Rudy Vidaurri is the owner and head coach of Apex Predator Mixed Martial Arts. He has been training MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2005.
He began training under his fathers guidance at the age of four in Judo which kickstarted a lifelong journey that has seen him train and compete in the styles of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Vale Tudo, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo, Sambo and Shotokan Karate. Rudy also competed as a swimmer and swam collegiately. It is worth noting that Rudy medaled at a variety of high profile submission fighting tournaments and trained with some of the best UFC fighters in the world, holding his own as a ground fighter. He also medaled at the Masters World and National Championships of Swimming.
In one year Rudy established his Apex Predator as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu powerhouse going undefeated in regional competitions and coached a competitor to a bronze medal at the National Championships. He also achieved the Best Martial Arts Club in Rancho Cordova Award 2022 and 2023 creating a winning culture and giving back to the community he grew up in.
Rudy has built team Predator from the ground up instilling the disciplines he’s mastered over the years into his students as they showcase his teachings at the highest level, both on the mat and in the cage. Rudy won his debut as an MMA Coach by TKO as his fighter put on a clinic using explosive judo throws into dominant position before finishing with ground and pound in round 2. All styles which Rudy has excelled in throughout his career.
After losing his father at 16 Rudy became a self taught cook and later became a chef at some of California’s finest restaurants. Ultimately, he was rewarded a cookbook deal and went on to author two cookbooks with Amazing Mexican Favorites With Your Instant Pot achieving “New Best Seller” status.
Rudy was able to overcome great challenges in life in his path to success. He offers pearls of wisdom in life lessons on his podcast, The Vidaurri Effect. It is his hope that this podcast inspires people to be driven and motivates them beyond their limits to be their very best.
He is now blessed with the opportunity to parlay his battles and competitive experience into his very own dojo, and teach his life lessons to others, paying it forward.