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Josh Tufte, Kickboxing and Martial Arts
Josh Tufte, Sr. Student and Instructor AMAS, 5th Dan, CPT, has over 13 years of experience in Mixed Martial Arts, Karate, Boxing, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, Sombo, Judo, Jeet Kun Do and other fighting styles.
Josh started training when he was just 9 years old; he earned his 1st Black Belt at the age of 11. Martial Arts has been a part of his everyday life ever since. Holding a 5th Degree Black Belt under Allen Branch and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kickboxing under Joe Lewis, Josh is the youngest person in the world to hold those degrees under both instructors. Josh Tufte was on the original staff of four of Allen's schools working as a trainer and instructor for children and adults.
Kickboxing Trainer and Martial Arts teacher
In 2004 Josh received the "Trainer of the Year Award" for AMAS. He has trained thousands of students over the years. Josh is the senior student under Allen Branch, training with him for longer than anyone else. He has contributed to developing Kickboxing training drills for AMAS and promoted more than a dozen Black Belts in the system. Josh Tufte has trained side by side with legends in the martial arts world all of his life.
Josh also has his Certified Personal Trainer Certificate from AFPA, a prestigious certifying body for personal trainers. Josh has trained more than a dozen champions in Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA, specializing in stand up fighting. He currently trains the fight Team for AMAS and is coach of around 100 students each each week.
Josh started competitive fighting at the age of 16. Josh's titles include the Virginia State, Central East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, x2 East Coast, USA, and North American and is a 5 time Tough Man Champion. Josh is currently the Super Heavy Weight World Champion in Kickboxing by the IKF. He has over 35 wins in boxing and kickboxing.
Josh is the senior student and lead assistant instructor at American Martial Arts Systems and is currently in phase one of launching a new “Go home safe” program for kids. He offers children's classes, seminars, Martial arts school speaking engagements, and Professional Boxing Training.
He himself is currently pursuing a professional boxing career, and is undefeated at this time. Josh can be reached at 336-462-7913.
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