10th Planet Joliet

James Johnson

-10th Planet Purple Belt under Master Eddie Bravo
-10th Planet Joliet Joliet Head Coach

New Path Martial Arts is owned by James Johnson a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate , Purple Belt and Affiliate in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Under Eddie Bravo, Blue Belt and Affiliate in BANG Muay Thai under Duane Ludwig.

James grew up in martial arts in joliet Illinois under some of the oldest and most accomplished instructors in the area. A active competitor as a child, teen and adult james has experience at several levels of Martial Arts. starting Martial Arts in 1988 with TKD under Master Kwon at Kwon’s Tae Kwon Do in the Joliet area as well as Master Dan Alstott ,then joining karate as a teen under Master Bill Burtch , Master James Duggan, Ozzie Mitchell ,Master Dave Converse, Master Mike Taylor , Coach Robert Casey and Phil Ceci , Donny Simpson and many other notable Instructors and Coaches throughout his years in martial arts. James has also earned Rank in the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu system as a purple belt under Eddie Bravo, and is the first BANG Muay Thai Coach Ranked in the Midwest Directly under Professor Duane”BANG”Ludwig and the Bas Rutten inspired BANG Muay Thai Style,

James and the Coaches at New Path Martial Arts goal is to spread these masters systems in the Joliet and Will County to provide our community with the best martial arts skills and experience from many great minds. Having competed in Karate, kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, MMA and jiu-jitsu Competitions, James has a depth of experience, a lifetime martial artist with a great knowledge base.

James goal is to see those around him grow into skilled and competent , confident martial artist who achieve their personal goals in their journey through the same systems he himself has grown with. Our focus is to stay evolving in the martial arts science and help our students learn the highest level of Martial Arts the world has to offer.


1200 Cedarwood Drive
Crest Hill, IL 60403


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