Jim founded Chicago Muay Thai in April, 2011 with over 25 years experience training in Muay Thai. He has coached 6 national champions and is currently the coach for Glory Kick Boxer, Ryot Waller and UFC Fighter, Razak Al-Hassan. Jim is a former competitive Bare Knuckle Fighter (18 yrs), the 2001 Shidokan Middleweight Team Champion, and 1998 Shidokan Cup runner-up (2nd place). He holds a Black Belt in Shidokan and Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (11 yrs). Jim was coached by Wayne Gregory and Pat White and has trained in Thailand since 1999.