Jose Luis Campos
Jose is a lifelong martial artist and athlete. At the age of 2 his father forced him to take Karate because of his hyperactivity. After moving to the U.S. at the age of 5 he transitioned to Tae Kwon Do where he trained until he was 13. During his high school years, he wrestled, played football, volleyball, and threw the discus and shotput. Shortly after graduation he was introduced to rugby by a friend and played most notably for the Chicago Griffins and the Illinois Rugby Football Union. During the 2008 off season, with the intention of working on his rugby skill and strength, he stepped back on the mat to grapple and rediscovered his love for the martial arts. In his early days he trained with the likes of Dan Hornbuckle and Ryan Thomas out of Champaign, IL. His training was cut short when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the fall of 2008. His commitment to the martial arts continued upon arrival to his permanent station in San Diego. After training at various gyms in San Diego, he has found a home at ISD and has not looked back. Since joining ISD, Jose has fought Muay Thai in Thailand twice. He has been very competitive in numerous grappling tournaments in organizations including IBJJF, NAGA, and USA Grappling. He is currently an amateur in MMA with a record of 2-0.
Aside from the martial arts, he is a business administration and finance major at The University of San Diego. After his martial arts career, he plans on starting his own business, related to cacao of course. In his free time Jose likes to surf, free dive, and practice yoga.