On this episode of CWR - James got his start in
Martial arts at the age of 13, when he began studying Karate. Not
being satisfied with the effectiveness of the art, he ventured out
and began studying many forms including Japanese JuJutsu, Judo,
Kickboxing and Jeet-Kune-Do.
After Experiencing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the
first time in 1997, James fell in love with the art and came to
realize that due to its effectiveness, it was the one most suitable
for him. Since then, James has become a diligent student of
Along with holding a 3rd Degree Black Belt in
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Brown Belt in Judo and has practiced Boxing
& Muay Thai.
James has had well over 200 combined competitive
matches in BJJ, Judo, Submission Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts
(MMA). He is constantly adding to his already impressive list of
Mr. Clingerman is also considered one of the
Midwest's top Authorities on Mixed Martial Arts. He is certified to
perform all duties under the International Sport Combat Federation
(ISCF) and is one of the most in-demand MMA referees in the
Midwest. James has refereed events such as International Fight
League (IFL), Legends of Fighting Championship (LFC), United Fight
League (UFL), Cage Rage, Elite Cage Fighting (ECF), Colosseum
Combat and many others.
James is the Author of many Instructional DVDs
including; The BJJ Foundation (The World's Most Complete BJJ
Fundamentals Curriculum), The Cyclone Submission Series, Mastering
the Von Flue Choke, Peruvian Dozen 2.0, and countless others.
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