Sifu James Skinner is a 26-year veteran of the martial arts. He is rapidly becoming one or the most premier and prominent self defense instructors in the country. At the age of 15 he began his martial arts training under the tutelage of tournament fighter and champion Sensei/Sifu Dyron Jackson and received a black belt in the system of EKG (Eclectic Karate Gung Fu) at the age of 17.


During that time he also trained in various systems of Ninjutsu, Akido, Jujitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Wushu Gung Fu, Kali/Escrima and multiple forms of weaponry such as Samurai sword, Nunchaku, single /double knife and others. After graduating from high school he moved to Augusta GA where he owned and operated the school D&D Academy Of Martial Arts, worked independently with police officers of the Richmond County Sheriff’s dept and gave seminars for several factions of the Fort Gordon military.


He also was hired to provide personal security for three UFC events. After teaching and studying for several years in the southeast he moved to Los Angeles where he studied the art of film combat, stunt fighting and fight chorography. He has been hired in the past to choreograph fight scenes for films such as Game Box 1.0, National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze and Transylmania and others.


Sifu James has trained well over 500 persons during his martial arts career including such Hollywood notables such as, Mekhi Phifer, Kent King, Kiko Ellsworth and Tatiyanna Ali. Currently he holds the title of West Coast Federation Representative for the system of Bojuka a self defense close quarter combative system created by Tom Schrenk in which James holds a Skill level 5 instructorship title and is tirelessly working to expose Bojuka to civilians, civil servants, law enforcers and military around the world as well as working as an independent contractor to HRD for self defense instruction to pilots and flight attendants.