Josh is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the head instructor at Clockwork BJJ.
He began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while completing his engineering degree at Stevens Institute in Hoboken, NJ.
After a few months he started training more regularly and watching competition footage. Jiu-Jitsu quickly became an obsession and something that Josh would do almost everyday and some times twice a day.
Soon after this Josh started to compete; medaling in his first 2 tournaments and taking the gold in his third (submitting all 4 of his opponents).
Since then Josh has trained with some of the best in the sport and won some of the most prestigious titles in Jiu-Jitsu including the Pan American Championship, The North American Abu Dhabi Pro Trials, and multiple Grappler’s Quest and Copa Atlantica championship titles.
In 2007 Josh received his black belt from UFC star Kenny Florian. Currently Josh is focusing fulltime on instructing his students at Clockwork BJJ at 650 Broadway btw Bond Street and Bleeker Street in New York’s Noho/Soho neighborhood.
“Josh Griffiths is the first person I have ever awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In my 23 year martial arts career I have only awarded 2 black belts. Josh not only met the technical requirements to be a blackbelt in BJJ but has always shown amazing character as a true martial artist. He is a top notch competitor, instructor & I am very proud to have him as one of my only blackbelt students.”
Kenny Florian, UFC veteran and BJJ Black Belt