About James Bullock

Coach James Bullock

James Bullock began his martial arts training 26 years ago. He has studied many disciplines including:

  • Goju Ryu Karate
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Muay Thai
  • Submission Wrestling / Catch as Catch Can
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
  • Edged Weapon Combatives
  • Stick Fighting Combatives
  • Ballistic Weaponry Skills

James began forming the foundation of Combative Sciences in 1999 and has trained with some of the best instructors in the world.

He has specific programs for women’s self-defense, MMA fighters, military personnel, and law enforcement officers.

James Bullock is the Strength and Conditioning coach of The Forge, home of Alpha One Fight Team, in Joplin, MO. He currently writes training programs for a variety of athletes all over the country and personally trains many people locally at The Forge and at Irondom Gym.

More About Our Coach

From Jesse Seal, Combative Sciences student since 2008

Jesse Seal, Combative Sciences student since 2008

So you’ve made the decision to start training, be it for a sport, the military, or general athleticism. If you’re smart, you’ve done your research.

There are tons of places where you can train, but are they anything special? If you’ve ever had the chance to meet and talk to James Bullock, founder of Combative Sciences, Alpha One Fight Team, and Warrior Sciences, then you would know that your search for the best trainer was over.

In case you haven’t had that privilege, here are a few things you should know about our coach:

Coach James Bullock was the first to do the following in the Joplin area:

  • Introduce chains, bands, and other powerlifting methods to the local gyms.
  • Introduce sleds, tires, sledgehammers, steel logs, and other strongman methods to the local gyms.
  • To have a full time MMA/Combatives gym that has been in business for more than five years.
  • To offer all inclusive conditioning classes that challenge and improve even the most elite athletes.
  • To offer personal training that is completely tailored to a person’s goals. No one is trained the exact same way, like at the local big box gyms.
  • To offer MMA, Combatives, Martial Arts, and Personal Protection courses that are world class in every capacity.
  • To have two specialty facilities/gyms that have everything a person needs to accomplish any fitness or strength goal.

Coach Bullock has also been more successful than any other MMA coach or personal trainer in the area. Many have come and gone while he has stayed the course.

Photo by Larry Ventress: James' CS Personal Protection

The number one reason for his success is how much he cares about those he trains. He takes full responsibility for all he does for his fighters, students, and clients. He studies and trains tirelessly, day in and day out, so that he can constantly evolve as a person and a coach. His one true aim is to make better people while at the same time helping them to achieve their dreams and goals.

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who knows more about human anatomy and physiology and how it all pertains to athletic performance and combatives, be it a combat sport or you fighting for your life on the streets or overseas.

If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best. There are many aspects of training. Do you think you have them all covered? Training with Coach Bullock will ensure that you do!


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