Sensei Joseph Michael (JM) Farzinzad
Sensei JM Farzinzad was born on October 11, 1989 in Tehran, Iran. Joseph and his family immigrated to the United States in 1994. Sensei Joseph is the talented son of Kaicho David Farzinzad and Shihan Nahid Farzinzad.
Sensei started practicing Kyokushin Karate at a very young age. He became a black belt at the age of thirteen and while he was of young age he worked extra hard and did everything required to pass the test including the ten man kumite.
At the age of eighteen, while a second degree black belt in Kyokushin, Sensei became very interested in the rise of MMA. He began to train in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu (BJJ) and kickboxing on his own and subsequently earned his third degree black belt in 2008. To this day, Sensei Mohammad still trains in Kyokushin Karate, BJJ and Kickboxing.
Sensei was so committed to making a difference in the MMA community that he founded an organization called K21 Power Generation. This organization was designed for the purpose of bettering the MMA community and creating tournaments that follow traditional rules and culture.
Sensei Joseph Farzinzad states, “I am proud of all the MMA fighters, they put in a lot of hard work and dedication into being where they are today professionally, unfortunately violence still persists with some fighters and coaches outside of the cage where it does not belong. What is the reason for this? The true way of Mixed Martial Arts or any Martial Arts is to first better yourself as a person and then become a good fighter with a big heart.”
K21 has the goal of creating powerful warriors, but encouraging ethics, morals and tradition to make them true and respectable Martial Artists.
As for Sensei, Kyokushin Karate means the world to him and he will always use the power of Kyokushin as his main aspect in MMA. Sensei’s BJJ/Kickboxing skills are continuing to improve, and he will have a strong background in all three styles in the years to come. Sensei Joseph is a Kyokushin instructor at the IKU dojo.
True Meaning of Kyokushin
The Kyokushin Way is centered in posture…
“Kyokushin” means “Ultimate Truth” and Kyokushin Karate is the pursuit of ultimate truth of mind, technique, and body.