Jeff Joslin’s Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Jeff Joslin.
Jeff Joslin’s Favourite Jiu Jitsu Position/Technique: Butterfly Guard.
Jeff Joslin’s Main Achievements in BJJ: Pan American Champion (2002 Purple Belt Division); Grapplers Quest (US Nationals) Champ (2002 Purple Belt); Arnold’s Champion (2004 Brown Belt Open Weight Division).
Jeff Joslin’s Weight category: Medio Pesado (Medium Heavy Weight) in BJJ, Welterweight in MMA.
Jeff Joslin’s Team: In BJJ Jeff fought for Alliance in MMA he fights under Joslin MMA.
Jeff Joslin Biography
Jeff Joslin was for in April 30th 1975 on Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). He began training martial arts – mainly Karate and Kickboxing – at the age of 5. His close relationship with martial arts came through his father, an accomplished Karateka & Kickboxer, with 3 Canadian National Championships on his waist.
Like many others Joslin’s first contact with Jiu Jitsu came through the very first UFC, watching the great Royce Gracie use this style of fighting to win the tournament. In 1994 Jeff took it upon himself to learn this Brazilian martial art, but without the help of a proper instructor (there was none at the time were Jeff lived), he taught himself, by watching tapes and practicing with training partners.
A few years later, Mr Joslin decided to travel to Atlanta in the US, to seek mr Romero Cavalcanti, a famous instructor from which he had heard lot’s of recommendations. It was here that Jeff achieved his Blue Belt and were his Jiu Jitsu progressed to the stage where it is today. In 2006 Jeff Joslin received his black belt by the hands of Romero Jacare, a deed that Mr Joslin attributes to all those that helped him along the way, including a man that was an Instructor at his Martial Arts Centre during 2002, a black belt by the nickname of “Esfiha”.
Jeff started his MMA career in 2002 with a victory over Kyle Sandford. His career prospered in the following years and Jeff reached UFC in 2006. During his MMA campaign, and being the martial arts enthusiast that he is, Jeff also picked up Boxing and Wrestling sports that he has never stopped training until this day. He is today a 5th Degree Black Belt in Karate.
Jeff Joslin’s Website – www.jeffjoslinmma.com
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