Jim began training in Systema in 2013. He is a Fully Certified Systema Instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev, Head Instructor in Systema HQ, Toronto, Canada. He began teaching Systema in 2017 and Founded Maryland Systema in 2019.
In addition to Systema, Jim trained in Krav Maga for over 5 years with supplemental training in Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, and Boxing under William Joppy – 3-time WBA middleweight champion.
Besides teaching regularly scheduled classes, Jim is available for private and small group classes and seminars.