Who is Jeff Joslin?
Former APEX Welterweight Champion Jeff Joslin has been dubbed "The Inferno"...and for very good reasons.
A black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti and a 4th degree black belt in Wado-ryu Karate, the retired Canadian Mixed Martial Artist is a fire that wont burn out.
With a profession record of 5 wins (all by knockout) and 3 losses (all by decision), Joslin is quick to admit his entire life revolves around MMA and that it always has and probably always will.
Born on April 30, 1975 in Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff was introduced to the sport at a very early age...birth!
Joslin grew up in a house located directly above his father Rick's MMA studio, Joslin's Mixed Martial Arts. When he was five, Jeff's father won the Canadian Karate Championship.
With a martial arts gym in his basement, Jeff was training when he was very young. He took a brief break from MMA to focus on hockey, but returned a few years later. He always knew he would one day pick the sport back up but an inevitable duel with a fellow classmate sped the process up. Joslin won that fight that would be the first of many to come but the rest would take place in the ring.
Joslin on the Rise
In 1993, Royce Gracie arrived on the martial arts scene and the UFC was on the rise. Jeff's Dad threw a book to him one day and told him he needed to learn Jiu Jitsu. The book was "Small Circle Jiu Jitsu."
Though Joslin was unimpressed with the thought, he completely turned around after watching a 12 part video series on Renzo Gracie.
A few years later, in 1996, Joslin earned his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Romero Cavalcanti. Joslin was competing internationally as a black belt in Karate at this time but soon discovered Jiu Jitsu was his passion instead.
Jeff studied the sport and learned all he could wherever and whenever possible. As he excelled in Jiu Jitsu, he kept notes of those things that ultimately helped him succeed as a fighter. The product was
a 700 page manual of BJJ training tricks of the trade such as takedowns, the mount position, the guard position and much more.
On November 3, 2002, Jeff fought his first professional bout. It was against Kyle Sandford. He won by TKO in the first round.
His second, third and fourth fights would go equally as well. They were against Eric Beaulieu, Shawn Gay and Alex Gasson, respectively. He won all three by TKO via punches in the first round. Methodically, Joslin kept record of what techniques were working for him.
Though Jeff lost his next two fights, one against Jonathan Goulet and one against Jon Fitch, he came back with a win against Nuri Shakir.
At UFC Fight Night 7 in front of 5,000 U.S. Marines on December 13, 2007, Joslin went up against Josh Koscheck but lost via decision.
Joslin was then set to face off with Chris Lytle in another UFC bout but due to a head injury, was unable to fight.
"The Inferno" took the injury as a opportunity to spend more time with his wife and two children and to pursue his drive to teach the strategies, techniques, tips and other life lessons both in the gym and through his writings and the media.
The below book is the result of his injury and many years of expereince.
We with Jeff the best and hope to see him back in the octagon soon.
I purchased the book so I could see what it is about. Here is what I found.
The training sessions lined out are for fitness. He shows you how to train like you would to get in shape for MMA.
He has a download for you to do a shadow boxing session with him. I liked this feature.
There were a lot of videos. The videos were well done and showed your stance, all the way to MMA moves. I was impressed with this section.
This is for those new to martial arts. It is well done and recommended for the newbie. If you already take MMA this is probably not for you, unless you want to learn how to set up a training section. The best part is, you can take a look at the stuff. If you do not like it you get a full refund, no questions asked.