Josh Griffiths (Jiu Jitsu practitioner)

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Josh Griffiths
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Born (1980-04-25) April 25, 1980 (age 37)
San Diego, CA
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Height 1.905 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)
Division 185
Style Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of New York City, U.S.
Team Clockwork Jiu Jitsu
Rank      2nd Degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2002 - present

Josh Griffiths is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner, and an instructor of the sport in New York. Josh is currently a black belt in BJJ. His highest accomplishments to date include becoming champion of the 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Trials, 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro New Jersey Trials, 2010 NAGA No Gi Expert Division, and 2010 Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Trials.

Personal biography[edit]

Griffiths began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2001 while also studying Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. He first learned of the sport after attending an Ultimate Fighting Championship competition in New Jersey and becoming interested in mixed martial arts (MMA). He has trained under many of the top BJJ instructors in the U.S., including Marcelo Garcia (grappler), who is well known in the worlds of gi and no gi submission wrestling grappling.[1] Josh received his black belt in 2007 from UFC contender Kenny Florian and On 4/25/2014 Kenny Florian awarded Josh his 2nd degree black belt. .[2]

Currently, Griffiths owns and acts as head instructor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Clockwork BJJ in New York City's NoHo neighborhood.

BJJ Titles[edit]

  • 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Trials Champion[3]
  • 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro New Jersey Trials Champion[4]
  • 2010 NAGA No Gi Expert Division Champion
  • 2010 Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Trials Champion[5]
  • 2007 Pan American Medium Heavy Jiu Jitsu Champion
  • 2007 Beast of the East 3 Middleweight - 2nd Place
  • 2006 Copa Atlantica Absolute and Middleweight Champion
  • 2006 New York State Brown Belt Super Fight Champion
  • 2005 Copa Atlantica Brown Belt Super Heavy Weight Champion
  • 2005 Copa Atlantica Brown Belt Heavy Weight Champion
  • 2005 Yamasaki/JiuJitsugear Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Purple Belt Open Weight
  • 2005 Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships - 2nd Place, Medium Heavy
  • 2005 New York State Champion, Medium Heavy and Absolute
  • 2004 New York State Champion, Medium Heavy
  • 2004 North American Freestyle Sambo Champion
  • 2004 Copa Atlantica Champion, Purple Belt Heavy Weight
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest VA Champion, Advanced Heavy Weight
  • 2004 Grapple Mania 2 Champion, Advanced 180-190
  • 2004 Gracie Worlds/Arnolds - 1st Place, Purple Belt Absolute
  • 2004 Gracie Worlds/Arnolds - 3rd Place, Purple Belt Light Heavy
  • 2004 Gracie Worlds/Arnolds - 3rd Place, No Gi Light Heavy
  • 2003 Copa Alliance Heavyweight Champion and Most Technical Fighter
  • 2003 NAGA New England - 3rd Place, Purple/Brown/Black 175-200
  • 2003 Copa Atlantica - 2nd Place, Purple Belt Heavy
  • 2003 NAGA New England - 2nd Place, Purple/Brown/Black over 175
  • 2003 NAGA Battle at the Beach Heavyweight Champion, Blue Belt
  • 2003 NAGA Heavyweight - 2nd Place, Blue Belt
  • 2002 NAGA Heavyweight - 3rd Place, Blue Belt


  1. ^ Paul Schreiner, Josh Griffiths Interview Archived 2011-11-29 at the Wayback Machine.,, 05/17/2007
  2. ^ Lisa Sabatini, Featured Black Belt Josh Griffiths – Clockwork Jiu Jitsu,, 03/15/2011
  3. ^ Carlos Eduardo Ozório, World Pro: Mackenzie and Corleta take top spot in Canada,, 02/28/2011
  4. ^ Graciemag Newsroom, World Pro New Jersey trials results ,, 02/07/2011
  5. ^ Results from Abu Dhabi North American trials 2010 Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine.,, 2010

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