James Wright

James Wright Martial Arts background: Black Belts in Traditional Martial Arts: 6th Degree Fudozen Shorinji Kempo (Started 31 years ago as of November this year) 2nd Degree Go Ju Ryu 1st Dan Goshin Jutsu Yudansha Kai 1st Dan Shotokan Black Belt Instructor in Combative Arts: Marine Corps Line Training Close Combat Instructor Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Black Belt Kru in Black Tiger Muay Thai Belts in Grappling arts: Black Belt Pancrase Black Belt BJJ under Charuto Black Belt BJJ Pedro Saure Trained in kali and knife fighting Competitions: Competed in Karate Tournaments from the time I was 13 until I was 35. I competed in empty hand kata/forms, weapon kata/forms, point sparring, demo team, self-defense, breaking, knock down tournaments, Ippon at a local level all the way to AAU nationals three years in a row in the early 1990’s. I have won, lost, and placed at some point in time in all of the above competitions. I have competed in about a dozen grappling/BJJ tournaments at each belt level. As a white belt, blue belt, purple belt I have won, placed and lost at different times at each level. I have numerous kickboxing matches/smokers that were not sanctioned in the early 1990’s. I have competed in four amateur MMA fights two as a blue belt and two as a purple belt. I won one and lost one at each level. I did get a title belt at Battle at the Expo in 2009. I had my first professional MMA fight at 42 years old and won with a first round submission in one minute thirty seconds. I fought in a ring and in the cage. Coaching: I have trained and promoted 43 Black Belts in karate. I have numerous state champions and a couple national champions. I have trained thousands of Marines and promoted hundreds of Marines in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. I have trained over 30 MMA title holders so far.