Josiah Smith began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2009 and is currently a 2 Stripe Blue Belt. He has competed in several tournaments and most recently won Double Gold at the 2013 Southwest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classic, winning Gold in his division as well as Gold in the Absolute all weights Open division. He also won Gold at the 2009 Arizona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu State Championships. Josiah has had to put his BJJ training on hold several times during the past few years while serving our country on military deployments to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was a 1998 High School State Wrestling Champion at Pueblo High and a 1999-2000 NJCAA National Wrestling Qualifer for Pima College. Josiah is a family man and invests his free time into his four beautiful children and his lovely wife, Leticia. It is an honor and a privelege to have Josiah as a member of the Primero family. We congratulate him on his accomplishments and his coninued success and we are proud to call Josiah, one of Primero's finest.
"We Develop Champions!" Primero is a family oriented academy located in Tucson, Arizona. We promote traditional martial arts values; family, attitude, respect, discipline, honor and loyalty. Our goal is to ensure that our students learn effective and proven self defense skills, taught by qualified instructors, in a safe and positive environment.
Everyone is welcome at Primero. We will help you accomplish your goals and see results. Whether you are looking for; physical fitness, self defense, self confidence, discipline, sport or just fun, Primero can help. We offer programs for men, women and children of all ages as well as seminars and private lessons. You will learn all aspects of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, from throws and takedowns to ground work and submissions. Primero also has a deep talent pool of high school and college wrestlers and we incorporate many aspects of American Wrestling into our Jiu Jitsu and Grappling curriculum.
We believe in the importance of mastering basic fundamental skills in order to grow into an advanced grappler and we emphasize the mastery of those skills. Our method of instruction provides a common sense approach to self defense while providing a fun, safe and invigorating environment. We integrate beginners into ongoing classes with advanced students. Newcomers learn not only from the instructor, but also from more experienced students. Advanced students, in turn, gain valuable insight by helping new students progress, thus providing a wider pool of technical knowledge, wisdom and insight. Our goal is to produce positive results and to promote the physical and mental development of each and every student in our academy.
Primero is a proud member of Gustavo Dantas Jiu Jitsu and Nova Uniao USA and we are committed to teaching and maintaining the high standards of traditional Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as staying up to date on the current evolution of Competition Sport Jiu Jitsu. Primero was Tucson's First Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy with Two Senior Black Belt Instructors.
We also offer Capoeira classes for both kids and adults. Tucson Cordao De Ouro trains in our facility and their classes are taught by world renowned instructor; Espirro Mirim.
Primero is a first class academy developing first class students and we invite you to come by, check us out and discover a journey that will positively impact the rest of your life. Primero offers Discounts to Active Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, First Responders, Teachers and Students. At Primero, we are family and when you become a member of Primero, you become a member of our family. Call, drop by or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to learn about our introductory offers.
For Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Tucson, Arizona; make Primero Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy your first choice.
"We Develop Champions!"
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