Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a predominantly ground-based martial art, using the principles of leverage, angles, pressure, and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, in order to achieve a non-violent submission of one’s opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and/or kicks, jiu jitsu focuses on close-contact “grappling” holds and techniques.
He is the owner/head instructor at Paragon BJJ Kimberling City. Joe is a 1st degree black belt under Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller (Founder of Paragon) and Rodrigo Antunes. In 2015, Joe was the brown belt World Champion. His passion for Brazilian jiu jitsu reaches far beyond competing. It is the continuous positive transformation of mind, body, and spirit that makes this art life-changing. His love for teaching kids and adults is where his passion is now directed. He looks forward to meeting you on the mats.
He is the assistant instructor at Paragon BJJ Kimberling City. Joey received his blue belt the day he turned 16 years old. This young man has trained since the age of 4. He often participates in private classes with his dad, Joe Harris, and strives to be and do his best at all times. He currently helps coach the Little Panther and Panther classes in order to inspire these kids to know and understand all Brazilian jiu jitsu has to offer.