About Us

Josh Hinger first stepped onto a grappling mat in 1996 when he was abducted into the varsity wrestling team at Sonora High School in Brea, CA. It was then, after getting absolutely pummeled as a freshman on an advanced wrestling team that he fell in love with grappling.

He started training jiu-jistu on July 2, 2003. In the past 14 years, he has accumulated a laundry list of jiu-jitsu and nogi grappling accomplishments, such as:

IBJJF Adult Black Belt Medium Heavy Nogi World Champion (2016)

2X IBJJF Chicago Spring Open Adult Black Belt Quadruple Gold Medalist (2016 and 2017)

ADCC Trials Bronze Medalist (2017)

IBJJF Chicago Summer Open Adult Black Belt Middle Weight Champion (2016, Gi and Nogi)

IBJJF American Nationals Nogi Middle Weight Co-Champion (Close-out with Teammate JTorres)

IBJJF American Nationals Nogi Open Weight Co-Champion (Close-out with Teammate Keenan Cornelius)

Gracie Worlds Submission Only Gi and Nogi Champion (2015)

5 Grappling California2 Middle Weight Nogi Champion (2014)


Now serving as an instructor at the world famous Atos Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters located in San Diego, CA, Josh is using his knowledge to help create champions. Considered by many to be a guillotine specialist with a strong top-game and exceptional takedown skills, Josh has taken his specialized knowledge and packaged it into an easy-to-follow comprehensive instructional dvd, titled The Hingertine. Please click the Shop link to purchase this conceptual dvd series guaranteed to enhance your guard passing and guillotine skills.