James is a graduate level instructor. James is proud to have studied under Danny Zelig since he founded his first gym in 2006. James caries a Graduate Level 3 rank and has trained in Haifa, Israel with Tamir Gilad. James believes the self-confidence, presence, and awareness gained by studying Krav Maga can change the way people live in and interact with the world.
James has also practiced Muay Thai in Chiang Mai, Thailand while instructing Burmese political refugees at a secret safe-house. James graduated cum laude from University of San Francisco School of Law in 2012 and is a member of the California State Bar. James is also an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic Intern, and a Reserve Firefighter with the Alameda County Fire Department. In his spare time, James enjoys, skiing, yoga, golf, cycling, cooking for friends and family, and watching classic films.