About

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Teaching Strength and Discipline With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

One Love Grappling Arts LLC is a premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy based in Phoenix, Arizona. For more than 12 years, we have been teaching various techniques to children and adults.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help people along the path to self improvement, and to share a love of self and our community. Jiu Jitsu brings us the self-confidence to tackle challenges, teaches us resilience in the face of adversity, and gives us a sense of well being to carry us through the rest of our lives. By integrating discipline, grit, love and integrity into our program we cultivate a community that promotes self-confidence and feeling of belonging to something bigger than themselves. Together we are strong, together we are all one.

About Issa Able, Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

At the age of 13, Issa Able began training for wrestling. He transitioned to practicing martial arts when he graduated high school in 2008 and started training for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in July of that year. At the 2015 world championships, he received his black belt from Gustavo Dantas after taking 3rd place as a brown belt.

Our Core Values

Family- When we started One Love, it was important to us to give back to those around us, to improve the lives of our neighbors, friends and family by being a place that thinks about how to bring everyone up with us as we change and grow.  Family is everything to us, nothing compares to knowing you have a team of cheerleaders at your back as you go out into the world. At One Love Grappling Arts we are your family and we are all one, through thick and thin.

Self Confidence- We teach people that they can feel strong and comfortable in their daily lives and hold their heads up with pride. That even if life knocks you down our students will have the confidence and strength to come back up fighting. We instill in our students that anyone can turn their losses into lessons that they can learn from and grow even stronger.

Discipline- We want to share the benefits of committing to something bigger than yourself, to show up every time you come in no matter what and giving it 100%.  Consistency gives us the opportunity to improve and go beyond what we thought was previously possible. We value hard work and honesty, not only honesty from others, but most importantly honesty from ourselves. Seeing where we can improve, being able to take advice, and to never take any shortcuts, so that we can truly reach our full potential.

Resilience- To give everyone the gift of not giving up. Of never taking no as a final answer only as a lesson to be learned from so we can grow stronger and come back a better version of ourselves each time we fail.

Love- We can all share, learn, and grow from each other. All of us have something to give to the world to make it a better place, and by being open to new experiences and challenges we can partake of that shared knowledge and grow beyond our expectations. We value being there for our students and well as our community and hope to bring that sense of responsibility into everyone's daily lives. We are all starting somewhere and we all have our own battles we are fighting out there, but we are stronger when we share the burden with each other and come together to fight side by side.

Childrens Core values:

Self Confidence- We teach kids that they can feel strong and comfortable in their daily lives and hold their heads up with pride. That even if life knocks you down, our students will have the confidence and strength to come back up fighting. We instill in our students that anyone can turn their losses into lessons that they can learn from and grow even stronger.

Focus- We want to share the benefits of committing to something bigger than yourself, to show up every time you come in no matter what and giving it 100%.  Consistency gives us the opportunity to improve and go beyond what we thought was previously possible. We value hard work and honesty, not only honesty from others, but most importantly honesty from ourselves. Seeing where we can improve, being able to take advice, and to never take any shortcuts, so that we can truly reach our full potential

Respect- we instill in our students a deep sense of respect for their instructors and fellow students. They learn to listen to others and value their opinions and views, this allows our students to achieve and excel not only in jiu jitsu but in school and their adult life, we teach students how to be kind to one another and that being a bully does not mean you are stronger or better than someone else.

Self control- The ability to understand restraint, to know when to listen and when to go into action, is an invaluable skill. We elicit self control from all of our students so that everyone can enjoy ag

safe environment on and off the mats. Self control is not only for practice but also at school when a bully is pushing someone too hard to know when to walk away and get help and when to stand up for yourself.

Family- When we started One Love, it was important to us to give back to those around us, to improve the lives of our neighbors, friends and family by being a place that thinks about how to bring everyone up with us as we change and grow.  Family is everything to us, nothing compares to knowing you have a team of cheerleaders at your back as you go out into the world. At One Love Grappling Arts we are your family and we are all one, through thick and thin

Train With Us

When you’re ready to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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