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Tim’s ROAD TO JIU-JITSU

Growing up in Columbia, MD Tim played a number of sports and was inspired to become a professional football player. Following those dreams, he made the football team at his high school in his freshman year. His coach let him and the rest of the team know that Tim was indeed too slow and too weak to ever be a Varsity-starting player. Let alone become a pro-football player.

This inevitably made Tim feel small, like he couldn’t achieve what he wanted. In addition to this discouragement, he was constantly being bullied and hazed at school. Through those tough times, Tim vowed that he’d never be a victim of bullying again. Which brought him to Martial Arts and eventually Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Tim’s Jiu-Jitsu Story

Tim grew up in Columbia, MD right outside of Baltimore. Growing up Tim played several sports and had aspirations of becoming a professional football player.

After making the football team his freshman year of high school his coach proclaimed to him and the rest of the team that he was too slow and too weak to ever start on varsity, let alone on a pro team. Also during this time he suffered constant bullying and hazing. This made him determined to learn how to defend himself and never be victimized again.

The Mushmaster as he would be later called spent a year and a half training karate, then one faithful day Tim saw the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. He was amazed by how all the competitors feared Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts. He went on google and searched for the nearest BJJ gym and happened to find Crazy 88 MMA. Ever since that day Tim has represented Crazy 88/Team Lloyd Irvin.

Over the course of his career Tim has won several Grand Slam titles in both Gi and No-Gi many of which were while he was a full-time student at St. John’s University. From 2008 to 2012 he spent most of the year in New York getting his bachelor’s degree in Sociology. When he wasn’t studying he was doing conditioning, watching film, and traveling across the world competing.

In 2013 while preparing for the Brazilian Nationals, Tim fell on top a teammate while finishing a take down. He felt immediate pain in his abdomen but thought it was nothing serious. However, it ended up being a ruptured colon which required emergency surgery. This life threatening injury ended his season and put his career in jeopardy. Then next year Tim went through a tear at Brown Belt winning Pans and World titles and defeating Black Belt world champions. And on June 4, 2014 he received his Black Belt from Master Lloyd Irvin.

Currently, Tim is a full-time athlete and coach. He hoffers private lessons, virtual coaching, and seminars for the Jiu-Jitsu community. In addition, Tim competes in all the major competitions and promotions (IBJJF, ADCC, Fight2Win etc.)

Tim’s Jiu-Jitsu Story

Tim grew up in Columbia, MD right outside of Baltimore. Growing up Tim played several sports and had aspirations of becoming a professional football player.

After making the football team his freshman year of high school his coach proclaimed to him and the rest of the team that he was too slow and too weak to ever start on varsity, let alone on a pro team. Also during this time he suffered constant bullying and hazing. This made him determined to learn how to defend himself and never be victimized again.

The Mushmaster as he would be later called spent a year and a half training karate, then one faithful day Tim saw the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. He was amazed by how all the competitors feared Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts. He went on google and searched for the nearest BJJ gym and happened to find Crazy 88 MMA. Ever since that day Tim has represented Crazy 88/Team Lloyd Irvin.

Over the course of his career Tim has won several Grand Slam titles in both Gi and No-Gi many of which were while he was a full-time student at St. John’s University. From 2008 to 2012 he spent most of the year in New York getting his bachelor’s degree in Sociology. When he wasn’t studying he was doing conditioning, watching film, and traveling across the world competing.

In 2013 while preparing for the Brazilian Nationals, Tim fell on top a teammate while finishing a take down. He felt immediate pain in his abdomen but thought it was nothing serious. However, it ended up being a ruptured colon which required emergency surgery. This life threatening injury ended his season and put his career in jeopardy. Then next year Tim went through a tear at Brown Belt winning Pans and World titles and defeating Black Belt world champions. And on June 4, 2014 he received his Black Belt from Master Lloyd Irvin.

Currently, Tim is a full-time athlete and coach. He hoffers private lessons, virtual coaching, and seminars for the Jiu-Jitsu community. In addition, Tim competes in all the major competitions and promotions (IBJJF, ADCC, Fight2Win etc.)

Tim spent a year and a half training Karate until he saw the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. He was in awe of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts and how their competitors clearly feared their level of skill and technique. He was hooked after that. He jumped on his computer and found the nearest BJJ gym and found Crazy 88 MMA. Since then, Time has represented Crazy 88 and Team Lloyd Irvin.

As he grew as a fighter, he became known as The Mushmaster, for his unique technique of ‘mushing’ his opponent’s face. Over the course of his career, Tim won countless Grand Slam titles  in both Gi and No-Gi. Many of which were won while he was a full-time student at St. John’s University.

While he was training to be a fighter, from 2008 to 2012 he spent most of his time in New York earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. When he wasn’t focusing on his academics, he was working on conditioning, watching film, and competing around the world. ​

Through the years, Tim has developed resilience and passion for the art and sport of BJJ. In 2013, while preparing for the Brazilian Nationals, he fell on top of a teammate when finishing a takedown. He ignored the immediate pain, brushing it off as a typical injury. But soon found out it was a life-threatening condition. His ruptured colon ended his season with emergency surgery. His career was threatened, but through his resilience, he came back stronger.

Following his injury, his resilience shined through. And on June 4, 2014, he received his Black Belt from Master Lloyd Irvin.

​Currently, Tim is a full-time athlete and coach. He offers private lessons, virtual coaching, and seminars for the Jiu-Jitsu community. In addition, Tim remains an active fighter and competes in many competitions and promotions around the world.

VIRTUAL COACHING

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Not everyone has the luxury of training full-time. We have jobs, families, and other responsibilities that take away from our mat time. Virtual Coaching helps you improve without being on the mat.

My Match Critiques will identify the adjustments you need to make in competition as well as what strategy and techniques to use for next time. This saves you countless hours that’d be used troubleshooting in practice.

My Flow Charts organize your jiu-jitsu in a non-linear graphical layout starting from the standing position to your best grips, positions, and attacks. Flow Charts show you the moves you need to win and how to get to them at any point during a match. This will help keep your opponent in your web of attacks with no way out. I AM MAKING YOUR GAME PLAN FOR YOU!!!

Once you book one of my Virtual Coaching services I will email you to get more info on your grappling style, likes, and dislikes to best serve your needs as an athlete.

VIRTUAL COACHING

GET COACHED AND IMPROVE FROM HOME

Not everyone has the luxury of training full-time. We have jobs, families, and other responsibilities that take away from our mat time. Virtual Coaching helps you improve without being on the mat.

My Match Critiques will identify the adjustments you need to make in competition as well as what strategy and techniques to use for next time. This saves you countless hours that’d be used troubleshooting in practice.

My Flow Charts organize your jiu-jitsu in a non-linear graphical layout starting from the standing position to your best grips, positions, and attacks. Flow Charts show you the moves you need to win and how to get to them at any point during a match. This will help keep your opponent in your web of attacks with no way out. I AM MAKING YOUR GAME PLAN FOR YOU!!!

Once you book one of my Virtual Coaching services I will email you to get more info on your grappling style, likes, and dislikes to best serve your needs as an athlete.

VIRTUAL COACHING

GET COACHED AND IMPROVE FROM HOME

Not everyone has the luxury of training full-time. We have jobs, families, and other responsibilities that take away from our mat time. Virtual Coaching helps you improve without being on the mat.

My Match Critiques will identify the adjustments you need to make in competition as well as what strategy and techniques to use for next time. This saves you countless hours that’d be used troubleshooting in practice.

My Flow Charts organize your jiu-jitsu in a non-linear graphical layout starting from the standing position to your best grips, positions, and attacks. Flow Charts show you the moves you need to win and how to get to them at any point during a match. This will help keep your opponent in your web of attacks with no way out. I AM MAKING YOUR GAME PLAN FOR YOU!!!

Once you book one of my Virtual Coaching services I will email you to get more info on your grappling style, likes, and dislikes to best serve your needs as an athlete.

VIRTUAL COACHING

GET COACHED AND IMPROVE FROM HOME

Not everyone has the luxury of training full-time. We have jobs, families, and other responsibilities that take away from our mat time. Virtual Coaching helps you improve without being on the mat.

My Match Critiques will identify the adjustments you need to make in competition as well as what strategy and techniques to use for next time. This saves you countless hours that’d be used troubleshooting in practice.

My Flow Charts organize your jiu-jitsu in a non-linear graphical layout starting from the standing position to your best grips, positions, and attacks. Flow Charts show you the moves you need to win and how to get to them at any point during a match. This will help keep your opponent in your web of attacks with no way out. I AM MAKING YOUR GAME PLAN FOR YOU!!!

Once you book one of my Virtual Coaching services I will email you to get more info on your grappling style, likes, and dislikes to best serve your needs as an athlete.

MATCH CRITIQUES

200$

Have Tim review your matches

Send Tim 4 of your matches to get an analysis with strategic and technical suggestions.
Video examples of adjustments to make & written transcript of critiques.

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MATCH CRITIQUES

200$

Have Tim review your matches

Send Tim 4 of your matches
Get analysis with strategic and
technical suggestions
Video examples of adjustments to make
Written transcript of critiques

Add to cart

Flow Chart

300$

Your Best Moves, Systematized
Diagram of most effective attacks. Learn your best route to submission and receive video examples of techniques.
Each map created by Tim.

Add to cart

Flow Chart

300$

Your Best Moves, Systematized

Diagram of most effective attacks
Learn your best route to submission
Receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

Add to cart

BEST VALUE

Flow Chart +CRITIQUES

400$

Diagram of most effective attacks. Learn your best route to submissions and receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

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1 on 1 Virtual Training

150$

Personal Training over Zoom

During this personal session Tim will work with you to improve your ground game and overall technique.

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1 on 1 Virtual Training

150$

Your Best Moves, Systematized

Diagram of most effective attacks
Learn your best route to submission
Receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

BOOK NOW

MATCH CRITIQUES

200$

Have Tim review your matches

Send Tim 4 of your matches
Get analysis with strategic and
technical suggestions
Video examples of adjustments to make
Written transcript of critiques

Add to cart

Flow Chart

300$

Your Best Moves, Systematized

Diagram of most effective attacks
Learn your best route to submission
Receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

Add to cart

BEST VALUE

Flow Chart +CRITIQUES

400$

Your Best Moves, Systematized

Diagram of most effective attacks
Learn your best route to submission
Receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

Add to cart

1 on 1 Virtual Training

150$

Your Best Moves, Systematized

Diagram of most effective attacks
Learn your best route to submission
Receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

BOOK NOW

LESSONS

1 on 1 In person Training

150$

Private & in person 1 on 1 lessons to get your technique to the next level.

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1 on 1 In person Training

150$

Your Best Moves, Systematized

Diagram of most effective attacks
Learn your best route to submission
Receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

BOOK NOW

LESSONS

1 on 1 In person Training

150$

Your Best Moves, Systematized

Diagram of most effective attacks
Learn your best route to submission
Receive video examples of techniques
Each map created by Tim personally

BOOK NOW

SEMINARS AND PRIVATE LESSONS

If you’re an academy owner, private seminars are a great way to incorporate teachings from a black belt and title-holding champion. Students enrolled in academies are some of the most dedicated when it comes to learning and perfecting their game. My private seminars will help your students learn new skills from one of the best BJJ black belts in the industry.

I’ll work with you to customize a curriculum and plan that works for you and your students. It will be 100% tailored to your academy and its students. My private seminars are completely customizable and focus on the success of your students alone. I’ll work with you on your academy’s goals, what you’d like to teach your students, and I’ll create private, custom seminars that produce high-quality results for your students.

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