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    JAMES CLARK

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Professor James Clark, a first degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, started training at the original Gracie Academy in Torrance, Los Angeles, in 1993 under Royce and Rickson Gracie. He is certified under Ryron and Rener Gracie to teach all of the acclaimed Gracie curriculums including Gracie Combatives, BullyProof for kids, and Master Cycle for advanced. James has dedicated his life to teaching the art and lifestyle of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to everyone including Professional MMA fighters, Law Enforcement, and US Military. 

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ADAM KOTARSKI

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Adam Kotarski is a certified Gracie purple belt of Gracie University who started his training in 2004 under Professor James Clark. He received his Gracie instructor certification from Ryron and Rener Gracie in January of 2020. Adam is a dedicated and passionate practitioner to the finite details of the art, making him an exemplary instructor.