Generally, people who train in the military, martial arts, or the fight game often try to portray a way of life that follows in the traditions of a legendary warrior or warrior clan; to conduct themselves by a code that emulates historic heroes of the past. Not surprisingly, most fall far short.
However, some men find the discipline and the resolve to live their lives through a set of principles employed only by the most accomplished and honorable warriors the world has ever known. James Williams is one such man. He has successfully adapted the ancient philosophies of Japanese Samurai and the code of Bushido to the unique needs of the modern day landscape of tactical warfare and personal self-defense. His skills and experience could consume volumes, but suffice it to say he is a true warrior in every sense of the word.
James Williams is the President of The System of Strategy, which is a program he developed to teach close quarter combat using the Principles of Samurai swordsmanship.
He is former military and has studied and trained in just about every major system of Martial Arts for over five decades.
He has worked with Martial Arts icons like the Gracie family, Remy Presas, founder of Modern Arnis, and Kuroda Tetsuzan Sensei. Mr. Williams has appeared in several television shows and he been featured in numerous magazines all over the world.
He has taught unarmed as well as armed self-defense (using his specific style of tactical training) to the military, Special Operations Forces, law enforcement, and government agencies on nearly every continent.
James has taken a few steps beyond instruction with two companies he established specifically “For those whose lives depend on their tools”: Columbia River Knives and Tools (CRKT) and Williams Blade Design.
He has designed improvised self-defense tools, but his particular specialty is bladed weapons, including swords and an assortment of fixed blade and folding knives. James Williams is a treasure trove of self-defense experience, skill, and knowledge which could benefit everyone, from sophisticated modern armies, to anti-terrorism units, to everyday people looking for an advantage to protect themselves and their families.
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