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Joesef Hamblin

Adults MMA & BJJ Coach

Joesef "Chosen" Hamblin is one of the brightest prospects for MMA in Hamilton. Having a childhood background in Karate & Wrestling, Joesef's passion for Martial Arts was reignited when he took up Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in his late teens.

Joesef dedicated all his spare time to training, sometimes spending up to 15 hours a week on the mat - the reward being extremely fast progress with his BJJ game. He reached the coveted rank of BJJ Blackbelt in remarkably short time, and has racked up an impressive competitive record. In 2012 Joesef travelled to the USA and won No-Gi Gold at the Gracie Worlds in Los Angeles - and spent time training with the likes of Eddie Bravo and Jeff Glover.

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt under John Will - 26th November 2018
    (Head coach of Will-Machado BJJ Australasia)
  • Gold at the Gracie Worlds in Los Angeles, USA 
    (Blue No-Gi u83, 2012)
  • Professional MMA Debut via Submission 2019
  • Pan Pacific BJJ Championships Silver * 2
    (Purple No-Gi u85 2012, Brown Gi u85 2014)
  • Gold NZ Grappler Heavyweight Brownbelt Division 2018
  • Bronze NZ Grappler Advanced Absolute 2014
  • Silver medal at NZ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials 2010
    (Blue & White u92kgs)
  • Submission Wins over BJJ Purple & Blackbelts (whilst a BJJ bluebelt)
    Combat Sports Central 02 (2011) & ICNZ Contender5 (2012)
  • Qualified for the NZ Submission Grappling Oceania Team 2011
  • Bronze & Silver Medals at ICNZ Contender
    Submission Grappling Series 4 & 5
  • Corporate Boxing Win - August 2014
  • Amateur MMA win over Joe Van Duin

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