Jake’s grappling background traces back to his roots in Hawaii where at the tender age of 17 he undertook Judo. He states that he always favored “newaza” or ground techniques, which made the transition to Jiu-Jitsu feel very natural.
Being a black belt at Pearl City High under Roy Kawaji, Jake ultimately went to the world-renowned San Jose State University’s Judo program. It was while going to SJSU that Jake’s journey into Jiu-Jitsu began. At first, he went to the original American Kickboxing Academy (on Camden), going once a week after SJSU Judo practice. It wasn’t until 2009 that Jake started taking Jiu Jitsu seriously and, along with pool of talent from SJSU, would ultimately call One World home. Jake is renowned for his heart and is one of One World Jiu Jitsu’s fiercest competitors. At the same time, in the traditional “808 style”, Jake always remains mellow, calm, humorous and generous with his knowledge on-and-off the mat.
Jake Bell is a black belt under Mike Prudencio. He teaches the Wednesday Gi class and the Thursday No Gi class.
John Cardenas is a Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mike Prudencio. John is a professional MMA fighter. He wrestled in High School and decided to pursue his dream of becoming an MMA Champion at AKA.
He started at AKA in 2010 and was successful in several boxing, Kickboxing, and amateur MMA events. He is also a NAGA grappling Champion. As a professional MMA fighter, John is Currently undefeated at 2-0.
Clinton is a black belt under Mike Prudencio and he started training in 2006 and has been with AKA Sunnyvale since the day it opened. Clinton had some martial arts experience before getting into Jiu-Jitsu and also had wrestling experience before getting started.
Clinton was instantly captivated with the art and trains virtually every day. He’s the driving force that reinvigorated our early Jiu Jitsu morning training. He’s on the mats 8 times a week. If he’s not there, the gym is closed. Clinton has spent a considerable amount of time training in other countries like London, Singapore and trains yearly in Brazil. He also attends a lot of seminars taught by high-level jiu-jitsu practitioners and keeps adding to his knowledge base. Clinton has taken his passion for martial arts to the podcast world and has been traveling and training with some of the best in the world.Clint has since branched out and found success in the broadcasting world with his podcast “The Clint Cronin Show” on iTunes, Google Play Music, and YouTube. Clint teaches the early morning program at AKA Sunnyvale 6:30AM Wednesdays and Fridays and is available for private lessons. You can view Clint’ website for more information.
- US Open 2015 Brown Belt Super Heavyweight Division Master 1 Gold
- US Open 2015 Brown Belt Absolute Division Master 1 Silver
- US Open 2016 Black Belt Super Heavyweight Division Master 1 Gold
- US Open 2016 Black Belt Absolute Division Master 1 Bronze
David started wrestling in junior high. He went to San Lorenzo Valley High School where he was a multiple CCS placer and California High School State Qualifier. He also competed in Freestyle and Greco-Roman style wrestling.
- Master World Championship Medalist – Brown Belt
- JJWL World Championship Gold in Division and Absolutes – Brown Belt
- Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu Champs League Open weight Open Belt Silver
- US Open Gold
- American Cup Gold
- Jiu Jitsu by the Bay Multiple Gold in Division and Absolutes
- NAGA Belt winner 3x
David qualified for the National Championships and also represented team California in the National Dual Team Tournament. David is a Brown Belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Mike Prudencio and competes often in both gi and no-gi competitions. David focuses not only on high-level technique but also on conceptual understanding of posture, position, and movements. His philosophy of interconnecting moves and concepts provide a method for learning that will assist in personalizing toward each individual’s style. The goal is not to just teach you a technique, but to teach you how to learn better more effectively. David Teaches Wrestling/Takedown Class on Thursdays at 7:30pm. You can see his video reviews of moves covered in classes at: YoutTube.