Tim Burrill Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in North Providence, Rhode Island, is a center for learning the dynamic martial Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ is a modern adaptation of the 2000 year old martial art of Japanese JuJitsu. Things have changed rapidly over the last 100 years in our culture yet very few martial arts have grown with the times. Machado Jiu-Jitsu, created by the famous Machado Brothers, offers a very modern twist on self-defense.
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 Art – Kali, Tai Chi, Shotokan, and Wrestling to name a few. Tim is also an accomplished Sport BJJ fighter with 7+ years of competition experience.