James Vinston Nival is a Black Belt under 4th Degree Black Belt Amilcar Cipili. He has been training in the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 2006. He started in martial arts at a young age first training in karate than later trying wrestling in high school. Later in life after a family member suggested he try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he then met Amilcar “Mica” Cipili and was convinced he found his calling. Having trained in Las Vegas with “Mica” and Rio de Janeiro under Rolker Gracie he has “tasted the water directly from the source.” James is avid competitor and an in-structor at Gracie Humaita Las Vegas. He is a strong advocate for the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/Diet lifestyle, and hopes to continue to carry the great legacy that the Gracie family has blessed us with.