James Kolatowicz

James Kolatowicz

Coaching Category: Martial Arts

Specialization(s): Martial arts coach, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai


James Kolatowicz is a seasoned martial artist with a wealth of experience spanning over three decades. He has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence in various martial arts disciplines and is widely recognized for his expertise and teaching prowess.

With a remarkable journey that began 30 years ago, James has consistently demonstrated his unwavering commitment to martial arts. He embarked on his martial arts odyssey in the late 1980s and quickly became enamored with the world of combat sports. Since then, he has diligently honed his skills, earning the prestigious rank of 4th Dan Black Belt in his chosen discipline.

In 1999, James transitioned from being a dedicated student to a passionate instructor. Under the mentorship of the renowned Grandmaster Toddy, he became a Muay Thai Kru—an esteemed title in the world of Muay Thai. James's dedication to Muay Thai led him to achieve a remarkable level 12 in the M.T.I.A system, a testament to his unparalleled proficiency in this ancient martial art.

James Kolatowicz's martial arts journey is not limited to Muay Thai alone. His insatiable appetite for knowledge and self-improvement led him to cross-train extensively in Muay Thai, starting in 1998. This cross-training approach allowed him to develop a well-rounded skill set and a deeper understanding of the martial arts landscape.

Beyond Muay Thai, James has explored various martial arts disciplines with equal enthusiasm. He holds a coveted Black Sash in CLF Kung Fu, a testament to his dedication and over 15 years of diligent practice in this traditional Chinese martial art. His journey in Kung Fu has equipped him with a unique set of techniques and philosophies that enrich his overall martial arts expertise.

James Kolatowicz's influence extends beyond the realm of traditional martial arts. He is a certified Krav Maga Instructor, specializing in a practical and effective self-defense system. His Krav Maga expertise empowers individuals with real-world self-defense skills, emphasizing practicality and efficiency.

Furthermore, James is a certified Punchfit Trainer, holding certifications in all Punchfit courses. This certification showcases his commitment to physical fitness and highlights his ability to help individuals achieve their fitness goals through boxing and other cardiovascular exercises.

In summary, James Kolatowicz is a multifaceted martial artist, instructor, and fitness professional with an illustrious career spanning three decades. His journey is characterized by unwavering dedication, a passion for teaching, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Whether you are interested in Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, or fitness training, James's expertise and teaching abilities make him a standout figure in the world of martial arts and fitness.

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South Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, AU

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