Tim started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu with the legendary Jean-Jacques Machado in Tarzana California in 2003. In 2005, as a blue belt in the gi, he started training with Eddie Bravo at the Bomb Squad in Hollywood. During that time he met with Alder and the two have been training together ever since. Tim attained his black belt in traditional Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 2013. He is also currently ranked as a brown belt under Eddie Bravo’s 10th planet system.
Tim is head Gi instructor at 10th planet Van Nuys. He teaches traditional Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and No-gi Jiu-jitsu. He began teaching at 10th planet Van Nuys in 2011. Over the years of practicing the art he’s been lucky to not only learn from a legend, but also to have developed some lasting friendships in the process. Tim currently trains at the Jean-Jacques Machado academy in Tarzana.