Professor Tim took his first Jiu-Jitsu class in 2006 while living in New Jersey and he was hooked. Due to a few job related moves, he has had the opportunity to train with and learn from, some amazing instructors along the way. He received his black belt in 2019 and after coaching both kids and adults for many years, he is fulfilling his dream of having his own academy. Tim is looking forward to bringing the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu, both mental and physical to many new students, in order to continue the legacy of the sport he loves so much. He has been happy to help coach his own children and hope more families will participate together. His goal is for Hydra BJJ to be an inclusive environment where all are truly welcome to train in Jiu-Jitsu.