- 3rd Degree Black Belt in Nihon Ju-Jitsu (Japanese Ju-Jitsu)
- 3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo
- 2nd Degree Black Belt in Uechi Ryu Karate
Rich Simons started his martial arts career in 1993. He is a 3rd-degree black belt in Judo. He is also a certified Judo coach, registered with USA Judo. Rich is a 2nd-degree black belt in Uechi Ryu Karate. He is a 3rd-degree black belt in Nihon Ju-Jitsu, registered with the International Martial Arts Federation in Japan. He has also been training in BJJ. Rich has a BA from Boston University and an MS from the University of New Hampshire.