Tim Peterson is the head instructor and co-owner of Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Tim is a black belt under Giva Santana (Lotus Club) and has competed and placed in local, national and international levels of competition. Tim began training in various martial arts at the age of four but then switched his focus exclusively to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15. He became the head of the UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program during his Sophomore year of attendance. Under Tim’s leadership, the UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class and team swelled with new members and excelled in competition. Tim graduated from UCLA in 2009 and continues his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey at Robot.
2011 Silver Phoenix Int’l Open
2010 US National Champion
2010 Silver at US Open
2010 Bronze at Pan American Championships
2010 Gold at Fabio Santos Open
2010 Silver at American Cup
2010 Silver at Copa Pacifica (gold went to fellow Lotus fighter Evan Cathey in coin toss)
2010 Gold Tinguinha Annual Tournament (absolute weight)
2009 1st Place at Grappler’s Quest
2007 Bronze at Pan American Championships
Wins in numerous Superfights
David Telfer is an instructor and co-owner of Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. David began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2003 while studying abroad in Brazil. He trained under Team Roc (Royce Gracie) and Glenio Weber (Brazilian Top Team) before beginning to train with Tim Peterson (Lotus) in 2006. He is currently a brown belt under Tim and Giva. David was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina in 2003 with a B.A. in Romance Languages. In 2005, David came to Los Angeles to attend law school at UCLA. It was at UCLA that David came in touch with Tim Peterson and decided that he wanted to commit himself to Jiu Jitsu in a more profound way. After passing the Bar and working for a short while as an attorney at a prestigous law firm, David listened to his heart, quit his law job and opened Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Tim.
2010 Bronze at No-Gi Worlds
2010 1st Place US Open
2010 Bronze at US Nationals
2010 Silver at American Cup, Los Gatos, CA
2010 Gold Tinguinha Annual Tournament
2009 3rd Place Grappler’s Quest
2008 1st Place Copa Pacifica, Los Angeles, CA
2007 2nd Place Black Trunk Cup, Floripa, Brazil
2007 3rd Place Black Trunk Cup, Absolute, Floripa, Brazil
2007 2nd Place Copa Pacifica, Los Angeles, CA
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