Talking Art and Open Minds With James "300" Foster


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James “300” Foster is a renaissance man, a lover of jiu-jitsu, art, charity work, and open-minded attitudes. I met him at his academy in Kent, Washington, where he hosted 10th Planet athletes Nathan Orchard and Phill Schwartz for a joint seminar. He walked in carrying a Chewbacca lunchbox and I knew this was going to be a great conversation. He’s also an accomplished competitor, having won the black belt master world championship. We talked about that, about how marketing labels can undermine the growth of jiu-jitsu, about what each belt level means to him, about his favorite comic artists, and how he uses jiu-jitsu as a tool to make a difference in people's lives. Thanks as always to our sponsors, US Grappling, Toro BJJ, and Cageside MMA -- and welcome to our latest sponsor, Gold BJJ! To get a discount on anything at, just enter DirtyWhiteBelt10 at checkout or follow this link and it will be directly applied: Register online at to compete on July 14 in Charlotte or July 28 in Richmond, Virginia -- and if you need gi or nogi gear to compete, find the best products at! If you want access to bonus content, you can support us at, as Cody Maltais, Karl Krebs, Chris Holmes and Betty Broadhurst did this month -- thanks, y'all!

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