CLACKAMAS
INSTRUCTOR

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
  • Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

James started training in 2003 with the legendary Rickson Gracie and taught at his school for 8 years. He was awarded his black belt from Rickson in 2012. James moved from Los Angeles to Portland in 2016 and was drawn to impact because of the friendly environment and strong leadership by the Impact coaches. James has also trained extensively in freestyle wrestling, judo, and Dutch kickboxing.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward