friend and colleague James Williams has graciously videotaped some
cutting sessions he held with an off-the-shelf Next Generation Knight.
We cannot thank him enough for demonstrating the devastating power
of a single-hand Medieval sword in the hands of a trained swordsman!
Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho
James Williams is the President of Bugei
Trading Company, Inc. He has been studying martial arts since
1960 and teaching since 1975. James has trained, competed in, and
taught a number of different martial disciplines: Japanese, Okinawan,
Chinese, Filippino, as well as the Brazilian system of Jujitsu as
taught by Rorion and Royce Gracie. His experience includes western
wrestling, which he also coached, as well as competing in boxing
and kickboxing. His love of samurai martial traditions came with
his study of the Yanagi ryu of the Yoshida han under Don Angier
Sensei and the martial traditions of the Kuroda han as taught by
Kuroda Tetsuzan Sensei. James also studied Daito ryu Roppokai with
Okamoto Seigo sensei.
James also teaches Close Quarters Combat to police and military
both foreign and domestic. The method used, "The System of Strategy,"
is based on those skills developed and cultivated by ancient warriors.
He is the designer of the "Hissatsu," a close quarter battle knife
that is produced by Columbia River Knife and Tool. James is certified
as an instructor of Systema, an Ancient Russian Martial Art taught
by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev. Williams sensei teaches
Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho, (kenjutsu, iaijutsu, tanto jutsu and aikijujutsu)
and The System in Encinitas California.