2nd Degree Back Belt Brazilian JiuJitsu * 8th Degree Black Belt Judo
Teimoc’s martial arts training started during the summer of 1960 in the basement of a Buddhist church. His father believed judo, kendo, aikido, and kyūdō were essential parts of an education, so at age of 6 he began his lifelong study of Judo.
In 1971 Teimoc qualified as an alternate for the 1972 Olympic Games, which earned him the nickname “The Kid”. Four years later he captured a coveted spot on the 1976 Olympic Judo team.
Teimoc retired from competition in 1990 to become Head Coach of the US Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, and two years later he returned to his home in New York City.
After a 14-year layoff, Teimoc returned to international competitions. In order to adapt himself, he was forced to redefine his training methodology.
In 2003 Teimoc went to Brazil to compete in the World Masters Jiu Jitsu tournament, which he won. To date, he is undefeated and the only non-Brazilian to win both the Black Belt division and the Absolute Black Belt division. Returning in 2006, 2007 and 2008, he consecutively took back home first place awards in both divisions. Teimoc is the only practitioner to win the prestigious World Masters competition in both Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
In addition to serving as BJJ Program Director, Teimoc is available for private training in both judo and BJJ