About Marty Josey

Marty Josey, RN-BC, MSN, CHC

Marty started training in martial arts over 30 year ago and over the years has studied various arts including Shorin Ryu Karate, TKD, Kenpo (Black Belt), Progressive Fighting Systems/Contemporary Jeet Kune Do (PFS) (Apprentice Instructor), Fear Adrenal Stress Response (FAST Defense-Certified instructor), Submission Grappling, and Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He is currently a brown belt in BJJ. Marty also recently won Gold at the Masters World BJJ championships.

Marty trained under world renowned breathing expert Dr. Belisa Vranich, author of Breathe and founder of The Breathing Class. He is a certified Breathe instructor. He is also a certified instructor in the Oxygen Advantage system and is currently in the instructor program for the Wim Hof method.

Marty has an MSN degree with a specialization in Education, and is Board Certified in Psychiatric Nursing. He is also a Certified Health Coach, a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) practitioner, and Certified Stress Management Consultant. He’s a former Neuromuscular and Sports Massage Therapist, and owned an integrated wellness clinic for many years, which offered Massage and Neuromuscular therapies, Stress Management services, and fitness training. He served as Stress Management counselor for Duke Medical system’s Cardiac Rehab & Wellness program, and Life Coach for the Duke Employee Wellness Program. Marty is also a Certified Gracie Jiu Jitsu instructor, and his mission is to impact and empower as many people as possible on a deep level through giving them the gift of optimal breathing.

“By using specific breathing exercise I’ve taken my Jiu Jitsu (and life) to such a higher level of enjoyment and fun - And having fun in Jiu Jitsu and staying on the mats for the rest of my life has always been the goal. Because I’ve experienced first hand the profound power and impact breathing can have on one’s jiu Jitsu (and life), I’m inspired and motivated to give as many people as possible the gift I've received through breathing.”~Marty

"As a lifelong athlete, I have spent over 35 years pushing myself to master numerous sports from track n field, swimming, modern dance, mountain biking, skiing, crew team, jiu-jitsu and more. Over all these years and all the sports I was regularly told that I needed to “breathe.” It was clear that I needed to improve my breathing but I as NEVER told how. I also suffered 2 decades of those years with asthma. I explicitly asked one of my doctors for anything I could proactively do to improve my capacity to breathe. I was actually scolded and laughed at by that doctor. Now many years later I finally have found answers in this program. Who knew that Brazilian jiu-jitsu would lead me to the knowledge I was seeking. Like water is to thirst, Marty’s breathing for BJJ was exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend it to the BJJ community and beyond. It has made me a better jiu-jitsu practitioner, but also a better mountain biker and all around athlete. In addition, I have found the practice mentally beneficial as well. I encourage singers, wind instrument musicians, athletes, first responders and just about anyone who is wanting to expand their physical and mental abilities to take his program."

Anna Pirkl

"Breathing for BJJ has my highest recommendation. Whether you are just starting your BJJ journey or a seasoned practitioner, this program can truly benefit your training. I am a practicing physician assistant and have been training BJJ for over a decade. Early in my Jiu-Jitsu journey, I relied heavily on endurance, stamina, and strength. These days, I rely heavily on technique and skill, but undervalued the breathing aspect when drilling and sparring. Breathing for BJJ opened my eyes on the proper and effective techniques to breath in difficult and uncomfortable positions. This program outlines fundamentals, techniques and exercises in a stepwise approach. Each daily lesson is manageable even in a busy schedule. There are so many effective and valuable pearls to implement in BJJ that you will gain from this program. Marty does an amazing job explaining and teaching the strategies needed to develop the art of breathing. I know that I will personally integrate these lessons and exercises I have benefited from for years to come. Regulating and controlling breathing will take your BJJ game to another level. "

Gerald Chan

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