Joey Medina got his start in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1999. He became inspired by watching Royce Gracie compete in the 1st UFC. Medina has over 15 years of experience with BJJ and has been an instructor for 2 years. He received his black belt from the legendary Megaton Dias. Megaton received his black belt under Royler Gracie, who is part of the Gracie family that helped develop BJJ. Ever since Medina got his start in BJJ he has trained with Megaton, making his training very close to the Gracie lineage. What Medina enjoys best about being a BJJ instructor is the ability to watch his students grow and discover the same passion he has for BJJ.
Medina is part of the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation and has been black belt and referee certified for almost 3 years. It is important for BJJ students to have a certified IBJFF black belt instructor so that they can compete in any IBJFF tournament. Being an expert in BJJ he also is familiar and has competed in Judo. Medina has received medals for numerous tournaments including BJJ State Champion, State Medalist, Open Medalist and has competed in the World’s Champion Competition. Below are some of his numerous accomplishments:
- “10th Arizona International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2015”- 3rd Place
- “5th BJJ Southwest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classic place 2014”- 1st Place
- “9th Arizona International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2014″- 2nd Place
- “8th Arizona International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2013”- 2nd Place
- “Phoenix IBJFF International BJJ Open 2012”- 2nd Place
- “6th International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2010”- 3rd Place
- “2nd BJJ Southwest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classic 2010”- 3rd Place
- “3rd BJJ South West Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classic 2010”- 1st Place
- “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu tournament (San Diego)”- 2nd Place
- “Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship (California) 2005”- 3rd Place
- Arizona Grappling Challenge 1st Place in Gi: 2000
- Arizona Grappling Challenge 2nd Place in No Gi: 2000
- Arizona Grappling Challenge 3rd Place Open Class: 2000
Multiple times Fight2win Pro winner.
2017 UAE international 2nd place.
2017 UAE international Super Fight winner.