Sensei started practicing Kyokushin Karate at a very young age. He became a black belt at the age of thirteen and while he was of young age he worked extra hard and did everything required to pass the test including the ten man kumite.
At the age of eighteen, while a second degree black belt in Kyokushin, Sensei became very interested in the rise of MMA. He began to train in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu (BJJ) and kickboxing on his own and subsequently earned his third degree black belt in 2008. To this day, Sensei Joseph still trains in Kyokushin Karate, BJJ and Kickboxing.
Sensei now holds a fourth degree black belt from early 2020, and continues to teach what he has learned throughout his life in the martial arts.
As for Sensei, Kyokushin Karate means the world to him and he will always use the power of Kyokushin as his main aspect in MMA. Sensei’s BJJ/Kickboxing skills are continuing to improve, and he will have a strong background in all three styles in the years to come. Sensei Joseph is a Kyokushin lead instructor at the Avon Karate school and has recently earned his fourth degree black belt in 2019.