Josh


Josh is a certified IART trainer as of February 1, 2013. He is the son of Steve and Jennifer and has been around the business his whole life. Josh specializes in muscle building and fat loss for athletes. He trains many young athletes that have always had trouble gaining muscle and is getting amazing results!

In 2008 at the age of 14 Josh McKinney was looking for fun a way to lose weight. He found out a new MMA gym was opening up in his town. Having always been interested in martial arts and being a big fan of the UFC he decided to give the Jiu-Jitsu program (taught by Kyle Watson) a shot. After the first class Josh knew that he had found his way to lose weight.

“I have been training and competing all over the country for the past 6 years and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Not only did Jiu-Jitsu help me lose weight as a teenager it helped me develop a confidence that I use in my daily life. ” –Josh McKinney

Josh currently holds a purple belt in BJJ under Kyle Watson. He works for Fitness and More where he is a personal trainer. He dreams to one day win a BJJ world championship for the Watson Martial Arts team!

Jiu-Jitsu Accomplishments:

2014 Submission Challenge St. Louis: (no gi) Adult Middleweight Purple, Brown, and Black belt 1st place
2014 Submission Challenge St. Louis: (gi) Adult Middleweight Purple, Brown, and Black belt 1st place
2013 Chicago Open IBJJF: Adult Lightweight Purple 2nd place
2012 Chicago Open IBJJF: Adult Lightweight Blue 1st place
2012 Missouri State BJJ Open: Adult Lightweight Blue 1st place
2011 Chicago Summer Open: Juvenile Medium Heavy Blue 1st place
2011 Chicago Summer Open: Juvenile Open Class 1st place
2011 C3: Blue Belt Adult Absolute 3rd place
2011 Pan Ams IBJJF : Juvenile Medium Heavy Blue 1st place
2011 Chicago Winter Open IBJJF: Juvenile Medium Heavy Blue 1st place
2011 Chicago Winter Open IBJJF: Juvenile Open Class Blue 1st place
2010 Midwest Grappling Open: Adult Lightweight Blue 1st place
2010 Extreme Grappling Open: (gi) Adult Lightweight Blue 1st place
2010 Extreme Grappling Open: (no gi) Adult Lightweight Blue 1st place
2010 Extreme Grappling Open: (gi) Teen Lightweight Blue 1st place
2010 Extreme Grappling Open: (no gi) Teen Lightweight Blue 1st place
2009 NAGA: (gi) Adult Lightweight White 2nd place
2009 Hoosier Open: Teen Middle White 1st place
2009 Extreme Grappling Open: (gi) Teen Intermediate 1st place
2009 Extreme Grappling Open: (no gi) Teen Intermediate 1st place
2009 Arnold Classic: (gi) Teen Intermediate 1st place
2009 Arnold Classic: (no gi) Teen Intermediate 2nd place
2009 Ohio Grappling Challenge: (no gi) Teen Intermediate 1st place
2009 Ohio Grappling Challenge: (gi) Teen Intermediate 3rd place
2008 NAGA: (gi) Teen Beginner 1st place
2008 NAGA: (no gi) Teen Beginner 2nd place
2008 Ohio Grappling Challenge: (no gi) Teen Beginner 3rd place
2008 Ohio Grappling Challenge: (gi) Teen Beginner 2nd place

So if you or your child is a competitive athlete he can help you lose weight and get in shape.
To contact Josh please call 618-207-5107