Jeff B. Black
Rick G. Black
Trevin R. Black
Todd R: Brown
Kevin T: Purple
Linisha S: Blue
Our Certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors
James Foster, 2nd Degree Black Belt
James began his martial arts journey in 1987 at the age of 10, studying a form of American Karate
called Aam-Ka-Jutsu. The focus of Aam-Ka-Jutsu was to use the most effective techniques from all of
the various martial arts. James trained with the ACK “Aamerican Colleges of Karate” in Kent, Washington
for nearly 10 years. During this time James achieved the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Aam-Ka-Jutsu.
In 1996 James had his first experience training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) at Mohler Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in Irvine, Texas. It was at this time that he met his life long friend and mentor Allen Mohler, and decided to shift his focus to training BJJ upon his return to Washington State. At the time the seeds of BJJ were just being planted in the Seattle area. Steady instruction was hard to find for more then 1-2 years at a time. Fortunately, this turned into a blessing in disguise for James, who gained the opportunity to train and hold rank under several world class instructors from many different BJJ affiliations including Allen Mohler (Alliance Jiu-Jitsu), Marcelo Alonso (Carlson Gracie Team), Marcio “Mamazinho” Laudier (Gracie Barra), Giva Santana (Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu), and Juliano Prado (No Limits MMA).
In 2003 James became an affiliate of Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu and began his career as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor at the rank of Purple Belt. At a seminar in March of 2004 James was promoted to the rank of Brown Belt under Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu. In October of 2005 James achieved the rank of Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the proud owner and head instructor of Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Kent, Washington and currently holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt under Giva Santana of Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu.
Coach Foster is available for seminars as well as private and semi private (2-5 people) lessons. Please call 253-208-3270 for information regarding availability and rates.
Coach Rick, Brown Belt
At the age of 50 years old Rick is a life long martial artist who holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Aam-Ka-Jutsu, Second Kyu Brown Belt in Aikido (USAF), and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu). Rick wrestled for 6 years and is a practitioner of Boxing. He also holds certificates of completion for referee training under the IBJJF and CNP.
Rick is an avid competitor and his most notable competition credentials include a Bronze medal in the 2005 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships, and most recently two Gold medals in the 2010 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Rick is a cornerstone of Team Foster, instructing and mentoring students in classes throughout the week.
Coach Bill, Black Belt
Bill started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2001 and also has experience in boxing and kickboxing. He currently teaches the "MMA 101" class on Saturdays. On June 12th, 2010 Bill was promoted to the rank of Black Belt under Coach Foster with the permission of Professor Givanildo Santana and Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu.
Coach Todd, Black Belt
Todd began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1997 and also holds the rank of Black Belt in Aam-Ka-Jutsu. He is known for having one of the most technical open guard games in the school. Todd currently teaches the Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday morning "Guard drills" classes.
On June 12th, 2010 Todd received the rank of Black Belt under Coach Foster
with the permission of Professor Givanildo Santana and Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu.
Coach Bobi, Brown Belt
Bobi has been a student of Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for many years now. He is a very talented boxer as well as an accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.
Bobi currently teaches our "MMA 101" class on Thursdays. He is a very skilled instructor who has the ability to make learning fun while teaching to individuals of all skill levels.
Our certified instructors currently provide quality instruction to students from the Seattle, Kent, King County and Pierce County areas of Washington State. If you live in the Northwest come try a free class today!
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