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Coach Joshua "Jag" Garcia's martial arts journey began in the South Bronx in 1989 training Dirty Boxing concepts under his father. He began training in Kyokushin Karate at age 13. 
From 1992-1999 Coach Jag trained in Free-Style Wrestling earning
3 regional titles and 4 district 7 titles with consecutive All NBIL selections from 1992-1999. 
In August of 1999 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he assisted and trained in the Close quarters combat instruction of Marine Corps Line and MCMAP.  As a Lance Corporal he completed multiple combat courses focusing on Okinawan Karate until the end of his enlistment in 2003. 

In 2005 Coach Jag studied Pro-Boxing fundamentals under the legendary Don Turner while employed for 2 years as his personal Executive Chef in North Carolina. 

In the summer of 2007 Coach Jag began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journey under Professor Jerry Moreno in New Bern, NC. 

After re-locating to Tampa Fl. on business, he earned his blue belt in the late summer of 2008 under Professor Rodrigo Grenno in Largo, FL.

From 2009-2014 Jag cross trained in Ocala, Florida in TKD and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the guidance of Professor Rodrigo Grenno; earning his Black belt in full-contact ITF Taekwon-Do under Master Jose Luiz Zapata in March of 2012. He actively maintained a 4 striped blue belt in BJJ via training and competition until 2014 where he was forced to retire from competition due to injury. 

From 2015-2018 he earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple, Brown and later Black belt in January of 2019 (After 13 years of training)  under Master Todd Cutler, 3rd degree Black Belt under multi ADCC Champion Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu- FIGHT SPORTS DAYTONA! 

Coach Jag  has been a dedicated practitioner of  mixed martial arts for over 30 years. He is a representative Catch Wrestling instructor under Senior head Coach John Potenza of Old School Grappling Association (Formally Snake-Pit USA) ,  2nd Kyu in Kyokushin Kaikan under Sensei Ken Hicks and loyal student of FCS KALI under Guro Ben Zaharias. He founded NOGI SHOOT BOX MMA in 2012 where he continues to integrate Military, Shoot Boxing, Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu styles.  

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