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Tim

Tim Martin is a military veteran with over 27 years of service. Tim has been studying the martial arts and various self defense methods since his childhood. Tim’s passion for the martial arts extends to sharing his training and experiences with others. It is his belief that the martial arts are a valuable vehicle for improving and developing oneself to reach their maximum potential. He sees it as a powerful, life-changing gift for all ages to teach empowerment, confidence, self defense, and overcoming adversity.

11 Years In…Brown Belt

I was honored to receive my Brown Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu on January 14, 2018 from my long time friend and jiu jitsu instructor, Ricardo Bayona.  One more step forward in […]

Carlos Machado Seminar

Great seminar with Master Carlos Machado last month! Always a treat to get to train with one of the Machado brothers. I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to train with Carlos […]

Calmness…

“Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.”- Tsukahara Bokuden (1489-1571, founder of Kashima Shinto ryu)