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Joslin’s Martial Arts was Founded Nearly 50 years Ago

Opened by 3 Time Canadian Karate Champion, Rick Joslin in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada it has become one of Canada’s most established martial arts schools. Rick was one of the first Full Contact Karate (Kickboxing) Fighters in Canada and his undefeated kickboxing team was a powerful force back in the 1970’s.

Since the day it opened, over 10,000 students (ages 4-60+) have been taught martial arts by either Rick or his son Jeff Joslin.

Jeff has accomplished huge things in Martial Arts as well, winning over 200 gold medals during a competitive martial arts career that spanned close to three decades.

He was the first Canadian in history to win Gold at an international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament (IBJJF Pan/American Championship 2002); He has fought in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and many other shows as a professional MMA Fighter and won the Apex MMA Fighting World Welterweight Championship Title as well.

In the videos below, Rick and Jeff talk a little bit about the history of Joslin’s Mixed Martial Arts from their perspectives.

Rick Joslin Interview – “The Old School Days” (Part 1 of 2)

Rick Joslin Interview “The Old School Days” (Part 2 of 2)

In the next video, Jeff Joslin takes you on a tour of Joslin’s MMA and talks about the gym which was his childhood home and place of martial arts training growing up.

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  •   The people at Joslin's become your family! Great place to learn and train!

    thumb Geoff St-Denis
  •   It was my mission to find 16 young hockey players a place to condition , get stronger,tougher ,learn balance and get motivated.. I found it with Joslin's Mixed Martial Arts.. Jeff these boys loved every session you gave them. We saw a difference on the ice they looked tougher and no one was pushing them around.I even heard one of our boys quote something you told him. Jeff you were wonderful with these kids, it shows that this is your passion.. Thanks for everything over the last few months. Fingers crossed the boys are on to winning their playoffs!! Hope to see you next year with another set of hockey players.. Sincerely the Peewee Glanbrook Rangers

    thumb Kim Hatcher-Cassiani
  •   Been training here for 3 and a half years now, I don't plan on stopping any time soon. It is different every day, every instructor takes the time to explain everything and help you with the details, and everyone always has a great time. Super fun and great people to share it with

    thumb Sasha Trickett
  •   Joslins mma is a great place to learn martial arts and get fit. The club is great for the recreational person or high level pro fighter. And everyone is friendly and welcoming.

    thumb Andrew Walsh
  •   Amazing experiance. Started yesterday. I have fallin in love.

    thumb Mike Beck
  •   Jeff has a very organized curriculum in place. A really great environment to learn in!

    thumb Joey Ayotte
  •   I would recommend that anyone who is even remotely interested in MMA and has a good attitude sign up at Joslin's now and just try it out. The encouragement I receive each day, along with the self-confidence of knowing I can defend myself has really made my life better. My day is just not the same unless I've hit the mats and learned something new. Everyone there is awesome and always willing to help you learn and grow. I look forward to the next class more and more every time I go and am in the best shape of my life thanks to training at Joslin's!

    thumb Ryan Anderson
  •   Great training, environment and coaching! Would recommend for people of all ages and goals.

    thumb Amr Ghoneim
  •   I went there as a guest from out of town to train. The staff was friendly, informative, & they really welcomed me with open arms. Great Students, Even greater Instructors. Overall excellent place to train!

    thumb Jeff Barker
  •   Jeff and his staff are some of the nicest most welcoming humble people you'll encounter. Not to mention their skill and experience. This gym produces insane amount of talent. Very proud to have trained there.

    thumb Abu Malik