Josh Vogel Art

a different way of looking at Brazilian Jiujitsu….

Thank you for taking the time to look at my site! My name is Josh Vogel and I am a Black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu under Phil and Ricardo Migliarese. I am a full time instructor in this beautiful art and draw from an ever expanding repertoire of movement arts in order to constantly upgrade my understanding of how to practice and teach Bjj. I believe that to understand something deeply, you have to think outside of the box….

  I have a good amount of competition experience at all belt levels (except white belt, I didn't start competing until blue) and have been teaching people from all backgrounds and lifestyles for over 8 years now. 

I think it's very important to always study and learn in Brazilian Jiujitsu, but I also think that that is usually interpreted to only mean that we should always learn new techniques. I think we need to think bigger than this. There is a whole world of information out there that can expand our knowledge of the world and expand the way we think about grappling. Sometimes you have to look outside of your world to change the way you see your world. Here's a list of books that I particularly like and think would benefit like minded individuals


Effortless combat throws. By Tim Cartmell

Mastering Jujitsu. By Renzo Gracie and John Danaher (the best book out there on Brazilian jiujitsu theory, in my opinion)



Move your DNA. By Katy Bowman

Stretching Scientifically. By Thomas Kurz

The story of the Human Body; evolution, health and disease. By Daniel Lieberman

Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, action  and the embodied mind. By Andy Clark

Understanding the Scientific bases of human movement by AL Gardner, E.B. O'connell


Anti fragile by Nassim Taleb

Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool