James Edwards

James Edwards | Judo Instructor


James Edwards

Judo & BJJ Fundamentals


James Edwards is teaches our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals class.  Additionally, he works with our Intermediate Kickboxing students and assists with Kids Kickboxing classes.

James has a diverse martial arts background, with experience in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Kickboxing under Chris Tricoli from Raleigh Institute of Martial Arts.  James is now a brown belt in BJJ under professor Geoff Balme, and he currently trains under Jeff Piercy.  He is also a brown belt in Judo with a decade of experience training, teaching, and competing.  He has competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at U.S Grappling Tournaments and as an amateur kickboxer for in World Kickboxing Association (WKA) tournaments.

James’s passion for martial arts is evident as he continues to train and teach in multiple martial arts disciplines.