF Middleweight World title. Under Cung Le and Jivoni Jordan he has solidified himself as one of the most recognizable and top San Shou fighters in the World. During his time with Cung Le, Rudi also became Head Coach of the Cung Le's Kids program and assistant coach to the USH! Fight Team.
In 2005 Rudi has started his own school for martial arts Unlimited Kickboxing Training Center. As a teacher Rudi wants to pass on his passion for training 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.