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James Williams
Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho

James Williams is the President of Bugei Trading Company, Inc. He has been studying martial arts since 1960 and teaching since 1975. James has trained, competed in, and taught a number of different martial disciplines: Japanese, Okinawan, Chinese, Filippino, as well as the Brazilian system of Jujitsu as taught by Rorion and Royce Gracie. His experience includes western wrestling, which he also coached, as well as boxing and kickboxing. His love of samurai martial traditions came with his study of the Yanagi ryu of the Yoshida han under Don Angier Sensei and the martial traditions of the Kuroda han as taught by Kuroda Tetsuzan Sensei.
James also teaches Close Quarters Combat to police and military both foreign and domestic. The method used, "The System of Tactical Strategy," is based on those skills developed and cultivated by ancient warriors. He is the designer of the "Hissatsu," a close quarter battle knife that is produced by Columbia River Knife and Tool. James is certified as an instructor of Systema, a Russian Martial art taught by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev. Williams sensei teaches Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho, (kenjutsu, iaijutsu, and aikijujutsu) and The System in Encinitas California.

Martial Arts Experience
• Wrestling at the high school and collegiate level
• Kenjutsu-Japanese sword art
• Iaijutsu-Samruai sword art
• Shorin ryu Okinawa-te
• Tanto jitsu-Samurai knife art
• Takwondo
• Hojojitsu-Samurai restraining art
• Judo
• Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
• Aikido
• Temple Tai Chi
• Arnis de Mano
• Hung Gar Kung Fu
• Boxing
• Kick-Boxing
• Tang Soo Do
• Aiki Jiu Jitsu-Samurai unarmed art
• Systema-Russian military art (certified in Russia)

Instructional Experience
• Coached wrestling - Jr. High and High School Level
• Takewondo
• Tang Soo Do
• Coached Boxing and Kick Boxing
• Currently teaching
Military combatives and knife defense
Police Arrest and Control and knife defense
• Teaching seminars and giving demonstrations throughout the United States &

Specialized Experience
• Employed as personal bodyguard
• State of California Concealed Weapons Course
• Current CPR qualified.
• Designer of the Hisstasu, a CQB/Anti-Terrorist knife being produced by
CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool).
Military Experience
• U.S. Army Infantry
• Military Police
• 6th Army Competitive Pistol Team
• Officer Candidate School Graduate

Agencies and Personnel Taught: List incomplete
• Naval Special Warfare Combatives Instructors
• Seal Team Five Reserve Unit
• Milpitas SWAT
• Irvine SWAT
• Chula Vista SWAT
• Santana Ana SWAT
• Escondido SWAT
• USAF Air Mobility Warfare Center
• State of California Correctional Facility Emergency Response Team
• Singapore Police STAR Unit
• Brazilian National Police
• ALERT Academy
• COPEX (Covert Operations Exposition)
• US Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force personnel.
• Edged weapons and combatives instructor for the Surefire Institute
• Agencies and members of State, County, and City Law Enforcement

Articles published in:
• Aikido Journal
• American Hangunner Magazine
• Tactical Annual
• Combat Annual