Dr Tim Westlake

Head Blackbelt

Dr. Tim has been training in martial arts for over 30 years. First, 10 years of Tae Kwon Do, then Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Virginia Beach during his emergency medicine residency under Frank Cucci. Dr. Tim moved back to Wisconsin in 1999 and helped bring Jiu Jitsu here. In 2008 he was promoted to black belt after 13 years training in Jiu Jitsu. He was one of the first 4 Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blackbelts to be awarded in Wisconsin. All of his belt promotions have been directly from Professor Pedro Sauer, an eighth degree master instructor under Master Helio Gracie. Dr. Tim's day job is as an Emergency Physician at a local hospital.