James has been involved in the Martial Arts since age 19. He started train in, Wrestling, Muay Thai, and Pankration. Over the last 10 years James has expanded his focus more so to the Asian arts of Kali and Silat, know as FMA (Filipino Martial Arts), under the Inosanto Method. Training with such world renown Instructors as Dan Inosanto, Ron Balicki, Diana Lee Inosanto, and Mark Mikita.
Through hard work and dedication, James has been able to turn this passion for the arts into a career as a professional Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator and Fight Choreographer.
"Training with the students of M1 has been a growing experience and I look forward to seeing how much more we all develop together." - James Michalopoulos