Professor Joshua Pike is a black belt under Professor Tony Passos. He began training Jiu Jitsu at the age of thirteen in Team Passos’ Kids “Zoo-Jitsu” program. At that time, Professor Josh’s little sister had wanted to try Jiu Jitsu so he and his brothers accompanied her so that she would not be alone. He is now a huge part of our team today.
Professor Josh began teaching in the fall of 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania while attending school at Penn State University. He realized quickly that he had a passion to help others grow and succeed in life through Jiu Jitsu. Professor Josh loves to train because “it can allow us to achieve anything in life.” Professor Josh graduated with a degree in kinesiology from the University of Pennsylvania and wishes to continue training to become a World Champion while attending graduate school.
He has not only become a fantastic Instructor and Coach but he has proven himself as a top competitor on the BJJ stage. He is extremely dedicated to ensuring that each student progresses in their understanding of Jiu Jitsu and improves in their own BJJ journey. Professor Josh loves being able to see the joy that students experience while they are learning the art. His commitment to his dreams, the academy and student, and the art of Jiu Jitsu inspires us all.
Below are the most recent competitions Josh has competed and placed in:
2019 CBJJ Brasileiro Championship – 3rd Place
2019 Chicago Spring Open – 3rd Place
Fight 2 Win Pro 82 Winner
Fight 2 Win Pro 70 Winner
2018 Atlanta Winter Open – 2nd Place
Fight 2 Win Pro 53 Winner – Submission of the night
Fight 2 Win Pro 42 Winner
2017 Atlanta Winter Open – 1st Place
2016 Miami Winter Open – 2nd Place
2016 Long Beach Winter Open – 1st Place
2016 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open – 1st Place
2015 IBJJF Seattle Open – 1st Place
2013 IBJJF New York Open – 3rd Place
2011 IBJJF New York Open – 2nd Place
2009 IBJJF World Championships – 3rd Place