Joey Losito has been training in taekwondo at the Dragon Gym for over 12 years now. Growing up with DG in his life, it quickly became his home; staff and friends at the gym became family. Building these incredible friendships was just one of the many aspects he experienced as a child.
Now as an instructor he strives to give back to the place that taught him so much growing up. His goal? To help improve the lives of others, just as his own life was so greatly impacted by Dragon Gym
10 Questions with Instructor Joey Losito:
1. When did you first become interested in Martial Arts/Muay Thai/Kettlebell training?
When I was a Child.
2. Why did you decide to enroll at the Dragon Gym.
When I was 7 years old, my parents brought me to the Dragon Gym to help with behavior, focus and attention.
3. How did you get involved with teaching/becoming an instructor?
I started helping with the white-blue belt saturday class when I was a kid, after I got my red belt and couldn’t take that class anymore.
4. You’re also a certified Martial Arts Instructor How did you train for that achievement?
I have taken several certification courses in age specific teaching for martial arts. Along with years of first hand experience on the mat, learning from Instructor Lonnie.
5. Tell me a little bit more about your training regimen, including cross training
I train Taekwondo twice a week and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu twice a week.
6. What would your advice be for someone considering Martial Arts or BJJ training
It can look intimidating at first, but everybody was a white belt at one point.
7. What about someone with ambitions of becoming a Martial Arts/Muay Thai/Kettlebell instructor?
To train hard, and stay dedicated.
8. What kind of benefits have you received from your Martial Arts/Muay Thai/Kettlebell training at Dragon Gym?
Self Discipline, confidence, and a second family.
9. What’s your next goal?
4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
10. What Fears and Reservations did you have about starting here?
I never really enjoyed playing sports as a kid so I did not think I would have any fun with TKD either, however I have enjoyed every second of it.