About Joshua Beurskens

BJJ Private Lessons with Andrew Tackett

Hi my name is Joshua Beurskens and I am a BJJ purple belt under Rodrigo Cobral at Fight Factory in Austin, Texas. At Fight Factory ( formally known as Brazilian Fight Factory ) I am lucky to get to grapple with and learn from some of the best competitors and teachers in the world.

This would, of course, include William Tackett, Andrew Tackett, Caleb Tackett, Kody Steele, and many other high-level competitors.

Though BJJ is my go-to grappling art that I practice weekly. I love cross-training and learning from various grappling arts. My favorites are catch wrestling, judo, and Greco-Roman wrestling.

I first got passionate about martial arts in my late teens or around 2007. I started with boxing and after watching the movie Ong Bak I started to research Muay Thai schools in Austin.

Luckily for me, there was one place to train and it was at a BJJ gym that had one Muay Thai class on Thursday nights. So I started training there every Thursday and did a few BJJ classes per week as well.

Crazy enough this was when Austin only had two BJJ schools. Now some people are calling Austin the no-gi jiu-jitsu capital of the world.

However, my Muay Thai teacher left and started his school too far away from where I lived. After some time I found an MMA school taught by an Olympic Wrestler turned UFC star. But unfortunately, he too decided to leave Austin to focus on his MMA career.

That is when I met my wife and took a bit of time off from martial arts. However, my passion never went away and that is when I decided to get back into the game. Since 2018 I have focused pretty much exclusively on grappling.

Time As A Strength Trainer and Personal Trainer

In addition to my time in martial arts, I also have a passion for fitness and strength training. I have spent years as a strength trainer and a personal trainer. I have worked with hundreds of clients to help them reach their fitness goals.

Whether this was to lose weight, improve cardio, or become stronger, I love helping people reach their fitness goals. My favorite passion however is helping athletes and competitors reach their strength goals safely and effectively. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself when trying to improve your fitness.

Strength training when done properly should help you reduce injuries not accumulate them. Strength training and cardiovascular improvements are key to a successful Jiu-Jitsu or grappling career. It should be a major aspect of your jiu-jitsu training whether you are a competitive athlete or just a hobbyist.