Welcome

Welcome to James Combatives Academy

New Classes Now Starting In Denver, Colorado

HCT Special Operations Military Combatives™ (modified for civilians)


If you’re serious about learning no-holds-barred personal combatives designed for high risk military, law enforcement, and SHTF environments — you’ve come to the right place.

Our guarantee is simple, straight-forward and boldest in the industry. You’ll learn more about real world self-defense after just three months in the James Combatives Method compared to an entire year anywhere else. This is my personal guarantee.”


KEVIN JAMES | Internationally certified Master Degree Black Bel

Kevin D. James, Chief Instructor

2017 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Nominee

USN Special Operations Veteran (16 years) 

USN Master Training Specialist (MTS)

Lead Close Quarters Combatives (CQC) Instructor

Private Military Contractor

Technical Advisory & Curriculum Developer to Dept. of State

Consultant/Security Contractor to the US Army Joint Contracting Command Iraq/Afghanistan

Contractor/Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor – Department of Homeland Security & the D.C. Capitol Police Department


If you’re serious about winning by any means necessary,

…sign up today!


Class Schedule

Every: Monday | Tuesdays | Wednesday | Thursdays

8:30am to 10:00am (Gi and No Gi Combat Judo) mixed with JKD Concepts & Filipino Martial Arts

5:45pm to 7:00pm (Gi and No Gi Combat Judo) mixed with Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido & Boxing

7:15pm to 9:00 pm (Gi and No Gi Judo) mixed with Jeet Kune Do Concepts

 Saturday Mornings Classes

9:30am to 11am (Full Contact Chinese Wushu Sanshou mixed with Hybrid Submission Grappling)


RISK OF INJURY DISCLAIMER AND WAIVER – All prospective students must read this disclaimer and risk of injury waiver. Before participating in training you must accept all terms and conditions described herein or you will not be allowed to train.

  1. Always seek professional medical advice before participating in any rigorous sports program or martial arts training, particularly if you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or asthma.
  2. Be advised that physical injuries can and do often occur in martial arts training.
  3. Always wear appropriate protective equipment which includes; full face protection, a mouthpiece, groin protection, shin pads, foot pads and forearms pads) during kickboxing sparring sessions.  W hen grappling always were proper ear protection, a mouth piece, groin protection and wear a clean, durable uniform.
  4. Sparring is permitted only under careful supervision of qualified instructor/coach and protective gear must be worn. Failure to adhere to this rule is grounds for immediate termination of member and forfeiture of dues owed and outstanding future balances paid in full.
  5. This organization accepts no responsibility or liability for blatant student negligence or irresponsibility resulting in personal injury to oneself or to another. 
  6. Prospective course participants must agree with all terms and conditions in the Student Enrollment Agreement and sign an Injury and Damages Liability Waiver prior to training.