Background information about VAJ and its staff helps you understand why we are the right people to teach you martial arts. Professor David B. James was born in New York City in 1956 and acquired an interest in martial arts at a young age. After a period of informal practice, he began training in Goju Ryu Karate and earned a black belt under Professor Rico Guy.
In the 1970s, his attention shifted to more practical forms of self-defense. He began studying the Vee Jitsu Ryu system under Shihan Lou Ferrer in Brooklyn, NY.
Later, David James had the opportunity to learn and train directly under the founder of the system. After that, he became the protégé of Professor Vee, from whom he inherited his present position as Chief Instructor.
In his 27 years' experience, Professor James has taught various law enforcement and corrections professionals and has added to many other systems by welcoming their head instructors for defensive skills enhancement.
Professor James, who in 1993 was voted "Instructor of the Year" and inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, believes that Vee Arnis Jitsu is one of the few martial arts that do not live in the past.
"It offers more than most fighting systems," says Professor James, "because it is practical in real-life situations, quick to learn, and easy to apply."
Professor James would like to change the general perception of martial arts from a kid's fantasy to a practical form of self-protection for everyone. "If I had my way, Vee Arnis Jitsu would become a household name, and everyone would know this awesome system of self-defense!"
Please contact Professor David James today for more details about his expertise in martial arts and self-defense.