About

James started his Martial Arts journey at the age of 10 years old and has never looked back. He holds the rank of IBJJF & USBJJF certified 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under world renowned Professor Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana of One Jiu-Jitsu, and the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Aam-Ka-Jutsu (a form of American Karate).

Over the past 29 plus years of his Martial Arts journey, James has dedicated over two decades of training solely to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the proud owner and head instructor of Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Kent, Washington which is one of the largest facilities dedicated to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in the entire Pacific Northwest.

While James’ main focus has always been his academy, students, and giving back to the community through charity, he is a Black Belt World Champion and has remained an active competitor over the years making the following accomplishments at the highest level in the sport:

Competition Record (Medals and Trophies)

2017 Northwest Open Tournament: Superfight Champion
2015 IBJJF Worlds Master Championship: Black Belt Master 2 Gold Medalist  
2014 IBJJF Seattle International Open: Black Belt Master 2 Absolute Gold Medalist
2014 IBJJF Seattle International Open: Black Belt Master 2 Gold Medalist
2014 Five Grappling: Expert Master Heavyweight No Gi Champion
2014 Five Grappling: Black Belt Master Absolute Champion
2014 Five Grappling: Black Belt Master Heavyweight Champion
2013 Master & Senior World Championship: Black Belt Silver Medalist
2010 US Open Tournament: Black Belt Bronze Medalist 
2009 The Revolution Tournament: Black Belt Gold Medalist 
2007 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships: Black Belt Bronze Medalist 
2006 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships: Black Belt Bronze Medalist 
2004 No Limits Submission Tournament No Gi Super Fight: Champion 
1999 Jiu-Jitsu Challenge Tournament: Silver Medalist 
1999 Rumble in the Valley No Gi Super Fight: Champion 
1998 1st Marcelo Alonso Invitational Tournament: Silver Medalist
1997 Washington State Grappling Games: Silver Medalist 
1997 Sport Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (Seattle, WA): Gold Medalist 
1997 Sport Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (Seattle, WA): Bronze Medalist 

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Professor Foster travels and teaches seminars all over the globe! He is currently scheduling seminars and charity events for 2017 and has limited availability. If you’re interested in bringing 300 out please make sure to contact him ASAP to lock in your spot!

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Come learn from Professor Foster at his academy located in Kent, Washington. The facility is one of the largest dedicated to BJJ in the entire Pacific Northwest. He is always excited to meet new students and visitors alike!

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Professor Foster is available for one on one, small group, and Skype private lessons for those who are looking to improve their skills at an increased rate. Contact him today to schedule yours!

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