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.
1992-1999 Coach Jag trained in Free-Style Wrestling earning
3 regional titles and 4district 7 titles with consecutive All NBIL selections from 1992-1999.
1999-2003 he was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he assisted and trained in Okinawan Karate and the Close quarters combat instruction of Marine Corps Line and MCMAP.
2005 Coach Jag studied Pro-Boxing fundamentals under Coach Don Turner (Don Turner Boxing) while employed as his personal Executive Chef in North Carolina.
2007 Coach Jag began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journey under Professor Jerry Moreno in New Bern, NC. He earned his blue belt in the summer of 2008 under Professor Rodrigo Grenno in Largo, FL.
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.
2015-2018 he earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple, Brown and later Black belt in January of 2019 under Master Todd Cutler, 3rd degree Black Belt under Master Roberto Abreu, Fight Sports Daytona.
Coach Jag has been a dedicated practitioner of mixed martial arts for over 30 years. He is a representative CACC 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.