One of the first Americans to receive a black belt from Carlos Machado, Tim not only brings the philosophy and technique of Machado BJJ, but also other talents and his own personal way of teaching, making his style of BJJ unique from all others.
Tim cultivates a friendly, open atmosphere where learning comes naturally and the techniques are 100% effective. Tim's philosophy, as is the Machado Brothers, is not to prove or impose our system on other styles of martial arts, but to share what we have with open minds.
Prior to discovering BJJ, Tim earned a black belt from Sifu Rick Fowler in Kenpo Karate and experimented with many different styles of Martial Arts - Kali, Tai Chi, Shotokan, and Wrestling to name a few. Tim is also an accomplished Sport BJJ fighter with 7+ years of competition experience.
Note: All students are allowed to attend ANY class regardless of their rank or the subject of the class.
Monday - ALL LEVELS, Gi, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Open Mat 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday - ALL LEVELS, Gi, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Open Mat 7:30 - 8:00 pm
New! ******* No-Gi BEGINNERS class 8:00 - 9:00 pm ********
Wednesday - ALL LEVELS, Gi, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Open Mat 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Thursday - ALL LEVELS, Gi, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Open Mat 7:30 - 8:00 pm
New! ******* Gi BEGINNERS class 8:00 - 9:00 pm ********
Friday -ALL LEVELS, NO-Gi, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Open Mat 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday - ALL LEVELS, No-Gi, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday - ALL LEVELS, Gi, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday - ALL LEVELS, Gi and No-Gi, Open Mat, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
NEW Sunday class - ALL LEVELS, Open Mat 8:00 am - 10:00 am starting January 6, 2008
A typical class starts with instruction from Tim and drills for the first hour, followed by a half-hour of rolling. Usually we work the technique of the day into our free-rolling. After class, we have open mat. You can find students at the school on off-hours, usually working MMA and no-gi. Aside from Tim, we have some very knowledgeable black, brown and purple belts who are always willing to help and coach. Tim also schedules seminars with Carlos Machado.
Our classes focus on BJJ, but we have a strong MMA community in our gym, with several students competing in local MMA events. We have a strong relationship with other local schools, and many of them cross-train at Tim's and vice versa.
Tim is great with working out payment plans. He does an automatic withdrawal from your bank account, but you specify when it comes out. If that's not available to you (lack of a bank account), I'm sure he can work something out. There's no contract, but there is a one time starter's fee which includes a gi and a belt. Contact Tim for any updated information.