Joel Garcia

Joel Garcia

No Gi Coach

Ranked 5 in the world for ibjjf blue belt medium heavy.

ADCC North American Trials vet.


Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt.

1 year of training under John Danaher and ex-member of New Wave Team.

Active competitor in the professional Jiu Jitsu grappling scene (expert/advanced)

About Coach

I am a jiu jitsu nerd with a love of continuous personal growth. I found jiu jitsu while reading a book where Marcelo Garcia was interviewed. He described jiu jitsu as “human chess,” and I was sold. The rest is history, I caught the bug and eventually started competing. I have been an active competitor since 2018 and I am currently and active competitor in the ADCC and EBI professional circuits.

Turning Point

After graduating high school, I suffered from a lot of internal conflict and a lack of meaning in life. By the grace of God, I found jiu-jitsu, which gave me something to work on daily continuously and a sense of community and belonging.

Motivation & Passion

My purpose to coach is to share my love for jiu jitsu and the happiness, sense of purpose, and sense of belonging it’s given me. I love to help students achieve their personal goals, as I am constantly trying to achieve my own.

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