James Bennett


Kickboxing, BJJ, MMA Coach

Professional MMA Fighter

Rothwell MMA Kickboxing Rank

Brown +4 stripes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank


Taekwondo Rank


Pankration Rank


Marine Corps Martial Arts Rank


My Accomplishments

Licensed Juvenile Martial Arts Instructor of the State of Wisconsin, DSPS

Licensed United States Fight League youth MMA Pankration Coach

2x US National Pankration Champion

2x Gold and 2x Bronze Medalist Pankration World Games

United States Marine Corp Reservist, E-5 Sergeant

Over 20 years of Mixed Martial Arts experience

Favorite MMA Move

Throat punch & knee on belly

Weight Class


Professional Fight Record

5 – 2

Ring Name  



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I enjoy everything about being a Martial artist. My teaching style is energetic, intense & fun. I am a licensed juvenile martial arts instructor of the State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety & Professional Services. I am also an officially licensed United States Fight League youth MMA/Pankration coach.

I’ve been a martial artist since I started Taekwondo at 7 years old.  At age 12, I added in Pankration, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing.  I am a 2x US National champion in Pankration. I also won 2 gold medals in the 2012 WPAF World Pankration Championship. In addition to my blue belt in BJJ and brown belt in Kickboxing, I am a black belt in Taekwondo, a black belt in Pankration, and a tan belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP.) I’m also a United States Marine Corp Reservist, E-5 Sergeant.

As a member of the Rothwell MMA professional fight team, I am constantly pushing myself and testing my skills against the best in the world.

I earned the nickname “Berserker” at the 2011 Pankration world games in Hungary. In the semi-finals of the grappling division, a Polish fighter broke my arm and I continued to compete and won bronze. The next day, I competed in the Agon pankration division and took bronze. The Polish team made me an honorary member because I exemplified the characteristics of the Berserker (the Polish team mascot.)