Josh Hiler was born and raised in Defiance, Ohio. He graduated from Tinora High School in Defiance in 2002. Josh is a 2006 graduate of the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology.
In 2008, Josh began his martial arts journey. He has earned the rank of 3rd Dan in Taekwondo and 2nd Dan in Hapkido. He earned his 1st Dan in Taekwondo in 2011 and his 1st Dan in Hapkido the following year. In 2013, he earned his 2nd Dan in Taekwondo and in 2014, his 2nd Dan in Hapkido. Josh earned his 3rd Dan in Taekwondo in 2016 and continues the journey to this day.
Always the joker, Josh says “I love beating kids up”. However, his passion for teaching is evident in every class. Offering encouragement and guidance and sometimes a little silliness helps students achieve success and gain self-confidence with each new kick, punch, and form. He takes the time to make sure students from beginner to senior black belt understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. Josh is talented at adjusting his teaching technique to accommodate each student’s unique learning style.