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 purple 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 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 Wellnes 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


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