James McGar’s


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(BJJ) is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting vital in self-defense when over 75% of all fights end up on the ground. The goal is to gain a dominant position and use joint-locks and choke holds to force an opponent to submit. BJJ is well known for being the strongest grappling martial art. BJJ’s biggest strength is its accessibility to everyone and is an ideal choice if you are interested in self-defense and physical fitness.

BJJ promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend himself or herself against a bigger, stronger assailant. Students learn to gain dominant positions over their opponents while learning to escape from vulnerable ones. Once the basic positions and escapes have been established, students learn submission techniques training toward ending conflict. In the process, students develop flexibility, physical and mental relaxation habits, stamina, and agility. BJJ can be trained for self-defense, sport grappling tournaments, and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

American Kenpo Karate

American Kenpo Karate is an explosive system that addresses numerous attacks from various angles, including grabs, punches, kicks, holds, as well as multiple and armed attackers. It is comprised of the straight-line movements of Japanese Karate and the circular techniques of Chinese Kung Fu, effectively blended to equip students in “The System of Motion” Relying on logic and practicality.

American Kenpo Karate is an explosive and highly effective discipline that teaches strikes, stances, blocks, kicks, joint locks, takedowns, self-defense techniques, forms, sets, freestyle, weapons, and how to be aware of your surroundings. The complete Ed Parker system of twenty-four techniques per belt is taught based on what Grandmaster Parker had in mind when he created American Kenpo Karate.

Kids Martial Arts

Kids classes are comprised of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, American Kenpo Karate and Weapons training to give children the ability to defend oneself or another’s well-being from physical harm or altercation. These classes are great for children who want to address defending themselves against a larger, stronger, or violent opponent.

James will not only address the physical aspects of a situation, but also the emotional and mental elements your child might encounter. Kids Martial Arts classes will not only teach your child tested methods for defending themselves and surviving an attack, but will provide psychological tools that could prevent a threat from becoming physical altercation. Kids Martial Arts classes will improve movement, coordination, increase overall physical fitness and strength. In addition, martial arts classes will boost self-confidence, and help your child develop respect for their peers and instructors.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for students wishing to improve their Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, American Kenpo Karate or incorporate armed weapon skills. Private lessons are also a great way to accelerate your training. They allow you to focus on your individual strengths and weaknesses through one-on-one personal attention.

Private lessons aren’t meant to replace the class setting, but they are a very effective way to enhance your training and take your skill set to a whole new level. Whether you are a new student looking to accelerate your learning experience or an experienced martial artist: private lessons are the key to getting better, faster. Invest in some private lessons. It doesn’t have to be weekly, it can even be once a month, but either way the benefits can be very useful.


Seminars are a great way to enhance your skills and valuable tool to getting better, faster. Whether your looking for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, American Kenpo Karate, or Weapons training James can structure a seminar to meet your needs.

James is available for seminars designed for private organizations, church groups, self defense, rape prevention, law enforcement, military, local schools, state or public institutions. If you’re looking for a program to enhance your students experience or want extra training for your team or organization contact James today.

Weapons Training

James McGar is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corp Infantry and is an expert with a wide variety of weapons. Are you unfamiliar with weapons and want to learn how to use them safely with basic, intermediate or advanced instruction?

Whether you are looking for stick, knife or advanced training using a pistol, shotgun, carbine, or precision rifle we can provide training to expand your skills. Depending on your requirements James or a member of his team can meet you onsite at a predetermined location to provide instruction. Contact us today for private or group instruction.

Affiliate Schools

Does your school need a visiting professor? James is actively seeking affiliate schools and would be happy to support your team.

It does not matter what rank you hold in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or American Kenpo Karate. Contact James today and he will be happy to support your team with private lessons, seminars and rank advancement.

Military / Law Enforcement

James McGar is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corp Infantry, is an expert martial artist and highly skilled in self-defense, weapons and grappling tactics. Is your unit or department interested in additional training or seminars to expand your skills? James can provide blended instruction utilizing stand up, weapons and grappling tactics to deal with the dynamic threats in today’s uncertain times.

If you’re seeking basic, intermediate or advanced training to defend against chokes, arm-bars, headlocks, takedowns, escape from the bottom or control from the top we can support your requirements. We focus on weapons retention while fighting from an offensive or defensive position standing or on the ground. Contact James today for private or group instruction.