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James Gardner

4th Degree Black Belt/Owner

James began his Jiu Jitsu career in Salt Lake, Utah under Professor Sauer in 1997. For a brief time he moved to Southern California where he earned his Blue Belt from Pedro Carvalho. He then moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah where he continued his training with Professor Sauer. In the summer of 2000 James trained with Fabio Santos in San Diego, California. Once again, James moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah where he has remained with the exception of a Winter spent training with Cassio Werneck in Sacramento, California. James received his Black Belt from Professor Sauer in 2005.


James is considered, by his peers, the most technical and most humble of all of Professor Sauer's students.

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