Josh began studying yoga as a way to cure the aches and pains of nearly two decades of training and teaching aikido, a traditional Japanese martial art. He completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Brooklyn Yoga Project in 2017, and is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, as well as a certified aikido instructor.
In addition to 8 Limbs, Josh is the founder and head instructor of Aikido of South Brooklyn, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. He has been teaching children as young as 4, teenagers, at-risk youth, and children with unique needs for more than 15 years.
Josh's teaching style is demanding, but lighthearted and humorous, technical, but accessible. He believes that classes should be challenging and fun, but never patronizing or simply entertaining.