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Coach Jim Grimaldi

Jim Grimaldi is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt under 5th Degree Black Belt, Professor Marcos Barros.

An avid competitor, Coach Jim has had success at the highest level, becoming an IBJJF World Champion, Pan-American Champion, and U.S. National Champion. Coach Jim began grappling at a young age. He was a competitive wrestler for many years in Illinois. He has also been a wrestling coach at the youth, middle school, and high school level. Currently, he is the head wrestling coach at a Catholic junior high school.