James Robert Martin is an avid martial arts enthusiast and practitioner. James began his training when he was four years old studying Okinawan Karate, receiving his black belt at the age of 18. This was his passion until he discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2013. Since then James has shown the dedication in BJJ to attain his Brown belt and has competed in several pro BJJ fights and a few Mixed Martial Arts fights as well.
2-1 pro BJJ 2-0 Amateur MMA
Q&A Session Between James Robert Martin and Elite Sports
Question:: What will you suggest to the newcomers?
Answer: Keep your head high and don’t get discouraged, we were all white belts at some point.
Question: What does it mean to be a fighter?
Answer: Being a fighter is a dream come true, it’s all I’ve ever wanted to be.
Question What are essential things for training?
Answer: Training partners is a must, you can have all the fancy gear and equipment, but without good reliable training partners you will never improve.
Question: What seperate you form every other fighter in your division?
Answer: Most fighters are so serious when they fight, but when I compete, I try and just have fun and be my goofy self.
Question: What is the meaninhg of success in your mind?
Answer: Personal Improvement and happiness.
Question: With whom you would like to fight?
Answer: I would love a rematch with Clay Mayfield or Andrew Wilste.
Question: Is there any difference b/w your common days diet and during compe trining diet?
Answer: There is a big difference in diet, during normal days I like to take my wife out to eat quite often, but during training camps I cook most of my food.
Question: Is martial art necessary for a common person?
Answer: I think everyone should do Martial Arts, everyone should know how to defend themselves.
Question: How does a beginner will prepare for the competition? Any advice for beginners?
Answer: Listen to your coaches and higher ranks, expect the unexpected.
Question: Which moment is memorable for you in your past competitions?
Answer: My first Pro BJJ match, after winning with a flying triangle I found out that I was going to become an uncle.
Question: How is it helpful to have the information about your competitor?
Answer: You can figure out what your opponent’s habits are and what style they have, but again except the unexpected.
Question: How Martial arts helps to build leaders?
Answer: It puts you in a position where lower ranks will ask you questions about the techniques and how to improve on them, it almost forces you into that leadership role.
Question: Who is your inspiration?
Answer: Stephen Thompson
Question: How much importance has the sports gear in any competition?
Answer: Next to fighter, gear is everything! Comfrot, fit, feel, and quality. This is why i choose Elite, I couldn't be happier with their gear and highly recommend it.